Tip 10 – Find and use built-in but hidden Webinar features and tools
Have you ever put time aside really to explore your Webinar software?
You might be amazed what you can find.
Some Webinar systems have very complicated websites where sessions are scheduled and set up. It can be easy to stick to the basic tools for fear of breaking anything, particularly if you are new to hosting Webinars. In my experience, however, it’s very difficult to cause any serious damage which can’t be easily undone.
When I took the time to look at every single area of the Webinar site I was using, I discovered some very useful features which weren’t in the manual – or so deeply hidden that I’d never seen them before.
What did I find?
- statistics on those who had signed up for Webinar that I didn’t know the softrware collected
- ways of analysing attendee numbers, locations etc.
- ways to edit recordings stored on the server
- reports on how many times recordings had been viewed
Of course, not all these will necessarily be available on your system but there’s bound to be some tools or features you didn’t realise were available. I even found different options for setting up the basics of Webinar sessions!
…take time to investigate what’s ‘under the hood’ of your Webinar software. I guarantee that whatever the system, you’ll find at least one tool or feature you didn’t know existed which can use to create more effective Webinars.
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