7.1 Which Software?

which

Software?

Did you made your

choice?

Before you start thinking about which software you will use, check if it is compatible with the hardware, so the computer or laptop you are using.

A processor of a few years old can sometimes no longer be upgraded and is not suitable for the latest webinar software.

Then the webinar software itself. One of the most commonly used is Zoom, of course. Even though they use another platform, people talk about using zoom. Occasionally you hear reports about insecurity and hacks, there are companies and governments that have already banned it. However, this can happen with any platform. It’s also a matter of always updating your software. If you’re going to search the Internet, there are dozens of providers that you can try for free. Do your research, ask what is common in your environment, and then test thoroughly how it works. For example, Zoom gives you the camera when you say something, which means that if someone keeps a good story and someone else is coughing or puts his coffee cup too hard on his desk, everybody will see that because he is onscreen. So it’s smart to mute other participants. So also know how to raise this in a second if everyone want’s to join in again. For example, in Zoom, the space bar turns sound on and off when it clicks. 

Create a list of shortcuts for your program so you can quickly change or turn something on or off.  

 

Let it look

smooth

If you use PowerPoint or visuals, know what you’re doing. Practice this frequently so that it looks smooth. When you share your screen, you’ll know how to go back, so your audience won’t be watching a slide all the time. Even it is a webinar; the facial expressions are essential when you tell a story or share an opinion.