Anticipating possible questions, and answering them on the fly, can be downright terrifying, especially if you’re new to hosting virtual events. However, studies have shown that more than 90% of attendees expect a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. So, let’s reframe it as the perfect opportunity for you to engage and connect with your audience, not just something you dread.
A virtual town hall is a valuable tool that allows leadership to communicate with employees from various locations. When done well, these virtual meetings build trust and confidence, and create a sense of community. But when they fall short, employees tend to “check out”, and perform other tasks while the town hall runs in the background.
Over the course of your personal and professional life, you’ve probably seen some truly terrible presenters, and a handful of really great ones. While it might be tempting to try and mimic the best of the best the next time you find yourself behind the podium, chances are your attempt will fall flat. Why? Because you are not that presenter.
You’ve picked the perfect webinar topic, promoted the heck out of it, and registered a record number of attendees, what could possibly go wrong? Right? If you think you’re immune to webinar woes, think again. Here are 5 common digital event mishaps and how to avoid them.
As collaboration and communication tools continue to evolve, another platform shift is taking place. Are you ready? Microsoft Teams is receiving full support from RedmondMag.com (the independent voice of the Microsoft IT community) as the future of collaboration. Internally, Microsoft is going all-in on the platform, and while it still has room to grow and improve, it has reached a stage of maturity to add value to your internal communications right away.
To capture your audience’s attention, you need to create a compelling webinar title that is bold, unique and clearly conveys what the webinar is about. That may seem like a tall order, but what we’ve learned over the years is that there are 5 types of webinar titles that outperform the rest.
Perhaps the most important aspect of creating a webinar is identifying and understanding your target audience. If your content doesn’t speak to your customers and potential customers, satisfying their wants, needs, questions and desires, then your webinar will struggle to connect.
Whether you feel your current webinars aren’t quite hitting the mark, or you’re struggling to come up with new ideas, everyone can use a little inspiration from time to time. Webinar topics not only need attract a large audience, they need to deliver value and drive action, and that can be a tall order to fill. Luckily, we know a thing or two about webinars, and we’ve got a few tips to help you pick the perfect topic.
Whether you like it or not, video marketing is not going anywhere. In fact, technology and marketing forecasters alike expect video content to account for more than 80% of Internet traffic by 2020. In order for brands to continue to engage with their audience, they’ll simply have to embrace the video culture.
PowerPoint is an extremely useful tool for both in-person presentations and webcasts, but when you’re new to it, PowerPoint can feel like a bunch of hauntingly blank slides. It can take years to fully master it, but we’ve decided to give you a short cut. Here are the top 7 tips for PowerPoint Presentations that we’ve learned over our 16+ years in the webcast business.