A tutorial on how to host your first GoToWebinar event. This training is free.

A tutorial on how to host your first GoToWebinar event. This training is free.

About this course

Scheduling of your webinar is the easy part. The key is considering the important steps in the process that can make or break a successful webinar:

  • When to schedule
    • Between 10am and 1pm is usually optimal. Consider time zones, too
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the best days for attendance
  • Audio Considerations
    • Provide your attendees with multiple join options: Computer Audio and a dial-in number
    • Add additional call-in countries based on your target list of attendees
    • To provide attendees with a toll-free number, LogMeIn's OpenVoice Integrated Audio can be added to your account 
  • Branding 
    • Communicate your brand
    • Create impact with your registration and waiting room pages
    • Add guest speaker photos and bios
  • Registration and Survey Questions
    • Super important, but don't go overboard -- three to four questions, max
    • Too many questions and registrants are more inclined to exit
  • Interaction
    • Try using the poll feature to engage your attendees
    • Leverage the polls and informal Q&A via hand raising to break up content and gain additional information
    • Have fun

 

Curriculum

  • Step 1: Schedule Your Webinar
  • Key Webinar Roles 1 min
  • Schedule Your Webinar 2 min
  • Configure Registration Fields, Invite Staff, Customize Emails 2 min
  • Add Your Branding 1 min
  • Invite the Attendees 1 min
  • Step 2: Start the Pre-Webinar and Prepare to Go Live
  • Start the Pre-Webinar
  • Manage Staff and Audio
  • How to Chat with Staff
  • Step 3: Start the Broadcast and Engage Your Audience
  • Start the Broadcast & Show Your Screen
  • Use Engagement Tools 1 min
  • Beyond the Basics - Host a Better Event
  • Configure Default Settings 2 min
  • Organizer & Presenter Checklist
  • Explore Channel and GoToStage
  • Classic Webinar, Webcast, or Simulated Live -- What's The Difference? 1 min
  • Important Resources
  • Customer Support & Resources
  • OpenVoice Integrated (Toll-Free Audio) FAQs
  • System Requirements

About this course

Scheduling of your webinar is the easy part. The key is considering the important steps in the process that can make or break a successful webinar:

  • When to schedule
    • Between 10am and 1pm is usually optimal. Consider time zones, too
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are the best days for attendance
  • Audio Considerations
    • Provide your attendees with multiple join options: Computer Audio and a dial-in number
    • Add additional call-in countries based on your target list of attendees
    • To provide attendees with a toll-free number, LogMeIn's OpenVoice Integrated Audio can be added to your account 
  • Branding 
    • Communicate your brand
    • Create impact with your registration and waiting room pages
    • Add guest speaker photos and bios
  • Registration and Survey Questions
    • Super important, but don't go overboard -- three to four questions, max
    • Too many questions and registrants are more inclined to exit
  • Interaction
    • Try using the poll feature to engage your attendees
    • Leverage the polls and informal Q&A via hand raising to break up content and gain additional information
    • Have fun

 

Curriculum

  • Step 1: Schedule Your Webinar
  • Key Webinar Roles 1 min
  • Schedule Your Webinar 2 min
  • Configure Registration Fields, Invite Staff, Customize Emails 2 min
  • Add Your Branding 1 min
  • Invite the Attendees 1 min
  • Step 2: Start the Pre-Webinar and Prepare to Go Live
  • Start the Pre-Webinar
  • Manage Staff and Audio
  • How to Chat with Staff
  • Step 3: Start the Broadcast and Engage Your Audience
  • Start the Broadcast & Show Your Screen
  • Use Engagement Tools 1 min
  • Beyond the Basics - Host a Better Event
  • Configure Default Settings 2 min
  • Organizer & Presenter Checklist
  • Explore Channel and GoToStage
  • Classic Webinar, Webcast, or Simulated Live -- What's The Difference? 1 min
  • Important Resources
  • Customer Support & Resources
  • OpenVoice Integrated (Toll-Free Audio) FAQs
  • System Requirements