Thorough planning and good marketing create winning webinars

By our News Team | 2022

Tips to help ensure your webinars run smoothly and are in keeping with the image you want to portray to the market.

Although business travel and event attendance are on the rise in Africa as Covid-19 becomes less of a factor, the increased acceptance of webinars as a business and marketing tool seems set to stay.

The team at DMNews, an international marketing industry news website, recently put together their best tips for creating a successful webinar. The following are among the key points.

1. Stick to the schedule

It exhibits effective project management and respects and values your audience’s time. When communicating, include the webinar’s schedule, time, date and link. 

In addition, share the agenda well in advance. Having a plan will help attendees manage their time and workload. Start and end on time.

Successful Webinars

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2. Hire a speaker

An excellent strategy to ensure your webinar is truly beneficial to your company is to outsource professional speakers.

It’s not always optimal to have a team member deliver the webinar. You’ll be busy hosting the webinar and taking notes. Therefore, don’t try to present the content as well.

Beyond their subject expertise, experienced speakers can educate and engage their online audience, no matter how large. They’ve worked hard on their communication skills and will shine when addressing questions during the Q&A portion.

3. Market your webinar

If nobody knows about it, nobody will show up.

It’s no surprise that 57 percent of webinar attendees come by email, as 88 percent of remote employees do. However, one email won’t suffice to reach your entire potential audience. Plan to send multiple invitations, albeit spaced out.

While most registrants will sign up the week before your webinar, early marketing is still advised, as almost a quarter of your potential audience will likely sign up over two weeks in advance. 

But don’t let up with your marketing until the end, as around 25% of sign-ups occur on the day of the webinar. 

Read the full article here: https://www.dmnews.com/webinar-hosting-tips/

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.