What goes into putting on a successful webinar? The presentation is only a small piece according to Wayne Turmel, author of “6 Weeks to a Great Webinar.” Wayne took part in our Virtual Conference yesterday and provided us with lots of information.
• The project steps to putting on a webinar and who does what with which and to whom
• Tips for getting the right people to attend
• Tips to be a better online presenter
• Why you’ll get better reaction after the event than during
We had Sandra Johnson participate in our Virtual Conference site yesterday. Sandra is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, one of only eight MVPs in the U.S. She provided plenty of great advice and examples on how to build PowerPoint slides to make the most of your time with your audience.
Here’s some highlights:
• Understand how simple humans are limited in their aiblity to absorb information.
• Grasp why audiences easily become frustrated and overwhelmed by most presentations.
• Learn how to create great PowerPoints to your advantage!
I recently took part in a webcast with Michael Benidt and Sheryl Kay of Golden Compass, a computer training company. They are a very entertaining duo that speak on the Hidden Treasures of the Internet.
Here’s a recap:
• What is technology doing to us? Is it making us stupid? Learn the amazing things brain researchers are discovering about just how much we can take. The results of those studies will surprise you.
• The vast amount of misinformation on the internet is really a crime. Learn who’s trying to pick your pocket. We’ll name names and take prisoners so that they don’t take you to the cleaners.
• Discover what is starting to make Google nervous and why it’s a cautionary tale for you as well. It’s not what you think.
We launched our Virtual Conferencing site yesterday! The first webcast is now available on-demand. It discussed how you can save money by utilizing a virtual conference to replace or augment an on-the-ground conference.
In the webcast, I highlighted three companies we have worked with conducting virtual conferences. One event was presented by Wainhouse Research in conjunction with Drexel University and the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network and focused on the theme “Building Virtual Global Communities.” Another event was with Agility and helped them save over $1 million. A third event was with Lawson Software to augment their CUE 09 conference.
Wainhouse Research is working with Netbriefings, Drexel University, the World Bank’s Global Development Learning Network, and others to present a global “happening”: an online symposium taking place via live webcasts, short (on-demand, asynchronous) presentations, panels, blogs, and threaded discussions.
The symposium provides an opportunity for distance learning professionals from around the world to be part of a process for creating a community that explores use of these technologies for globalization, development, and online learning.
Several “live” keynote sessions are taking place between Beijing and the US and can be viewed via Netbriefings’ eConference Enterprise webcasting service:
* Emerging Topics in Distance Education — Nov 11, 6:45 PM EST
* Building Global Communities — Nov 12, 6:45 PM EST
* Best Practices in Technology Use — Nov 13, 6:45 PM EST
Our Proclaim video messaging tool will be used as a social networking, community building tool. Presenters will use it to provide video enabled presentations for the on-demand/online portion of the conference, while participants will use it to share video snippets about their experiences.
Below is a short “introduction to the conference” video by Dr. Lynch, Dean of Goodwin College at Drexel University.
This is not a political commentary, but I would like to demonstrate how corporate America can use different methods to capture video to document an event in your area. The Republican National Convention was held last week just a few blocks from my office in St. Paul, Minnesota. And with it being so close, I felt compelled to include it in a blog post.
The main message with this post is that you can do really engaging multimedia with the right tools … and very easily. We used three different cameras and explained the pros and cons to each.
I went to the Wainhouse Research Summit recently. This was a great event focusing on trends and technologies affecting conferencing and
unified communications, including audio, video, IM, and social networks.
The keynote was Andrew Lippman, a professor from MIT’s Media Lab and an expert on digital life and viral communications. He gave a very enlightening talk on surviving in a digital world.
Other topics throughout the show included telepresence, video conferencing at the Federal Reserve Bank, telework, distance education technologies, social networking and how video applications have caused business transformation.
The video clip below shows highlights of some of the exciting technologies at the show.