Presenting a Cybersight Live Webinar

This page provides basic information for faculty interested in presenting a Cybersight webinar. Cybersight webinars are live, global teaching events by video conference. Faculty appear on camera, and are able to screen-share a PowerPoint presentation or other training materials. All webinars are recorded and posted in the Cybersight Library.

Duration: we recommend 1 hour in total, with 45 minutes for your talk and 15 minutes for audience Q&A.

Topics: topics should be broadly applicable to a global ophthalmology audience. The majority of participants join from low/middle-income countries, and your topic and pearls should be transferable to low-resource environments.

Technology: a modern laptop with a webcam and earphones/headset for audio are required. A fast, stable internet connection will ensure a smooth presentation, and we recommend a wired connection (instead of WiFi) whenever possible. More detailed instructions for these logistics will be provided after your webinar is booked.

Audience Questions: interactivity is a critical part of a Cybersight webinar. Please encourage participants to type in their questions using the Q&A function. You may answer questions as you go, or use the 15-minute Q&A period at the end. For many participants this is a rare opportunity to directly connect with an international expert and questions are an important part of their experience.

Polls/Quizzes: please include 3-5 poll/quiz questions to be asked of the live audience. Each multiple-choice question should be added as its own slide in your presentation, and the Cybersight moderator will control the polling function when you reach that slide. Please allow 30 seconds for the audience to vote, after which the Cybersight moderator will display the results on-screen for discussion.

Speak Slowly: English is a second language for many of our participants, so please slow your pace and clearly enunciate to ensure your talk is clearly understood by everyone. Most events also have live closed-captioning (English subtitles typed by a stenographer), and the stenographer will also benefit from a slower pace.

Preparation: a member of the Cybersight team will schedule a test video call with you in advance of your first webinar. We provide an orientation to the webinar software – for example, where audience questions will appear and how to share your screen – in addition to providing feedback on camera position, lighting and audio to ensure a a high-quality presentation and recording. Please share your final PowerPoint presentation with embedded poll questions with the Cybersight moderator at least 24 hours before your webinar is scheduled.

Evaluation: we ask every webinar participant to complete a satisfaction survey after the event ends. We will share these results with you, along with the number of participants and participating countries.

Example Cybersight Webinar in Progress