Information for Speakers
Whether you are an experienced webinar speaker or you are new to delivering online CPD via webinars, we believe our platform is easy to use and lets you focus on and enjoy the delivery of your content. We believe that delivering quality CPD should be easy and are passionate about the online delivery of CPD via webinars.
We want to take the stress out of your presentation completely, this is why we have created our dedicated user guides to inform you about our processes, help you navigate our webinar software, zoom, and help to make your presentation with us a success.
If, after reading these guides, you should have any further queries about our webinars or the software we use to deliver them, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or via our contact form and we will do our best to help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do webinars work?
Webinars (Web based seminars) allow audience members to engage with verbal/visual presentations and speeches via the internet.
The webinar platform, Zoom, allows the audience and other panelists (such as the webinar host) to hear the speaker, view the speaker’s screen and view the speaker’s webcam feed, should they wish. Whilst presenting a webinar, anything visible on the speaker’s screen, such as a PowerPoint presentation, is visible to the whole audience.
Audience members are muted by default, unless the organiser chooses to ‘un-mute’ a member who may request the opportunity to speak their question directly, rather than typing it in for the host to ask on their behalf.
The speaker uses a microphone and headphone set for the best sound experience for the audience. However, nowadays most computers have very good in-built microphones which can also be used. If the speaker’s computer has a webcam attached or integrated, and if the speaker chooses, then the audience member may see a thumbnail image of the speaker as well as their presentation slides during the webinar presentation.
Is Webinars for GPs an accredited provider of CPD?
Yes, Webinars for GPs is a proud provider of high quality CPD webinars for GPs and Medical professionals in the UK and is accredited by The CPD Standards Office.
You can find out more about The CPD Standards Office by visiting their website.
What equipment do I need to attend/present a webinar?
All that is needed to attend or take part in a webinar is a reasonable internet connection and a computer, tablet or smart-phone*. Our software provider, Zoom, is available to Windows and Mac users as well as allowing attendees to participate via iOS, Android. For audience members using a tablet or smartphone it will be necessary to download the Zoom app from the relevant app store environment.
* When attending a webinar, the best sound experience will be had by using headphones, ear buds or quality audio speakers. As with any live streaming online event, a good internet connection is required to maximize the user experience and whilst attendees can access our webinars via tablet or smart-phone, we would advise doing so using whilst connected to Wi-Fi, you otherwise risk using up significant amounts of your mobile data allowance.
How do I register for a webinar as a speaker?
Speakers are registered automatically by the organiser (Webinars for GPs) and will receive a joining link (URL) in a panelist confirmation email which will be sent prior to the webinar commencing. Speakers must be able to access their email address at the time of the webinar presentation (e.g. 7.45 for an 8pm start).
At the time the webinar is agreed, please inform the organiser of your best email address which you can access away from work. If you are only able to access your email whilst at work and you will not be presenting the webinar from your place of work, please do not use this email address as your primary contact with us.
What if I can't access the internet?
For the best user experience, we advise connecting with our webinars using a computer, tablet or smart-phone with a good internet connection. If no internet connection is available, it is possible for an audience member to ‘dial in’ to the webinar via telephone, enabling the user to access the audio part of the webinar only. The telephone number and access code is included in the webinar registration confirmation email.
How do I ask questions during the webinar?
It’s simple to ask a question during the webinar. By default, you attend with your microphone muted, however, as you listen to the live presentation, any question comes to mind - simply type it into the ‘chat’ box which is accessed via the appropriate tab on the webinar control panel.