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​How to make the most of a webinar

4th May 2020

​How to make the most of a webinar

As many of you begin to prepare for your Case Study assessments, you may be looking at ways to supplement your preparations. The added complications of the COVID-19 lockdown means that attending extra classes is now impossible, therefore many students and education providers have turned to webinars as a way to bolster their efforts.

There is more to a webinar than meets the eye. To be honest, the benefit you receive from a webinar depends largely on how you approach it. Our friends at IBTC are hosting a series of webinars over the course of this month and we want you to get the best out of this new series, so we’ve put together a few tips on how to make the most of a webinar.

What is a Webinar?

To get back to basics a webinar is a live event that takes place online. Sessions are hosted by various lecturers and industry experts who will show you how to approach your studies and give you valuable insights on how best to prepare for the exams ahead.

Pre-webinar prep

A little bit of preparation goes a long way in making sure that you have the best experience possible. Find a calm, quiet corner in your home where you will be free from noise and distractions. For many of us this is no easy task, so be sure to let people know not to disturb you during this time.

It’s also important to test your internet connection beforehand and pause all downloads that may be currently active, in order to make sure you have the smoothest connection possible. Webinars are live events so do your best to troubleshoot all potential WIFI issues beforehand.

During the webinar

The most important thing you can do during a webinar is pay attention and take notes. This may sound obvious, but it’s easy to get distracted. Paying attention becomes even harder in the comfort of your home with a screen between you and the host. The good news is that the sessions will be recorded and sent to attendees afterwards. So, on the off chance your attention does waiver, don’t panic you can catch-up what you’ve missed.

Ask questions!

The webinars will have an activated chat feature, use this to ask questions. Webinar sessions give you the luxury of having these lecturers in your home, so be sure to make the most of this opportunity

Post Webinar

Once you’ve signed out spend some time going over your notes. Research shows that our minds retain information far better after having just received it. This extra effort will help you come exam time.

Do not underestimate the valuable learning opportunities that webinars provide. Sign up, tune in, apply these tips and you will be on your way to passing your assessments.