The good thing about working from home is that it
provides an opportunity for employees to manage their time well. They don’t
have to get up early to be in traffic. Employers can also organize other
activities on top of the regular job description.
Webinars are popular because they allow employees to
learn something new about the industry. There may also be about personal
growth. If you intend to host one, these are some tips to consider.
The first thing you need to do is to ask your employees. They
might have specific topics in mind. If everyone can benefit from it, you should
give it a try. If there’s a consensus among the employees, the topic is
significant to them. They might use it to be better at their job.
Invite a key speaker
If you’re an expert on the subject that the employees
want to discuss during the webinar, you can be the key speaker. If not, you can
invite someone else to do it. The good thing is that everything happens
virtually. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the cost of hiring another
person to talk.
Choose the right platform
The platform to use depends on the goal of hosting
the webinar. It can even be a recorded video if it’s only a one-way
presentation. It can also be live and everyone has a chance to watch it at the
same time. Another option is to make
it an interactive webinar. Participants can ask questions via chat or
through a call.
Create a detailed online
It would be great if everyone has an idea about what
will happen during the webinar. The detailed outline doesn’t have everything
the employees need to know, but it can serve as a guide while the webinar is
going on. It also helps them prepare questions in advance.
Use visual aids
The speaker doesn’t have to be on screen all the time.
There could be visual aids to help in the discussion. It also highlights the
need for a recorded webinar to make it easier to organize the ideas and match
them with the visual presentation. If possible, the visual aids are available
on a separate file. Anyone who wishes to view the information after the webinar
can do it.
Integrate the company’s philosophy
If the goal is to make the webinar meaningful and
relevant, you should try to integrate the company’s philosophy in the
discussion. It allows the employees to see the relevance of what they’re
learning with the direction the company wants to take them. However, if you’re
inviting someone from outside, you should inform this person about the company.
It’s easier to create the webinar when the goals are clear from the
Hopefully, everyone will enjoy the webinar and learn
from it. You can host one frequently, especially if everyone needs to continue
working from home. Everyone will benefit from it.
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