Webinar Glossary

Pre-recorded webinar

Pre-recorded webinars are interactive webinars that were recorded live and then made available for distribution.

What are pre-recorded webinars?

Pre-recorded webinars are webinars that were recorded live and then made available for distribution. They are more interactive than traditional video.

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Automated polls, questions, videos, and more can be programmed for pre-recorded webinars. Hosts and team members can moderate pre-recorded webinars without taking the stage. For more information about pre-recorded webinars, see the entry for on-demand webinars.

How to use pre-recorded webinars

Pre-recorded webinars are perfect for the following use cases:

  • On-demand demos
  • Product tours
  • Evergreen content
  • Employee onboarding

Benefits of pre-recorded webinars

Pre-recorded webinars give hosts the opportunity to perfect their content, focus on their presentation, and make their presentations more engaging,

Fine-tune content

Once the webinar has been recorded, hosts can watch them and cut out any mistakes or awkward moments. Segments that didn’t play out smoothly can be re-recorded and added back into the webinar.

Focus on the content

With a pre-recorded webinar, everything can be planned in advance. This makes it easier for presenters to feel more relaxed during their presentations and focus on their content.

Make presentations engaging

Media can be uploaded to pre-recorded videos after the fact, making them more engaging pieces of content. Any charts, graphics, videos, or effects can be edited to engage viewers.

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