Here is a list of equipment that you need to conduct a Webinar.
You don’t need to go for the Paid Options if you are just starting out.
(Disclaimer: Some of the links are affiliate links. However, these will not cost you anything extra. That is my guarantee.)
Various platforms are available to conduct Meetings / Webinars. However, they come with certain limitations. Below is the list of all the Platforms along with their limitations in the Free Plan or the Trial Version.
- Get Response – Free trial for 30 days
- Zoom – Free for 40 mins with 100 Participants
- GoTo Meeting – Free Trial for 14 days
- GoTo Webinar – Free Trial for 7 days
- Google Meet – Free for 1 Hour with 100 Participants
- Cisco Webex – Free for 50 mins with 100 Participants
The paid plans vary and are available on each of the respective Websites.
If you want Noise Cancellation and clear Audio – for FREE, there is a tool you can use. It is:
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If you want to go for a Mic, you can choose from various options, as is your use case.
USB Condenser Mics
These mics allow 2-way sound transfer. This means you can speak as well as hear your audience while on the Webinar.
- Maono AU-A04 – comes with an Arm Stand. (varies between Rs. 4,000 – Rs. 6,000)
- Fifine T669 – comes with an Arm Stand. (generally around Rs. 4,000)
- Fifine K669B Condenser – it is a table mic. (generally around Rs. 3,500)
- Blue Yeti – it is priced a bit on the higher end, but worth it. (around Rs. 12,000)
3.5mm Jack Mics
These mics come with a 3.5mm jack. This means that they go in the slot where you generally connect your earphones. They only allow your voice to go to the attendees (on Windows you can still manage to change some settings but not on Mac), but you cannot hear them.
- Boya BY-MM1 Shotgun Mic – this comes with a short wire and is generally connected to the recording device (say phone, camera, laptop) and used from a distance. However, from personal experience, I have seen it work best when kept close while speaking. (generally around Rs. 2,000)
- Boya BYM1 – this is a lavalier / lapel mic, which is convenient to use generally for videos that require one to move around. Their noise-cancellation is not sufficient to cut down the background noise. (generally around Rs. 900)
I would not recommend any of the 3.5mm Jack Mics for Webinar purposes.
You can use the Webcam of your Laptop to begin with.
If you would like to go for a Webcam, you will find a ton of options on the Internet. I do not recommend you go for the basic models as their performance will not be up to the mark.
If you do go for a webcam, it is a good option to go for a one which has high resolution and can give good performance. These are 2 webcams which give good display quality:
If there is not good enough lighting, then you can also go for a Ring Light.
This is all you need to get started to conduct a Webinar. In fact, if you are starting out, you can just go ahead with using Krisp, if your laptop has a decent enough Webcam.
And as you grow, keep adding the required equipment to make it better and better. 🙂
Let me know in the Comments below which tool/equipment did you find the most helpful.