Practice Makes Presenter

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Webinars are an awesome tool for growing your business. You know this because you are here, reading about webinar best practices, like…practicing. Presenting your message effectively, with a guaranteed ROI, requires preparation beyond practicing your script in front of the mirror. Solid webinar preparation involves testing and getting to know the webinar platform’s features to gain a real sense of how your presentation will flow, and to shake off any nervous energy you may have prior to your webinar.

AnyMeeting knows that practice can make or break a great webinar, so it offers a convenient “Practice” feature for Webinar Pro plan customers, which allows you to rehearse your webinar up to one hour prior to scheduled start time.

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While in “practice mode,” you can familiarize yourself with AnyMeeting’s robust webinar platform features like screen sharing, slide or document sharing, polling, recording, and more. Practicing your webinar is also a great way to collaborate with guest hosts — ensuring they are comfortable with the presentation before the webinar begins.

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An effective webinar begins with preparation. When it comes to having the right tools for solid webinar presentations, AnyMeeting has you covered. For more information about how you can conduct webinars like a pro, visit www.anymeeting.com.

Everything is Working Correctly Right? Are you Sure?

So, you’re getting ready to host a big webinar.  You’ve sent out the invitations and every seat is filled.   You have your presentation ready and you should be ready to start.  But, as you begin the presentation, you suddenly realize there is a problem with your headset and your webcam isn’t working properly as well.  Soon attendees start text chatting, wondering why there is no audio or video.  You did remember to test your equipment before the webinar to make sure everything works correctly right?

Recently, I was hosting a webinar and we had scheduled a rehearsal a couple days before.  I started going through the presentation as if we were live and I was soon told by my colleagues that no one could see me or hear what I was saying.  Somehow, my audio levels had been turned way down and my webcam was not configured correctly. 

Thankfully, this happened during my practice run and we were able to adjust my equipment settings before going live with the presentation.  Before starting any online event, it is always a good idea to test out your equipment and make sure it runs properly a day or two before you go live.