I have a webinar in 10 days and just received a message from my expert guest speaker telling me that his flight back to the United States got moved to the day of our webinar. The webinar is part of an anchor series that we’ve been planning and working on for months. We have heavily promoted the discussion with this speaker and have brought in many registrants. From my perspective, I have 2 options:
Reschedule the webinar, which could lead to further conflicts with other upcoming webcasts we have planned.
Pre-record the discussion and broadcast it live on the originally scheduled day. My plan would be to come up on camera live and explain that we had a travel conflict, but we were able to meet early and have the discussion. Then play the recording and answer questions live from the audience in the chat while they watch.
We’ve never had to reschedule a webinar before, so any webinerd wisdom would be greatly appreciated!