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Ten Common Webinar Mistakes…

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Ten Common Webinar Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

From the white paper (for which you have to register):

  1. The 1-week email promotion
  2. Failure to optimize registration and confirmation pages
  3. The vanilla webinar console.
  4. Leaving your audience out of the conversation
  5. Death by 1,000 bullets
  6. Selling, not helping
  7. The cell phone presenter
  8. Not respecting your audiences time
  9. Not having an on demand strategy
  10. Treating all leads equally

If you don’t understand the problem and/or its likely correction, register and download the white paper.

I haven’t encountered any of those problems as much as I have:

  1. General reviews of a software area during problem/issue webinars.
  2. Tag team presenters who offer little or no substantive content.
  3. No links for further information one sides.
  4. Intrusive registration forms (Don’t ask for telephone, address, etc.).
  5. Use of platform specific software for webinars.

Your webinars may be better lead generators if you fix the first ten problems.

Your webinars will be substantive contributions to your community if you correct the last five.

Your call.


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

OpenMeetings: Open-Source Web-Conferencing

From the website:

Openmeetings provides video conferencing, instant messaging, white board, collaborative document editing and other groupware tools using API functions of the Red5 Streaming Server for Remoting and Streaming.

OpenMeetings is a project of the Apache Incubator, the old project website at GoogleCode will receive no updates anymore. The website at Apache is the only place that receives updates.

OpenMeetings is the type of application that could benefit from subject-centric capabilities.

Even “in-house” as they say, not all participants will share a common vocabulary.

There are commercial applications that make that and other unhelpful assumptions. Write if you need contact details.