Webinars are a new way to connect with your potential clients. It is a highly effective and time efficient way of communication. Webinars are highly scalable. A successful webinar can easily have an audience of 80-100 people at a time.
Here are a few tips to host a successful webinar.
Step 1 - Get the right Technology
Make sure you have a great mic, a quiet and echo free room. You can use a software like "gotowebinar" for hosting your webinar.
Step 2 - Create a plan
Before presenting the webinar, make an outline of the talk. What will be the topic, who will be the presenter, who will be the moderator, who will be the organizer. Always keep 10-15 minutes for questions in the end.
Decide the time and date of the webinar and email all the required information to the people planning to attend the webinar. Keep record of all the important emails and links that you might need during the process.
Step 3 - Send the Invitation
Create an event of the webinar and invite people. Send invitations atleast a week before the webinar so that people get enough time to provide confirmations.
Step 4 - Use GoToWebinar
Setup your account on GotoWebinar and upload a description of your talk. Keep track of the queries and reply to queries promptly.
Step 5 - Create a Blogpost announcing the Event
Creating a blogpost about your webinar helps in creating a buzz. Send invitations to increase the number of attendees.
Step 6 - Creating Crisp and Creative Slides
Add visual elements to your slides to make your webinar successful. Visuals help in connecting the audience in a better way. You can use websites like Prezi or Empressr to give your slides a special touch.
Step 7 - On and After the Webinar Day
On the day of the webinar, make sure the noise levels are kept in check. Arrange for moderators to monitor questions and queries received during the webinar. Speak clearly and make the webinar interesting.
Don't forget to click on close the webinar after the webinar ends. Make a recording of the webinar and convert it into slides. Share the webinar video and upload slides on Slideshare. Create a blog post about the webinar and embed your webinar video and slides on it.