Webinars are a great way to promote your business, but they don’t need to be stressful, especially if you follow these 15 tips:
15 Tips to a Successful Webinar
- Remember webinars are not about you. It’s about your audience so avoid using “I am” make it “you will.”
- Nothing resonates more with an audience than a success story the audience can relate to.
- Don’t go it alone. Have a virtual assistant, assist you on your webinars to handle the technical side.
- Practice your webinar in your chosen webinar platform. Be sure to test sound, slides, and technology. Time your presentation leave time for questions.
- Practice the webinar but practice your offer again and again. This is where people tend to trip up the most on their webinars because delivering offers feels awkward. The more you practice it, the more comfortable and confident you are.
- Stay true to you. There are so many programs that teach you how to do webinars but keep your voice yours and your personality. Stay true to you.
- Chose the right webinar platform for you. If you are going it alone, then make sure the webinar platform you choose matches your technology skills.
- Wednesday and Thursdays are the best days to hold webinars preferably at 11:00 AM PST.
- Be on the webinar 10 minutes before the start time. This trouble shoots any potential technical difficulties and gives you a little window to resolve them. If you have a co-host or a virtual assistant get on 15 minutes before the start time.
- Utilize social media. Announce your webinar on Facebook or any social media platform you use.
- Blog about the webinar. You can pick from topics of your webinar or what they are going get from the webinar. Post blog on website and link to your opt-in page. It also gives you social media posts that are not all about selling.
- Test everything. Check your links in your emails, social media posts, and opt-in page.
- Proof your slides. If you plan on having slides in your presentation be sure to have another person proof read them.
- Start the webinar on time. Don’t wait for the stragglers and be respectful to the attendees that were on time.
- I hate to state the obvious but make sure you are in a quiet environment. Confirm the kids are occupied, and the pets are in another room.
Remember to relax, breathe, and realize nothing is perfect and nothing has to be perfect. Enjoy your presentation and have fun with it.