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What is a webcast presentation?

What is a webcast presentation?

Webcasts are typically planned presentations where speakers have prepared and staged their content in advance. Online meetings tend to be free-flowing conversations that can be conducted on an ad-hoc basis. The key difference is control: webcasts give presenters greater control over their content.

Is a webcast the same as a webinar?

What is the difference between a webcast and a webinar? A Webinar (Recorded) or a webcast is the broadcast of a recorded presentation over the Internet. Webcasts are not time-constrained so they can be viewed at any time, day or night. A Webinar (Live) or a webinar is an interactive presentation over the Internet.

What is a characteristic of a webcast?

Characteristics of a webcast Webcasts are usually “one-to-many” in that a single broadcaster reaches a large number of attendees, numbering in the 10’s to 100’s of thousands, with little to no interactivity. Often takes an “broadcast” format with a single stream sent out to the audience.

Is a live webcast interactive?

An interactive live stream is a web-based live video event in which the viewer can influence, choose, or contribute to the content of the live stream. The success of a live stream depends on how your attendees engage with you, your brand, your product, and each other.

Can they see you on a webcast?

A webcast means that no one ever has to miss your meeting or event again. Participants follow your webcast live via their PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Not only can they see and hear the speaker(s), but it is also possible to facilitate direct interaction.

What is webcast used for?

A webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet.

Do I need to be on camera for a webinar?

In most cases, you don’t have to appear on video to participate in a webinar. You can participate via the chat function or simply using the audio/talk button if you have a microphone.

Is a webinar two way?

Webinars are all about controlled two-way communication: attendees listen to your broadcast via their laptop, PC or device speakers and have the opportunity to contribute with live polling, Q&A, surveys and resource downloads.

Can viewers be seen on a webcast?

Full disclosure, most webcasts won’t have that 2-way communication you can sometimes get in a physical event, meaning you won’t be able to see your attendees on video or hear them in an audio link. With a webcast, your online attendees are still able to engage with polls and submit questions via a text based chat.

Can you be seen on a funeral webcast?

Can anyone watch a live-streamed funeral? In short, no. People can’t simply tune in and attend. So if you are arranging for a private family service for your loved one, that’s exactly what it will be.

Can the audience see each other in a webinar?

Webinars allow view-only attendees. They have the ability to interact via Q&A, Chat, and answering polling questions. The host can also unmute the attendees.

Can others see you on Zoom webinar?

Hosts and Panelists can see a list of Participant user names, in most cases the host can see your IP address as well.

What’s the difference between a webcast and a live presentation?

On the other hand, webcasts entail broadcasting presentations over the internet. The presentation may be live or may be pre-recorded for webcasting, where the audience can view the video on demand. Furthermore, webcasts are almost always not interactive. As you can appreciate, there is a lot to unpack when comparing webinar vs. webcast.

How is a webcast different from a broadcast?

A webcast is like a broadcast. It is usually one person, or multiple people giving a presentation. There is not any interaction from the online audience who can be listening or watching video of the webcast. The best example is to think of it like a radio station broadcast over the internet or a television station simulcast.

How does a webcast work for a conference?

Webcasts is accessed through any device and offer gated entry, post-event registration as well as post-event data to examine performance. Because engagement is a top priority for web conferences, webcasting technology supports the functionalities for controlled audience engagement.

Why are more businesses using webcasting services?

As faster IP speeds and more efficient digital video and audio technologies have added capacity to this medium, more businesses and other parties are using webcasting, rather than other means of audiovisual presentation. Vendors that focus on providing webcasting services to clients often focus on specific kinds of webcasting.