web conferencing

How to Enhance Your Images in PowerPoint for a Web Conference

January 24, 2011

Last post I wrote about fundamental concepts regarding using PowerPoint slides in a web conference.  This post covers ideas to enhance images to make your images and slides look professional.  Note that these tips are written for PowerPoint 2007.  For those who are visual, I recorded a 3-minute ScreenR demo of these tips. 1. Outline […]

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Creating Great Slides for Web Conferences

January 13, 2011

Whether you are facilitating a web conference for a sales event, virtual classroom training or a knowledge sharing event, you will need  PowerPoint slides to support your content. You don’t need to be an expert in PowerPoint to put together a good slide deck, but when developing your slides, keep these two concepts in mind: […]

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Maximizing the Application Sharing Feature in a Web Conference

September 10, 2010

Web conferencing tools like Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft LiveMeeting and others allow the host to share his/her screen with the audience. When the host shares his screen it means that participants in the web conference view the host’s screen as he navigates the web or to an application such as Excel.  The host retains […]

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Tips from ASTD TechKnowledge Participants

January 30, 2009

I am at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas Nevada and what an amazing week it has been. Today I made two presentations on “Facilitating Virtual Events,” one to a virtual audience and one in a traditional meeting room. In the spirit of knowledge sharing, I collected best practices and tips from both audiences […]

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How to Sabatoge a Virtual Conference

November 28, 2008

I recently came across a humorous posting on the Boing Boing blog by Cory Doctorow on a 1944 CIA Simple Sabotage Field Manual with tips on how to sabotage the workplace. This resurfaced manual sounds eerily familiar to meetings I am in at work with tips such as "- Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently […]

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An Integrated Virtual Classroom Experience

November 7, 2008

I was reading a recent article by Jakob Neilsen, a web usability guru, on Aspects of Design Quality, and realized that his comments on the importance of total user experience apply directly to web conferencing. In the article Neilsen states, “We can liken a website's user experience to the metaphorical chain that's no stronger than […]

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