How to Present a Webinar
Keri Cascio
Director of Innovative Technologies
and Library Resource Management
Linda Hall Librar...
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Agenda
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•
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•

What to cover
How to present it
Keeping them interested
The good and the bad
Wrap-up

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Why webinars?
• Useful topics that can be implemented
immediately
• Stretch travel and training dollars
– Many free webina...
Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
What to cover
• Choose learning objectives for your attendees
– Action oriented
– Measurable
– Learner focused

• Focus on...
Scope of content
•
•
•
•

Focus on meaningful content
Select something timely
Know when to leave something out
Find your f...
Timing
•
•
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•

Create sessions that last 60 to 90 minutes
Break into 10-15 minute segments
Add activity, poll, etc. at en...
Slides
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•
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•

Speak to the slides, don’t read them
Plan 2 – 3 minutes per slide
Add images or transitions
Find out if ...
Sample webinar topics
• Workflows
– Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions
– Transitioning from Catalog...
Image by Flickr user istolethetv
Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Presenting
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Practice by yourself or with others
Find comfortable, private location
Close other software
Move...
Know your software
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•
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•
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•

Headset or phone?
Screen sharing
Video camera
Polls
Chat options
Question and answer

Host...
Keep them interested
• “Sell the sizzle”
– Why are they really there?

• Personal anecdotes
– Share your real-world experi...
Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Quotes
“I like the fact that I can work on certain kinds of
other things simultaneously and still learn
something.”

“I lo...
Audience wants
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•
•
•
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•
•

Real time surveys
Answer questions in real time
Leave with pros and cons of a topic
Hashtags...
Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Quotes
“I'm not a fan, but I may just have attended really
boring ones.”
“Gimme a link to your portfolio or credentials an...
Audience pet peeves
• Too long on housekeeping
• Too much time on presenter bio(s)
• Too much time on introduction and/or ...
Resources
• Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf (Information
Today: 2006)
• 6 Things You Should Never Do in a Webinar...
Wrap-up
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•
•
•
•

Focus on your topic
Create an outline
Practice, practice, practice
Be authentic
ALCTS Webinars
– Contac...
Smile
Pause
Breathe
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Questions?
Keri Cascio
kcascio@gmail.com
@keribrary

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  1. 1. How to Present a Webinar Keri Cascio Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology kcascio@gmail.com @keribrary Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  2. 2. Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  3. 3. Agenda • • • • • What to cover How to present it Keeping them interested The good and the bad Wrap-up Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  4. 4. Why webinars? • Useful topics that can be implemented immediately • Stretch travel and training dollars – Many free webinar options out there • Can attend during work or watch recording after hours • Group interactions while watching or after Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  5. 5. Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  6. 6. What to cover • Choose learning objectives for your attendees – Action oriented – Measurable – Learner focused • Focus on the student – What’s their “pain”? Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  7. 7. Scope of content • • • • Focus on meaningful content Select something timely Know when to leave something out Find your focus point – Too basic for some, too advanced for others • Respect the time of the attendee Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  8. 8. Timing • • • • Create sessions that last 60 to 90 minutes Break into 10-15 minute segments Add activity, poll, etc. at end of each segment Use agenda to stay on time and on track Image by Flickr user Dave Stokes Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  9. 9. Slides • • • • • Speak to the slides, don’t read them Plan 2 – 3 minutes per slide Add images or transitions Find out if you can share audio or videos Take a look at some best practices: – http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/ – http://www.virtualsalt.com/powerpoint.htm Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  10. 10. Sample webinar topics • Workflows – Evaluating Print Book & E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions – Transitioning from Cataloging to Creating Metadata • Standards – RDA in 10 Easy Steps – Archival Materials: Using RDA with DACS • Tools – Using Open Refine to Update, Clean up, and Link Your Metadata to the Wider World • Theory – Challenges with Linked Data in Libraries – Get Ready to MOOC: Why Libraries Should Care Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  11. 11. Image by Flickr user istolethetv Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  12. 12. Presenting • • • • • • • Practice by yourself or with others Find comfortable, private location Close other software Move around Modulate your voice Smile! Use your mute button Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  13. 13. Know your software • • • • • • Headset or phone? Screen sharing Video camera Polls Chat options Question and answer Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  14. 14. Keep them interested • “Sell the sizzle” – Why are they really there? • Personal anecdotes – Share your real-world experience • Activities and polls – Break up the session • Twitter hashtags – Keep the conversation going Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  15. 15. Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  16. 16. Quotes “I like the fact that I can work on certain kinds of other things simultaneously and still learn something.” “I love the fact that I don't have to travel and can view webinars at home or work. This overcomes all I don't like about webinars.” Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  17. 17. Audience wants • • • • • • • Real time surveys Answer questions in real time Leave with pros and cons of a topic Hashtags for social media discussions Copies of slides (preferably before webinar) Chat transcripts Allows for multitasking Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  18. 18. Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  19. 19. Quotes “I'm not a fan, but I may just have attended really boring ones.” “Gimme a link to your portfolio or credentials and say 1-2 sentences. I don't want to listen to a webinar about the *person*.” “My RDA-specific webinar peeve is wasting time on history. Don't try to sell the change; just detail it.” Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  20. 20. Audience pet peeves • Too long on housekeeping • Too much time on presenter bio(s) • Too much time on introduction and/or history of topic • Presenting something old as something new • Being sold a product • Hard to concentrate or focus Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  21. 21. Resources • Teach Beyond Your Reach by Robin Neidorf (Information Today: 2006) • 6 Things You Should Never Do in a Webinar: http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2013/11/6-thingsyou-should-never-do-in-a-webinar.html • T is for Training: http://tisfortraining.wordpress.com/ (episode 129) or follow @tisfortraining • Giving Your First Conference Presentation: https://webconference.syr.edu/p1rg7lrt1va/ • ALCTS webinars on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/alctsce/ • American Libraries Live: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/ Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  22. 22. Wrap-up • • • • • Focus on your topic Create an outline Practice, practice, practice Be authentic ALCTS Webinars – Contact current Continuing Education Chair, Felicity Dykas DykasF@missouri.edu Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  23. 23. Smile Pause Breathe Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
  24. 24. Questions? Keri Cascio kcascio@gmail.com @keribrary Hosted by ALCTS, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

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