End strong—an absolute must for web conferencing success

OK, you've coming to the end of an engaging, informative web conference. Your audience has participated enthusiastically, they've asked a lot of good questions, and they’re with you. But to finish well and get a successful result, you've got a little more work to do. Here are seven secrets to ending strong and achieving your webinar goals: 1. Make your last slide strong:  Though oft-neglected, remember that your last slide is the one that will remain in people’s minds. Give […]

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How to host an outstanding web conference—Part 2

Here are six more tried-and-true secrets for hosting outstanding webinars: 8. Add a story or two to your presentation: a relevant anecdote, with a beginning, a middle and an ending, will always engage people’s interest. Nothing gets and hold’s people’s attention like a story. If you’re not an experienced public speaker, consider enrolling in Toastmasters, a fun and very effective way to boost your skills. 9. Focus on content–approximately 60 percent of your presentation should be quality content. Your content […]

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How to host an outstanding web conference—Part 1

Online meetings are hot. Once largely restricted to generating sales leads, they are increasingly being used to educate target audiences and  establish thought leadership. But there’s a catch. Your audience is far from captive. Typically they have invested little in travel time or in entry fees, and there’s no barrier whatsoever to their signing out of a boring presentation. Effective web conferencing grabs and holds audience attention by properly utilizing the engaging, hands-on nature of this format. For knock-it-out-of-the-park-successful web […]

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7 secrets in planning a hugely successful web conference

Planning is the key. Well before the day of your web conference, cover these tried-and-true steps, and the rest will be easy. First think, ‘What are my clients are really concerned about?’ ‘What’s keeping them up at night?’ How will your webinar make your client’s lives easier? Relevance is the key in developing truly engaging content. Write a killer title. Market research indicates that 8 out of 10 people will read headline material–but it has also found that only two […]

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Is Web conferencing the right marketing tool for you?

The use of Web conferencing has grown dramatically in recent years. But while experience shows it to be a great medium of communication in several situations,  there are other kinds of occasions for which it is probably not a good choice. The medium has shown to be effective for these purposes: Marketing: It’s a great way to attract people to a product or service, using an educational, explanatory approach Business meetings and collaboration: The appropriate use of online meetings will […]

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Conference Calling Buyer’s Guide

In this global economy, where success often depends on linking the talents of people spread around the country and world, it’s smart to employ the best possible conferencing technologies. Ease in collaboration harnesses the full power of an organization, and creates a natural competitive edge. In the past several years, conference calling options have expanded beyond the traditional audio conference call to include a wide range of web and video sharing options such as virtual whiteboard powerpoint displays document sharing […]

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Operator Assisted Conference Calls

For more high-profile or larger teleconferences we highly recommend adding operator assistance.  The addition of an operator will provide the speaker(s) with the opportunity to concentrate on the flow and topic of the call and leave the overall management of the conference to an operator. Advance reservations are required for this type of call. This service offers an entire suite of included features and optional services. The call typically starts with participants dialing in and/or conference operators dialing out to each participant. […]

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Flat Rate Phone Conferencing

Flat Rate Monthly Unlimited Conferencing is available with a Day Unlimited or 24/7 option. Flat-rate Unlimited: Day 7AM – 8PM Eastern Time, 7 days a week Up to 10 particpants: Up to 15 participants: Up to 20 participants: Up to 50 participants: Up to 100 participants: Up to 100 participants: Up to 200 participants: Flat-rate Unlimited: 24/7 Up to 10 participants: Up to 15 particpants: Up to 20 particpants: Up to 50 participants: Up to 100 particpants: Up to 200 participants: […]

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Guidelines to Successful Conference Calls

What are some of the guidelines to successful conference calls? The below guidelines include  a number of dry run and testing procedures so that the conference call host and guests are familiar with the service and it’s capabilities in different geographic environments. Test out the conference call bridge number in advance. This will ensure that you have an operable number. Also test the specific access codes for the host and for the guests. These testing procedures ensure that no errors […]

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