Webinar: When Webinars Attack: Getting from Tedious to Terrific with Laura Solomon

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Date(s) - 04/13/2021
2:00 pm CDT - 3:00 pm CDT

You have been asked (or maybe you volunteered) to do a webinar. Now what? You’ve almost certainly sat through your share of horrendous webinars, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else.

  • How do you prepare?
  • How is a webinar different from giving an in-person presentation?
  • How do you keep people interested so they don’t just go spend the whole time on social media?

The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find out what works and what does not, and how to keep your audience engaged.

Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that newbie presenters make. Discover what it takes to get asked to get asked do it again–you can make your first (or next) webinar ROCK!

Laura Solomon, MLS, is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network and a W3C-certified front-end web developer. She has been doing web development and design for more than twenty years, in both public libraries and as an independent consultant. She specializes in developing with Drupal. She is a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She’s written three books about social media and content marketing, specifically for libraries, and speaks nationally on both these and technology-related topics. As a former children’s librarian, she enjoys bringing the “fun of technology” to audiences and in giving libraries the tools they need to better serve the virtual customer.


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