Updated: Jan 27
Recently, there has been this trend of webinars all over the world. And the biggest challenge is which platform do we use to host and organize the same.
The first name that strikes our mind is ZOOM. Yes, but why? I think of Zoom mainly for 3 reasons:
40 mins free session with a participant strength of 100
Economical i.e. 1100/- per month for the basic plan
Easy to use
However, considering the current state of affairs and all the information that is floating with concerns to our safety and security, we have been requested to refrain the usage of this platform. I am sure that many of us might have already floated the communication of the webinar respectively and would possibly be troublesome to get the entire guest list to another platform.
Let me share a few tips to cope up with your program that would happen in these couple of days:
Do not share the invite link on any social or chatting application.
Always encrypt your invite.
Again, despite encrypting it please do not share it via chat apps. A simple reason is your encryption will not add value as you have shared the passcode on an open-source platform that is like a wildfire.
Refrain the use of this platform and respect the request being made by the Government Officials. (They are risking all just to keep us safe)
Apart from all of the above, I would like to share a few substitutes that can be used:
Offers great customer support
Social media integrations
Has the ability to handle multiple attendants easily
Compatibility with various browsers and operating systems
Allows you to incorporate polls and surveys with your webinar
Extremely easy to use, with user-friendly dashboards and interfaces
Quick set up process; it takes about 60 seconds to get up and running
Basic Plan: $499/year ($41.58/month). This plan gives you up to 500 participants per webinar, up to 3 presenters, and 24/7 support.
Professional Plan: $699/year ($58.25/month). With the pro plan, participants increase to 1,000 and speakers go up to 4.
Premium Plan: $999/year ($83.25/month). This plan is for businesses that rely heavily on webinars for their online marketing. It features up to 6 speakers and a webinar audience of up to 5,000.
WebinarJam is currently offering a 14-day trial for just $1. This hidden pop-up occurs when you visit their site and move your mouse near the top of the screen (exit-intent).
It offers a value-based customer experience, by automatically recording sessions in the cloud for use at a later time. These can be accessed and downloaded at any time by the user
Allows extensive customization options to the user
Offers in-built analytics
Can be easily integrated with any marketing tool
Offers powerful tracking options
Provides extensive automation
DEMIO provides a 14-day free trial, which allows you to test out all its features. The Starter plan starts at $34 per month for a 50-person webinar room, $69 for a 150-person room, and $163 per month for a 500-person room. These monthly rates are valid on annual subscriptions.
Offers polls and surveys for feedback
Chat options and interactive sessions
Can be connected to Facebook and YouTube to enhance engagement
You can record the entire audio and video of the live sessions, which are then stored in clouds, and can be downloaded easily
Multiple presenters can present with HD video
ClickMeeting’s rates start at $25 per month (billed annually) for 25 attendees or $35 (billed annually) per month for up to 50 viewers. There’s also an option for custom-pricing that’s best suited for enterprise customers.
Lightning-fast live chat
Instant screen sharing
Run multiple polls before, during, and after the webinar
Timed offers to display at any time during your webinar
Email automation and drip campaigns
High-converting, custom registration landing pages
Analytics dashboard with the ability to export data
Integrations with 1,000+ apps with Zapier
WebinarNinja comes with a 14-day free trial to test out its features. Its Starter Plan is $39/month and works well for users will limited requirements and that needs only 100 webinar viewers.
Next, their most popular Pro Plan is $79/month and adds another 200 attendees and the ability to create a webinar series. They also have a Plus Plan at $129/month and Power Plan at $199/month. These higher-tier plans allow hybrid webinars (a series of live and recorded webinars) and more live viewers at once.
Overall, WebinarNinja is a great tool for those looking for both advanced features and the ability to create webinars fast.
HD video quality
24/7 customer support
Integrations with GoToMeeting
In-built polls and surveys to engage your audience
Automatic recording, which can then be shared online
Seamless integration with tools such as Zapier, Salesforce, Unbounce, etc.
Source tracking to discover which channel resulted in maximum webinar signups
The Starter plan costs $89 per month for 100 participants, $199 per month for 500 participants, and $429 per month for 1,000 people, all for annual subscriptions. You can also start a free trial with up to 100 people; no credit card required.
You can explore all of the above to have a healthy and secure program.
Below are a few notable platforms as well:
Stay home, Stay safe! Take care and feel free to comment…