Make the Most of Webinars

Webinars can be a useful (and cheap!) personal training tool. But not if you let them play in the background while you catch up on other work. Here are three ways to maximize your learning experience.

Watch with a group. This makes it more likely you'll pay attention. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss and digest the content and how it relates to your organization.

Take and distribute notes. This will give you another reason to listen closely. By giving your notes to colleagues who couldn't attend, you position yourself as a go-to person on the topic.

Use the occasion to network. Don't be shy about following up with presenters and other registrants to ask questions or share ideas. It's perfectly acceptable to use the experience of the webinar to present queries on other topics, too.

Source:Today's Management Tip was adapted from "Making the Most of Webinars" by Rachel Burstein.

Nick Kalikajaros 2017