5 Ways to Make Your Webinars More Impactful

Effective communication can help you to transmit your thoughts to your audience. It is like an antenna that sends and receives signals to satellites to broadcast channels on your TV. If the antenna is broken, you cannot watch anything; similarly, if your communication is not effective, you cannot convey your message to your audience.

There are multiple ways you can communicate your message to your audience, but in the digital age, the webinar is the most satisfying way to put your message across the audience. You can glue your audience to the entire session by making it interactive. There are various webinar tools available to experiment with the webinars and make them more engaging. Most organizations see the value of webinars in building a strong relationship with the audience and optimizing growth opportunities.

Webinars can be hosted as video presentations, training sessions, panel discussions, workshops, events, etc. It also has a higher value than other communication modes as webinar content can be converted into blogs and e-books.

To make your Webinars more powerful, do follow the following tips.

1)  Figure out what your audience wants:

There is a reason why your audience wants to attend your webinars; they seek knowledge that could be useful to them or solve their problems. It is essential that you address all their concerns, and the best way to do this is to send the questionnaire. It is a good strategy to email a questionnaire asking the audience about their expectations from the webinar. It helps you focus on essential topics and stop deviating from the webinar's core objective.  


2) Finalize the webinar format

Once you know the audience's expectations from the webinar, the next thing is to decide the webinar format.  The webinar could be a one-to-one session, panel discussion, or product demonstration; based on the purpose of the webinar, you need to set up the webinar.  For instance, if you are hosting an expert interview, it is more likely that the audience would ask questions, so you need to include a Q&A session.  So prepare a checklist of things you plan to include in your webinar and finalize the format.   


3)   Promote your webinars: 

Webinars without an audience have no point; it is essential that you attract a maximum audience for your webinar regardless of their locations. Technology has made it easy to reach the audience even in the most remote areas. You can promote your webinars through social media handles, emails, or even text messages. It is recommended that you start promoting your webinar at least a week in advance.

You can take the help of marketing automation tools to streamline your marketing tasks and send reminders for webinar registration. The software also notifies you when someone registers for the webinar. Besides that, you can create a landing page for quick registration and driving audience attention. You can create a landing page from your current website or CMS.  


4)   Use webinar tools: 

Choose a webinar tool for a seamless experience and engage with your audience.  It is usually challenging to engage the audience virtually as some of them are reluctant to speak out on their views or ideas during a live webinar.  They usually prefer asking questions in chat rooms or responding to polls. To interact with the audience during a live webinar, the host can utilize public or private chat rooms, polls, Q&A sessions. 

Besides that, long and monolithic webinars can put the audience off.  Webinar tools support features that help you to present webinars in an interactive way, such as creating a webinar series.  You can segment your webinar into sessions or series and release them over the period.  It helps to create curiosity and engage the audience.  Likewise, you can create an on-demand webinar for the audience that prefers accessing content at their comfort and convenience.  There are many such features as real-time editing, recording webinars anytime, converting videos into text, gamification, creating registration page, screen sharing, automated recording, virtual background, etc. 

Some webinar tools also allow customizing the webinar template with brand colors, logos, and domain names which further helps organizations to increase brand awareness.  Webinar tools can make your webinar more impactful and deliver an exceptional experience to your audience.


5)  Collect feedback: 

At the end of the webinar, most audiences have something to say about the webinar. Either they have something to ask related to the webinar topic or the presentation itself. It is recommended that you collect feedback from your audience and implement them into your next webinar. It gives a sense of feeling to the audience that you care about their views, and on the other end, you can improve your webinar quality.  Taking one step further, you can even issue a certificate at the end of the webinar and encourage them to attend your future webinars.


All these could make your webinar engaging and appealing to your audience. But one important aspect of the webinar that most hosts ignore while streaming webinars is the speaking style. While having a webinar, you need to ensure that you and your audience are on the same page. You need to be lucid while addressing your audience and focus on things like speed, conversation style, pitch and tone of your voice, etc. You should deliver a message in a way that is easy to digest for your audience. It is a key for the success of webinars, and by rehearsing continuously; you can enhance your webinar’s skills.



In the tech-driven world, end-users can access a wide range of content, and it would be challenging for marketers to stand out with a standard webinar format.  They have to take their webinar-game one level up to drive audience attention and increase the conversation rate.  It is necessary that you have an end-to-end plan for your webinar to increase audience engagement level.  By implementing the above tips and becoming more tactical in your approach, you can make your webinars more impactful.