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Present a Webinar: How to Manage Multiple Presenters
Present a Webinar: How to Manage Multiple Presenters
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It takes a village to create a successful webinar. You'll have one, two, or even more presenters in your webinar in addition to a moderator. Using the Presenter Console, you can easily grant control permissions between your presenters.

Enabling the producer role for your webinar allows someone else to start and stop the webinar so the speaker can focus on presenting.

Practice makes perfect! It's always a good idea to have an informational meeting with all the presenters before the webinar to ensure everyone knows what to do. does not support anonymity for Presenters and Producers. If a presenter or producer is logged into the Presenter Console, they will appear within the Presenter List.

  • The solid green dot indicates the presenter or producer is online by video or audio.

  • The hollow green circle indicates the presenter or producer is online logged into the Presenter Console but has not yet connected their audio or video.

Who's in Control?

The first presenter who logs in has control of the webinar.

Being in control of the webinar allows you to:

  • Start the webinar

  • Stop the webinar

  • Present the slides to the audience

There are two views to see who has control of the Presenter Console.

  1. Presenters List: The Presenter-in-Control icon will display beside the presenter's name.

  2. In the header of the Presenter Console, the Presenter-in-Control icon is highlighted if you are in control.

Taking Back Control

When a presenter wants to take back control of the webinar, they can select Take Control from the Presenter Console header:

The presenter previously in control will see the following pop-up window and be allowed to resume control if they click the Take-Back Control button.

Suppose the current presenter-in-control logs out of the webinar or has technical problems causing the Presenter Console to stop responding. In that case, other presenters can click the Take Control hyperlink in the Presenter Console header to resume webinar control.

Presenting Your Slides

As the presenter-in-control, you can begin presenting your slides once you start the webinar. You'll be able to advance your slides from the Presentation window.

In the thumbnail pane of the Presentation window, a Live banner will appear on the current slide that is being pushed to the audience, and a more significant representation of the slide will be shown on the right.

Other presenters will also see the Live banner but will have a Preview banner added to the bigger representation of the slide, indicating that they are not in control of the console.

As a presenter-in-control, you can also review other slides without broadcasting them to the audience by clicking on the specific slide's thumbnail. A Preview banner will appear, indicating that the current view is just a preview of the slide.

To push the current slide in preview, click on the Push to Audience button.

If you are previewing slides and have taken control of the webinar, the audience will only see where the previous presenter left off, not what you were previewing, so there's no disruption in their feed.

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