ReadyTalk

Meet with Confidence

Common Webinar Myths Debunked

Posted by Teresa Lawlor on
Share this Post:

Top 8 Common Webinar Myths ImageThere are a lot of misconceptions about webinars. They’re expensive, people never show up, something always goes wrong - you get the picture. But we know webinars are a great lead generation tactic that provides companies with high quality leads. Consider these myths debunked in our new e-book, The Top 8 Common Webinar Myths. Here’s a little sneak peek into  Myth #8....

People Never Attend.

When you host a webinar it’s important that you manage your attendance expectations. While you might have a lot of registrants, that doesn’t automatically, convert into attendees. Furthermore, there are other registrants who might have something come up, but still want to attend, so they watch the on-demand webinar. 

According to the 2013 Webinar Benchmark Report, only 42% of registrants attend the live event. This is almost exactly what we see at ReadyTalk as well.

So, what can be done to increase that percentage?

If you’re seeing a low registrant-to-attendee conversion rate, there are a couple of ways to increase attendance rates:

  • Promote a giveaway that will occur during the event.
  • Send a reminder email within 24 hours of the event.
  • If they simply can’t attend, send a follow up email with access to the recorded webinar.

You can download out this e-book and more at our new resource center on readytalk.com.

How do you increase your attendance rates? Tell us below.


Comments for Common Webinar Myths Debunked

blog comments powered by Disqus

Recent Posts

New from ReadyTalk - iPhone App Web Participant

Joining web meetings from your iPhone has never been easier.  Whether you are in the office or on the road, you can now participate in both the audio and web portions of the...

New Collaboration Features Available From ReadyTalk

New Collaboration Features Available From ReadyTalk Collaborating just got easier! Starting today, you can choose to present from multiple monitors, pause your screen share and...

Less Work, Better Results: Use Marketing Automation to Your Advantage

Using Marketing Automation to Your Advantage    After broadcasting a webinar and recording it, promoting it and encouraging people to watch the recording becomes the next steps for...

The Power of Webinar Tactics for Lead Qualification

The Power of Webinar Tactics for Lead Qualification  Webinars allow you to not only generate leads, but are also an excellent way to generate lead qualification. By utilizing...

If You Don't Try Designing a Live Webinar for On-Demand Use, You'll Hate Yourself Later

Designing a Live Webinar for On-Demand Use   In recent years webinars have grown in popularity for marketers in the B2B world with about 62 percent of all B2B marketers currently...

Don’t Stutter. Use the Webinar ROI Calculator to Show Your Success.

Don’t Stutter. Use the Webinar ROI Calculator to Show Your Success. Remember that time when your boss asked you about the success of your webinar program? If you stuttered,...

If You Struggle With Evergreen Topics, Read This

Finding Evergreen Topics Many marketers are generating leads through webinars with the lowest possible cost effort by recording your webinar and redistributing it. On average, a...

5 Tools my Sales Team Could Not Live Without

5 Tools Our Sales Team Could Not Live Without As a Sales Director, my goal is to provide tools and resources to my team in order to make them successful and more efficient.  My...

Cost of a Webinar: Is it a good investment?

Cost of a Webinar: Is it a good investment? With today's technology, there are an overwhelming number of ways a marketer can generate demand and capture new customers. Filtering...