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[How-To] DIY On-Air Warning Light for Your Next Webinar

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DIY On Air Light for Marketing Webinars

After participating in a fair amount of webinars, I'm always surprised at how few articles exist that talk about the most common webinar-related issue that marketing departments encounter: 

How to avoid having your live webinar interrupted by that one co-worker who always walks into your meeting room, telling everyone about how bad his hangover is.

The above is a working title of course.  

The solution to having your live webinar interrupted is usually a harshly written note taped to a door or a threatening look after throwing whatever is in arms reach at those near your cubicle.  The truth is, most marketing departments don't have ready access to a working Recording Studio, let alone a meeting room with a locking door.

Because of this, the running joke always seems to be "I wish we had an on-air light".   Yet, with most budgets, making the case for a $150 On-Air Studio Warning Light  isn't always an option.

Thankfully,  for those of us with a do-it-yourself attitude, the internet saves the day once again.

DIY On-Air Studio Light by TechnicallyCre8tive.com

While this video tutorial is from 2009, the end-result is amazingly simple and even better, costs around $20-25 and uses a set of very common materials:

(The video starts of a bit slow but the tutorial starts in around 0:53 seconds)

DIY Networked On Air Sign by MakeProjects.com

If you're looking for a more advanced project than the above but want to impress your co-workers with your DIY know-how,  MakeProjects.com created a Networked On Air Light that actually knows when you're broadcasting.  

While this one is pretty amazing in DIY terms, as someone who has to use a calculator to estimate tips, I'm going to skip trying to build this one for now as they use words I had to look up.

However, for those of you that are more science-inclined, I'd suggest giving it a look.

Have your own  DIY solution to having your webinars interupted by co-workers?  Let us know as we'd be happy to post it on our blog!


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