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Organizing a webinar
Organization of a webinar begins with an idea, choice of topic, preparation of content, as well as addressing technical issues. It is necessary to rent a webinar site, where to invite future listeners. One of the best services that provides such services is the eTutorium platform. In the test access, you can hold a webinar for free, which will be an invaluable experience and will appreciate all the benefits of the portal.
Before starting the webinar, prepare and set up all the equipment. An hour before the event test it, conduct a trial run, to make sure that on the technical side everything works fine. Make a clear plan for the webinar in advance. It is very important to properly calculate the time – if the session comes out too long, it should be broken up into several days.
A Tutor's Story
In order to warm up the interest of listeners, you can tell interesting facts from your life. Of course, you shouldn’t sound complete biography, but only those data that confirm your competence in the stated topic of the webinar. You should try to make the story more emotional, diluting the facts with information that will not leave anyone indifferent. And most importantly, it will help the listeners to join what is being said and put themselves in your place. This is very important from a psychological point of view, because unconsciously people begin to feel affection for the tutor.
The webinar program
Briefly announce the program to remind those who have forgotten it, or just to set the audience in a working mood. You list the points you wrote on the webinar page, explaining what exactly will be covered for each of them. You can emphasize certain parts of the webinar that will have a positive impact on the motivation of the listeners.
Motivating the audience.
But the most important thing that will keep people interested until the end of the webinar is new opportunities. Show listeners what they will be able to achieve, what issues they can easily solve, and most importantly – colorfully describe the prospects that result. It’s best to back up the facts with infographics and videos. All the time that follows, the audience will be catching your every word attentively.
The main part
Now we can proceed to the main part of the webinar. It is desirable to begin at once with the main, most relevant questions. This will strengthen the confidence of the audience that they have come to the right place. Try to stick to a clear sequence of presenting information to avoid confusion later. During the webinar should serve as much useful theoretical and practical information. Do not forget about questioning, dialogue with the audience, discussing different tasks – all this will help make the webinar interactive.
Conclusions and questions
At the very end, you need to summarize everything that has been said and draw appropriate conclusions. Also, it is worth allocating time for questions from the audience, which accumulated during the webinar. It is important not to get lost and answer confidently. If you can not give an exact answer, still do not keep silent, answer, but with a caveat that the information is not verified. This way you maintain your reputation as a professional and don’t walk away from an answer.
To teach means twice as much to learn.
Conducting webinars, and teaching in principle, requires special training and work on yourself. The ability to hold himself, not to show excitement, to present the material with the right structure and emotional load – all these are important skills to master. But at the same time, it is an interesting process that allows you not only to teach people, but also to develop yourself. And with each subsequent webinar you will notice how your perception of what is happening is changing, there is self-confidence and the ability to approach the consideration of any information in a structured way.
Webinar plan is made in advance, in preparation for the event, so that during the webinar is not lost, not to be distracted by questions from participants, and clearly follow your plan and fully disclose the subject of the webinar. An example of a sample webinar plan is shown below:
- Tutor’s Story
- Webinar program
- Motivation of the audience
- Main part
- Conclusions and questions.
When the audience is online and you’ve made sure the audience can see and hear you, you can begin your presentation. Start with a 2-3 minute greeting and a brief introduction about yourself.