A webinar is a live online seminar.
When you register for any of the events, you will receive a unique URL that you will click on or paste into the address bar of your Internet browser. Then you will be taken to a “meeting room” where you will join other participants and the speaker. You will watch and listen to the speaker on your own computer and can ask questions via a Chat area on the screen.
International Trade Council Webinars are FREE. All you have to do is complete the registration fields and wait for the live event. In other words, the education is free for everyone 24/7. Improve your skills and learn at your convenience.
Click here for a frequently updated webinar schedule.
Yes. You can gather your staff to join the Webinar around one computer. However you cannot use the same log in on more than one computer.
The Webinar archive will be available for viewing for 12 months. Within 5 days of the live event, you will receive an email that the archive is available and can be found at the same web address as the live event.
Webinars range from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the topic. This conveniently fits in between clients, during lunch, after a long day of work, or on the weekend.
We recommend you arrive a half hour early so that you have time to check in and get settled. This will also give you time to be sure your computer is correctly configured for the Webinar. The first time you attend an ITC Webinar you may be prompted to download and install a plugin.
We highly recommend that you arrive promptly. However, once the Webinar has been opened you can sign in any time up to the end of the Webinar.
During the presentation, the Chat area will be closed. Once the speaker has completed their presentation, the Chat area will be opened and you will have the opportunity to ask questions by typing the message into the Chat area.
Webinars can be viewed on both MAC and PC platforms. We suggest a wired 512kb or better Internet connection for best performance. Wireless connections may slow delivery to your computer. Audio will be heard through your computer’s speakers. There is no need for a phone to attend our Webinars.
Electronic devices, such as Blackberries, can affect the sound quality of microphones and speakers. To avoid this, keep any electronic handheld devices away from your microphone and speakers during your meeting.
Dropped words, delays or robotic sounds are often due to poor network performance, lack of memory or high CPU usage.
A dial-up Internet connection can cause poor performance. For optimum performance when we recommend a broadband Internet connection. If the problem persists, switch to Telephone mode. Select Use Telephone in the Audio Pane and dial in to the meeting.
We recommend watching archived webinars using Windows Media Player, which can be downloaded here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/windows-media-player
If you already have Windows Media Player and it’s asking for the codec, you can download the codec itself here: www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=507
If you wish to comment on anything regarding your Webinar experience, please email [email protected]. Your comments will be taken under advisement and used to improve the experience of future participants.