Hosting a webinar is a big undertaking. Whether it’s a recurring meeting or a one-time gig, a lot goes into the preparation and planning of a webinar. All efforts can be well-intentioned with informative content and excellent presentation, but if your PowerPoint slides are misbehaving, videos won’t playback and your attendants are struggling to login, your webinar is off to a rough start.
At TelSpan we run the gamut with customizable features for our customers through our audio conferencing, web conferencing and live streaming solutions. But, there are a few things you can do in preparation to make sure our presentation and your’s run smoothly as a team.
- Be prepared. Remember those 3 a.m. trips to the printer in college? No more of those! With extra preparation and dedication, your webinar will run smoothly without glitches. Rushed and frustrated is not the way to direct a successful webinar.
- Be comfortable. Have you familiarized yourself with the platform? TelSpan’s customer specialists can easily walk you through our platform prior to your event to make sure you are ready to fly solo. Our Onsite Services provides an all-inclusive capturing package, complete with a consultation and all the necessary filming and audio equipment, so you are never stuck playing the IT guy.
- Be connected. The biggest mood crusher of presentations is the frustration with an internet connection. Be sure you are using a hard-wired internet connection instead of WiFi. Connecting with an ethernet cable will ensure you have a solid connection.
- Be ready. As a host, you should be ready prior to the webinar start time. Go ahead and open up the meeting about 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation. This way, you can be available for any initial questions and ease anxiety of the attendants.
When webinar hosts are late, unprepared or seemingly out of control of their own meeting, credibility is questioned. With TelSpan’s web conferencing solutions, you can better manage the preparation for your webinar. With these simple steps, your participants will focus on the content and not the technical delays and issues that plague webinars.
If you would like additional information on any of the services TelSpan offers, contact us for a consultation.