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How to Hold a Glitch-Free Web Conference


What is one best practice for hosting a glitch–free web conference or webinar virtually?

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

Hardline Your Connection
Never trust Wi-Fi. Get an Ethernet to Thunderbolt adapter and keep it plugged in the entire time. Your speed will increase 5-10x, and you’ll have virtually perfect uptime. – Carter Thomas, Bluecloud Solutions
 Carter Thomas

Prepare for the Worst
While you may not know there will be a blackout or fire alarm in the middle of your web conference, make a list of the potential worst case scenarios and then determine how you can address them should they arise. Prepare for the worst so your audience is impressed that you managed to keep the conference going against all odds. Even if the unexpected doesn’t happen, you have peace of mind. – Drew Hendricks, Buttercup
 Drew Hendricks

Invest in a Quality Microphone
Invest in a quality microphone. There’s a reason your favorite radio host, podcasters and DJs use them. Copy what the pros do and sound like a pro. You don’t need to go crazy — a $100 to $200 one will have you sounding awesome instantly. – James McDonough, SEE Forge creators of FAT FINGER
 James McDonough

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