Engage your audiences with customized interactive webinars that deliver insights on your audiences and drive pipeline. This article provides a six-step process to quickly build, produce and deliver your first ON24 webcast.
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Step 1 - Create an Event
Log in to Webcast Elite and click the Create a Webcast button to begin.
Pro Tip: To save time and keep your webcasts consistent, you can create a webcast to serve as a template. Once a template webcast has been set up, you can create copies of the template webcast for future events by clicking the Create-a-Copy button in the Utilities column.
Choose your Present Type first. Next, give your webcast a catchy Title and select the Date and Time for which your webcast will begin.
Click the Create button to create your webcast.
Step 2 - Overview Page
Once your event is created, visit the event's Overview page to edit the event details, upload media, or set up your email notifications.
Seven preset email notifications can be individually turned on or off using the toggles. Emails can be customized by clicking Preview/Edit link.
Step 3 - Registration Setup
Audience members will see your registration and lobby pages using the Audience URL. Hover over the different areas of the Registration page to update them. Click on the pencil icon to make updates.
Note: The lobby page styling will be the same as your registration page styling, with the exception of the promotional summary.
Click on Design to update the registration and lobby page styling.
Click on Settings to update the page settings.
Note: Enable Registration should always be toggled on to ensure data carries over to the reporting.
Click on Security to set up security for your registration pages.
Step 4 - Build the Audience Console
The Console Builder is the design tool for the event console which is what the audience sees when they attend your webcast. At the very least, your console should include the Media Player and the Slides engagement tool (default settings).
Customize the look and feel of the console using your brand's colors, fonts, and images.
Be sure to add Engagement Tools to encourage audience participation and engagement.
Step 5 - Live Event
Before the live event, distribute the Present URL and any other necessary details to your presenting team.
Elite Studio is in practice mode until the event is started, so set up at least one rehearsal before the live event.
On the day of the live event, launch Elite Studio 30 minutes before the event start time. At least one person must log in as Producer to start and stop the event.
Find more information in the Elite Studio User Guide.
The audience will not be able to hear the presenting team until the Start Live button is pushed.
When your team is ready, the Producer will click Start Live, then Start again. There will be a countdown from 5 and then the team will be live with the audience.
The event will be recorded automatically.
To end the webcast, the Producer will press End Webcast. This will stop the webinar.
Note: Stopping a webinar permanently ends the webcast. Once a webinar has been stopped (even if it has been accidentally or prematurely stopped), it cannot be restarted.
Webcast Elite will automatically archive the webcast and make it available for On-Demand viewing (via the same Audience URL).
The archiving process may take up to three hours after the webcast has concluded.
Webcasts will stay active as long as the Elite account is active.