How to Make a Webinar
He aha te kai o te rangatira? He kōrero!
Sharing discussion and knowledge is the food of chiefs – critical to the development of all things but particularly the tangata whenua and community and voluntary sector – a space where there is limited funding resources, restricting the ability of organisations to send their staff to gatherings around Aotearoa and the world where new knowledge is shared in person. Webinars are becoming the affordable and effective solution to counter those challenges and ensure communities and professionals can still share knowledge and discussion.
What is a webinar?
Webinars are live online presentations where the presenter broadcasts to an audience from their computer or phone, and the audience view the presentation from their own computers (or phone). It’s simple! For the audience, it looks and feels a lot like a Skype or Zoom call, only in this case they’re watching a live, controlled broadcast.
Our webinar whakapapa
Community Research have a long history of making webinars for the community sector. Every year since 2016 we have run a popular webinar programme. The Covid-19 lockdown saw a massive increase in the number of people using webinars to share knowledge and we had lots of requests for assistance in this space. The kaitiaki of Community Research have generously permitted us to share our webinar making knowledge with you so that you can also share your knowledge with others.
How to make a webinar
Through this video we hope to build the capability of those working in and with communities to use webinars as a way to share their knowledge with others.
Watch our video to learn how to make a webinar.
The following documents are referred to in the video and are here to help you during your webinar-making journey:
- What makes an effective Webinar?
- How to set up a webinar in Zoom – Step by step instructions for setting up your webinar in Zoom
- Emails to Webinar Participants – Communicating with your webinar participants before the webinar
- Tech Check – check list – A Step by Step checklist to complete when doing a technical check for each of the webinar presenters
- Template Run Sheet – A blank template timeline of the webinar, with details of introductions, speakers, question time and contact details for everyone involved – to be filled in and shared with your presenters
- How to Engage with your Webinar Audience – How to use Chat and Q&A to involve your audience during the webinar