Post # 1
Currently I’m at work and “participating” on a webinar. With my work, my coworkers are located throughout the state and with budget cuts, we have a lot more webinars to replace having face to face meetings. Anyway, the fact that I’m on here, during a webinar means that I’m not really paying attention and I know most of my coworkers do the same.
So, for you working bees that partipate in webinars…..do you actually pay attention during webinars? Or are you like me and sort of listen but space out, check email, do other work or go on weddingbee? And what are your thoughts on webinars?
Post # 3
For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, webinars are online meetings. The person running it is on a microphone or a webcam, and basically goes through information (like a power point) and talks over it. Then there are chat boxes for everyone else to comment about.
Post # 4
I have my first ever webinar tomorrow morning, I’m watching with my boss so I will have no choice but to pay attention!
Post # 5
When I was in the apartment business we had them all the time and most of them were so stupid that I spaced out, so I am feeling you pain.
When I have worked in politics and we had them, I very much had to pay attention. Half the time they were on video calls so everyone could see everyone. Then again, I was more interested in those and alot of the time I was very involved in contributing.
Post # 6
Depends. We usually only pay for one seat so it’s usually at someone else’s desk so I have to pay attention!
Otherwise sometimes I just listen along and keep working.
Post # 7
I have to “go” to them all the time. Most of the time they are really f-n boring. I wish the speakers would at least try to liven things up a bit!
Post # 8
It depends on the topic. Sometimes we’re invited more as a courtesy, to give us a heads up on what other depts are doing, so if that’s the case I usually listen for awhile, then maybe do other work. If it’s something that involves my dept and that I may have to relay to someone else, then I pay attention and try to take notes. They really aren’t that exciting either way.
Post # 9
Some weeks I am in webnars all the time. I zone out sometimes. Sometimes I pay attention if it is interactive or if I know I am going to be asked something.
Post # 10
I HATE WEBINARS! My boss usually makes me do random boring ones so I mute myself and surf the web. blah!
Post # 11
I feel like webinars are often a waste of time. They’re too “one-sided” for “participants” to really remain engaged, in my opinion.
Post # 12
Glad I’m not alone! The one I’m in right now isn’t a topic that I am interested in and doesn’t pertain to my work too much, but I have to be here anyway. And yes, they are often way to one sided to keep myself engaged! I’m glad the bee is here for me during this trying times….lol