Online Webinare | Workshops | Meetings
Online seminars or webinars are a great way to spread the Dharma, make your organisation known and reach new potential members. There might be many people who would be interested in the Dharma, but do not know where to begin and have no contact to ask non-binding questions. For some the inhibition threshold of visiting a centre might be too high. Webinars are a low-threshold way to reach people and at the same time offer the opportunity to get new e-mail contacts for your organisation.
Difference between webinars and video
You might ask yourself why not just put a video online?
Webinars are more of an event than just a video. Participants reserve the time the webinar is held and attend. In a video people can fast-forward or rewind which they can’t do in a webinar. The bounce and exit rates of videos are substantially higher than they are in webinars. Live webinars also give attendees the possibility to ask questions and get into a certain topic more in depth. Modern webinar software offers the possibility to view previous webinars via replay. This will increase the chance that potential participants can view a webinar since they are not bound to a certain schedule.
We advise, support or accompany you in the implementation of the following possibilities.
Online webinars & workshops internally
Many Dharma organisations are decentralised and have centres in different cities, countries or even continents. The same courses take place in each centre every time using resources, time and budget. Some of these courses could be coordinate centrally and streamed via the internet thereby saving resources.
Online webinars & workshops externally
Online courses/webinars and web workshops are a good way to get in contact with new prospective members. The aim is to implement, offer and market the core competences of your organization in specific online seminars or workshops. Helping you to reach potential Dharma prospects.
Training for volunteers
Volunteers don’t lack willingness but sometimes lack the knowledge to perform their duties efficiently. Online webinars and workshops can fill that gap.
Online Meetings | Peer groups
The same infrastructure you use for webinars and workshops can be used to host online meetings and peer groups. The difference is that people can not only talk to one another via chat, but actually see each other via webcam and have an exchange face-to-face. This strengthens the community and leads to even better work results.
Online Conferences on a specific topic
This is an excellent and low-cost way (no cost for venue, travel and overnight expenses for speakers) to increase the profile and reputation of your organisation and so connect more people to the Dharma.