August 2017

Webinars: How to Run a Successful Webinar


Dear Members,

Hosting your first successful webinar could be daunting but here at CPD we have experience and some tips to help you along the way. Webinars can help you connect with people all over the world in one place. They can help you expand your knowledge and connect with your audiences by learning directly from the experts; therefore increasing the understanding of your business.

So what are a few ways you can make your webinar a success?

  • Choose a date far in advance

By giving your clients a date in advance they can make a space in their diaries so they’re free to come along and join. This is vital as people have busy schedules so you want to give them some notice so they can put you and your webinar in the calendar!

  • The timing needs to be right

There are many different time zones around the world to consider so do the research to where all your clients are based and work out a time suitable for everyone. This way you can have maximum people watching and joining in.

  • Plan / Practice running the Webinar

You are the one hosting so you want to make sure everything runs smoothly. Doing a dry run will make you aware of what you need to get across and to be as informative as possible. Also, making sure you know how to use all the tools such as; taking a poll, switching between speakers, add in links and recording the webinar.

  • Follow up / Review

A follow up to the webinar is exceptionally important. Making sure everyone knows what was discussed and what people’s thoughts on the webinar were will really help for the next one as there is always room for improvement! Feedback will also help for next time. Surveys will help gather your thoughts on the success and help to understand what everyone else is thinking.

We hope using these points above will help with being a successful webinar host in the future.

If you have any questions regarding your membership with us, please do not hesitate to call us on 0203 745 6463

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind Regards,

Sophie