Why do I love webinars? Please step aboard a tour bus inside my head and find out by watching the video.
I love my wife, my son, my dogs, my Mum, my Dad (miss you always) and maybe ice cream. And I definitely love webinars too. There are 5 main reasons why I am so excited about webinars, which are:
1. Massive future potential
Nothing converts like webinars. I hear this phrase all the time. Clearly, webinars already have a demonstrated record in enabling skilled presenters to communicate their training content and/or marketing messages very effectively. However, for most schools and educational institutions, businesses and industries this potential is largely untapped. Webinar software is becoming easier to use, less expensive and is on the threshold of becoming a more popular medium for conducting education, business and other communications. And I am excited about positioning myself to be ready for the opportunities this growth will present, which leads us onto #2.
2. Potential advancement opportunities
When it comes to webinars it feels like I know the winner of an upcoming race. I have “invested” my wager and I am waiting for the race to run so that I can collect my money. As Michael Hyatt says, WII-FM is a very popular radio station, and my love for webinars is certainly motivated in part by a What’s In It For Me factor. For several years I have been motivated by an awareness that possessing superior webinar presentation skills will open up more career options for those of us who step outside of our comfort zone to learn how to present webinars with confidence and authority.
3. Opportunity to train without travelling
My son is now 7 years old and moving into the webinar world has given me the opportunity to participate more in training, both as an attendee and a presenter. Participating in training without requiring travel is a great option for me.
4. Improved engagement and connectivity
I firmly believe that webinars are the next best thing to presenting face-to-face. In fact, unlike live face-to-face events, even where there is a large number of attendees webinars can be extremely effective in promoting improved engagement and connectivity. This is because the presenter’s face and screen and voice is right in front of the attendee. The opportunity for the presenter to do that live for every attendee and create that closeness is a big advantage over face-to-face presentation situations where big crowds minimise the opportunity for the attendees to get up close and personal with the presenter.
5. Powerful and functional features
Polling, interactive chats, hands up and call to action offer placements are all examples of the powerful and functional features prevalent in webinar software. Used cleverly these types of tools present lots of fun options for skilled webinar presenters.
Participate in the Webinars Survey
If you love webinars just a little bit then I have something exciting for you. The Webinars Survey is currently available at the time this article was published. By participating in the survey you will get free gifts, have the opportunity to enter prize draws and find out the aggregated quantitative data from the survey. This last point means that by taking the survey you will find out what other webinar presenters prefer in terms of webinar software, webinar presenters and webinar training resources. This is valuable information and I cannot wait to share what people are choosing. For detailed information visit http://webinarssurvey.com.
If you visit the Webinars Survey after the survey has concluded you will be able to join a waiting list to get notified when the survey is activated again.
Why do YOU love webinars?
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