Beeline for Business…The Wonderful World of Webinars

I recently conducted two back-to-back webinars, same subject, and same content but offered on different days/times to accommodate the listener’s schedules.

webinar (short for web-based seminar) is a live meeting that takes place over the web. The meeting can be a presentation, discussion, demonstration, or instructional session. Participants can view documents and applications via their computers, while shared audio allows for presentation and discussion. (,

To prepare, I spent some time prior to the first live session in the webinar platform as a refresh. I created a checklist for myself with the fine points of navigating the GoToMeeting Control Panel and housekeeping tips.

In the past I simply used my Bluetooth headset with my cellphone or (don’t laugh) the headset that came with my Rosetta Stone(R) resulting in decent audio quality but Download your copy here:I was tickled to get a new microphone in time to use for both – a good microphone is a must [a take-away tip from a professional video VA (Virtual Assistant) in my network].

I don’t think I’m alone in stating it’s hard to present your program, keep an eye on the mechanics of the platform, while engaging with the audience and watching the time.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Moderator to assist you during your webinar so you can focus on delivering the webinar you worked so hard to develop, tell your listeners about the topic you are so passionate about, share the material without the distraction of watching a Chat Box to collect attendee information, monitor questions/comments and provide relevant links? Contact a Virtual Assistant (VA) to provide that support.

Use a VA beforehand while you’re crafting your webinar content to help with fact finding, fact checking, proofreading and creating PowerPoint slides.

Oh, remember that handy checklist I made for myself? The handy reference sheet on one page? Well, I’m sharing a copy with you! Download your copy hereGoToMeeting checklist