The Redback Team
6th January 2016
New to webinars? Engage your audience with these tips!
Redback's top 3 tips for boosting your engagement
Whether you’re new to webinars or experienced and awesome, there’s one thing that cannot be denied – engaging your audience is critical to keeping them online.
We know, we know, that word ‘engagement’… again! But it’s incredibly important and can mean the difference between a great webinar and an ‘oh I don’t want to attend one of those again!’
We’ve put together our top 3 tips on how to engage during your online events –enjoy!
1. Engage with Q&A Chat
Use this tool to encourage two-way participation and remember, it doesn’t always have to be used for questions. Consider using it as an ice breaker and ask people to comment on where they are joining from or what their level of experience is on the topic you’re presenting.
We also recommend that you keep the chat box open to inspire a sense of community – you might be pleasantly surprised at how free flowing the conversation between attendees becomes.
2. Inspire with Video
Many refrain from the use of videos within webinars for one reason – technology. And we don’t blame them – you’ve got the buffering, the bandwidth…why would you want to risk disrupting your entire event?
Well things have changed.
You now have the ability to stream your videos directly from YouTube through the Video Player function. Simply paste your YouTube link into the player or search for your video and let it play from directly within your webinar. Cool, hey?
3. Interact with Polling
As an online presenter constant feedback from your audience is priceless. Think about it, you are presenting to a computer screen so the fact that you can get to know your audience with quick pop up surveys is invaluable!
Polling allows you to ask for, receive and share feedback. It’s the perfect way to get to know who you are talking to, ask for insights and prompt conversation between everyone online. Polls can be created before your webinar or on the fly and full reporting is available.
Have you used any other features during a webinar to create engagement? If so, we’d love to hear them. Feel free to comment below.
Until next time,
Sara and Aiza