Webinar: tips and tricks?

Marcia Connor on "social learning"

Marcia Connor on "social learning"

I’m presenting at my first webinar this Wednesday. It’s on at 13:00, and I’m quite excited about trying out the format. From the invitation:

How to make social media social?
How can we through our work in social media invite people to contribute, involve and stay involved? How can we keep debates, discussions, groups and forums alive? How do we avoid our online services from dying, and turning into a “one way street” of information? Social Media Advisor, Anna Ebbesen (DK) has together with colleague Astrid Haug published the book “Lyt til Elefanterne – digital kommunikation i praksis” in 2009, and they have also published “100 ideas for social media”. Anna Ebbesen will tell about her experiences and knowledge in this field, show examples and open the discussion.

For my own research i watched a few webinars, clicked through this wiki http://distans.wetpaint.com/ and noted the following:

Some key elements to remember when giving a presentation at a webinar:

– Describe how the Q&A is going to happen: on going questions and comments with questions marked in red, so you can spot the questions in the stream of comments.

– Announce the hashtag for the session ( mine will be #Socialhow)

– And always, when it comes to slides: More imagery, less text. If there are lists’ and talking points, put them at the end of the presentation, so that people can look them up later and rest assured during the webinar that the key-points will be repeated.

Anything else I should bear in mind?

UPDATE – the fabulous twitterati gave me the following feedback:

The picture in this post is a screenshot from Marcia Conner’s webinar on Social Learning which you can still watch online.

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