Meeting on the Lines: Teleconferencing & Webinars  Jill Hurst-Wahl October 15, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/nyla2009jhw  Copyri...
 
 
Agenda <ul><li>Why give a webinar </li></ul><ul><li>How to plan your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>2.7 </li></ul><ul><li>...
Why Give a Webinar <ul><li>Reach more people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No geographic constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower ...
How to Plan  Your Presentation <ul><li>How will you deliver it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through/with whom? </li></ul></ul><u...
2.7 <ul><li>Shifting attention span </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 to 20 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick edited TV shows...
Webinar Environments <ul><li>WebEx  – 25 people, $69/mo. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options for up to 3000 people </li></ul></u...
Delivering Your Session <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remind participants how it will be delivered. </li></ul></ul>...
Delivering Your Session <ul><li>During the session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Envision...
Lessons from Online Education <ul><li>Engage your participants </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use th...
Tips for Success <ul><li>Limit jargon and acronyms.  </li></ul><ul><li>Tell stories to illustrate your points.  </li></ul>...
Good. Bad. Ugly. <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better than rehearsed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bad </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Thoughts About the Future <ul><li>Increased need due to budget constraints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People who haven’t taken ...
<ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><...
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  1. 1. Meeting on the Lines: Teleconferencing & Webinars Jill Hurst-Wahl October 15, 2009 http://tinyurl.com/nyla2009jhw Copyright © 2009, Hurst Associates, Ltd. All rights reserved.
  2. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Why give a webinar </li></ul><ul><li>How to plan your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>2.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar environment </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering your session </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons from online education </li></ul><ul><li>Tips for success </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughts about the future </li></ul>
  3. 5. Why Give a Webinar <ul><li>Reach more people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No geographic constraints </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lower per person cost </li></ul><ul><li>No travel </li></ul><ul><li>Increased flexibility </li></ul>Webinars  Full-day conferences  Online unconferences
  4. 6. How to Plan Your Presentation <ul><li>How will you deliver it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through/with whom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you take a webinar using that tech? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can you test it? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What will be your content? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the topic lend itself to a webinar? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How will you create interaction? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written-language, visual, verbal & tactile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What’s your backup plan? Rule of three. </li></ul>
  5. 7. 2.7 <ul><li>Shifting attention span </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 to 20 minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick edited TV shows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuous attention span = 8 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>Average length of a YouTube video = 2.7 min. </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-lectures </li></ul>
  6. 8. Webinar Environments <ul><li>WebEx – 25 people, $69/mo. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options for up to 3000 people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GoToMeeting – 15 people, $49/mo. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GoToWebinar (corporate) – 1000 people, $ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DimDim – 20 people, free </li></ul><ul><li>TokBox – 20 people, free </li></ul><ul><li>Procaster - free (ads) </li></ul><ul><li>Maestro Conference – 50 people, $47/mo. </li></ul><ul><li>Elluminate – Free & $ </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Connect – 15 people, $39/mo. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a Pro version </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iLinc – 15 to 1000 people, $49 - $99/mo. </li></ul><ul><li>Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL), 2-100 seat rooms, $100-$1000/yr. </li></ul>Look for FREE trials!
  7. 9. Delivering Your Session <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remind participants how it will be delivered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get them to test their connection. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day of the session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-on in advance & welcome people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide upfront any helpful hints. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver! (next slide) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up – thank you, evals, Q&A </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Delivering Your Session <ul><li>During the session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pace yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Envision your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate questions & answer them </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Lessons from Online Education <ul><li>Engage your participants </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Use the technology appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that the content is error-free </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the course content is fresh </li></ul>
  10. 12. Tips for Success <ul><li>Limit jargon and acronyms. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell stories to illustrate your points. </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint – limits # of slides and words. </li></ul><ul><li>Use pictures/graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cram too much in. Less is more. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice, but don’t memorize. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a connection with the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Be comfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>More tips </li></ul>
  11. 13. Good. Bad. Ugly. <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better than rehearsed. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No recording. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ugly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hear but can’t see. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Thoughts About the Future <ul><li>Increased need due to budget constraints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People who haven’t taken one will need to </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet-enabled devices </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds as a platform </li></ul><ul><li>We can’t rest on our laurels </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an eye on online/distance education </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><li>www.HurstAssociates.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Digitization101.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.eNetworking101.com </li></ul>

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