When you hold a webinar you’re the host. You want your guests to feel welcomed, comfortable, and to walk away from it all having had a positive experience. This requires not only preparing great material for the webinar but also making sure everything is ready to go on the day of the event. Walk through the following steps and you’ll be sure to leave your attendees with a favorale impression.
#1 Test Everything
Presumably you’ve identified a webinar product or service that you’re going to use on the day of the event. If you haven’t identified your webinar service yet, then that’s the first step. The second step is to test the service.
Hold a trial webinar – Ask a few guests or people to join you on the service and give it a quick run through to make sure everything is working as it should be and to familiarize, or reacquaint, yourself with the features.
Test the slides, video and audio – make sure all of the materials you’re presenting at the webinar are easily accessible by you and your guests.
Test the recording function – if you plan to record your webinar, and it really is a good idea, then make sure you know how it works and that you’re able to use it effectively.
#2 Review the Material
Review the material you’re presenting as well as the material your other guests are presenting. Make sure that it’s all professional, easy to read or view, and that it suits your audience. You’ll also want to gather and review the bios for those who are presenting with you. Make sure they have been spellchecked and proofed for clarity.
You may also want to give your own material a verbal run through. Practice it as if you were presenting it. You can then make any necessary changes and be sure you’re giving the best webinar possible.
#3 Get Organized
The day before the webinar, make sure you’re ready to go. You should have everything you need organized and prepared so that if you had to present immediately, you could. This process of getting organized the day before helps you relax before the event. You’ll be able to sit down at your computer knowing that you’re completely prepared and ready to go.
Finally, on the day of the event be sure to sign on fifteen or twenty minutes before the event begins. You’ll be able to identify any last minute issues by signing on early. Additionally, you’ll make sure to give a great first impression by starting your webinar on time.