In my experience as user, I believe the host should have a button to mute attendees permanently in such way they cannot override and unmute themselves. Let me share why:
a) There are situations where the attendee is not conscious that he/she is the one surrounded by noisy distractions and the host have to stop or be interrupted by other attendee/attendees who says what is already obvious to everyone: someone has unmuted the audio and now is disturbing the meeting.
b) Depending on how youg the attendees are or how disrespectful they can be, there are also situations where the attendee does not care about the content and allow himself/herself to interrupt the meeting consciuously or irritate other attendees, not giving ears to the host or what he/she says.
Such situation is more visible and present these days when schools or random courses are using online rooms to share classes.
Hoping to read from your experience in this matter as well.
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@Nakatsubo You can 'hard-mute' the entire audience by using your telephone key pad, pressing *5 to rotate through listening modes.
Reference guide: https://support.goto.com/meeting/help/manage-phone-audio-via-keypad-commands-g2m050045
Hi, you should look at GoToWebinar for hosting webinars. Attendees are muted by default and cannot unmute themselves.
GoToMeeting Organizers dialed in by phone with a successful PIN entry may cycle through conference listening mode by pressing *6 on their phone keypad until the Mute All option is reached.
I would also recommend you look at GoToWebinar, where attendees join in listen only mode and must be unmuted by the organizer before they can be heard.