A key to a successful webinar is to keep your audience's attention through interaction.
Applause, Q&A, polls, and even live interpretation can all be used during your webinar to help you engage with your audience and create an exchange between the audience and your speakers.
Enabling interactive features
After you have created the webinar, click on the Settings icon in the top left corner:
In the Interactive features section, you can enable or disable the interactive features in the webinar:
The claps functionality is enabled by default in the webinar, and allows your audience to applaud in real-time during the webinar using a "clap" button.
All participants, including the host and speakers, can see the claps as they come in and therefore gage the enthusiasm of their audience.
These claps are also counted as part of the engagement analytics of the webinar for each participant.
Who is watching
The who is watching functionality, when enabled, will allow your audience to see a full list of all the other participants (with their first name and last name) who are currently attending the webinar.
During your webinar, you can run poll questions to gather the opinion of your audience or test their knowledge. This is great way to keep your audience engaged during your sessions.
Polls are created directly from within the webinar in Express. When a poll is launched by the host or moderator, the question will appear onscreen to the audience, along with the available answers they can choose from. The number and percentage of responses (or votes) each answer receives from the audience will appear in real time for all to see and discuss.
Polls are available for use by default in SpotMe Express, and do not need to be enabled in the interactivity settings.
Q&A is a great way to create exchanges between the audience and the speakers during the webinar.
With Q&A enabled, your audience will be able to post questions in the Q&A section for your speakers to answer live. Additional options allow you to choose whether to make these questions subject to moderation before being pushed to the screen/speakers, and to allow participants to post questions anonymously or not.
Predefined questions can also be added to the Q&A before the webinar begins, in order to steer the discussion in the direction you want or make sure certain topics are discussed.
A Q&A moderation panel allows the host or moderators to approve questions and push them to the screen at the appropriate time to be addressed live.
Q&A questions can also be exported as part of the webinar analytics export.
You can add remote simultaneous interpretation to your webinar in a variety of languages, powered by Interprefy.
NEXT STEP: If you have finished, adding branding, adding a registration page, and adding interactive features to your webinar, perhaps it's time to:
Invite the audience to the webinar
Invite your speakers to the webinar
Invite any moderators to a webinar