Previously, we’ve shown you how to run a webinar from WordPress.
However, there’s a lot of ground we haven’t covered yet when it comes to how to make sure your webinar goes off without a hitch.
After all, if you’re going to go through all the trouble of putting a show together, you might as well ensure it’s a hit.
There’s no magic formula to running a successful webinar, but there are several tips that you can put to use in order to maximize your chances of doing so.
The better your webinar goes, the more engaged your users will be and the more chances you’ll have to impress them. In this article, we’re going to explore six such tips, why they’re important, and how to implement them.
Let’s start by talking about planning.
1. Plan Your Webinar Carefully
It might sound redundant, but planning ahead is key to organizing a great webinar.
After all, it’s definitely not the type of event you want to put together on a day’s notice.
Planning ahead is critical because it gives you enough time to promote your event.
A day or two may be sufficient for a few of your die-hard followers to clear their calendar, but it’s far too little time for the word to spread around.
By giving yourself enough of a buffer, you’ll also maximize the number of people who might join your event – and the more eyes, the better.
Finally, there’s also the technical side of things you’ll need to consider.
If you don’t have much experience with webinars, then you might not know how to run one using WordPress, or what type of issues to watch out for.
For example, what happens if you have audio issues during your event?
Planning ahead gives you time to iron out these issues and rehearse beforehand.
With that in mind, we recommend scheduling your webinar a week or two in advance.
That way, you’ll have more than enough time to make sure you pick the right date, to check that your equipment is working accordingly, and to get the word out.
For that last part, you should consider setting up autoresponders, so that the marketing end of things can take care of itself.