Webinar Presentation Tip Sheet
What is a webinar?
A Webinar is a Web-based seminar. Webinars are just like a conference room based seminars however participants view the presentation through their web-browser and listen to the audio through their telephone. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements -- the ability to give, receive and discuss information.
Why use a webinar?
The province of Ontario is vast and the use of this technology dramatically increases practitioners’ capacity to participate in these webinars right from their computer. Many agencies use webinars as a vehicle for promoting learning and facilitating informative discussions following the presentation.
What kind of computer equipment will I need to present a webinar?
We recommend that presenters use a headset microphone plugged into their computer to connect to the webinar presentation platform. If this is not possible, presenters can also connect through their computer (for the visual presentation) and a phone line (for the audio presentation). In either case, system requirements are listed below.
PC-based presenters require: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based presenters require: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Will I receive training prior to the presentation date?
PART provides training to every presenter prior to their presentation in order to familiarize them with the online presentation platform. We ask that presenters log in to training session through the the same computer and phone line that they will be using for their presentation.
Who can I expect to be in the audience of a PART webinar?
The audience may be comprised of front-line practitioners, supervisors, senior managers and caregivers. The composition of the audience typically varies based upon the topic of any given webinar session.
Please ensure that you provide the audience with 2-3 practice related tips that link your research study. This is a key issue that is very important to child welfare practitioners. They are not academics but they do want to know how your study can help them to understand their practice with vulnerable children and families.
How will audience members be connecting to the webinar?
People are listening to the audio of the webinar over speaker phones or over their computers, so audio quality is of great importance. We have determined that the use of cell phones or speaker phones by the presenter has caused audio feedback and diminished sound quality. We encourage the use of the phone handset or computer head-set microphone exclusively.
How long is a typical webinar?
Your presentation should only run a maximum of 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions at the end. The questions will come through electronically. You should have no more than 20 slides maximum for your presentation to give you ample time to review your important content
Be prepared to log into the website 15 minutes ahead of the actual presentation. You will be sent a link to the presenter interface well in advance.