It's fascinating how often many people show up early for a webinar or an online meeting.
If an event is scheduled for 2 pm most of the people will start arriving at 1:30 pm while others will join exactly at the top of the hour.
Calendar reminders are often set up to remind them 10 or 15 minutes before their next meeting.
For any large webinar, you can expect the first rush of participants 15 minutes prior to your start time and it's good to be prepared for them.
Adobe Connect provides several ways of dealing with early participants.
You can place the room on hold or block incoming attendees if you're still setting up the room. By doing this though, you're missing an opportunity to start engaging with your participants.
When participants join early for a webinar, classroom, or meeting, it's an great opportunity to engage with them and kick off your sessions right.
In the following video, you will learn how to create different types of lobby layouts in Adobe Connect for the different types of sessions you deliver.