How to run a memorable webinar
Today’s agenda
1. What’s covered today
2. Facilitators & presenters
3. Clarifying objectives
4. Engaging your audience
5. ...
Webinars: learning events that pursue specific
learning objectives: pre-prepared content is
shared by one or more presente...
Technology

Engaging webinars
Define clear objectives
Engage your audience
Know your
main
messages
1. What we will cover today
2. Facilitators & presenters
3. Clarifying objectives
4. Engaging your audience
5. Identifying...
The facilitator

The presenter
Important facilitator
tasks: before, during and
after webinars
Before
Choose a platform
Know the system
Train presenter
Before
Coordinate promotion
Organize other logistics
During
Open webinar
Work behind the
scenes: technical
issues, questions and
polls
After
Close webinar
Ensure follow-up
I-Design
Online presentations:
some common issues

Technology
Lack of audience feedback
Energy drain
1. What we will cover today
2. Facilitators & presenters
3. Clarifying objectives
4. Engaging your audience
5. Identifying...
Define clear objectives
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Define the outcomes –
what is going to change:
- knowledge
- skills
- attitudes
Most adults
don’t learn much
from a 40min PowerPoint
presentation.
1. What we will cover today
2. Facilitators & presenters
3. Clarifying objectives
4. Engaging your audience
5. Identifying...
What do you do to
engage your audience?
Who is your audience?

Prior knowledge – pre-readings?
Balance between what the
audience wants to know / what
the presente...
Sounds familiar?
People remember the
beginning and the end.
Can you share a
memorable opening of a
presentation?
Questions for the presenter

What is your starting
question?
What is your last statement;
your last slide?
Design for interaction
• Ask open questions throughout
the webinar.
• Facilitator reads (selected)
responses – presenter r...
Design for interaction
• Design polls with presenter;
facilitator launches polls.
• Design short exercises for the
webinar...
Visualize main messages
For your main messages:
change the pattern
Telling stories

Telling Tales: Steve Denning on storytelling

Storytelling Guideline on Teamworks
Some last tips:
Have more than one presenter.
Design the webinar as a dialogue.
Refer to slide content without reading.
Sp...
Some last tips:
Build engagement elements in script.
Build pauses in script.
Use gestures.
Have fun.
1. What we will cover today
2. Facilitators & presenters
3. Clarifying objectives
4. Engaging your audience
5. Identifying...
Define clear objectives
Thank you!
Let’s get there
first where others
will get eventually.
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
How to run memorable webinars
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How to prepare webinars behind the scenes and tips on presenting online: slide deck from a brown-bag lunch at UNDP Headquarters in 2012.

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  1. 1. How to run a memorable webinar
  2. 2. Today’s agenda 1. What’s covered today 2. Facilitators & presenters 3. Clarifying objectives 4. Engaging your audience 5. Identifying main messages
  3. 3. Webinars: learning events that pursue specific learning objectives: pre-prepared content is shared by one or more presenter. Webcasts: live-streams of events. Webcasts pursue mainly information-sharing purposes and are usually one-way communication modules. Web conferences: meetings that bring together colleagues from different duty stations using online technology. Web conferences pursue process goals.
  4. 4. Technology Engaging webinars
  5. 5. Define clear objectives
  6. 6. Engage your audience
  7. 7. Know your main messages
  8. 8. 1. What we will cover today 2. Facilitators & presenters 3. Clarifying objectives 4. Engaging your audience 5. Identifying main messages
  9. 9. The facilitator The presenter
  10. 10. Important facilitator tasks: before, during and after webinars
  11. 11. Before Choose a platform Know the system Train presenter
  12. 12. Before Coordinate promotion Organize other logistics
  13. 13. During Open webinar Work behind the scenes: technical issues, questions and polls
  14. 14. After Close webinar Ensure follow-up
  15. 15. I-Design
  16. 16. Online presentations: some common issues Technology Lack of audience feedback Energy drain
  17. 17. 1. What we will cover today 2. Facilitators & presenters 3. Clarifying objectives 4. Engaging your audience 5. Identifying main messages
  18. 18. Define clear objectives
  19. 19. Created with: tagxedo.com
  20. 20. Define the outcomes – what is going to change: - knowledge - skills - attitudes
  21. 21. Most adults don’t learn much from a 40min PowerPoint presentation.
  22. 22. 1. What we will cover today 2. Facilitators & presenters 3. Clarifying objectives 4. Engaging your audience 5. Identifying main messages
  23. 23. What do you do to engage your audience?
  24. 24. Who is your audience? Prior knowledge – pre-readings? Balance between what the audience wants to know / what the presenter has to say.
  25. 25. Sounds familiar?
  26. 26. People remember the beginning and the end.
  27. 27. Can you share a memorable opening of a presentation?
  28. 28. Questions for the presenter What is your starting question? What is your last statement; your last slide?
  29. 29. Design for interaction • Ask open questions throughout the webinar. • Facilitator reads (selected) responses – presenter reacts.
  30. 30. Design for interaction • Design polls with presenter; facilitator launches polls. • Design short exercises for the webinar. Ask for feedback on task.
  31. 31. Visualize main messages
  32. 32. For your main messages: change the pattern
  33. 33. Telling stories Telling Tales: Steve Denning on storytelling Storytelling Guideline on Teamworks
  34. 34. Some last tips: Have more than one presenter. Design the webinar as a dialogue. Refer to slide content without reading. Speak slower than usual.
  35. 35. Some last tips: Build engagement elements in script. Build pauses in script. Use gestures. Have fun.
  36. 36. 1. What we will cover today 2. Facilitators & presenters 3. Clarifying objectives 4. Engaging your audience 5. Identifying main messages
  37. 37. Define clear objectives
  38. 38. Thank you!
  39. 39. Let’s get there first where others will get eventually.

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