I dislike that the second I add a panelist to my webinar, they get an invitation link. And of course I add panelists first thing when setting up a webinar because that info is on the main page -- and it's presented in a popup when I copy an existing webinar. The second I tick that box, the invitation is fired off to the panelist.
One issue here is, that means they may get updates as I create the webinar so their inbox is flooded. They also might get errors. For example, today I scheduled a webinar by copying an old one, but I forgot to change the title. So my panelists all got invitations to episode 10 instead of episode 11. I've corrected the title of the webinar, but my panelists are now confused.
Another issue is, if my panelists are in a different country, I might change the default phone number to that country. Or at least I'd like to make sure that phone number is highlighted or input in their invitation specifically.
I'd like to further edit their invitation to give them instructions to use the same info for the precon and to use a different webinar for a debrief. (And again, why don't we have some kind of debrief feature that ends the webinar for all attendees but leaves all organizers and panelists in place?)
As a result, I often set up a webinar but leave the panelist field blank until a later date, which means I have to set a calendar reminder for myself to add them. When setting up a webinar, I'd love to be able to schedule a date and time when the panelist invitation gets sent. If I'm setting things up too far in advance, the invitations often get lost in the shuffle.
This whole panelist invitation thing could be much better for organizers and panelists alike with just a few small tweaks.