On the web today, professionals, small business owners and companies passionate about teaching people on how to do things whether in real life or on the internet can use various free online tools. They can create a blog, slideshows or they can also create a video, a podcast or even a webinar.
While videos posted on YouTube and other video sharing sites are popular these days and a good avenue to do tutorials, a more formal option is to hold a webinar. Free and paid systems are available but it’s essential to choose one that can meet your needs. It’s best to learn first about the providers available at www.bestwebinar.com.
The major benefit of a webinar is it allows real time interaction between the presenter and his audience during a specific schedule and attendees can discuss many issues during the live presentation.
For teachers and professionals wanting to reach out to their students and potential clients, the webinar system can become their virtual classroom or training platform. It enables them to connect with people in different places around the world at little or no cost at all. Additionally, this online tool allows them to share their knowledge and skills over the internet.
The webinar involves various components that make it an effective online tutorial tool.
Similar to the podcast, this system can be used to host an audio tutorial without video. This is an option available to users.
Presenters or teachers can simply talk about their chosen topics and synch it with some slides to show on the screens of attendees. The slides can be controlled by the host while discussing his or her topic and should contain short yet detailed information that the attendees can follow.
As most webinar systems allow web conferencing, presenters can also utilize the video feature to enable attendees to see each other. This feature is also most useful if the presenter would like to do product demos for purposes of training sales staff.
A webinar is most effective when it includes slides either in PowerPoint or PDF file formats. These slides should be about the topic being discussed and should organize specific details that attendees can follow. If possible, they should also include attractive images appropriate for the information in each particular slide.
Webinars allow for interaction between the presenter and his audience as well. This can be done through the phone line or via the Q&A feature. The question and answer portion is normally done via chat wherein the attendee simply types his question in the chat box provided and the host can reply via chat message or by acknowledging it and answering the question as he or she goes along with his presentation.
Originally posted on April 23, 2013 @ 1:16 am