I had never attended a webinar prior to coming to the United States, and have since participated in five. I have found webinars to be a surprisingly efficient tool. It really amazes me how technology is making education easier. The more webinars I attend the more their utility is affirmed. Webinars are a great way to learn because of the visual and conversational aspects that aid the training sessions.
Of course, making the most of a webinar will depend on the host’s communication skills, the audience’s interest in the subject and their attitude towards that subject. However, in general I find that webinars are a great, cost-effective way to promote learning within an organization.
I will be leading the next webinar on November 16th about volunteer management, and wanted to share the results of my research about webinar design with you. I am sure you will find all these links more than helpful when preparing you webinars in future:
How to capture your audience in 30 seconds:
Six mistakes you should never make as a presenter:
Seven thoughts to whip your slides into shape:
For the fearless, new ways of presenting besides Power Point:
Enjoy learning and remember that is not your aptitude but your attitude that gives you altitude!