Webinars (web seminars) are live seminars conducted using the Internet. Your webinar is open to anyone, irrespective of where they live, as long as the time suits them. Most are short—about 90 minutes. Participants watching a webinar see the presenter, PowerPoint presentations and pages from websites.
Most webinars are interactive, with participants asking questions through their microphones or as text. Some presenters use a polling feature which allows them to ask questions and participants to respond. A few presenters will take questions during the presentation, but most talk first and then take questions at the end or during regular Q&A breaks.
Many presenters make hand-outs of the PowerPoint slides available to participants to download. Others make a CD or Flash file of the webinar available for both participants and those who were unable to attend.