While reading the MeetingsNet website, I saw an article about some Webcasting disasters.
None had to do with the things that you would think about for a face to face meeting, except for one.
You may have heard horror stories about a speaker that has been mic’ed up going to the restroom with an un-muted mic. Need I say more? This is one of the horror stories in the article. Although, we’ve not experienced that occurrence, it does happen. How to prevent it? Ask your speakers to take a potty break before they are mic’ed for their presentation. If that doesn’t seem feasible be sure to have your audio tech mute the mic for them. Not everyone knows how to do that correctly, so it’s best to have the tech take charge.
Here’s a link to the story with the other horrors. 5 Real-Life Webcast Nightmares, and 5 Sure-Fire Tips | MeetingsNet ow.ly/G08cr