Producing a Successful Webcast
Producing a successful Webcast is a cooperative effort between you, the presenters, receive sites and device viewers, and IMS staff...
What we provide:
- All Webcast equipment (cameras, streaming servers, etc.)
- Professional digital video production in our state-of-the-art Internet TV studio.
- Pre-event planning, testing, real-time streaming, and archive recording.
- Online ‘chat room’ for viewer audience to communicate with presenter/s.
- Ultra-high-speed streaming & Internet connectivity using the CalREN Digital California Network.
- Presentation computer for Powerpoint, online database, and/or Web site demonstrations.
- Chat Host computer and printer for communicating with viewing audience.
- Live Webcast streams that are viewable on multiple platforms (Mac, PC, iOS, Droid, etc.)
- Technical support before and during a live Webcast.
- Viewer support for all archived Webcasts.
- Online Webcast registration.
What you should do:
- Make sure your event is planned completely and in great detail, including:
- Presentation format
- Set layout
- Scripts that include timing
- Presentation aids: Props, multi-media presentations, etc.
- Scheduling a preproduction meeting for presenters at the SCOE studio (through IMS staff).
- Make arrangements for your audience to view the event at suitable receive sites that meet all the technical requirements.
- Send all receive sites and/or individual viewers Webcast information including the date and time of your Webcast, technical requirements for viewing, and registration information.
- Market your Webcast - let interested parties know when and where they will be able to view the Webcast presentation.
- Arrange for support staff to be available at Receive Sites during the Webcast including facilitators, chat hosts, and technical support staff.
- Make sure the receive sites and/or facilitators for those sites have everything necessary to make the event well received by viewers (i.e., suitable audio/visual equipment, handouts, 3x5 cards, etc.)