#edtech #edchat #elearning A few weeks ago I blogged about how webinars have gotten a bad rap because some webinars have wrecked it for the rest of us (see link below). Well, as the saying goes, "Talk is cheap." so I have been working on my upcoming webinar to make sure that it delivers.
Last week I did my first rehearsal with Kathy from Atomic Learning. Most parts were smooth, but there were still a few rough spots. One of the big parts that we were focusing on is the audience participation pieces. Polls and surveys that, depending on the audience results, change how the webinar is presented. These polls are very valuable to me as the presenter, they let me know where everyone is at.
So I guess what I am trying to say it that great webinars don't just happen, they are planned and rehearsed so that your audience gets the most of the hour that they spend with you.
One of the things that make our webinars so successful is that we don't just do a "data dump" on the participants. Instead, we tell stories, stories about what real people are doing on the subject. In this case we tell about how one particular principal got technology integrated into her Montana school, and how she went from nothing to full integration in less than a year.
For more information on my upcoming webinar, just click the link below.
- Webinars that don't suck. (schooltechnology.org)