Yesterday I took part in my first webinar.
I’ve hosted many webinars, but never done the speaking part. I must admit, I’m not a great fan of the format.
However, this reticence when it comes to speaking to lots of mute people whilst rustling through a slide deck is almost certainly a result of nerves about tech and public speaking.
Once all possible hitches are unhitched, or at least made unhitchable before they get a chance to hitch themselves, the experience is, in very real terms, more approachable (this sentence is an example of the way a nervous person can start speaking on a webinar).
What I mean to say is perhaps webinars can be enjoyable if you follow a few steps beforehand and bear in mind one or two points whilst speaking.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned about the tech, and yesterday, very quickly, about the speaking bit.