Live webinars and meetings have become integral to modern business communication, facilitating seamless interactions and knowledge-sharing. However, hosting and participating in traditional webinars can present various challenges, leaving hosts and attendees longing for more engaging experiences.
This is where Sessions emerges as a game-changer, offering a plethora of innovative features to breathe life back into your live webinars and meetings.
As webinars and virtual meetings become more common, it's easy for them to begin feeling mundane. After all, how can you spice up a routine meeting or a run-of-the-mill webinar? While Sessions strives to make webinars and meetings as exciting as possible, we wanted to hear from our customers on two things:
What do you want from your webinars and meetings?
What does Sessions provide for you?
We've gathered these responses to provide you with the best ways to maximize the benefits of Sessions and bring life back into your webinars and meetings. Let's dive in.
Host a Webinar Series
"I want to hold a series of webinars each month on different topics."
Hosting a webinar series is an excellent way to foster last engagement with your audience and tie a variety of content together. However, organizing successful webinars that resonate with the audience can be daunting, especially when hosting a series of webinars on various topics each month. The intricacies of planning, scheduling, and creating engaging content can overwhelm even the most seasoned hosts.
Fortunately, the webinar planning and scheduling process becomes effortless with Sessions' user-friendly interface and advanced tools. Hosts can effortlessly plan a series of webinars well in advance, eliminating the need for last-minute scrambling and ensuring attendees can anticipate a consistent schedule.
The feature enables you to design custom event pages and registration forms with your organization's unique domain link, logo, speakers, and agenda. As such, you can:
Let participants sign up for your events
Customize the registration form and collect relevant information
Access and download analytics about your participants
Customize the landing page with your own branding, banner, agenda, and speakers
Planning the content flow, selecting relevant topics, and incorporating interactive elements can be overwhelming, but AI Copilot's insightful suggestions and recommendations make the process more efficient and effective. With just a prompt, the AI Copilot will generate an agenda outline for you, detailing recommended topics, speaking points, and interactive elements to add. With a series of webinars to plan, this significantly expedites your preparation process. Once you create an agenda that you like, you can use it as a template for future events.
Hosts can use speaker notes, visible only to themselves and cohosts, for each agenda item. This ensures you hit all of the points you intend to. Sessions' Memory and recording features save you time from uploading webinars to YouTube. Instead, you can simply share the link to that event's memory–which is easier than ever with automated follow-up. Finally, event analytics make it easy for hosts to review their webinars, assess performance, and determine changes for future events.
"Now I can see my clients' reactions whilst I present."
Real-time reactions are a game-changer for virtual meetings and webinars. However, these aren't always available with traditional webinars. In some platforms, hosts can't see the audience when they're presenting, resulting in closing fewer deals and losing potential prospects and business. This is especially challenging in sales calls, where even the slightest reaction can warrant a shift in direction from the sales team.
Sessions addresses this pain point head-on with its innovative features that enable hosts to connect with their audience with real-time reactions. Sessions' ability to embed tools, files, and links directly in the platform eliminates the need to share your screen. You can showcase your resources while maintaining audio-video contact with your audience. This brings back the essence of in-person interactions, as hosts can now observe their clients' reactions, facial expressions, and body language.
This fosters a deeper sense of connection and helps hosts adapt their presentation style in real time based on audience cues, ultimately leading to a more engaging and impactful session.
But, you may ask, "How is this different from any other video conferencing solution?" On other platforms, hosts often have to alternate between sharing their screen and looking at their participants. As such, they can't gauge audience reactions when presenting, but this isn't the case with Sessions.
With Sessions, hosts are presenting during the entire meeting, essentially "sharing their screen" without having to actively do so. The difference is that hosts continue to view their participants' video streams. Plus, all attendees have the ability to interact during the meeting, whether by sending reactions, adding files in chat, submitting questions, or scrolling through the meeting agenda. No matter how hosts or participants interact with the platform, they can maintain a face-to-face connection.
Incorporate Interactive Activities
"Now my sessions can be more interactive; I can bring more life into it."
One of the key pain points in traditional webinars and meetings is the lack of interactivity, resulting in passive attendees and reduced engagement. Sessions understands the significance of active participation and sets a new standard by empowering you to create truly engaging and interactive experiences for your audience.
With Sessions' array of interactive elements, hosts can transform their webinars and meetings into dynamic events. Live polls and quizzes allow hosts to gather real-time feedback from attendees, stimulating their involvement and making them feel like active contributors rather than passive observers. These interactive features not only break the monotony of traditional meetings and help hosts assess the audience's understanding and adjust their presentation accordingly, ensuring a more meaningful and tailored experience.
The Q&A section is another powerful tool for fostering interaction. Attendees can pose questions throughout the presentation, and hosts can respond in real time, promoting a two-way dialogue. This open and collaborative communication style creates an inclusive atmosphere and encourages participants to share their thoughts, experiences, and challenges, enriching the overall discussion.
Moreover, Sessions goes beyond standard webinar platforms by seamlessly integrating video conferencing aspects with other multimedia resources. Hosts can include videos, share resources, and engage in conversations, all within the same virtual space. This holistic approach ensures that attendees stay actively engaged, as the content remains varied and compelling.
Bring Your Meetings Back to Life
"Now I can have a competitive advantage because the meetings feel like they have a pulse to them. I can create a presentation and make it feel really alive."
Sessions understands the challenges of keeping virtual interactions captivating, which is why we focus on creating dynamic encounters. By prioritizing genuine interactions and real-time engagement, Sessions empowers you to establish meaningful connections with your audience. Through active participation with live polls, quizzes, Q&A sessions, tools and integrations, we foster a sense of community and involvement.
Sessions is the platform for interactive webinars and meetings that leave a lasting impact on participants. Say goodbye to monotonous gatherings and embrace the power of Sessions to breathe life back into your virtual events.