Don’t Miss the Perks of an Annual Upgrade

Did you know that signing up for a Webinar Pro annual plan gives you two months free? Well, this week we are doing something even better for our monthly plan customers who wish to switch over into a yearly plan. Through April 30th, if you upgrade to an annual plan using promo code april3freemo2017 you will receive 3 MONTHS FREE.

But that’s not all. We’ll be reaching out this summer to a few of our annual plan holders (both current and new) to offer our help to improve your webinars to help grow your business and to better understand your Webinar needs and goals.

One Annual Plan Customer will Host a Webinar with AnyMeeting

We’ll work with you to develop a Webinar and jointly host it with you. You will receive access to AnyMeeting’s large audience to host on Webinar on a topic of your choosing to help grow your business.

We will also provide a professional audit of one of your past Webinars and future webinar strategy. Our team will provide a comprehensive list of tips and suggestions to improve your Webinars, we’ll even hop on a call for an hour to share our expertise with you.

Two Additional Annual Plan Customers

We’ll provide two additional customers with a comprehensive review of a past Webinar, including a list of suggestions and call with our experts.

While we can’t work with each of our customers individually to improve the return on your webinars, we look forward to working with those of you that we can!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get 3 months free on any Webinar Pro annual plan. Click Here to Upgrade now using promo code april3freemo2017.

 

Webinar Pro-Tip: Host a Pre-Recorded Webinar

There are lots of moving parts to juggle when you host a live Webinar. While we’ve recently compiled a checklist of all of the important things you must do to host a successful Webinar, anything can happen when you click “Go On Air.” Anything like getting a persistent cough or your guest speaker cancelling at the last minute can cause a minor setback. Even though we can’t protect you from all unforeseen circumstances, pre-recording your Webinar is a great way make sure you Webinar runs smoothly.

Pre-Recording Your Webinar with AnyMeeting

Did you know that AnyMeeting’s webinar software allows you to playback MP4 video in HD? This is a great feature to use to share video clips during your webinar; and you can also use this feature to ensure you have a perfect performance or to re-host a previously held Webinar for a new audience.

To host a pre-recorded Webinar you have two options. You can either create an MP4 file using your own video editing software, or host a Webinar using AnyMeeting at your convenience. Then record the Webinar, download it, and upload when you are ready to host the Webinar for an audience using MP4 playback. Both of these options allow you to go back and fix mistakes or improve sections that may need to be tightened or free up internal resources.

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From your AnyMeeting account go to the Recordings tab and click “recording” to download an MP4 file of your Webinar.

Today, most computers and laptops come pre-installed with with great software for basic video editing, either Windows Movie Maker (PC Users) or iMovie (Mac Users) making it easy to make simple edits to your Webinar before hosting a pre-recorded version. Either way you can splice up your Webinar into shorter, digestible pieces to share on your blog, social channels, and website.

If you haven’t used Windows Movie Maker or iMovie before, they’re very easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials available on YouTube to help make you an expert. (Click Here for iMovie Tutorial or Click Here for Windows Movie Maker)

Hosting a Pre-Recorded Webinar

Hosting a pre-recorded webinar will allow you to relax while ensuring your Webinar runs smoothly, though we still recommend including a live element to your Webinar. At AnyMeeting, we like to keep a live introduction and hosting a Live Q&A at the end of your webinar. This will help provide consistency if those who were recorded on the webinar were not able to attend. (If possible, try to have your speakers available in real-time for the Q&A)

You can also mix and match recorded and live elements. If you have a compelling speaker with limited availability, you can have their parts recorded while the rest of the Webinar is live for your other speakers. This may help keep your content up-to-date if there are any references to data or events that are no longer current.

Hosting pre-recorded Webinars may become a vital part of any successful company’s Webinar strategy. With that in mind, we do encourage transparency with your audience. Let them know when you are playing a recording and remind them that a real person is there to engage with them throughout. This can easily be seen as a benefit as it will let your experts personally engage with your audience throughout the webinar, allowing more one-on-one time to get questions answered.

Are ready to host your next webinar? Start your 14-day free trial now to grow your business. AnyMeeting has pioneered small business Webinars by offering a completely free, full-featured, and easy-to-use webinar and web conferencing service tailored for small business users.

March 2017 New Features

Our product and engineering teams have been hard at work in March and we’re rolling some exciting new features for our Webinar 4.0 customers.  Enjoy!

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Private Presenter Chat

Private Presenter Chat – Presenters can now have their very own “backchannel” during a webinar, where they can confidently communicate about the webinar, next steps, feedback, etc.  It makes coordinating webinars with multiple presenters or moderators a breeze!  Notice the different look of this chat tab – basically looks like an Incognito browser!

Private Chat from Attendees – We’ve streamlined the way attendees can ask private questions of presenters.  Attendees are now able to designate if their chat message is private for Presenters, and Presenters can reply back privately to that individual attendee.

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Webinar Performance Report – There’s now a new report that gives you a great high level overview of your attendees.  Read more about it here.

Phone Number added by default to Registration Forms – Since most of our customers are using our webinar software to grow their business, we’re not including the phone number by default on webinar registration forms.  Even better, when receiving notifications that someone has registered for your webinar (also on by default now), the phone number will be included in that email so that you can call them right away.

We hope these new features enhance your AnyMeeting experience and continue to increase the value that you get from our service!

New Feature: Webinar Performance Report

We’re very excited to announce the Webinar Performance Report, which gives you a complete picture of how well your webinar went – from Invitation to Recording.

The Webinar Performance Report is really focused around the people associated with your webinar: those that you’ve invited, those who registered, those who attended and so on.  It shows you everyone who did any of those activities, and which activities they actually did.  In one report you’ll be able to see everyone who participated, the extent of their participation, and some cool new things like their engagement level and social media profiles.

At the top of the report you’ll get a quick breakdown of different aspects of your webinar.  These should be pretty self explanatory.  However, you might be wondering about Webinar Engagement – this is an average of the individual attendee webinar engagement score below.  Here’s a sample mockup of the report:

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Report columns

Name – This column will show you the picture, name, email and phone number (if provided in the registration form) so that you can quickly reach out to this attendee.

Invited – These are people that you’ve invited to your webinar using the AnyMeeting email invitation feature.  If you did your invitations through another platform, this column will show up as mostly blank – no worries.

Registered – These are people that registered using your AnyMeeting registration form

Attended – Clearly, the folks that attended your webinar

Downloaded Handouts – We wanted to call out these folks specifically because they really liked your content and downloaded it.  This will only happen if you Share your presentation materials during the webinar – click here for a quick tutorial on that.

Live Webinar Engagement – This Low / Medium / High metric is simply based on the amount of activity this attendee performed during the webinar.  Based on things like Chat messages, Q&A questions, voting on Polls, using Emojis and Downloading Handouts.  Attendees with a High rating show great engagement with your webinar content.

Watched Recording – These are people who’ve watched your recording.  Once the webinar is over, you will start collecting all new people who just watched the recording and never participated in the live webinar.

Social Profiles – We went ahead and searched the web for their social media profiles just for you!  Click on the appropriate icon to view that social media profile.

We really hope you find this report useful.  We’re working on bringing you more insights into your webinar data, so please let us know if you have any suggestions.  Thanks!