I had never attended a webinar before July 15. I hadn’t even heard of webinars before a few months ago. And there I was, being trained in on how to organize everything behind the scenes of VISI’s “Cost Comparison of Hosted Exchange and In-House Deployment” webinar before ever attending one. My initial perception was that it would be similar to those “celebrity chats” put on by publicists – a frenzied slew of people typing questions to a designated typist who chooses a mere few to answer, before leaving those who tuned in feeling unfulfilled and desperate for more. As the day grew nearer for my first webinar, I began to pick up bits of information that eventually led me to the conclusion that webinars truly are seminars, just over the internet. I was very impressed with the way Ray Hagen, Product Manager at VISI, expertly prepared for the webinar with a reheasal and PowerPoint, before going on to conduct the webinar in a professional manner one week later. You can read about his presentation and download his PowerPoint here.
Why was I so keenly unaware as to the status of webinars? It’s simple. I had only just started working at VISI in the middle of June shortly after graduating with degrees in both Marketing and Philosophy from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. Never before had I worked for a company or completed a class project that required webinar viewing. My title at VISI is “Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator”, something I have been striving to be for the past four years through my studies. And yes, I will be the one setting up future webinars. If something goes wrong, I am the one to blame. If you have a topic to suggest, I am the one to inform. And I am excited to be that person.
With that in mind, VISI is always looking for fresh, exciting topics to inform you on. We would love to know what you are looking for in future webinars. Are there any technology topics that you would like to learn more about? Think about what you want for your business and how you plan to achieve it. If VISI can help, we will. Post a response to this blog with your ideal webinar topic and we will do our best to fulfill your wish.