Group Participation Policy
Technologically, our webinars work best when participants join by computer audio and wear a headset. This is not a requirement for participation, but use of a headset helps to eliminate feedback and distortions. For this reason, it may be difficult for multiple people participating around one screen to have a satisfactory experience.
While we don’t wish to discourage participation by multiple people we want to be clear that we will not be held responsible for audio or video problems that may result. In addition, we expect the registrant, and only the registrant, to take responsibility for related technological arrangements and for all communication with AMBS. Under these conditions we welcome others to join the registrant at his/her computer. If participating as a group, please also consider making an additional donation to AMBS so we can continue to offer these events.
What to Expect
A webinar is first and foremost a chance to hear, in real time, a speaker present his or her thoughts on a given topic. In addition to listening, there are usually opportunities to ask questions, send chat messages, or make comments directly to the speaker. In support of the spoken presentation, the speaker typically uses visual aids such as text slides, still photos, charts, graphs, artwork, etc.
A webinar is not a videoconference. Though live video is sometimes an aspect of the webinar, its quality is that of a webcam, not a dedicated video camera. This is because of the limitations of sending video over the internet. Depending on speakers’ preferences we may or may not choose to show video during parts or all of AMBS webinars.
If you would like to test out the webinar environment before an event, email the Church Leadership Center to schedule a private tutorial at least 4 business days before the event.