Part 4 and Final Article of Creating Webinars Series

Now you are ready to deliver your webinar.

Use this guide to learn how to use GoToWebinar to deliever your webinar and discover the practices you need to do during an LIVE webinar.

1.  Log in to GoToWebinar

Log in to GoToWebinar and click the Start button next to the webinar that you are going to deliver.
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2.  Launch GoToWebinar

Next launch GoToWebinar by clicking the Launch Application button in your internet browser’s pop-up window. After launching, you may have to enter your account password to access the meeting.

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3.  Start your webinar

You are now ready to start your webinar. Click on the Start Broadcast button to begin the meeting.

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Remember:
Record the webinar here, so you can use it again as pre recorded webinar. I would reconemend doing the same webinar for 4 weeks and then use the best on as a recurring webinar. When you use it again choose the webinar type as similulated live.

4. What to do during a LIVE webinar

Start 2 minutes past the hour. This gives people time to call in but does not make those on hold wait too long. Those who call in a couple minutes later usually do not miss much. Also, starting on time helps people be punctual for future webinars.

Let the audience know in the introduction how you will be dealing with questions (whether you’ll respond to select questions at the end, try to take them during the session, etc.). With an Simuated Live – change the voiceover to say you will post on your blog or email them the answers.

It is important to follow a script so that you stay on time and on topic during the webinar.

Keep the content and media simple so you don’t have any technology issues. So a PowerPoint Presentation is a good idea as long as you go through slide show.

It’s okay to extend beyond the end time as long as the officially scheduled program has a clean end so those that need to leave can leave.Tell your participants during the webinar if you are going to send an email with a recording and slides as a follow-up to the meeting.

5.  End the webinar

To end your webinar, simply click the red X at the top of the screen, or from the File menu, go to File > End Webinar. Then click OK on the pop-up “End the Webinar” prompt screen to confirm the closing of the application.

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Remember: Set up replay emails for the next day to those who registered but didn’t show up.

I hope you found my artcle series on creating webinars helpful and easy to follow.

Nicky Cane

Read the Other Articles in Creating Webinars Series
Part 1 –9 Fantastic Reasons Why You MUST Do Webinars
Part 2 –The Content Elements that Need to Go into Every Successful Presentation
Part 3 – Step-by-Step Guide to Set Up Your Own Webinar with GoToWebinar
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