A webinar is a term to describe a specific type of web conference. It is typically a one to many type virtual event from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction. A webinar can be collaborative and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter. In some cases, the presenter may speak over a standard telephone line, while pointing out information being presented onscreen, and the audience can respond over their own telephones, speaker phones or via online chat allowing the greatest comfort and convenience.
Webinar providers typically fall into two separate sections
1. Webinar Software Providers
2. Webinar Service Providers
Webinar Software Providers
Good Webinar software will have many features that allow the host to get the most from their webinar. The webinar software should allow the host to step through an online process to set up and hold the webinar. The webinar set up process should include webinar email invites and webinar reminder process, the webinar details set up and registration process, the live webinar screens and management console and the post webinar follow up email process.
Most leading webinar software has some of the features. Webcast Manager from WorkCast is one of the only webinar software on the market that allows all of these plus the ability to completely brand all steps of the process but also to create a fully branded webinar recording that can be distributed as On demand webcast after the webinar has finished.
Webinar software can be desktop based or delivered over the internet as software as a service. WorkCast webinar software, WebCast manager is a software as a service platform that allows users to create, manage and publish and distribute webinars and webcasts completely on line with no desktop software. This allows webinar hosts and presenters to be any-where in the world on any internet connect pc to set up, manage and host their webinars.
WorkCast webinar software allows webinar hosts to deliver powerpoint presentations, video, software demonstrations or any desktop applications live or on demand to their chosen audience in a completely branded and interactive player window.
WorkCast’s webinar software also provides full reporting from email analytics of the invite and registration process as well as live and on demand viewer reporting both during the event and when delivered as a webinar recording.
Webinars Service Providers
Many organisations today are using webinar software solutions in order to effectively communicate with large disparate audiences. There are a few specialist full webinar service providers in the market who provide clients with a managed webinar service to create, promote and broadcast their webinars and webcasts. Webinar Service providers supply a full webinar service that takes our customers through the entire process of managing webinar programs.
Webinar service providers specialise in offering different webinar and webcast solutions that cater to the needs of varied industries and use cases. The webinar service provider will work with the client to plan, create. Promote, operate and subsequently, analyse the event’s success. A typical Webinar Services team we help the customer through a well-defined process that helps to guarantee a well-attended, well delivered webinar.
Webinar service providers help deliver many different types of webinar through managed webinar services including:
Full webinar service providers deliver many features that allow the host to get the most from their webinar. Webinar services should allow the host to step through an online process to set up and hold the webinar. The webinar set up process should include webinar email invites and webinar reminder process, the webinar details set up and registration process, the live webinar screens and management console and the post webinar follow up email process.
A webinar service provider will manage this entire process for their customers, so that the risk and complexity is taken away and they can concentrate on the objectives, content and presenting of the webinar or webcasts and not the technology or process.
A good webinar service provider should follow all these steps but also provide the ability to completely brand and customise all steps of the process. A Webinar services team should deliver a fully branded on-demand webinar recording that can be distributed after the webinar or webcast has finished.
A webinar services team should also provide full reporting from your webinars and webcasts. They should deliver reports of email analytics of the invite and registration process as well as live and on demand viewer reporting both during the event and when delivered and viewed as a webinar recording.
A good webinar services team can also deliver many bespoke aspects to a webinar such as complete virtual events with custom designed lobby’s and exhibitor areas. A customer should also be able to request custom designs of the emails used, the viewer player auditorium and custom registration pages. Many customers also use our webinar service providers to help create webinar or webcasting channels where they build up a library of recorded webinars that can be used to educate customers, drive further leads and increase levels and experience of their communications.