With the advent of higher internet bandwidths even in developing countries and online services that allow a number of people to interact with each other as though they were in the same room –the concept of webinar (short form for web seminar) is picking up speed. Nowadays it has become quite easy to organize webinars and interact with attendees.
Webinars are a really cool way to promote anything (even including promotion of your Facebook Page!) Just decide the date and time when you want to organize a webinar –and then share this information on your publicity channels like Twitter account, Facebook page, blog etc. People who will find the subject of your webinar interesting –they will further share the information. As a bonus, this will effectively spread information about your publicity channels also. Interactivity always attract more people. And therefore features like webinars will surely become a hit with your current and potential target audience. Google+ Hangouts and AnyMeeting are two great tools to organize webinars FREE of cost.
If you have a lot of Google+ followers –it’s easy to create a Google+ Hang Out and invite people in your circle to join you. You can even invite people who don’t use a computer to listen to your webinar by dialing their phone numbers. Calls in US and Canada are free –but to invite people from other countries you’ll have to pay charges.
With Google+ Hangout OnAir, you can even broadcast your webinar to the world and that too free of cost. Anyone, who is interested, can join-in and watch your webinar happening.
AnyMeeting also allows you to create webinar. Up to 200 people can join your webinar for free (AnyMeeting will display ads on the screens of attendees). All you need to do is to create an AnyMeeting account by filling up a small registration form. Then you can start a meeting and send invitation to attendees by email. People can also listen to audio of the webinar by dialing in a given phone number. A meeting URL is also given to you which you can advertise and let people join in.
AnyMeeting provides two types of meetings: Discussion mode (in which all the invitees can speak and listen to each other) and Listen-Only mode (in which only the presenter speaks)
With these free tools available, it is very easy to go ahead and talk to your collaborators and/or the world. Go live!