The Webinar Command Center: Give Better Webinars by Organizing Your Physical Space

This blog post by Ann K. Emery and Johanna Morariu outlines their strategies for setting up and running a webinar. 

This resource and the following information was contributed by Alice Macfarlan.

Authors and their affiliation

Ann K. Emery (Depict Data Studio) and Johanna Morariu (Innovation Network)

Year of publication


Type of resource

  • Guide

Key features

This guide is full of practical advice about how to prepare for a webinar, covering topics such as setting up your space, what equipment to have on hand, developing a pacing schedule, designing slides, and communicating with your co-host.

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluators;
  • Those involved in evaluation capacity strengthening;
  • Other – anyone who runs, or is thinking of running, webinars

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

I plan on using this to help me prepare for my next webinar. I've helped to run a few, but find preparing for them quite nerve-wracking (what if I've forgotten something? what if my internet cuts out?). There's some really sensible advice in this blog that is super useful.

Why would you recommend it to other people?

Apart from the above mentioned sensible advice, being written by the data visualisation expert and advocate Anne K. Emery means that this blog is full of visuals to help show what this might look like in practice. 


Emery, A. K. and Morariu, J. (2014). 'The Webinar Command Center: Give Better Webinars by Organizing Your Physical Space' in Depict Data Studio [blog]. Retrieved from:

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