Do you know how to ride a bike?
Maybe when you first started out, you had training wheels and maybe your parents or older sibling helped you. Eventually, those training wheels were taken away. You wobbled, flopped and fell several times, but eventually, you learned to ride a bicycle on two wheels and you felt great about yourself.
Hosting and running successful webinars involves the exact same process. You should find someone to help you. Attend several webinars and take notes. After you attend several webinars, even in different markets or niches, you will see there is generally a set pattern of delivery.
Learning with Training Wheels
In the beginning, getting a successful webinar host to help you is just like having training wheels on your bicycle when you were little. This virtually eliminates failure.
You may not be the most adept webinar host in the world, but when you get guidance from someone else who has already been there and done that, your performance, even the first time, is much better than it would be if you would have tried to learn on your own.
Remember the First Time You Asked Someone Out on a Date?
Okay, let's forget about the bike riding experience for a while.
Do you recall the first time you asked someone on a date?
You were filled with trepidation. Would they reject you? Would you open up your mouth and fumble and mumble the words, looking silly and feeling like a fool? These are questions you asked yourself. Since you didn't want to fail, what did you do before you asked that special somebody out on a date?
You practiced your delivery.
Test your webinar software before you go live. This sounds like a no-brainer tip, but many first time webinar hosts don't do this the correct way. Practice, practice, and then practice some more.
Give your webinar to some friends and get their input. Perform your webinar so many times that you are familiar with the software and the experience inside out, for both your viewpoint and the point of view of your attendees. Practice makes perfect, so get to know your webinar software and your script intimately before you go live.
Don't Forget to Be Yourself
You have a lot to learn to become confident giving webinars. There is the software you have to figure out. What happens if there is a technical glitch? What if no one shows up? What if too many people show up and you get a rash of complaints because prospects cannot attend?
With all of these important considerations, it makes absolutely no sense for you to make your workload greater by attempting to pretend you are someone you are not.
You will develop confidence and ability giving webinars when you act like yourself, and no one else. You are a unique individual, and webinars have a wonderful way of letting your one-of-a-kind personality shine through.