Attention all broadcasters!
We are happy to announce our support for scheduled events on SermonAudio! Now you can separately post upcoming special events of conferences, youth camps, and other events with the option of accepting online registrations and even online payments!
You can specify details that are particular to each event such as the event date, time, event cost with foreign currency support, online registration and electronic payment including credit cards + PayPal support, and more.
Other features include an Add-To-Outlook-Calendar button that allows you to quickly add the event to your personal calendaring application (any that supports the standard iCal format).
Site-Wide Event Manager Section.
The Event Manager section on the side toolbar allows you to browse events across all broadcasters and to provide maximum exposure for your church's events! Easily find and filter events based on keyword, event type, broadcaster, etc.
In addition, every broadcaster homepage has a section called simply Events where you can create/view all events for your own church. All calendar boxes on both the broadcaster homepages as well as the Main Page have also been updated.
Online Registrations. Online Payments.
You can easily accept online registrations for events by simply selecting the "Accept Online Registrations" option on any event. Here's how it works. Based on the "category-type" of the event (ie: Camp, Seminar, Mission Trip, etc), the system will automatically present the appropriate fields in the registration form that are likely to be associated with that event category. Once the visitor fills out the form, an automatic email notification will be sent to both the visitor and to the broadcaster with the registration details.
If there is a cost associated with the event, the system will present the visitor with payment options after they fill out the registration form. If PayPal is selected as one of the acceptable payment methods of the event, visitors can make their payment online right away with any major credit card or with their PayPal account!
Members Only Area Stats.
There is additional event-related statistics and reports available in the Members Only Area which includes printing an "attendance sheet" style report for those who registered for events in both printable and "raw-text" formats.
Live Webcast Integration!
By simply selecting the "Live Webcast" option in the event details, your event will automatically be included in the Live Webcast Schedule as well as its details being linked to the webcast when it is in progress.
Another tip in connection with live webcasts is the ability now to supply a date range for your event ... thus avoiding having to post a separate BLOG entry for each webcast day. Please note that you can still use the BLOG feature to describe webcast events and blog posts will take precedence when describing the same webcast event.
View Local Upcoming Events! New!
The Event Manager also supports an extra tab called "Local Events" which when clicked will show only the upcoming events within a certain mile-radius of a ZIP code. Easily find any upcoming events nearest to you! Click here for more information..
Make It A Featured Event! New!
For maximum visibility, you can make any event a "featured event" by simply clicking the text-feature button on the event details page and selecting the 5-day option. Featured events appear prominently on the front page of the site. This is a paid option.
We hope you enjoy these new improvements to the site!
This video tutorial is part of a growing number of screencasts. Let us know if it's been a help to you!