The Magic Behind Interactive Webinars
Have you ever watched a really engaging web-based conference session and wondered, “How’d they do that?” When slides or polls appear or videos pop up and play automatically, it’s not magic! There’s a person behind every action who must click, type, or drag to make things happen. And learning how to use these features when you run your own webinars is surprisingly easy.
If you’ve always been a participant and never a presenter, this session will give you a behind-the-scenes peek at how interactivity in webinars can be done.
To get started, you’ll explore the Adobe Connect software from a presenter’s point of view so you can see what aspects of it you’ve been missing. You’ll find out more about how to choose the right kind of webinar room to set up, which settings you’ll want to customize to get ready for interactions, how to work with participant questions and tech problems, and what the main differences are between the presenter view and the participant view.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to choose the right type of webinar room (meeting, training, event, webinar) for your event
- How to customize settings and features to accommodate planned interactions
- Why you’ll want to document your delivery plan in a shared location
- How to communicate with team members using secret and private messaging
- How to manage participant questions and technical issues
- How you can deliver consistent sessions using templates
- What presenters do that participants don’t see
Novice to intermediate designers, managers, and online event producers. Attendees should have some experience with virtual classrooms, especially Adobe Connect.
Technology discussed in this session:
Participant technology requirements:
Laptop or smart device with Adobe Connect app installed. On your PC or Mac, run the Meeting
About our speaker: Karen Hyder
In 20 years as an online Event Producer, Karen Hyder has coached hundreds of speakers to prepare and present thousands of successful virtual classroom sessions.
Karen has been teaching about technology using technology since 1991 when she began delivering applications-software courses during the Windows and Microsoft Office boom. Later, as Director of Trainer Development, Karen taught trainers how to improve their own skills to better support learners learning, applying and remembering. In 2005, Karen helped launch The eLearning Guild Online Forums, a series of online conference sessions for eLearning development professionals. Karen currently Hosts The Guid's Best of DemoFest, a multi-presenter, multi-demonstration online event that showcases winning DemoFest submissions. See: https://www.elearningguild.com/surveys/?sid=399
In addition to her ongoing role as online session Host, Karen serves as Docent for The eLearning Guild's face-to-face conferences, supporting newcomers to ensure a positive conference experience. At national and international conferences, Karen presents sessions and workshops on the topics of preparing for, designing, and delivering online events as well as choosing the best virtual classroom software products.
In 2007, Karen co-authored The eLearning Guild's Handbook on Synchronous eLearning, a comprehensive resource for trainers, training developers, and subject matter experts preparing to deliver training using virtual classroom or synchronous online software tools. In 2012, Karen authored Up and Running with WebEx Training Center for lynda.com. Karen was named Guild Master in 2017 by The eLearning Guild for her contributions to the learning community.
Karen has served as a member of CompTIA's Advisory Committee for the Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) certification exams since the program's inception in 2001. Karen was a driving force behind the development of CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) for online trainer certification.
In addition to her professional work, Karen enjoys rescuing cats and old houses. When you see her be sure to get one of her cards - they have a nice surprise. Follow Karen on Linkedin.
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