Microsoft 365

NEW to Microsoft Teams: Webinars

By 21 April 2021 May 17th, 2021 No Comments
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From the end of April, Microsoft will be rolling out the ability to host Webinars, right from your Teams account.

You’ll be able to host webinars if your Microsoft account is on one of the following licenses: Office 365 or Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5/Business Standard/Business Premium.

If you’re not on one of these licenses though, don’t worry; you can still trial the features for free until the end of 2021.

Over the last year, we’ve had to find new ways of connecting with our colleagues and customers alike. A favourite of many industries is using Microsoft Teams, what with its ability to message, call, and video chat with people no matter where either of you are in the world.

One feature that was missing however, was the ability to connect with customers en masse. That’s set to change though, now that you can host webinars from your Teams account.

 

If you’re not familiar with webinars, it’s easy to overlook many of the benefits that can come from them as they don’t always have an immediate, tangible benefit to your business. This couldn’t be further from the truth however, as webinars offer immense value to the modern business. Not only do they help you reach up to hundreds of potential customers at once, but you can reach them from anywhere; home, the office, or even on the beach!

Not only do you get to speak to many of your customers at once, but they can also interact with you in return. They can chat, voice opinions, ask/answer questions, and more. Studies show that when someone is asking questions and chatting about what they’re being shown, they’re much more focused and engaged in what you have to say.

With customer engagement like this, you can use webinars for a variety of purposes: demonstrating what your product is (or how to use it), Q&A’s, or as a mass-sales tactic.

 

Webinars will be rolling out to Teams accounts from the end of April and throughout May. Once granted, you’ll be able to schedule a webinar from the ‘New meeting’ drop-down button.

When you’ve set it, people both inside and outside your organisation will be able to sign up beforehand and you’ll even be able to report on how many people are signing up, vs how many people actually attend.

It’s no question that Webinars are a useful tool for your business, for a variety of purposes and benefits. How you use them though, is entirely up to you.

If you’re looking for a total business solution, get in touch with us today to learn more about Microsoft Office 365.

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