Webinars

Why hybrid events are often horrible!

Are you thinking of running a hybrid event where you have attendees both online and physically present in one or more venues? You might think it will give you the best of both worlds, but in this episode we will show you why it is often the worst of both worlds—and what you might be able to do about that!  In agriculture our perspective is often that hybrids are usually… Read more »Why hybrid events are often horrible!

One simple technique to improve online meetings

Thanks to COVID-19, the prevalence of online meetings has dramatically increased. But unfortunately these are often unsuccessful. In this episode we explore one simple technique to make online meetings more successful, which is strangely connected to people pulling on a rope! One aspect that is often overlooked with online meetings is the role that each attendee plays in ensuring the meeting’s success. Over a hundred years ago, Max Ringelmann,… Read more »One simple technique to improve online meetings

What is the ideal group size for a breakout room?

It is now relatively easy to create breakout rooms in several webinar platforms, but what is the ideal group size for them? In this episode we’re going to explore whether it is two or twenty-two, or somewhere in between.  John was recently in an online meeting where he was placed in a breakout room with about 20 other people, which was a rather unsatisfying experience for him and we… Read more »What is the ideal group size for a breakout room?

Preparing for a successful webinar

While there have been many tips shared about running a successful webinar, in today’s episode we’re going to share with you some best practice tips for preparing for a webinar. It’s not good enough to just turn up at the webinar you’re delivering and hope it’ll run smoothly and that you’ll have a crowd of eager viewers. So we’re going to cover the essential steps to preparing for a… Read more »Preparing for a successful webinar

Top three tips for successfully facilitating online meetings

With so many of us suddenly needing to run online meetings, in this episode we’re going to cover our top three tips for facilitating online meetings. Why’s this important? Because so many of us are experiencing what is officially now known as Zoom fatigue. Just this last week Zoom passed the milestone of having 300 million people using Zoom in one day! That’s a lot of competition for people’s eyes… Read more »Top three tips for successfully facilitating online meetings

Top tips for effective webinars

Denise was recently the presenter in a webinar, and as usual it was a mix of interesting (in a flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of way) and fun. Reflecting on her experience (plus the recent COVID-19 pandemic) made us realise that we needed to share some tips for being a presenter in a webinar, as well as running webinars as enablers of change. So this episode is all about effective webinars. And it… Read more »Top tips for effective webinars