Time- it never lets up, does it? You have plenty to do between life and work and the kids and the dog and all the other things going on for you right now. Everyone keeps telling you that you need to slow down and take some time for yourself, right? Yes! You definitely do need to take time for yourself, but today we are going to talk about the time you give to others.
Volunteering is something that can be done in a multitude of ways; you can do it alone or with a group of friends or co-workers or you can join an association like Indianapolis Ambassadors (http://www.indyambassadors.org) and volunteer with your new best friends who also want to give of themselves!
Believe it or not there are many benefits to be had by giving of your time, both by you and your community. It gives you a platform to connect to members of your community that you may never have had a chance to meet otherwise, and networking is very important in today’s world. It also increases your social and relationship skills and introduces you to people with common interests. In addition to all this greatness, volunteering is said to provide a healthy boost to your self confidence, self esteem and overall life satisfaction.
Charles Dickens once said “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Volunteering is something anyone can do and would be a great way to spend time with family, friends or co-workers. Don’t know how to get started? Check out VolunteerMatch (http://www.volunteermatch.org) today!
Limit Webinars to One Hour. Your attendees are just as busy as you are and they are more likely to give you their time when it’s an hour or less, boosting your participation.
Send Invitations Two Weeks in Advance and Send Reminders. Giving your attendees time to schedule your webinar in their busy schedule is not only courteous, but necessary. Attendance will increase when they have time to plan to participate. Send reminders a couple days before and a reminder the day of to re-generate the interest that you initially created when they opened the original invitation.
Provide Your Attendees with Featured Speakers. A great way to generate interest amongst your attendees is to hire guest speakers knowledgeable about a particular topic. Not only are you receiving up-to-date information, but your speaker may be someone whose name is known in the industry which increases the number of registrants that won’t want to miss your webinar.
Promote, promote, promote. Once the webinar has been scheduled, you should link it to your website, online event calendar, and start social media marketing. The more places that your webinar is promoted, the more participation you will have.
Provide Q&A Sessions. An operator may be more costly, but your attendees will appreciate the opportunity to interact with the featured speaker. This is an experience that they may not receive through a competitor’s webinar and they will remember this. Future webinars will achieve greater attendance when a Q&A session is an option.
TelSpan offers Event Advisors to assist you with the planning of your conferencing events. These professionals can offer you tips to increase attendance and participation.