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How to Evaluate & Analyze Any Webinar Software

How to find webinar software that doesn't suck
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At MaestroConference, we’ve seen thousands of customers aiming for specific results with their webinars. There are multiple webinar options available, so the goal of this post is to help you, our readers, navigate them and find the webinar platform that will create the optimal results for your organization.

Please note, we had originally shared this information via a downloadable whitepaper (which is still available online here if you prefer the PDF version), but we want to make sure our blog subscribers, many of whom may have never visited our company website, are able to benefit from this deep dive into webinar software.

With that said, the following ideas will be addressed in this lengthy post:

  • Results that webinar hosts are seeking
  • Key metrics for webinar programs
  • Successfully evaluating a webinar provider
  • Engaging participants during the event
  • Driving actions and achieving desired results
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7 Creative Ways To Make Your Next Webinar Engaging & Memorable

webinar
Reading Time: 7 minutes

I’ve attended too many webinars to ever give a precise count. Like anything else, there were those that were engaging and interesting and there were, of course, others that were rather boring, predictable and even suspicious.

First, let’s go over the typical flow of most webinars. To make things interesting, we’ll start at the very top:

  1. Sensational ads are plastered over social media and other platforms promoting the event.
  2. As the day of the event inches closer, visions of grandeur are promised. Ads are shown more frequently with increasingly aggressive reminders.
  3. As the event starts, unbelievable promises are made.
  4. During the event, the host imparts information that seems to be leading up to something.
  5. Closer to the end you see how the tips/techniques were actually part of a larger, more important, limited product that you can get at a “ridiculous bargain.”

Bottom line: most webinars are done for the obvious and single purpose of selling a product. In general, this approach tends to lead to suspicion and low engagement with participants.

Delivering an engaging, dynamic webinar that captivates your audience is not easy. However, if you think creatively, you can distinguish yourself as an authority and present webinars that captivate and enthrall.  

Here Are 7 Techniques To Create Engaging, Impactful Webinar

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Marketing Trends for 2018 You Can Start Today for Free

marketing trends for 2018
Reading Time: 5 minutes

Marketing is a constantly evolving beast. Accordingly, the plethora of web platforms available to harness its potential keeps growing with it.

It can be difficult to predict which marketing channels will provide the best bang for your company’s buck. It also doesn’t help that the industry is filled with snake-oil salespeople and buzz terms like CRO, growth hacking, influencer marketing, and SEO. 

To help you sort through it all, we’ve scoured the trade shows, talked to marketing and ad agencies, and figured out which marketing trends are defining 2017 and set to continue into 2018

1. Mobile Video

Mobile Video

Mobile video is king these days, with $5.4 billion spent on video advertising (which accounts for 35% of total online spending). Dreamworks CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg explains that Hollywood is taking notice, spending the past three years focused on creating short, 3- to 5-minute video clips with Game of Thrones production levels aimed directly at mobile audiences.

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