Choosing Webinar Companies
Webinars are becoming a popular tool for many businesses to use for meeting and conferences. With such popularity there comes many
different Webinar companies from which to choose. Choosing the right company is important because the quality of your webinar is directly
related to the quality of your webinar company.
Qualities of Good Webinar Companies
A good webinar company should have several qualities that will allow you to be able to trust them and know their service is reliable. By
possessing these qualities you will know that when you host your webinar with this company that you will be getting great service and that your
webinar will go off without a hitch.
There should be easy access to the webinar. Participants should be able to easily find the webinar and access should be simple.
There should not be complex instructions about how to access the webinar or anything could confuse participants. You want easy access so
you can be assured that people will attend the webinar. If the process is too complex then you may end up just wasting money on a webinar
that nobody attends.
The availability of polls can be a great asset that allows you to gauge how participants feel during the webinar. You can easily see if
they are getting the right information or if you need to expand upon what you already said. Polls can be given throughout the webinar and
will provide instant feedback. Not having access to polls is not going to ruin your event, but it can make it less successful
overall. Having polls just ensures that you cover everything that needs to be covered within the webinar, which will prevent a need for
further meetings on the webinar subject.
The ability to access data, such as websites, during the presentation and share that information in another invaluable tool. You can
only control the presentation part of the webinar. That leaves the question and answer session open for anything, so you may find a need to
provide further information that you may not have right on hand already included in the webinar materials. Being able to go to a website
and pull information to share right during the webinar makes it simple to share information without a need for further materials to be passed out
after the webinar. Having this ability makes sure that everyone gets their questions answered on the spot without having to wait.
Video capabilities may not be necessary for everyone, but some feel it adds more life to a webinar and in some cases seeing the speaker is of
importance. You should make sure that the company you choose offers video capabilities in case you should ever need them.
The whole webinar process should be easy for you to set up and use, as well as, easy for participants to use. You do not want something
too complicated to understand. Only a usable webinar set up is actually worth it in the end.
Lastly, pricing is an important feature to keep in mind. You should shop around. You may find various prices from various webinar
companies. Be aware, though that you often get what you pay for, so bargain prices may mean less features or less quality in your
One of the most reliable webinar companies around is GoToWebinar. We highly recommend them.