The Value Loio Webinars Carry for Their Speakers and Attendees
In this fast-paced, modern world, you might find yourself overwhelmed with diverse educational opportunities. Online courses for lawyers, e-books, legal checklists, journals… (just to name a few). This begs the question — among all this content, do legal pros really have the time and need to watch webinars?
We insist they do!
Webinars are hot, especially in the culture of remote engagement.
And we know what we’re talking about. On November 4, 2021, our team held the 10th webinar. We’ve gotten already that far, and (spoiler!) we’re not going to stop.
That is why we dare to say that webinars are an extremely effective resource for both attendees and speakers to learn in a quick and easy way.
Together with our expert speakers, we would like to discuss the powerful value of webinars.
Reasons Why Attending Our Webinars Is Essential
1. Engaging with legal pros from all across the world
What makes Loio webinars the most beneficial for attendees is that legal pros from all across the world can participate in the same workshop at the same time. So, you can engage with lawyers from the UK, USA, and other countries in the comfort of your own home. For instance, Rachelle Hare, our last webinar expert, was speaking to us straight from her house in Queensland, Australia. So, Loio webinars are your chance to join the global legal community.
2. Exploring a great source of upskilling
What is also so good about attending webinars is gaining practical knowledge and upskilling. It’s pretty apparent, so we’re not going to waste your time talking about the educational value. Just take it from our speaker, Owen McGrann:
“[Loio’s webinars] allow people to parachute in and see how folks who have been trying to figure this stuff out have been approaching things. Very few of us have figured it out, but we have some transferable insights.”Owen McGrann, Founding Member of McGrannLAW LLC
Is there anything better than learning from those who have already done it?
3. Participating actively by asking real-time questions
Loio webinars are like face-to-face discussions where you can easily ask questions during a Q&A session. It’s always about active learning. To motivate you, even more, we always have the Best Question Award, so you can not only get an answer to a burning question but also get handy prizes. A win-win, obviously!
4. Getting lifetime access to learning & extra materials
Forget about the fear of missing opportunities. You can easily access all the information from webinars with recordings. For now, 3,400 people have already watched our webinars on YouTube! When you register for the webinar and can’t watch it in real-time (or maybe want to refresh what you saw), we’ll send you the link to the recording. Just like Lisa Lang said:
“You can’t beat Loio’s webinars. You can participate in these virtual events from the comfort of your own home and interact with speakers in real-time. If you are busy with the demands of a busy personal and professional life I know we all have, you can sign up to receive the replay on your own time.”Lisa Lang, General Counsel at Kentucky State University
Access the entire event anytime, make notes, and get insights from experts (a small tip: you can watch the recording at 1.25x to save extra time).
Also, make sure to check our articles with key takeaways from webinars. In case you don’t have time to watch the webinar or want to recap the learned things — these articles present the most important points to remember.
5. Becoming an influencer and choosing topics for future webinars
Loio webinars are all about and for legal pros. So, feel free to choose a topic for the upcoming webinar. Is there anything you would like to learn from our experts? You ask — we provide! Just write your ideas in the live chat during a webinar or in YouTube comments.
Making the Most of Webinars As a Speaker
1. Building your personal brand and showcasing your expertise
Being invited to speak at an industry event already means you are considered a thought leader in this industry. By attending the webinar as a speaker, you have a chance to build your name. You receive visibility in promo, on-site, and post-event materials, including emails, social media posts, and other copies. Such spread of the awareness can motivate you to prepare better, just like Flo Nicolas said:
“One of the primary reasons it was successful was because we looked at the practicality of contracting in the real world. I liked the tremendous amount of feedback from the audience, boasting about how much they learned and the wealth of contract negotiation and drafting knowledge they gained. Loio’s webinar was my first live speaking engagement. I walked away with a founded passion for educating others about common sense contract workflows, drafting, negotiating, and leveraging contract technology.”Flo Nicolas, Chief Growth and Community officer at How to Contract
2. Contributing to public speaking skills
Practice, practice, and practice.
Public speaking is critical for the legal market, where you need to be comfortable presenting your case and speaking confidently, even in stressful situations. Nothing helps so much to develop public speaking skills than regular practice. The grateful and non-judgemental audience of a webinar can help you to speak confidently. So, webinars are your chance to boost your public speaking skill and add it to your LinkedIn profile or resume.
3. Expanding your community and connecting with like-minded professionals
What is the best about speaking at webinars is that you can meet and build connections with peers, joining burning discussions. Take it from Laura Frederick and Lisa Lang:
“I loved the chance to talk with Flo Nicolas and Lisa Lang on the Better Contract Drafting webinar. It was as if we were hanging out over coffee, talking about the issues and work that matter to us.”Laura Frederick, Managing Attorney at Laura Frederick Law
“Thanks to legal tech companies like Loio, I was able to connect with other like-minded professionals in search of ways to network and grow in their respective roles. When Loio first invited me to speak at one of their educational webinars, I jumped at the chance. It was a great way to share my experiences while learning from the experiences of others. It was because of these speaking experiences. I was able to expand my network and expand my community beyond my geographic borders.”Lisa Lang, General Counsel at Kentucky State University
4. Getting a great chance to refresh & deepen knowledge
Just like Seneca once said, “While we teach, we learn.”
One more benefit of speaking at webinars is, ironically, to learn. The benefit of teaching is when people who are teaching others enhance their own learning of those to-be-taught materials. Our speaker Owen McGrann made an insightful comment on that matter:
“Serving on a panel makes you step back and reflect on the topic you’ve been asked to speak about. It’s very easy to lose track of what you’ve been doing in a big picture sense when working through the granular detail of the project. This allows greater insight into your own work (there’s truth to the saying that the best way to learn something is to have to teach it). Second, One of the best aspects of joining a panel of experts is you learn a lot from each other. While Brooks, Josh, and I have each gone through our own tech journey, our journeys have been different, and it’s incredibly helpful to glean insight from each other.”Owen McGrann, Founding Member of McGrannLAW LLC
5. Changing the industry for the better
Contributing to the promotion of legaltech and sharing practical tips to make the lives of lawyers easier — is the ultimate goal of our webinars. By becoming a speaker, you become an ambassador of the idea that the legal industry needs innovations. Our speakers, Sharan Kaur and Holly Sheriff, confirmed this idea:
“It was great meeting new people and doing something I love: promoting the importance of paralegals tinkering with tech to optimize the delivery of affordable legal services! It’s a win-win combination! Thank you, Loio, for the opportunity! I am grateful for your confidence and support of the paralegal role in the legal industry.”Holly Sheriff, Founding Member of Best Virtual Paralegal
“I thoroughly enjoyed being a speaker because Loio and I both share a passion for legal technology and are committed to bringing about change in the legal industry. The webinar gave me an opportunity to continue to educate the market about the wide-ranging opportunities for automation and digital transformation that are available.”Sharan Kaur, ex-Thomson Reuters, Legal Technology and Innovation Consultant
Continuous learning, or our self-motivated persistence in acquiring knowledge and skills, is a driving force of our professional growth in any industry. Free educational resources like webinars bring endless learning opportunities to boost skills and knowledge.