5 key benefits of attending webinars for the construction industry
Learn something new every day.
Yep, we’ve all heard that one before. That’s because it’s an old adage that actually offers some sound advice – especially for builders looking to better their business.
After all, why would you want to settle? Knowledge is the best way to level up from status quo to whoa. Trust us, you want to be a whoa business. Whoa businesses know their stuff. They meet deadlines and budgets (because they know their stuff). These companies understand the power of tech.
Using techy tools like construction project management software to get the job done is just the beginning for these tip-top businesses. They also rely on digital gadgets and gizmos to further their know-how. Yep, learning has broken out of the classroom box it was stuck in for decades.
That’s where webinars come in.
Where a reliable internet connection exists, so too does the opportunity to learn more ways to make your business a winning one. Staff training. Product demonstrations. Legal advice. Skill advancement. Reputation management. This can all be done online now … and this is just the beginning.
In fact, according to Content Marketing Institute, webinars are in the top five technologies B2B organizations use to manage content marketing. So, what makes these such a powerful platform? Here are the top five benefits to attending webinars for the construction industry.
1) Building skills
Duh. This is a no brainer. Webinars are all about building your skills. Finding new ways to save time, money and yourself from a lot of stress.
Something that’s not stressful? The amount you’ll learn in webinars! Seriously. Students who attend online classes have, on average, better performance than those who attend face-to-face classes. This is according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education.
But it makes sense when you stop to consider it. Webinars offer playback from the live recording, file sharing and other features that boost engagement. Sounds a lot better than sitting for hours in some chilly lecture hall.
2) Learn wherever, whenever
Webinars are like the yoga master of the learning world. They are flexible. Like really, really flexible.
Watch ’em live or go back to older webinars whenever is convenient for you. You don’t have to schedule around them. Instead, you make them fit in your surely already-packed schedule.
Moreover, you can watch anywhere. Lectures in the living room. Classes in the car – provided you’re not driving, of course. Quick wins between to-do’s on the jobsite. This isn’t your grandmother’s way of learning. This is convenience, plain and simple.
3) Ask questions. All the questions
There’s just something nerve-racking about raising your hand in class. What if the teacher thinks your question is stupid? Will your words come out alright? Plus, everyone is staring!
Webinars take all this away. All you have to do is type in your question and hit send. Easy-peasy. This anonymity live webinars offer often leads to higher interaction as people are more willing to participate than they would in a face-to-face class. And increased interaction equals increased understanding.
4) A cost-effective way to learn
Who hates paying for gas? Yep, we can see everyone’s hand raised form here. Guess what? You don’t have to do that with a webinar! Even better, most webinars have a lower than low (or even free) registration fee.
For example, Buildertrend users have access to our full library of webinars. It’s all included as part of our unlimited support and training.
With webinars being so affordable and accessible, your whole team can take advantage of them. Spread the learnings around!
5) Access to topics you actually care about
Unlike in-person seminars, you only have to listen to the stuff you care about. It’s education done á la carte. Pick and choose what webinars you want – whenever you want. This wide variety helps broaden skills or allows specialization in an area of focus.
On the educator’s side, webinars are relatively easy and quick to produce, too. This simple turnaround allows for the creation of more content. A lot more content. That’s why Buildertrend hosts four live webinars per month for customers. That’s four more opportunities to make the most of out your account and get more bang for your buck.
Interested in Buildertrend? There’s a webinar for that!
By now, you know that webinars are awesome. And they’re really, really awesome when they show you Buildertrend in action.
There’s a reason we’re the leading construction software for builders and remodelers. We’ve got features for every step of the building process, taking all of our users from good to great with ease. To learn more and see how we can help your business, sign up for our monthly Inside Buildertrend webinar.
Just click, play and learn. It’s that easy.
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