When I first started giving webinars, Skype was the only option. I needed to figure out how not to bore my audience while they stared at my face for over an hour… Webinars today are so much more exciting than the webinars of the past. Though I often see that the presenters utilize same old strategies they did 10 years ago; and I find that there are just not as many “webinar superstars” out there yet.
A Webinar is a virtual seminar that you can lead from ANY location in the world (granted you need Internet access), and simultaneously:
• Share Power Point Presentations with all attendees.
• Chat live in your own voice or by keyboard with your audience.
• Share your desktop and your website.
• Collaborate and engage the audience.
However, not everyone is excited about this opportunity. I hear the following statements from many teachers, trainers, and coaches:
” I’m used to speaking to an audience that I can see. I am really great in a face-to-face classroom… How can I speak to an invisible audience?”
“How do I know the audience is paying attention to me? Maybe they are just checking their emails. I need to see their eyes to know that they understand what I am talking about!”
These are valid fears and frustrations. Webinars can be the best new thing you learn, or it can be a complete disaster depending on HOW you lead it. In this 7-minute video I describe 5 strategies that will breathe life into your webinars, make your audience not only pay attention to what you are saying, but also actively participate in your presentation. This will make you a “webinar superstar!”
Click on the video:
or you can click this link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLTVS0VT01I&list=UUg34yt2jRBC9hChH4_WbEsA&index=1&feature=plcp
WHAT TO DO NOW:
In the comments below please provide YOUR strategy that makes your audience engage with your online presentations.
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