Secure, private and flexible distribution of digital content is the most important aspect when businesses and educators think about how to host a professional webinar using Zoom and Discover Video’s DEVOS platform.
In diving deeper into the benefits of these platforms, there are many factors that are specific to the host and recipients alike.
It doesn’t matter whether your business is small or large and whether your clients are across town or around the world, you want to be able to present information and interact as though you were in the same room.
There are several solutions to help keep your business running smoothly:
Zoom webinars –
Zoom has several great features that add a level of professionalism to the presentation. For instance, with so many people working from home, you may not want your viewers to see that you are working from your kitchen table. Zoom offers virtual backgrounds, so you can take a photo of an office like setting and upload it to make it the background that people see on the screen. You can create studio effects if you are making a presentation and want to add some pizzazz, such as your brand colors or logo.
Zoom phone –
Not every communication can be done using video. Zoom phone is just as effective as video Zoom calls. It can be uploaded to a mobile device or desktop as an app. It allows you to transcribe, record and connect with multiple users and has superior voice quality. Of course, if you needed to, you could also easily switch over to video or chat if needed.
Webinars on platforms like Zoom or DEVOS each have the ability to reach thousands of users. One of the many benefits of the Discovery Video’s DEVOS platform is that it can measure viewer behavior. You can deploy polls, chats, interactive questions, and receive instantaneous feedback while your webinar is in session. Plus, you’ll get comprehensive data analytics to see how effective your webinar was to your viewers.
Library storage –
Both platforms allow you to record your sessions. You may want to build a library of webinars as part of your ongoing sales and marketing strategy. You can organize your webinars, place them in ether public or private portals, and allow access from users whenever they want.
Teaching students as young as kindergarten and through university level each has its own requirements and challenges. So, depending on your needs, there may be specific criteria in how to host a professional webinar using a Zoom and Discover Video’s DEVOS platform.
Let’s break it down:
Primary School –
If you teach young children, you know how hard it is to keep their attention for a period of time. It doesn’t matter whether you are teaching in the classroom, virtually, or in some kind of hybrid situation. Teaching via Zoom can be helpful because you can share your screen, play videos, and you can allow the students to see one another. Zoom effects is a game changer when it comes to teaching young students because you can have fun with your lesson plan. You have the ability to change your background, so you can set the mood for a good story or history lesson. You can add funny effects to your face or others, so your students can become a pirate, or a bunny and play the part during story time.
Middle School –
Young adolescents often forget or zone out while they are in school. With both the Zoom and DEVOS platforms, they can access recordings of the lesson if they need to go back and review what you were teaching. It is great for reference materials, homework reminders, and invitations to other sessions, such as assemblies, meetings with other educators, and parent/teacher meetings.
High School –
As students enter high school, the need to really buckle down and think about what they plan to do after their K-12 education ends becoming more important than ever. You may want to begin to mentor students in making presentations of written reports. Having the ability to allow students to share their own screens, ask questions, and interact with other students during class discussions becomes vitally important in teaching them the skills needed to succeed in higher education and the real world.
Regardless of the techniques used in how to host a professional webinar using a Zoom and Discover Video’s DEVOS platform, the objectives are still the same. You want to make sure the connectivity is seamless without any disruption to the streaming service. You want to have the option to use voice only or add a video option. There needs to be a function to scale up or down with the number of participants.
Those are all of the practical requirements. It is also really important to have flexibility in the presentation itself. Streaming video has evolved in its features. Now, it is possible to really make your presentation unique and engaging. The level of creativity to bring your viewers into an environment, rather than just a meeting or classroom, makes the entire webinar more meaningful. Enabling viewers to interact in real time helps to personalize the meeting. Finally, having the ability to record, transcribe and store your webinar means you do not have to reinvent the wheel. Plus, you can gain insight and analysis of how engaged your viewers were during the session, which will help in how you approach future webinars.