Webinar FAQs

What is a webinar?(Two definitions are found below)From Wikipedia: “Web conferencing is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet.In the early years of the Internet, the terms “web conferencing” was often used to describe a group discussion in a message board and therefore not live. The term has evolved to refer specifically to live or “synchronous” meetings”.

From Webopedia “Short for Web-based seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web.  A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one way and does not allow interaction between the presenter and the audience.”

What are the benefits of a webinar?

Cost-Effective: No travel required.  An engaging way to provide your team with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price!  WE encourage teams of five to seven to participate in any one webinar. This is an ideal number of people to collaborate on projects and further the learning with practical application on the job or at home.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email a week prior to the webinar.  If you run into any problems, we’re always here to help. Feel free to contact us at 702.228.4699 or email your questions to Kathy at Kathy@CompanyofExperts.net

Interactive: Chat online with your presenter, participate in online polling questions, discuss specific situations with your team members, and receive implementation strategies (included when appropriate).  You can even join a forum to continue the discussion with your presenter and webinar participants after the webinar.  Join our forums at http://www.companyofexperts.net/forum/

Practical: Our webinar sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing organizations and individuals today.  Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their organizations.

Expert Presenters: Our Presenters are subject matter experts with outstanding credentials and are recognized by their peers for their knowledge in the subject area.

How does a webinar work?

Webinar participants log into the webinar site with a username and password sent via email; we will send you information about the webinar via email approximately 2 days prior to the presentation. Once logged in, you are able to see the PowerPoint slides, ask questions and make comments via chat. For the audio portion, participants call in using a toll-free number.

Is there a recording available?

We do record some of our webinars. If your webinar has been recorded, you will receive a link to the recording approximately one week after the recording along with the log-in information.

What equipment is required?

A phone line and a computer with an Internet connection will be required to participate in the webinar.  If there will be a large group present, we recommend Presenter phone and a LCD projector or large monitor to project the webinar easily for the entire team.

How will I use these webinars?

Self-Improvement: The webinars provide real-world experience to improve your skills whether you are unemployed, underemployed, seeking a job promotion or want to increase your ability to work with others.

Team Building: Attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following with a team to apply skills or knowledge to real-life situations.

Professional Development: Plan a training or professional development opportunity to include a live webinar – brainstorm and discuss implications for your organization. We set up the process and provide you with the information you need such as feedback from participants, attendance, etc. to support your professional development efforts.

New Employee Training: Include these webinars in your new employee training program to ensure consistency.

Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided to plan, implement, and track your progress.

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