If you take in enough webinars, you notice certain patterns. The same mistakes and weirdnesses keep cropping up.
So my friend Steven Kaye and I decided to share our experiences in the time-honored tradition of turning these videoconferencing pains into… BINGO!
Yes, you too can join us for a delightful, crowd-abusing game. Get ready to pick out:
|Presenter slides won’t display.||Pause for questions.
|Presenter reads every single word of each slide.||Audience members blocked from communicating with each other.||Awkward pre-webinar socialization.|
|Audio won’t work for presenter or audience member.||Time zone confusion.||Presenter asks someone else to advance slides.||Despite it being a videoconference, there is no actual use of video.||“This isn’t a question so much as a comment.”|
|Unmuted mic carries loud environmental sounds.||Video won’t work for presenter or audience member.||Presenter refers to shared document that wasn’t shared.||Audience complain about webinar on Twitter.|
|Presenter photobombed by animals, children, or stray adults.||People get other participants’ names spectacularly wrong.||Presenter doesn’t send out materials in advance so people can come with informed questions.||No actual agenda for session.|
Note that we’ve left open some spaces to invite you to add your own.