We often make recording a webinar more complex than it needs to be, particularly when recording on-demand webinars. Sure, you can use webinar platforms like GoToWebinar or Webex, but you may find they’re overkill and introduce unwanted complexity. Screencast tools like Camtasia are a better option for recording an on-demand webinar if you’re doing a demo or jumping between applications or windows. But for straight slides, which the majority of webinars are, online presentations are the way to go.
8 Reasons to Record a Webinar With Online Presentations
#1 Be true to your voice
Recording voice-over on your slides takes just a couple clicks. And you record slide by slide so “do-overs” are totally acceptable. Viewers click and the webinar plays flawlessly.
#2 Please don’t supersize me
Webinar platforms and screencast tools often leave you with gi-normous files that are a bear to post to websites, send via email, and share on social media. Online presentations free you of this terrible burden by allowing you to share links rather than files.
#3 Tiiiime is on my siiiiide, yes it is
Rather than waiting for your webinar platform to send you the webinar recording or your tech whiz to convert the video file type, you could be out encouraging your enthused attendees to share the recorded webinar, right when they’re in the moment.
#4 Embed yourself
With a simple copy and paste you can embed online presentations on your blog or website. And viewers can then re-embed it on their blog. Isn’t curating content the sincerest form of flattery? Try that with a 1GB webinar recording that’s in a proprietary file type.
#5 Let’s be clear
Recorded webinars play in full HD so they look super sharp for your audience and the sound is outstanding.
#6 Go ahead, change your mind
Rarely does a campaign takeoff on the first try. Try, try again and you’ll boost your odds of success. Changes to your recorded webinar are easy to make and go live instantly, no matter where your presentations have been shared to.
#7 Screencasts when you want them
Want to drop a product demo or similar item into your recorded webinar? You can simply embed an existing demo to a slide as a video and record your voice-over. It’s a great experience.
#8 All systems go
There’s nothing wrong with recording your webinar ahead of time and then replaying it “live” (or “faux live” as we joke). Your intro and Q&A can be live, but the rest takes care of itself. It’s a webinar without the stress. And while your recorded webinar plays for your audience you can answer the chat questions in real-time to keep your audience engaged.