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How to Ensure Webinar Audio Quality

By Sharat Sharan, John Carucci

Movies, television, and webinars all depend heavily on their visual aspect. Nothing turns off your audience more than terrible audio quality. If they can’t hear your voice clearly, they can’t hear your message.

That’s because what audiences see on the screen is enhanced by how clearly they can hear it. Poor audio quality can frustrate audiences interested in your content, especially when they struggle to understand what’s being said to them. They’re busy, anyway, so guess what happens when they can’t even hear your presentation? They drop out!

Audio is too important to leave to chance. When it’s less than perfect, it can convey an air of unprofessionalism, which can lead to similar perceptions of your company as a whole. webinar presenters should always use land lines with handsets or headsets because the audio quality is much better.

Consider the following to make sure your webinar sounds good and doesn’t provide one more reason for your participant to drop out: Your audience will thank you by staying engaged with your webinar.

  • Never use cell phones or speaker phones: The poor sound quality is evident.

  • Use a good-quality handset or headset: The better sound quality is equally evident.

  • Do the presentation in a small room: Big rooms often have an echo.

  • Turn off air conditioning, heaters, or other noisy devices: You may think they can’t be heard over the phone line, but you will discover that buzz or hum when it’s too late.

  • Sound-check every speaker 30 minutes before the webinar: This way, you have time to address any issues with audio quality in advance.