Webinars are one of the most effective communication tools of all time. Imagine creating your own webinar and presenting your ideas, products or services to hundreds (even thousands) of people at the same time! You are just a few easy steps away from maximum communication efficiency!
Step 1: Design a presentation with a strong call to action.
Whether you are using the webinar to sell condos or tell them you are the best dentist in town, every webinar should have a call to action. That “call to action” could be go to my web site and buy my product …or it could be pick up the phone and schedule an appointment, but the goal of every webinar is to get the webinar attendee to DO SOMETHING! Never forget this.
Create a powerpoint presentation that educates and engages your attendees. Tell them exactly what you want them to do and how to do it. This is the most fundamental rule of webinar planning.
Step 2: Choose a webinar hosting company.
Choose a webinar hosting company that accommodates your needs and your budget. There are quite a few to choose from. If you anticipate less than 1000 attendees and you plan on doing several webinars in a year, I suggest using GoToWebinar.
Step 3: Set up your webinar.
Now that you have picked a webinar host, you will need to set up your webinar. Usually your hosting company will provide a set up page where you will be asked to provide a title, description, date, and time for your webinar. You will also be asked to set up any polls or surveys.
A poll is a great way to interact with your attendees. For example, you could ask, “Are you facing any of these obstacles in your field?” You could then give four possible obstacles and let your attendees vote for the one they face the most.
This is a great way to get your attendees to admit they have a problem that is not easily solved. And when you show the results of the poll live on the webinar, it is great social proof that they are not alone and that many also struggle with this problem. They are also in a better place to ask for help by purchasing your products or services!
You can also use an exit survey when conducting a webinar. See if your attendees enjoyed your presentation, and ask them what helped them the most. You can use their responses as testimonials for your next webinar or webinar replay.
Also, ask them if they would recommend your product or service to their friends and family. If they answer “yes,” then pick up the phone and call them after the webinar because they have indicated they are a hot prospect and warrant a phone call!
Step 4: Create your own registration page.
Once you have set up your webinar, invite people to attend. Your host company will provide a generic registration page, or you could make you own. I like to make my own because that way I decide what it looks like and how it feels. My page is unique and memorable.
One million dollar tip: ask for full-contact information on your registration page. That way you can send them an automated phone message right before the webinar to remind them (they will thank you for this!). And if you have their mailing address, you can follow up after the webinar with postcards or sales material.
If you feel up to it, you can even offer a special price or package to encourage more sales.
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