Introducing how to use the features of the Zoom webinar you care about. How to distinguish between meetings

Introducing how to use the features of the Zoom webinar you care about. How to distinguish between meetings
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Zoom webinar is a webinar tool for web seminars and online salons.

In this article, we will explain the functions of this Zoom webinar, how to hold and participate in it, and how it differs from a Zoom meeting.

What is a Zoom webinar?

Zoom Webinar is a license service for webinars of the web conferencing (meeting) tool “Zoom”.

A webinar is a coined word Webinar, which is a combination of Web (web) and Seminar (seminar).

Zoom is also developing services that are more specialized for seminars and salons than its original function, Zoom meetings, in response to the recent surge in web seminars and online salons.

That’s what a Zoom webinar means.

While web conferences (meetings) are often held with a small number of people to a dozen people, web seminars and online salons often have hundreds of participants, so Zoom webinars are used by a large number of people. It seems to be a communication tool for

What are the features of Zoom webinars?

The basic usage of Zoom webinars is that the organizer (host) schedules (scheduled) seminars and salons and notifies those who are expected to participate.

Participants will visit the online venue on the scheduled date and time, and listen to the lectures and opinions of the hosts, lecturers, speakers, and panelists.

Zoom webinars have Q&A, chat, and questionnaire functions, so one of the attractions of Zoom webinars is that participants can not only listen but also have two-way communication.

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It is possible to accommodate up to 100 speakers and panelists, and 100 to 10,000 participants (audiences).

To use the Zoom webinar, there is no problem in holding and participating in any terminal such as PC (Windows / Mac), mobile such as smartphone (Android / iOS), tablet, etc.

The license is charged, but participants do not need to sign a license agreement, so they can easily invite and participate in web seminars and online salons.

It is very simple to use and has an easy-to-understand interface, so even those who are not very familiar with IT can easily handle it.

Comparison with Zoom Meeting

meeting Rooms
kinds Web conferencing tool Video conferencing tool
Usage Participate in meetings individually from your PC, smartphone, or tablet A plurality of people gather in a conference room and hold a conference with people in remote locations. Log in using a tablet or other device as a controller
price Free/Paid (Professional/Business/Corporate plans) Price varies depending on quantity/inquiry required Contract/inquiry required per conference room
contract individual conference room
terminal PC/smartphone/tablet PC + touch operation controller (tablet, etc.)
composition Device (required if it does not have a built-in microphone, speaker, web camera, etc.) Terminal, display, microphone, speaker, web camera
Estimated number of people 2 people 4 people ~

Basic usage

Let’s see how to use the actual Zoom webinar.

The basic usage flow is as follows.

  1. Schedule (book) a webinar
  2. Invite speakers and panelists
  3. Invite participants (viewers) by sending a participation URL
  4. All that is left is for participants to access the invitation URL.

It’s very easy like this.

Unlike Zoom meetings, Zoom webinars are clearly divided into hosts, panelists, and participants, and participants cannot see the faces of other participants, so the privacy of participants is protected. increase.

This is another big difference between a Zoom meeting and a webinar.

Useful functions and usage

In addition to the basic Zoom webinar usage, there are various useful functions and usages, so we will introduce them.

  • Paid seminars held in collaboration with business tools
  • Streaming (live) distribution of recorded seminars and online salons
  • Screen sharing function and document sharing function
  • Whiteboard function
  • Get report
  • Q&A function and questionnaire function
  • Raise hand function
  • Chat function
  • Customizing emails and registration forms
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I will briefly explain these things.

Paid seminars held in collaboration with business tools

It is possible to hold paid seminars in cooperation with the automation tool Zapier, and to present a method (credit card payment, etc.) to purchase the products and services introduced after the seminar or online salon is over.

Streaming (live) distribution of recorded seminars and online salons

You can easily perform streaming (live) delivery in cooperation with Facebook Live and YouTube.

Screen sharing function

The screen sharing function that projects the screens operated by the host, instructor, and panelists onto the screens of the participants is extremely convenient.

This makes it possible to convey information not only with words but also with images and images, making it possible to conduct seminars and online salons that are easier to understand and convey.

Also, by using file sharing software such as Dropbox, you can make the seminar more convenient for participants by sharing agendas and materials in advance.

Whiteboard function

The whiteboard function is a kind of screen sharing.

This is a function that allows hosts and panelists to share images and images written freehand with participants as if they were showing a whiteboard .

Get report

You can get reports on registrants, attendees, acquired surveys, and attendee engagement (length of viewing time, exit rate, etc.).

You will be able to refer to and analyze these and use them for the next web seminar or online salon.

Q&A function and questionnaire function

This is also an interesting feature for how to use Zoom webinars.

A dialog box is available that allows attendees to ask questions and answer live or text questions.

This allows us to gather responses from our viewers, allowing for two-way communication and information.

Raise hand function

During a Zoom webinar, when participants want to ask a question, this virtual function, Raise Hand, is useful.

Once you master how to use this virtual hand-raising feature, you should be able to increase attendee engagement.

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Chat function

This function allows the host or lecturer to send a chat to the panelists or send a chat to all participants during a web seminar or online salon.

Customizing emails and registration forms

Because it is a regular web seminar and online salon, we also want to do branding.

Zoom webinars can customize emails and registration forms, so you can prepare your own original emails and registration forms.

Article Summary

How was it? This time, we explained the Zoom webinar, which is currently attracting a lot of attention, as well as basic usage and useful usage.

It’s very easy to apply for the Zoom webinar you’re interested in, just make an inquiry using the form below.

A professional representative will propose the necessary licenses and fees for your desired web seminar or online salon.