Whether you are participating in one of our live lessons or webinars you may have some questions about how to get involved and make the most of the outreach experience. Here are some frequently asked questions.
Encounter Live Lessons and Webinars are a free and unique way for schools to participate in interviews with experts. These aim to promote awareness surrounding societally pertinent issues with real experts while linking back to the curriculum.
Live lessons and Webinars are a great way to promote your organisation, profession, or personal work with students on mass. Each event attracts multiple schools from across the UK and beyond. Many event expert speakers like that Encounter webinars allow them to reach hundreds of individuals in a 30-45 minute window.
We want the experience to be mutually beneficial to all parties. In order to increase both student insight and the promotion of the expert speaker and their work we ask that you provide some key information in advance. This can be provided to your Encounter liaison.
The expert speaker is pivotal in creating a successful live lesson for students and teachers. We welcome expert speakers’ contributions in co-creating the live lesson. In the past successful expert speakers have added value to student experience by
To ensure webinar consistency the Encounter team will create a structured manuscript designed to balance several aspects
However, we welcome expert speakers’ contributions in co-creating the webinar. In the past successful expert speakers have added great value to student experience by
Live lessons and webinars audio quality are dependent on both the device capturing the sound and the quality of the internet connection. To ensure that audio is optimal we ask that expert speakers talk louder and much slower than they normally would , emphasising key words.
When delivering a live lesson or webinar in front of a single camera it can be easy to forget that hundreds of people are watching. We ask that all expert speakers try to look forwards at all times directing conversation towards the camera.
We recommend that the expert speaker positions their face in the centre of the screen allowing space above, below and to both sides. This allows the camera to capture your hand gestures in shot.
During a live lesson the expert will be given direction on the day by the field team. However, if an expert speaker is participating in a webinar, they will not have opportunity to meet the presenter and moderator. Here is a step-by-step guide on how an expert speaker can start a webinar: