How to run online webinars (GoToWebinar, Google hangout)

With today’s Internet technology, we have the possibility to connect in real-time with people from all over the world, whenever we want. However, for more professional events, a simple platform such as skype or google plus might not be enough. This is where hosting a webinar comes in.   What is a webinar? A webinar is a web-based conference that uses Internet technology to connect the individual hosting the webinar to the audience–the viewers or listeners of the webinar.  It’s similar to using something like Skype, but people sometimes use them show their computer screens for professional purposes, and depending on what type of webinar service you decide to use, there are interactive sections that the audience can use to ask questions.   Why do we host a webinar? To give presentations. A lot of professionals nowadays use webinars to give presentations either as a one-way type of broadcast where one person simply hosts a lecture or seminar, or it could be used to promote discussion and questions asked from any viewers. To conduct live interviews with other professionals. This is often used as an attractive aspect to encourage people to use or attend webinars more. You can use your own computer. This is a very effective way to broadcast anything you want to the audience that are tuning in, such as training sessions, courses, how-to presentations as well as workshops.   How to use a webinar This depends on which service you or the host uses.  You may need to download an application first in order to access the webinar.  After that, audience members usually have to “call...