Web Conferencing is a great option for many reasons, it can save time, and costs, and the hassles of traveling from your place to a distant location, and then going back, and these are not the only benefits. For online businesses, website owners, and bloggers, web conferencing can serve more than one purposes, but only if you are doing it in the right way. Problem with the technology is that it can work wonders if you get it right, but when it goes awry, it can go horribly wrong. And it’s true for web conferencing as well, while it can be an answer to many quandaries, however if you don’t get everything in place, it will turn out to be a highly irritating experience, and it will do more harm to your business, blog, or website than good.
Following are five most common reasons of how a well prepared web conference can come to nothing.
Poor Internet Connection:
Web conferencing thrives on high speed, broadband Internet Connections, mainly because there’s a lot of data sharing, audio and video streaming going on and anything less than perfect will simply ruin the experience. And we are not talking about long disruption; it wouldn’t take more than some seconds of interruption or lagging to irritate the participants. Therefore, if you are organizing a web seminar, you need to make sure that you are using a reliable host to avoid disconnections. On the other hand, if you are a participant, you need to have a good broad band connection to make the most of a web conference.
In a web conference (or even a live conference) both speakers and audience needs to be literally on the same page. It’s certainly not a good thing to have the spreadsheet (or a slide) getting open when the speaker has explained half of the points, mainly because he is not aware that the desktop sharing feature is not working perfectly. Similarly, it is important for the audio and video streams to complement each other or the attendees will find it hard to get the point.
Noise in the Background:
When you are in a web conference, it is important that you make sure that you are sitting in a noiseless place with little or no activity around, especially when you are the host and those irritating sounds around you will be getting transmitted to everybody participating in the conference, because that will turn out to be a big annoyance.
A big majority of web conferencing service providers offer this feature as default, but that doesn’t mean you should take it for granted. When organizing a web conference, you should make sure that the entire conference is getting recorded, so that you can playback and evaluate later on. Even when you are a participant paying to be a part of some web conference, you need to be sure that you will be getting a recorded copy in case you miss it.
Inappropriate audience will result in nothing but a waste of resources, even worse they will continue to be a disturbance by asking irrelevant questions. Therefore, to make the most of a web conference, it is important that you’re targeting only the right type of participants, instead of keeping it open for everybody just for the sake of getting a high attendees number.