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When is it a good idea to hire a professional webinar presenter? These are three situations in which it is wise to use someone from the outside.

As an organisation, you have decided that a webinar is the right tool to reach your target group and to share your message. Presenting and leading a webinar is however not for everyone. Sometimes it is a better choice to hire someone from outside.

1. Internally, no one feels comfortable with the role of presenter

If a speaker regularly gives presentations to the staff or clients, for example, then he or she has sufficient presentation experience for a webinar. That doesn’t mean however that he or she feels comfortable with a camera. It is also possible that this person is not the ‘right’ person: in a large organisation it does not necessarily make sense that the CEO gives a webinar, but it may be hard to decide who should do it then. In such cases, it is wise to appoint someone from the outside.

2. There are several webinar speakers / experts

Are there several experts or speakers at the webinar? Then it is wise to appoint someone as a presenter. In this case, the presenter will mainly have the role of moderator. It takes quite a few skills to lead such a conversation in the right direction. For example, ensuring that someone does not talk too long, by asking questions or by moving to the next topic. A presenter is trained to do so and ensures that the webinar reaches a higher level.

3. A webinar interview has added value

More and more companies are opting for an external presenter who also conducts a longer interview. For example with the CEO. An important reason is that an interview has a nice dynamic. The question-answer structure of an interview is very pleasant to watch. It is clear and provides a firm foundation to digest information.

What does a webinar presenter do??

A presenter can perform the following tasks for you:

• Welcoming all participants
• Giving an introduction (what is the subject, what is the agenda)
• Ensuring that all speakers are covered
• Leading the discussion
• Asking questions
• Keeping track of time

Thanks to our many years of experience, we have a solid database with very suitable presenters. Are you considering having a presenter for your webinar? We will be happy to help you..

Would you like to improve your skills as a presenter? Then follow the training for presenters with us.