Webinars Explained

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a presentation, workshop or seminar that is delivered over the web.   The attendees view presentation slides through their web browser.   The audio part of the webinar is delivered via teleconference.

Ways HR Consulting provides toll-free teleconferencing numbers to ensure no cost to attendees.

A key feature of a webinar is its interactive element – attendees are able to ask questions and comment on what they are hearing and seeing.

How do I  join a webinar?

Following registration for a webinar you will receive a confirmation email detailing your joining instructions.

On the day of the webinar, you will need to follow the link under ‘To join the online meeting’. You will then be asked to confirm your name and email address and click ‘Join Now’.

This will launch a program called Meeting Manager which will allow you to access the online meeting room.

We highly recommend you test your system’s ability to run Meeting Manager prior to the webinar by clicking here

Meeting Manager can take around 5 mins to install so please ensure you always login around 10 minutes before the start of the webinar.

Once Meeting Manager is installed, a message will appear on your screen with the toll-free teleconference dial in, meeting ID and attendee number which you will be prompted to enter when you dial in.

During the presentation all participants are muted.  Once you have logged in you can sit back and listen to the presentation on the phone while watching it on your screen.

What happens during the webinar?

Once all attendees have joined the webinar the presenter will begin the presentation.  The presenter moves through the slides giving commentary over the telephone.

During the presentation you may wish to switch to full-screen mode. You can do this by selecting the “View” menu at the top of the screen and then “Full-screen”. To return to the normal window, select the arrow icon displayed on the small menu bar in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

At regular breaks in the presentation, we will hold a question and answer session. You will be able to ask questions or make comments by using the chat window in the bottom right-hand of the screen

Copies of the presentation will be made available to all attendees at the end of the webinar.

The chat function can also be used during the session to send private messages to the host.

How do I register?

You can stay informed of Ways HR Consulting’s upcoming webinars by signing up for our regular newsletter on the left hand side or checking the news and events section of our website.

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries regarding webinars, our Editor and Marketing Manager, John Prydderch, will be happy to assist.  Call John on 0870 890 9882 or email john.prydderch@wayshrc.com.