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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Host Free Webinar With These Powerful Webinar Services.

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Don't purchase it if you don't wanna buy, list of free webinar tools give them a try. 

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 So finally you are here hosting your first webinar. Yeah I know that feeling. You feel kind of euphoria.

Before hosting a webinar you have to go through a lot of work. Choosing the right platform for your webinar is one of them. Before investing your money in any webinar hosting software, it is better to research about it so that you can save you and your money from being wasted.
Or,
You can start with hosting a free webinar.

Yes you heard it right. There are a lots of webinar services which allows you to host a free webinar. You just need to go and find them or you can just sit back and read this post because in this post we have enlisted best webinar services which will offer you the benefits of hosting a free webinar.

Note:- Hosting a free webinar is great but some services in this list only offers a free trail for few months in which you can use their services for limited time period and then you have to upgrade your plan. But few services, in this list, are completely free.

With that note let's move to the list.

Free webinar services list.

There are a few services which are completely free and cost you nothing. So let's just start with fully free webinar services and then we will move to semi- free webinar services.

YouTube live:-

YouTube live is the best example of free webinar services. You don't have to pay a single penny to go live on YouTube.

Although it have its own limitations but still it is a good platform for you if you are new or want to start with hosting a free webinar.

Hosting a live session in YouTube live is much easier than other webinar tools. You can host a free webinar on YouTube with this amazing guide.

If we talk about features of YouTube live then the biggest feature and benefit of YouTube live is that it is free of cost. You need not to spend money on expensive webinar tools  to go live with your audience.

The second feature on which you can count is its huge audience potential. YouTube is a hub for billions of users and audience. If you are hosting a webinar publicly then it will attract more and more audience which might interest into your niche.

Here YouTube live offers another feature of hosting enlisted and private stream. If you want to invite only specific audience to your webinar then you can use private streaming.

Plus you can add another presenter on YouTube live. There are no limits of participants into YouTube live. You can invite as many people as you want.

You don't have to use screen recording because once you will stream a live video on YouTube then that video will automatically get saved there.

Cons of YouTube live:-

When you are using a free webinar services then you have to face some drawbacks too.

  • Although YouTube live have screen sharing feature but it doesn't have feature of sync presentation. If you want to run a presentation during a webinar then you can only do it by screen sharing. It means when you will run a presentation on YouTube live then your audience will only able to hear you but they won't see you.
  • You have to compromise with quality of your stream. Quality of broadcast is very important if you are demonstrating some technical aspects or sharing data graphs or pictures.
  • Now imagine you are hosting a smooth webinar on YouTube live and bang. An advertisement came and distract the whole session. Trust me neither you nor your audience will like it. But you have to deal with it because as I say free services always come with drawbacks.

Facebook live:-

Similar to YouTube live, Facebook live also offers free streaming service for their users. 

Frankly, there is not much difference between these two services but still Facebook live offers a few different features which might not available in YouTube live.

For example, on Facebook we already have list of followers and friends so you don't have to start from zero but if you start a YouTube channel then you have 0 subscribers or followers. So you have to start from zero. Also Facebook friends will not only join your stream but will also share your session with others.

Facebook has an awesome feature of live map. This feature help you to see how many live streams are going on Facebook around the world. You can also see how many people are watching it.

Reaction feature is an amazing part of Facebook live. So you can react to the stream instead of just liking it.

Cons of Facebook live:-

  • Once again since you are using a free webinar service then you have to face quality issues. The worst part is that you can host a webinar only upto a quality of 720p. Its video quality is not even equal to YouTube streams.
  • If you are using Facebook live as a free webinar tool then occasional glitches and slowing of video is a common thing. Sometimes stream stops automatically.
  • Facebook live streams are accessible to all audience of Facebook which are in billions. That's why Facebook has tighten its censorship policies. So in case of any violation of their policy standards, your stream can be stop in middle.

Freeconferencecall:-

If you really want to use a free webinar service then freeconferencecall is the best option for you.
Why?

Because freeconferencecall allows you to host stream or webinar with 1000 of participants. But the biggest and the rarest feature is that it is free.
Yes whether you host a webinar with 10 people or with 1000 people you need not to pay a single dollar.

You heard it right. I am not talking about any trail or something. It is completely free of cost. Freeconferencecall offers 1GB storage data too.
It also come with all basic webinar features which you need for hosting a webinar.

Now since it is free then there will definitely be some drawbacks in their services.
Let's have a look...

Cons of freeconferencecall:-

  • The biggest complaint about their service is that their network sometimes goes down and you have to start the call again. Low and slow network is the biggest drawback of their service.
  • Their service is not browser based or cloud based which means you have to download the software in you device before using it.
  • 1GB storage data is a little low. They must offer more storage options for their users.
Now we already have talked about some of the best webinar services which are completely free of cost and their use do not cost you a single penny. The thing is that these free services have a lots of cons which make them not so ideal tools for Webinar hosting. Although they are great if you are hosting a less professional webinar but if your are looking for professionalism then you have to loose your a pocket a little bit. So the tools which are mentioned further in this post are paid tools or most of their services come with paid version.

I have enlisted only those services which offers free trail for their users.

Skype:-

Skype is not a typical webinar tool. It is generally categorised as corporate meeting tool not as a webinar software. People consider it more suitable for business meeting rather than using it for webinars.

But still it is a good tool if you are hosting a small group Webinar. Most of features are free in Skype.
Its free features include...

  1. Skype to Skype calls.
  2. One to one video call.
  3. Sending texts.
  4. Voice messages.
  5. Screen sharing.
  6. Contact sending.
All these services are completely free for its users but if you want some extra service benefits then you have to pay for it.
In simple words, Skype is a good video conference tool for very small groups. If I say it more specifically then it is a good tool for one to one video calling. But still if you have small group to host you can give it a try.

Cons of Skype:-
  • Skype is very bad in filtering the sound. It easily picks up noises of surrounding. This can distract the session.
  • Skype crashes more often. Sometimes it ends the video itself which is not good if you are hosting a webinar.
  • Skype does not have the feature of call recording.

Zoom:-

Zoom is also not a fully free webinar service but still it provide a free package with limited access of their services. The biggest plus point of zoom is that it does not require to download any software to use it. It is a cloud based service. Take a look on free services offered by zoom.

  1. With free version of zoom you can host 100 participant at one time if you want to host more then that then you have to upgrade you plan.
  2. If you are doing one to one meeting with zoom free version then there is no time limit in that but if you want to host a group discussion then you can host it only upto 40 minutes.
  3. Free version also provide group collaboration feature.
Cons of zoom:-
  • Zoom has some serious security issues. "Zoom Bombing" is most incident in which hackers break into the live conference and spread threats and abuse the participants. Zoom must have to fix this bug first of all.
  • Calls interception is another area in which zoom need to take serious steps. This is the most common complaint reported by its users.
Some tools in this list were either free of or very less expensive. But these tools also have some glitches and technical drawbacks. These tools are good if you are hosting a non professional conference or hosting a very small level webinar but these tools are not good enough in hosting of large level webinars.

For that purpose you must have to choose those softwares or services which are specifically designed for this purpose (webinar hosting).

Down here I have enlisted top softwares/services which are known for their speciality in webinar hosting.

* Note:- I have enlisted only those tools which offers free tails for their customers. Names mentioned down there offers 30 days or less free trail to their customers.

Demio:-

Demio is one of those paid softwares which provide premium services to their customers. Demio is a cloud based software which means you need not to download it. Just one click and you are ready to use it.

It offers HD video quality and easy to navigate interface to its users. Demio provide great storage capacity too.

It provides storage for 100 Webinar recordings. Let's take look on its cool and amazing features.

Features of Demio:-

  • First of all Demio provide a 14 days trail period to their users. In these 14 days they will provide you full access of all of their features.
  • Demio provide 24/7 live chat support with a response time of 5 minutes or less. So feel free for any kind of assistance.
  • Demio offers automatic recording system. It records all your session in HD quality in clouds. You can download your session any time in MP4 quality.
  • Demio comes with integrated polls system. If you ask your audience any questions then it will show you the stats of their answer. You can either hide them or share them with your attendees.
Demio offers huge sets of features. You can check all features on this page.
Now since this is not a free service so take a look on its price list and features which comes with every pack you purchase.

Price plans of Demio:-

Demio offers three different price plans to its customers.

  1. Starter pack for $34/month in which you can host 50 attendees.
  2. Growth pack for $69/month in which 150 attendees are allowed.
  3. Business pack for $163/month in which 500 attendees are allowed.
You can check the full info on their official site.

WebinarNinja:-

Another great tool which makes its place into our list. Just like Demio, this is also a great software which provide premium services to their customers. There is a very little difference among the both. Demio is suitable for all customer size but WebinarNinja is considered better for small groups of customers.

Features of WebinarNinja:-

  • Just like Demio, WebinarNinja provides 14 days trail period for their customers. Within these 14 days you are allowed to use their services absolutely free.
  • WebinarNinja comes with lots of integrated apps like Aweber, MailChimp, Convertkit, Active Campaign, Hubspot and 1000 of more.
  • On WebinarNinja you can run Live, Automated, Hybrid and Series webinars.
  • Fastest in webinar setup. Start hosting in just 10 seconds.
Price plans of WebinarNinja:-
WebinarNinja offers four pricing plans to their customers. Take a look on it...
  1. Starter pack for $39/month dollars which allows you to host 100 attendees.
  2. Pro plan for $79/month dollars which allows you 300 hundred attendees.
  3. Plus plan for $129/month which allows 500 attendees.
  4. Power plan for $199/month which allows 1000 live webinar attendees.
Check full information on their official site.

Clickmeeting:-

Last but not the least, clickmeeting is one of those top level webinar software which are best in their work. Clickmeeting is browser-based service which works with all operating systems.

Features of Clickmeeting:-
  • Clickmeeting provides 30 days trail period to their customers.
  • Clickmeeting is a fully customisable software. You can connect your in-house application, CRM, CMS with Clickmeeting by using your advance API.
  • Clickmeeting provides whiteboard presentation facility.
  • Clickmeeting has multi-factors authentication options for your security.
Check all features offered by Clickmeeting.
Pricing plans of Clickmeeting:-

Clickmeeting has annual billing system. It has three plans.
  1. Live for $25/month.
  2. Automated for $40/ month.
  3. Clickmeeting has an enterprise plan too. If you want details about this plan then check out their official site.

Now it's your time to roll:-

If you are just starting then choosing a free webinar service is not a bad idea.

But if you are planning to host more professional webinar then it is good to go with a better platform with lots of features. Free webinar services are good but they can't match the quality of paid tools.

I can just advice you to choose a free webinar if you areare j starting then eventually you can move to paid webinar tools.
Happy Hosting,

Peace out!

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Webinar Participant Guidelines: Important Webinar Etiquette.

Webinar participant guidelines, webinar etiquette.
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Most important webinar participant guidelines. Webinar etiquette which must be followed by every participant.

"First impression is the last impression".

We all has heard this line many times, right? And somehow it is a right statement.

The same rule apply when you are hosting or attending any conference. Now it doesn't matter whether the conference is physical or virtual.

Our etiquette can either present us as a professional or as an amateur.

Now the same thing apply while hosting a webinar or while attending a webinar. Webinar etiquettes are important for smooth running of any type of webinar. Host and audience or listeners are two parties of webinar. Now these webinar etiquettes apply on both the parties.

To understand it into a better way let's move to the webinar participant guidelines.

These webinar etiquettes or webinar participant guidelines are important for every type of video conferencing. 

If you want to run a professional and smooth webinar then you must take a look on these guidelines.


Webinar guidelines for host or presenter.

To put a positive impact, a host must have command on its audience. To do so, a host must have to be look professional. Its important to look professional but don't confuse it with being serious.

You have to look professional not serious or tensed. Your webinar etiquette can save you from humiliation of looking like an unprofessional.

Follow these easy rules to look more professional.

Maintain eye contact:-

This is the first thing you can do to look more professional in front of you audience. Try to maintain eye contact with your audience throughout the webinar.

I know, I know you must bebe thinki that how it is possible to maintain eye contact in webinar because there are lots of people available at one time.

It doesn't matter how many people you are hosting. Just maintain eye contact with them who ask you something or suggest you something.

In other words maintain eye contact while talking to a specific person.

This will make you look more confident and professional.

Check your tools:-

Since you are hosting then it is important to come online earlier and check the whole setup before other participants join you.

Check your mic and software.
Are they working properly. Because if there will be a glitch during the session then it will look very unprofessional.

Also any kind of glitch can break your contact with your audience. Any kind of technical problem will distract your audience from the topic.
So it is important to make a quick check to all webinar tools which you are going to use.

Choose a silent hosting place:-

Suppose you are hosting a webinar and someone is shouting outside which not only you but also your audience is hearing.
Or
Vehicles are honking and the sound is distracting the whole webinar.

This sounds very unprofessional, right?

So to avoid these kind of problems you must choose a place with no noise.

Choose a silent room where no outside noise can disturb your session.

Repeat the questions every time:-

If someone ask you a question and you start directly giving the answer without repeating the question then this may confuse the audience that what you are talking about.

This confusion will not let them follow the conversation and they will remain confused throughout the webinar.

That's why repeating the question is a good webinar etiquette. So  to avoid this kind of confusion it is important to repeat the question before giving the answer.

In that way the whole audience will understand that what you are talking about.

Be prepared and confident:-

This is the power of webinar that both the parties can see and talk to each other.

They can give suggestions and can ask questions.

So being an host, it is important for you to be prepared to answer the questions of your audience.
Answer them with confident. Give them a satisfying answer and don't loose your confidence.

If you will answer them nervously then this will put a negative impact on audience. It will project you as an miserable host in front of your audience.


Now just like a presenter, audience must also follow some webinar guidelines to make a webinar successful.
If you, as an viewer, will follow these guidelines then you will be able to contribute in successful run of a webinar.

Webinar guidelines for audience.

Be there on time:-

For starters you can start from being on time at webinar.

Participate in session from starting to end. If you will join the session in the middle, then everyone's attention will go astray. It will disturb the session.

Also if you will not join the session from start then it will not be easy to follow the session.

So being a responsible participant you must attend the webinar on time.

Mind your language:-

Its not a meeting with your friends or a friendly group chat. It is a webinar. So you have to be careful with your words. Don't use bad language during the session.

Apart from this, you should also avoid doing absurd talking. Just be relevant to the theme and try not to disturb others.

Let others talk:-

Have a question? Want to ask something from host?

Then wait for your turn. Don't disturb others. If the presenter is still answering to someone's question then it is better to wait for you turn. Don't rush.

Also if you have a question then just raise your hand instead of screaming your questions on screen. If the presenter don't notice you then just text him you question. Since webinar softwares offer live chatting option so you can use that feature to ask your question.

Discuss, don't fight:-

Webinars are for healthy discussions not for fighting and arguments. If you find out that your thoughts on any specific are different from other then just discuss about it. You attend webinar for discussion not for fighting with each other.



Webinar is not a one person activity. It is a one to many type conversation method which can broadly categorised in two parts i.e. audience and host. Etiquettes of both the parties can make a webinar successful.

Do you like these webinar participant guidelines?
If you do then share it with others.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Webinar Unlocked: Ultimate Guide To What Is A Webinar.

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Do you really know what is a webinar and how it works?

Read the word " webinar" again and again in your mind.
Sounds familiar?
Yes, it sounds like a seminar. But,

A seminar might kill you.

I know it's too much but gathering at one place during COVID-19 can seriously cause you some health issues. 

So what about the launch of a new product which your company gonna introduce in the next seminar.

I don't think people will risk their lives during COVID-19 to attend your seminar.

So do you have to cancel the launch of your new product until the pandemic ends??

No, not now,
Webinar is the new protagonist and host for launch of your new product. 

You can host a successful webinar only when you know what's a webinar and how a webinar works.

Don't worry if you have no or very little knowledge about webinar.

In this the post we will study the core of webinars and will take a step ahead to understand how webinar works.

So what is a webinar?

Just Split the word..
Web+seminar,

Simply, a seminar which is hosted and attended on the web is known as a webinar.

Webinar is a video conference hosted on the web through various online platforms.

Now you need not to book a venue for your group discussions and meetings. A webinar is live broadcast of any presentation. But people often confuse it with webcasts which is not true. Webcasts and webinars are two completely different terms.

Two-way information transmission in webinar makes it different from Webcasts.

Webinar is a live two-way communication channel.
Your audience not only hears you but also will be able to ask questions and give their suggestions.

That's why most of the educational institutes are using this technique for teaching their students.

Plus, webinars are exclusively used for online audience or you can say that only online participants attend webinar. The hosting place (the place from where the webinar is being broadcasted) has no physical audience.

So here's what we got...

Key points of the webinar:-

  • Webinar is a web-hosted conference which is used for multipurpose like education, product launch of new products, discussions on any specific topic, suggestions from the audience, solutions of customers problems, ideas discussion and many more.
  • Webinar is separate from Webcasts. Webcasts can be prerecorded presentation in which both physical and virtual audience is available but webinars are live presentation which are exclusively only for online participants.
  • Webinar is two-way communication channels in which both presenters and listeners can freely communicate with each other. Both parties can share their ideas, thoughts and suggestions.
Also, webinars help in maintaining social distancing in case any virus outbreak took place.
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Our discussion about what is a webinar reminds me about its types and forms.

Webinar is not that kind of tool which is used for a sole purpose of marketing or education. It is a very diverse tool which has many different forms.

Webinar has this great quality of live broadcasting, which makes it a lucrative tool for nearly every industry around the globe.

But it has shown a tremendous result as a marketing tool.
That's why...
More than 57% of marketers run near about 50 webinars per year. (99 firms.com)
And every webinar is helpful in generating  1000+ new leads.
But the result of webinar depends on the purpose, duration and type of webinar.

Let's have a look at its type and which type you should choose according to your purpose.

Types of webinars.

Webinar types
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Product launch webinar:-

Introducing a new product under your brand and want people to know about it?
Then hosting a webinar for your current customers and potential customers will be a good idea.

While you are organising a product launch webinar you must be very specific.
Don't oversell it. Just take it easy.

To get success in it, it is important that you try to keep it short and descriptive.

Just be specific and don't stretch the length by talking here and there. Your webinar must be focused on your new product.

Don't focus on promoting the old ones because this will distract the whole discussion to a different track.

And always try to end this type of webinars with a reward for your customers and audience.
For example, if you are launching a new software then you can reward your audience with a free trial of your new software.

This is the greatest method to generate solid leads through your webinar.

Case Study Webinar:-

So you have some leads but you want them to convert into your customers?

Then you must go with a case study webinar. It is as same as its name suggests. Just reach to your current customers who are currently using your product, record their testimonials and share them with your leads into your live webinar.

This is a great way to show your audience how your product is good from other products into the market and how it is helping people with its services.

This kind of method is great when you already have some leads for your products. Because it is easy to convince leads to buy a product by showing the proof of the quality of your product.

So to get success in this type of webinar, first, you need to collect some good leads and then invite them for your live webinar.

If you are using videos as testimonials then you can stretch the length of your webinar to one hour because people love to watch video testimonials. It will not only engage them with your webinar but will also lead to some good conversions.

Lead-generating webinar:-

So we talked which type you should choose when you already have some leads in your pocket.

But what if you don't have one?
Will webinar still be able to land you somewhere?

Well, definitely it will!

You can generate solid leads through a webinar. But in this kind of webinar, you have to loose your pocket a little bit. To get successful, you need to promote your webinar through various types of ad platforms. You have to gather more and more audience.

Advertise your webinar to a huge audience and invite people to join your session.

Here again, you can use the " reward method" to invite more audience.

We can use the same scenario of software to understand this clearly.

Suppose you have a software which you want to sell and for which you want some customers and for customers, you need some leads, right?
Then advertise your webinar with some reward so that you can attract group of audience. For example, you can announce a free one month trial for those who will attend the webinar.

But remember, although you are offering them free trial still you are getting something back and that is there email address which can help you to convert your present leads into future customers.

Sales/Workshop webinar:-

Perhaps the most common type of webinar is sales webinar.

This webinar is all about pitching the product to the audience. Although this method is not that good in engaging the audience still it is a good method to get some real and loyal customers.

To host a successful sales webinar you need to follow two fundamental rules.

First, if you are just starting your webinar journey then try to keep the webinar 35-50 minutes long but if you had already hosted a few successful webinars then you can extend the length up to 90 minutes. It all depends on your experience and expertise.

In this context, Amy Porterfield is a great example. She offers digital marketing courses and her webinars usually run upto 90 minutes. But she is a pro that's why she know how to keep her audience engaged in session. You can choose the duration according to your level and experience.

Second, don't just focus only on sale. Offer them something valuable in return. Educate your audience about your product. Why you should be the one in which they will invest their money.
Give them that reason.

Don't introduce your product in starting. First, start a flawless discussion and slowly turn the discussion toward your product. Try to introduce your product after 20-25 minutes. Up to 25 minutes try to engage them in discussion.

The good thing of sales webinar is that your audience already aware about what kind of products/services you are offering.

In other words, they are already your leads. You just have to convert them into your customer. And it all depends how awesomely you will host the webinar and will make it engaging.

Educational webinars:-

This type of webinars used for subjective objectives.

For example, an educational webinar can be used to educate your audience about your product, its uses and its benefit.

An educational webinar can be used to teach the audience about the use of your product. This kind of webinars is helpful in brand promotion.

On the other hand, an educational webinar can be used as an inter-company tool to educate and train the employes. It is generally used for non sale purpose.

The sole purpose of educational webinars is to provide information either to customers or to employees.

Idea discussion:-

I like to call these webinars as non-profit webinars. These webinars don't provide you benefits in the form of money or leads but these webinars are a great method of discussion.

In fact the discussion is the core of webinar and if you are able to establish a discussion between you and your audience then it's a win-win.
Discussion is the ultimate key to engagement.

Different companies use webinars in different forms according to their requirements.

Which type of webinar you should host, completely depends on your niche and audience.

Also, a webinar is a subjective tool. You should organise a webinar according to your purpose. If you know what is the purpose of your webinar then you can choose wisely.

For example, if you are introducing a new product or a new service to your current customers, potential customers and prospects and organising a QnA webinar then that will not give you a positive response because a QnA webinar is helpful only when people already knew about your product or service and if you are launching a brand new product then how will people be able to ask you questions about that.

Purpose of webinar defines which type of webinar you should use. Identify the purpose and choose the type, this is the golden rule for hosting a relatable webinar.

Due to diversity of businesses, there can be infinite types of purposes. But mainly these purposes can be categorized in 3 categories.

Let's discuss them.

What is your purpose of the webinar?

Like I said before, the purpose of webinar defines which type of webinar you should use. Whether you should host a QnA or a case study session, it all depends on purpose.
Webinar purpose
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Determining the purpose of the webinar is first step. If you will take this step carefully only then you will be able to host a successful webinar.

For Educating:-
If main purpose of your webinar is to educate your current and future customers then you must focus on QnA sessions.

One of the best thing about QnA webinars is that these webinars are best in terms of engagement.

The reason for the high engagement rate in QnA sessions is because these webinars are kind of problem-solving sessions.

People will ask you questions related to your product and you will answer them or in other words, you will solve their problem related to any specific thing which they are facing with your product.

QnA sessions are also helpful in creating a good relationship among customer and company.

Also this encourages potential customers to trust your brand.

For generating leads:-
Who doesn't want to generate leads and convert them into loyal customers?

But the process is not as simple and easy as it sounds.

It is not easy to convince someone  to buy anything. But a good webinar can do the job for you. You just have to be wise with choice of its type.

If generating leads is your sole purpose then you must host a case study webinar. Use testimonials and convince them that your product will not let them down.

Webinars are great in establishing you as an expert in front of your audience.

Interviews are great method to improve your image as an expert among your audience. When interviewer will ask you questions and you will answer them on live session then it will build a trust bond among you and your audience and audience will understand that you are an expert not an amateur.

For building a brand name:-
Building a brand name in the market is a difficult journey. It is not easy to make people trust your brand.

If building your brand is your aim then you must host webinars more often to interact with your audience more and more.

The more often you will interact with them the more they will remember you and your brand.

Discuss your products and show their value to your audience.

Provide them sample products and ask for their reviews. This method always produces positive results.

Building a brand into the market is a skilful act. You have to show your communication skills into your webinar. Provoke your audience to ask questions about your product and engage them in the discussion by asking about their suggestions.

But still, you have to go live more often if you want people to remember your brand name. Plus provide them with something which helps them to remember your brands like PDF or a video about your brand's product.
If you want they choose you then make sure they don't forget you.
 So now in the response to "what's a webinar", we can answer that it is a set of activities which a host perform online to meet his purpose.


Now we know what webinar means and how it works but still, a huge topic is untouched in this post so far.
And that is features of the webinar.
The reason which makes people use this method is its sets of features. Uploading online videos is not new but what makes it different and innovative is its live functionality and one-to-many people interaction.

Features offered by webinar.

Features of webinar
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Live Chatting:-

Live chatting is a valuable feature of webinars. Live chatting includes audio, video and text chatting during an ongoing webinar. You can ask your questions and can give your suggestions.

Live chatting makes webinar most engaging type of marketing and educational tool.

Webinar offers all three types of chatting options audio, video and text chatting.

Another good thing about it that webinar softwares run live text chats along with the session. So if it is a huge audience session and the presenter didn't hear you then you can ask your questions through texts.
Text chatting also great when you want to discuss something with a member in the audience.

Through texts chatting audience can interact with host as well as with each other.

Screen capturing/recording:-

Want to record the whole webinar session?
Yes you can.

This is one of the best features of the webinar.
Some software like Webinarjam has an inbuilt feature of screen recording. So if you are using it then you don't have to download separate software for recording the live session.

But if you are using any free webinar service which offers limited features then you have to use a separate screen recording software.

Some softwares like Snagit and Screenflow offers great screen recording services. These softwares allow you to record the whole webinar, edit and save them so that you can go through those points again which had missed during the live session.

Screen sharing:-

A presenter can share his computer screen with others during an ongoing session.
This features helpful when the presenter wants to demonstrate about his product through documents, presentation and pictures.

Screen sharing is a good feature to lead your audience exactly there where you want them to lead.

Most of the webinar software already come with this great feature but if you are using a tool with limited functionality then you can use screen sharing software to share your desktop data to your audience.
These softwares allow you to share only those things which you want to share with your audience. To avoid having personal data shared, you can activate privacy settings.

Two-ways communication channel:-

As I already had mentioned that it is a great two-way communication channel. Both parties participate equally in the webinar.

Both sides can interact with each other. This particular feature makes it a great tool of real-time problem-solving. The audience can ask and you can answer them on the live webinar at real-time.

Live feature of webinar makes it fastest problem solving tool.

Synchronised presentation:-

Webinars allow you to run a presentation alongside a live webinar.
You can demonstrate your view while you are hosting a webinar.

You can also share your product benefits its use and other information through webinar presentation.


Wait wait, that's it?
Does a webinar offer just these features?

Well, my answer is no.
Webinar offers an enormous amount of features.
You can unlock them only by hosting a webinar by yourself. As they say
Practical is better than theoretical.
We have talked all about what webinar means, how webinar works, the purpose of webinars and features.
But still, one point is remaining.
And that is...

How to create a successful webinar?
The successes of a webinadependds on many factors. Such as type of webinar, purpose of webinar, theme the of webinar, audience etc. But there three main factors which can either make a webinar all-time hit or a flop event.

These three factors are...

  1. Hosting software.
  2. Presenter/host.
  3. Duration.
Although these are not only factors which affect the successes of the webinar but these factors are highly responsible for the success and failure of the webinar.
You must start by choosing the right platform for your webinar. Selection of the right platform is very necessary. You must focus on that tool which provides maximum features.

A software with a glitch can kill your webinar in front of your eyes. You have to make sure that it offers the basic functions like screen sharing, recording so that you don't have to manage too many tools at one time. Just find a platform which is a complete hub for your requirements.

Another factor is the host or presenter. A presenter is the only person who can engage the audience with the topic but only when he knew how to do it.

If you have great skill to engage people in discussion then you must go but if you are not sure then you must choose someone who is better in communication.

A good presenter can make even a bad and boring topics webinar. the interesting.
And a bad speaker can make a turn a good topic into the morning session.

Choosing the right host is that step which can take your session to the txt level. The best thing about choosing the right host is that it increases engagement, to  100%. Otherwise, the audience will leave the session in halfway

Duration should be decided on the basis of topic, purpose and audience interest. It is better to end before the audience leave.

These three factors affect the health of a webinar. Before hosting a webinar you must take care of these three factors.

Now let's move to some questions which people generally have in their minds related to the webinar.

FAQ.

Why choose webinars?
Attendance rate of webinars is 31% higher than seminars.
How about that.
A webinar is an evolving tool of marketing and education.

Most of the people who host webinars more often agreed that webinars are a great platform to showcase and grow their business brand.

the webinars a great method of live anreal-time interaction with your audience. Webinar helps in solving the problems real-time.

Webinars increase audience intrusion your brand. If hosted rightly then a webinar could generate 100% lea ads.

Webinars allow you to interact face to face with your audience even if you are a hundred miles away from your audience.

Webinars are a very cost-effective method of marketing of the product.

All these benefits make it one of the best tool for every type of business. The webinar is helpful in every field from product promotion to educate your audience.

Are webinars live?

Yes, webinars are live broadcasts of video presentations. Sometimes people confuse webinars with webcasts but its feature of live broadcasting makes it different from the webcast.

A pre-recorded session will be termed as a webcast, not as a webinar.

Do webinars work?

Without any doubt,
Yes, they do.

But how they will work for you is completely dependent on you. How skillfully you will host the webinar will define its fate and result.

Nobody can give you the fixed stats about the webinar's result because it varies from person to person. Result of the webinar is subjective. It depends on which platform and type you will choose for your webinar.

Are you ready to rock now?

The true result can be measured only by doing it yourself.

Your skill of hosting a webinar will improve with time and practice. The best you can do is to start from choosing the right path.

Now it's your turn to be the host of your own webinar and don't forget to share your experiences with me.

Peace out!