Webinar software allows you to use technology to your advantage. The ability to save time and money is now possible in ways that were not always available using traditional seminars. We often need to travel to seminars, but online webinar software removes the need to travel to an event. Now you can host or sit in on a webinar from the comfort of your own office. There are many different types of free webinar software that are designed to make meetings more technologically advanced. However, not all this software is exactly the same or offers the same features. It is important to know what types of free webinar software are best and which features matter most.

What are your audience limitations? The first thing that you must consider when you are comparing free webinar software, involves the amount of individuals that can access your webinar at one time. Are there any limits in numbers? How many people will be attending the webinar? Most free webinar software does come with some number restrictions, but it is important to know what this limitation is. As long as your free webinar software allows your required audience numbers to access the webinar at once, you will be able to meet your customers demands. Make sure that you take the number limitation into consideration when you are comparing free webinar software.

What features are included? You will need access to free webinar software that enables you to present, instruct and demonstrate with ease. A simple to use interface is also critical if you do not have a lot of experience with this type of software. It is also important to also take security into consideration when you are looking at available features. You need to make sure that you data is safe and secure at all times. Other features to consider when looking at a free webinar software:

  • Do you need to send out invites from the webinar platform?
  • Will they register to attend at the webinar software?
  • Do you require a recording?
  • Will a link be available for the recording of the webinar or will you need to host the recording on your website or YouTube or via a file sharing option?
  • Do you require a screen sharing option?
  • Will all attendees be required to talk or will it be a listen only webinar?
  • Will attendees be able to ask questions via speaking or through a written chat box?

What technology do you need to host a webinar? When it comes to audio and video features, you will need a good internet connection to ensure that you don’t have any interference with drop outs and static voice or screen freezing. A good headset with microphone to avoid echo and computer camera if you are requiring a visual of yourself. This makes it easy to interact with the audience. There are many more features that come with free webinar software, but we have detailed the most important and also some other options for you to consider. Not all free webinar software is the same, so it is a good idea to have look at the best options.

Some of the Free Webinar Software programs available are:


Google Hangouts

There are a few more that offer free trials as well. Adminaholics has a great Specialist Webinar Package available to assist with technology, set up and marketing of your webinar.

Susan Wilkin

Director, Online Business Manager and Webinar Speaker

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