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Every Great Webinar Requires Great Marketing

Posted by Amit Rathee on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 11:56 AM


Picture this: You’ve put several hours of hard work into researching and piecing together a webinar. The presentation is jam-packed with valuable information, and you’re convinced it will be the talk of your industry for the rest of the week. But when it comes time to go live, you find there are only a handful of attendees present.  

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Limit the Length

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 11:30 AM


When conducting an audio conference it is strongly suggested to have one primary topic to focus on in order to limit the length of your conference call.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Use a Headset

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 09:57 AM
For some web conferences, using a central office speakerphone might be all you need. However, especially in noisier office environments the use of a headset with microphone that plugs into your phone or computer if using VoIP, provides better audio quality along with some other great benefits. These benefits include but are not limited to being able to keep your conversation private, while also keeping unncessary sounds like a speakerphone echo effect at bay.
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Webinar Tip: Send Last-Minute Reminders

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 01:35 PM
When planning and scheduling your next event, remember to set your webinar so that reminder emails for all registrants are sent on the same day of the webinar and also 30 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin. By doing so, you can potentially increase the attendance rate, as you keep your webinar event on your audience's minds.
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Audio Conferencing Tip: Prompt For Group Participation

Posted by Amit Rathee on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 09:01 AM
When conducting a conference call, it is suggested that you occasionally ask participants for their opinion or concerns about the topic you're covering, at different times throughout the call. In addition, make sure to  address whomever you are directing the question at by name. By doing so, the participants are more likely to pay attention, since there is the possibility that they might be called upon for their input.
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Web Conferencing Tip: Practice with Two Computers

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:09 AM
When preparing for a web conference, it is suggested that the presenter utilize two computers for a practice session. By doing so, the presenter will be able to log in on one computer as the moderator and on another computer as a participant. As the presenter works his/her way through the presentation, they can look at the participant computer to see what the particpants would be seeing for the live session. If you do not have two computers available to you, try using a dual monitor display and two different web browsers to achieve a similar result.
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Webinar Tip: Use Relevant Graphics

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:39 AM


When detailing important statistics during a webinar that you want your audience to remember, you must make sure to properly portray the graphics by creating slides that are more uniform with the rest of the presentation. Moreover, the entire presentation should follow a theme, including the background colors of the slides. Make sure the text that details the statistic stands out from the background and your graphic works with and reflects that statistic. Lastly, you don’t need to include a lot of information on a slide. Your verbal presentation will elaborate.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Consider a Q&A Call Only

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 @ 08:40 AM
In order to further enhance productivity,  some companies have had great success in conducting their audio conference calls in a Question & Answer format. By doing so, the presenter or main speaker will not be required to prepare any material for building a presentation or talking points. As long as the presenter asks for the questions ahead of time, they can prepare based on those specific questions you receive, allowing them to better tailor the call to the participants' needs.
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Web Conferencing Tip: Reduce Your Gaze Angle

Posted by Amit Rathee on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 @ 09:22 AM
When using webcams during your web conference make sure that you adjust the positioning for least possible angle between your camera and your eyes' gaze. Most often, to reduce this gaze angle you would place the webcam near your monitor by the area of the screen you watch the most often. In most common web conferencing scenarios, this would be on top of your monitor, either centered or slightly off to the left or right.
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Webinar Tip: Assign Q&A Time Slots

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 12:33 PM
It is commonplace to allow questions and discussions in the middle of a classroom session, but this is not the best format when hosting a webinar.  When talking to an audience you can't see that has joined you in virtual session, the speaker in the webinar needs to take charge of the flow. It is for this reason, we recommend assigning specific time slots within the webinar for questions and discussions. Most often, the particpant Q&A is done in the last 15 minutes of the webinar session.
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Audio Conferencing Tips: Try Operator Assisted Calls

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 @ 09:41 AM
When conducting a major conference call, it is suggested to have someone connected on the line to support you. By utilizing an operator for your conference call, you will be provided with a dedicated conference specialist who will aid you in prepping for your event and then handle all of the various needs not only during but after your meeting, as well. These services include but are not limited to opening statements, assisted Q&A sessions, closing statements and even custom reporting. Lastly, by having an operator on your conference call, the participants will have someone to reach out to for direct help if they need to troubleshoot or get answera to technical questions.
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Web Conferencing Tip: The 15-Word Summary

Posted by Amit Rathee on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 12:20 PM
When conducting a web confenrence, it can be easy to get caught up when you're attempting to summarize the presentation. As such, the important thing about presentations is to make sure to try and kreep them succinct. If you can’t summarize your main point in 15 words, you need to try again. This short summary will keep you from boring your attendees.
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Webinar Tip: Research Your Topic

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 10:25 AM
Prior to conducting a webinar, make sure you have given yourself ample time to research your topic. The more you know and research about the topic, the easier it will be to present it to your audience. In addtion, it will aid in being able to field any questions that may come your way. Remember that, if people are taking time out to listen to your presentation, they will expect that you have valuable knowledge about the subject to share with them.
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[email protected] ASAE: Connecticut Convention Center - Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Going "Round-Robin"

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 04:19 PM


In order to prevent people from cutting each other off, or speaking over one another during a conference call, we suggest the use of a “round-robin” method. More specifically, the moderator or whomever is in charge of the teleconference calls on each of the participants and asks for their comments. That same order of participants would then be used for each discussion point being covered. This allows for a formal and organized method of making sure everyone gets a chance to speak. To help do this, try using the participant list and follow its order.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Put a Person in the Room with the Presenter

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @ 12:03 PM
When conducting a web conference, try to put an additional person in the room with the presenter. This way, the conversation can be directed at an individual rather than into a microphone or the computer. Not only will this aid in the presentation sounding much more natural and captivating for the listeners, but it will also help to put the presenter more at ease.
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Webinar Tip: Have a Backup Plan

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 01:28 PM
Regardless of how much you plan and prepare when conducting a webinar or any type of virtual meeting; there is still a chance that things can still go wrong. As such we recommend that you as the host ask yourself at least the following three preparation questions prior to the start of your event:


1.What is course of action if my phone disconnects or drops audio?
Answer: We suggest providing a backup dial-out number where you can be reached.

2.What would I do if my computer crashes mid session?
Answer: Keep an extra computer logged into the session on standby.

3.What if my guest guests are unable to attend the live session?
Answer: Have a backup or on-demand presentation. This way, those users who may have difficulty connecting to the live session, can watch your topic at their leisure.
 


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Audio Conferencing Tip: Avoid Using Music Hold

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 @ 02:48 PM
As a host, you will have access to advance features during your audio conference including the "music hold" feature. This feature greets your audience with elevator music prior to the start of the event, so that they are aware that they were able to successfully connect to the session. However, once your session has started, try to avoid putting your phone on hold.This is due to the fact that with many audio conferencing services, your hold music will begin playing again into the conference call, making it impossible for the other attendees to continue the meeting
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Web Conferencing Tip: Use Wired Connections

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:47 AM
Often times when conducting a web conference, you will be using bandwidth intensive features such as the webcam or screensharing. For this reason, we recommend the use of a wired connection. While WiFi may seem like a good option for a web conference session, it has its negatives. The most common issues associated with being on WiFi for a web conference are related to connection quality. With a WiFi connection you will be more prone to spotty session quality and transmission speed.
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Webinar Tip: Set a Time for Q&A

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 @ 01:35 PM
It is often commonplace to witness discussions or for a teacher to allow questions in the middle of a classroom or collaboration session. However, when you move in to the virtual meeting space, where you are talking to an unseen audience, the speakers or moderator need to be sure manage the overall flow of the webinar session. More specifically, it is vital to assign specific time frames within the webinar for questions and discussions and proceed according to the aforementioned plan. We suggest allotting the last 10-15 minutes of session to Q&A, depending on the overall length of the webinar.
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Webinar Whitepaper

Posted by Amit Rathee on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Planning a webinar is much like organizing a traditional event—there are many details to consider, all of which are important.

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Conference Call Checklist

Posted by Amit Rathee on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

 

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Early Is Always Better

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 @ 09:48 AM


Running late happens, but do your best not to be late for any phone conferencing appointments. It is always best to arrive about five to 10 minutes early so you can become comfortable with the audio conferencing software and ensure that all participants know what to do once they connect. This also allows the meeting to start on time and avoids the distraction of late entrants.

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Webinar Best Practices. Learn from the Pro.

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

 

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New to streaming? Learn how it works.

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

 

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How to maximize the ROI on your lead generation and marketing webinars.

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

 

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What to look for in Webinar Vendor?

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 22, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Join Ken Molay, President of Webinar Success, as he explains the differences in web collaboration technologies and what you should be asking your potential vendor in order to make an informed decision. Learn how Onstream Media can help you deliver useful multimedia presentations to key audiences.  View Now.

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Convert more leads with Webinars & Marketing Automation

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Learn how to effectively use Onstream Media's marketing automation & webinars in each stage of the funnel to drive conversions. View now.

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Optimizing the Technical Components of the Webinar Lifecycle

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

The best content marketers don't just create great webinar content - they also know how to market it seamlessly. Onstream Media can help you optimize each step in the marketing process. View webinar to Learn how.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Don’t Present Too Quickly

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, May 14, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

It is important to remember that when conducting a web conference, you should make sure not to present too quickly. More specifically, regardless of how fast your work or home internet connection is, your participants will also experience some level of difference between what you see  on the screen and what they are seeing. To combat these latency issues, try working around 50% slower than you would in an in-person meeting.
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Webinar Tip: Entertain Your Audience

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 12:42 PM
When conducting a webinar your main goal is to inform your audience, but you also want to keep them entertained and interested. Keeping this in mind, simple facts won’t do, even in the most serious presentations. While you don’t need to have your audience rolling in the aisles, adding some personality and emotion to your presentation will go a long way toward success, as it helps to humanize you with your audience, allowing for better connection and interactions.


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Audio Conferencing Tip: Specify for Replies

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 04:13 PM
When conducting an audio conference, it can be tough to decipher what someone is saying when everyone tries talking at the same time. This is especially true if you're asking for a reply to a question and everyone chimes in. As such, if you are looking to get a reply to the last thing you have said or asked, try specifying who you would like a reply from instead of just saying something along the lines of the vague, "Does anyone have anything to say?"
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Web Conferencing Tip: Keep Camera Positions Ideal

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:45 PM
Regardless of whether you're connecting to your web conference from a your office, home or on the road, it is very important to take into account the positioning of your webcam. For example, it may be that your work desk setup is slightly better suited for multitasking projects than for conferencing and will need to be tweaked. Make sure to preview your own webcam output to  make sure that you're at just the right distance from the camera so that you do not appear too relaxed or stiff. Lastly, avoid pointing the camera at a direct light source such as a window or lamp, as this can cause the webcam to overcompensate and whiteout the video.
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Webinar Tip: Review Your Recording

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 09:44 AM
Make sure to always record your webinar sessions, not only for your audience but also for yourself. This way, you can review the recording and find ways to improve your performance by tweaking tempo, slide changes and transitions, and overall smoothness of content delivery. In addition, by reviewing the webinar after it has ended, you can also imagine it from the participant standpoint which will allow you to adjust interactive features such as polling and Q&A for future events accordingly.
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Audio Conferencing Tip: Follow up by Email

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 01:22 PM


If you have ever held a conference call, chances are you were talking to your attendees for a particular purpose or reason. For that reason, we suggest that you send a quick thank you note or the meeting minutes via email upon completion of the conference call. This will help to transfer content that was discussed during the call to a written format for further follow up. Lastly, it will also allow anyone who may still have had a question or comment that couldn't speak during the audio conference, a chance to share their information with fellow attendees.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Manage Bandwidth

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 03:48 PM


It is important to remember that the bandwidth of your Internet Service Provider determines the overall quality of the web conference communication. As such, make sure to exit from your email client, instant messaging service, extra browser tabs and anything else that accesses the Internet and could potentially slow your connection. Next, try to use a computer with a wired connection instead of wireless. This will help to ensure that you are not losing valuable bandwidth. Lastly, as with most offices you likely share your web access with coworkers. Politely ask them if they could minimize online use (especially donwloading or transferring files) during the web conference.

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Webinar Tip: Promote Your Webinar

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 09:13 AM


No one will know to attend if you don’t promote. In most cases, webinar tips state it is best to begin promotions about three weeks prior to the event. Some of the most popular methods of promoting include emails, social media, your website, LinkedIn and more. Check with your webinar vendor to find out about their services notifying, registering and reminding your attendees about the webinar. As you design your invitations, make sure you are clear about the date and time of the event, as well as how long it will last and what your attendees can hope to gain from attending. It is important to portray value in your live to build your attendance. Use email blasts, as well as create hashtags to use in social media, to bring attention to your webinar through various channels.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Use Your Voice, Instead Of Your Eyes

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

It is common place when you're in a meeting in person or even a video web conference, to make eye contact with the person to whom you want to respond to your comment or question. This in turn, alerts that person and cues them respond to you. However, you will not have the luxury of making eye contact during an audio conference. As such, it is recommended that you say the name of the person with whom you wish to speak prior to asking a question or making a statment. For example, you would have to specifically ask an attendee - "Ron, where do we stand on those TPS reports?"

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Web Conferencing Tip: Practice with Two Computers

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

 

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Webinar Tip: Choose the Right Date and Time

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Mar 19, 2014 @ 10:56 AM


Scheduling a live webinar is one of the most difficult aspects, especially if your attendees span the globe. In addition, the date and time you choose can have a profound impact on the success of your event. For instance, studies have shown Tuesday and Wednesday are the top two dates for holding webinars. In fact, more than 50 percent of webinars are held on these two days alone. It is also important to avoid conflicts with major industry events. Finally, pay close attention to the time zones of your attendees and plan around the most convenient time for the largest number of attendees. You may also want to consider holding two webinars to reach a larger audience.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Use Permanent Access Codes

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 12:58 PM
A great way to aid in minimizing late arrivals by participants is by using permanent access codes, instead of having callers looking up a different code each time a conference is held. Furthermore, ever-changing, and often difficult to remember access codes can potentially cause delays of anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. As such, to help ensure participants connect into you audio conference quickly and conveniently, always opt to use shorter, permanent access codes, because not only is it frustrating, but these delays cost your organization time and money.
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Web Conferencing Tip: Avoid Audio Feedback

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 @ 12:58 PM
In order to avoid audio feedback during your web conference, adjust the position of your microphone and headphones/speakers to get the best sound. Ensure that your speakers are far enough from your microphone, to prevent any audio looping. If you are using a headset mic and earphones, ensure they aren't blocking your face, as this will help prevent muffled sounds. Furthermore, try your best to avoid moving things around or shuffling through papers while  you or others are speaking. Lastly, turn off TV's, radios and other electornics to further eliminate background noise.
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Webinar Tip: Follow Up After The Event

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Mar 06, 2014 @ 02:14 PM


Follow-up after the event is critical. Compare the list of registered attendees versus those who actually attended. Gather their contact information so you can send out surveys and receive feedback, if desired. The key is to get your follow-up emails out as soon as possible after the event, as well as any information you promised to deliver to your audience via email. A prompt follow-up means your webinar is still fresh in your audience’s mind and the feedback will be more valuable. Within an hour is the best amount of time.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Use Operator Assistance for Major Calls

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ 01:04 PM
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Web Conferencing Tip: Start Small

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:56 AM
When you throw a long, involved question at your audience from the start, it is going to take them much longer to become familiar with the chat feature. Instead, ask something simple and short at the beginning of your web conference, such as their names or where they are from. This allows your audience to find the chat box, learn how to use it and practice responding before you require them to create a longer, more involved answer. Lastly, you should also recognize at least a few of the responses verbally so you can show your audience you are really reading what they write.
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Webinar Tip: Translate Your Webinar

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 @ 11:26 AM
Today’s world is more of a global economy than ever before. With all the advances in technology, businesses are able to reach around the globe to expand their customer base. If you want to tap into this global market, translate your online webinar into a variety of languages so you can offer something people around the world will understand. Make sure you translate both the content on the slides and the audio content for the best results.
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Audio Conferencing Tip: Use Instant Messaging

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 02:26 PM
In addition, to speaking directly on a conference call, the use of instant messaging as a backchannel can be a great tool to help you and others get the most out of the call. Instant messaging your colleagues while on a call can help ensure that everyone is on the same page, by being able to ask simple questions that would otherwise interrupt the flow of a conference call. Lastly, the use of instant messaging is a great way of letting the moderator leading the call the most know that you want to say something.
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Web Conferencing Tip: Maintain Eye Contact

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 @ 12:20 PM
If you decide to utilize a webcam during your web conference, make sure to maintain frequent eye contact with the camera. By doing so, you will allow your remote audience to feel more like a part of the meeting, as it seems as if you are now talking directly to them. If you are not using a webcam, some services allow you to upload a JPEG of yourself. While your speaker photo may not update like video, it will still help the audience connect with you, while using less bandwidth. 
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Webinar Tip: Avoid last minute changes

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Feb 06, 2014 @ 11:00 AM


Last minute changes to your webinar can have the potential to be highly disruptive. As such,  adding new content at the last minute, like a new video or PowerPoint presentation, should be avoided if possible. Furthermore, making changes moments before start time do not allow hosts and presenters enough to practice or get acclimated and can lead to blunders and mistakes. Small adjustments such as fixing a typo are still acceptable and can be completed.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Present During Your Meeting

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Feb 04, 2014 @ 09:50 AM


Often times, when conducting an audio conference there will be lulls of silence between people speaking. As the host, you can avoid this silence by acting as a presenter. More specifically, by using various talking points to fill lin lapses in the meeting you can keep the meeting moving along, while also preventing you from wasting time and having to depend on others for ideas. Lastly, filling the lulls of conversation can also make participants feel that you are well versed and providing useful and/or relevant information.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Have an Introduction

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
It is highly recommended that you, as a host, plan on providing a brief introduction during the beginning of the web conference. The reason for this is that it is a good time to not only introduce yourself, but also others who may be presenting during the web conference. Lastly, this is an ideal time to provide any additional information to your participants such as what you expect out of them and also let them know how to go about asking questions during the web conference.
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Webinar Tip: Record It

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 11:40 AM


Just because some of your participants are unable to attend the live showing of your webinar  doesn't mean that they are not interested or that they will not benefit from the content. As such, by making a recording of your webinar available, those who would want to re-watch , or  those who could not attend the live broadcast, can take part in your webinar on their own time. Furthermore, as previously recommended, continue to promote your event, even once archived by including the link in your scheduled email blast reminders to help reinforce your message and take full advantage of your webinar recording.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Keep Time Zones in MInd

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:25 PM


When scheduling your conference call, make sure to keep all the varying time zones that your participants may be dialing in from, in mind. Furthermore, if participants from across the country or abroad are going to be included, make sure to schedule the conference call in the time zone that is most convenient for the majority of participants. Lastly,  make sure you notify your participants of what time zone your scheduled time reflects.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Prep For Screen Sharing

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 09:21 AM
Many web conferencing services have advanced features like screen sharing available. If you are planning on sharing your screen with the group, make sure that you enable the screen sharing feature prior to the start of your scheduled conference time. This helps to save time and also prevents others from having to wait during the meeting. Furthermore, it is suggested that you lower your computer’s screen resolution to at least 1024 x 768. This will help to reduce the data you are sending and as such, will help those viewers that have lower quality monitors see everything clearly.
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Webinar Tip: Add It To Your Signature

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jan 09, 2014 @ 09:57 AM


You likely send out a great number of emails every day. Make sure to include a link to information about your webinar event or even the page for people to sign up. By doing so, this link will appear at the bottom of every email you send, attracting the attention of more people who may not receive your original email blasts and notifications, especially if recipients forward the email. Furthermore, make sure you highlight the webinar/webcast link and corresponding text in a different color so it really stands out. Once an event has ended you can remove this link and replace with one for a future event.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Speak Only When You Have Something to Say

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 01:05 PM


At the end of many conference calls, the leader or moderator will ask if there are any more questions or comments. If everyone in attendance chimes in with “not me,” “no” or any other similar response, it can create chaos and clutter. It is for this reason that it is best not to say anything at all, unless you have a real question or comment relating to the meeting.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Have a Call to Action

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 03:43 PM


If you are using web conferencing in order to  promote a company, service or product, a strong call to action that motivates your readers to want what you are offering is strongly recomended. By including a strong call to action, you web conference  will make your listeners feel the urgency in why they need to purchase or take a closer look at your products and services. Furthermore, this will also highlight the importance and overall value that your subject offers. Lastly, make sure your message is clear enough that your audience understands what you are trying to convey.

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Webinar Tip: Start Advertising Early

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 @ 09:44 AM


There is a delicate balance between advertising too early and waiting too long. The best time to begin your webinar marketing campaign is about two weeks prior to the event. You can continue your marketing efforts up to 24 hours before the event begins. However, you can still send reminders to attendees who signed up as little as a couple hours before to ensure they don’t forget to attend. You may also want to automate these notices so you can reach your audience, even if they are on the other side of the globe.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Keep a List of Participants

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 02:05 PM


When conducting an audio conference, it is recommended that the host creates a list of all individuals that are to attend the audio conference prior to the event, and make a note of the names of people as they join. By doing so, the host will know when everyone who is expected has arrived  begin by checking off names as the individuals connect. This will help clear up any confusion on if everyone is present and will give the host an exact point that he or she can begin the audio conference.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Email Materials in Advance

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 04:22 PM


Often times when a  presenter continually refers to an outline, a particular diagram or piece of information that the audience can’t see or participate in this, the situation causes  confusion and can often times lead to increased levels of frustration for all. This often occurs when the information was earlier in the presentation and is being referred back to.

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Webinar Tip: Use Your Own Sites

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 11:21 AM


Whether you only have a website or you also have a blog, publicizing your webinar through your own sites can be extremely effective. People who already trust you are visiting your site every day. Make sure you place the information about your event in a prominent place where everyone can see it. Lastly, creating an exciting press release can also be a great way to reach out to potential attendees through the Internet.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Wait Your Turn

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Dec 10, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

It can be tempting to start talking when you have something to say on a conference call, but it is important to wait your turn and avoid the temptation to interrupt the person currently speaking. The reasons for this are actually two-fold:
First, there are some conference bridges that are configured only allow one person to talk. As such, if you begin talking while someone else still has the floor, there is a good chance that you may unknowingly cut the speaker off before they are done speaking. Second and more importantly, waiting your turn is really a simple matter of politeness and conference call etiquette.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Put a Limit on Presenters

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:07 AM
When you have more than several people on a web conference, it is easy for multiple people to want to share their ideas, push slides and speak at the same time. However, when you have too many people who have presenter features such as controlling slides and annotation tools, a sense of disorganization and chaos can quickly overcome your meeting. For this reason, if your web conference requires the use of several presenters make sure to plan the flow of the meeting and coordinate roles prior to your event start time. Remember, by keeping control and limiting the number of presenters, you are reducing the chance of unauthorized use of a web conferencing features and disruptions within the meeting.
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Webinar Tip: Consistency is Key

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 01:01 PM


The data you collect should fall into one of five categories: demographic, interaction, sentiment, engagement or consumption. Once you establish the data fields within these categories, it is important to consistently use them throughout every virtual event for the best results. It is best to avoid free text entries that are difficult to categorize. With consistent data fields, you will be able to more accurately track behavior across multiple online events and build a profile of who your audience is and how they are most likely to interact with you.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Use Emotionally Expressive Words

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 02:46 PM
When people normally have a conversation, the intent, emotion, and attitudes of the speaker are generally and primarily decoded through body language. However, when you're on the phone conducting an audio confernce, you do not have the luxury of utilizing body language and as such must depent on your tone of voice. With this in mind, it is suggested that when on a conference call use words that label your emotions so that no one is in doubt how you feel.  For example, "We were incredibly grateful and extremely moved by the overwhelming support being provided by the community in the dire times after the winter storm."
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Web Conferencing Tip: Early Is Always Better

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 01:12 PM


Running late happens, but do your best not to be late for any web conference meetings. It is always best to arrive about five to 10 minutes early so you can become comfortable with the web conferencing software being utilized. This also allows the meeting to start on time and avoids the distraction of late entrants. Another recommendation is to send an “I’m here in case you want to join early” email to the entire attendee list. Make sure to include all the log-in details and instructions again, to make the information easily available to your participants.

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Webinar Tip: Maximize Attendance with Mailing Lists

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 03:32 PM


If your company has collected contact information from potential and current customers, you can use this list when publicizing your webinar. Send out emails to everyone on your list to announce your event. In some cases, you may wish to send out more than one notice, such as two weeks before, one week before and even the day before the event. In most cases, three well-spaced emails are the most effective.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Announce Yourself

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Nov 12, 2013 @ 11:32 AM
While on a conference call always make sure to state your name when making a comment and also when asking or answering a question. For example, “This is John. In response to your question...”. By following this simple rule, you will also help your others to recognize your voice sooner. Lastly, it will also help in making your conference call experience feel less technical and more personal, overall.
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Web Conferencing Tip: Practice Your Materials

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 03:01 PM


Take the time to schedule a mock web conference before your live conference where you can practice your presentation before doing it live. This will give you a chance to become familiar with the materials you are presenting as well as the location of files you plan to show to your audience. Practicing will also give you more confidence when you are live in front of your participants.

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Webinar Tip: Keep Your Expectations Realistic

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 10:41 AM


Some businesses set high goals for their webinars. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting a large turnout, you need to have realistic expectations to avoid disappointment. Understanding your expectations will help you measure your success against the goals you set for the webinar. When you have realistic expectations for your webinar, you will have an easier time with the follow-up plan. Remember, webinars are more about building relationships and generating interest than creating a massive explosion in your sales.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Distribute a Clear Agenda Before the Meeting

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:44 AM

If you are the phone conferencing organizer, put together a clear agenda for the meeting and make sure everyone receives a copy prior to the start of your meeting. It is recommended to include the agenda with a reminder email about the phone conference, to help ensure it is received by your participants. Once the conference call begins, follow that agenda as closely as possible to keep yourself within time constraints. When other people will be presenting, make sure you delegate their roles ahead of time so all speakers can be fully prepared.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Check In Periodically

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 03:48 PM

During the web conference, make sure to check in with your audience periodically. This can be done by asking questions such as: “Does anyone have any questions so far? Does everyone understand? or Can you think of a way to implement this strategy in the workplace?”  This helps to ensure the attendees are attentive, and to see if they have any questions, at the same time. When you do not receive a response from your audience, it can be taken as a sign that they are uninterested or that the information being presented is not being understood. As such, make sure to get an idea of your audience’s interest levels throughout the web conference, and adjust your presentation as needed.

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Webinar Tip: Use Content to Push Your Webinar

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 02:42 PM

One of the most important webinar best practices is to put out content that relates to your webinar to attract attention to it. This content should cover the same topics and offer insight and create intrigue in your readers. The goal is to push your readers to your landing page so they can sign up for your webinar.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Designate One Person to Moderate the Call

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 09:51 AM

When conducting an audio conference,  it is important to designate one person to moderate and lead the call, to have it run more smoothly.The person you designate to moderate the conference call will ensure the meeting stays on track. Business professionals run busy lives, so time is of the essence. As such, it is important to keep the meeting within the designated time constraints to avoid conflicts with anyone’s schedule. This is especially important when there are a large number of people on the call. If everyone wants to talk, the call can easily run too long. By having one person moderating the call, everyone will have a chance to talk in an organzied manner.

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Web Conferencing Tip: Remember Your Real-Life Surroundings

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 @ 11:52 AM

This particular web conferencing tip applies to you regardless if you're a moderator or a participant. When conducting or participating in a web conference, your location and environment are key. A loud environment will be distracting for all that are attending your web conference. As such, try to locate a room with a door and make sure the door remains closed for the duration of your web conference. In addition, it is suggested that you imagine that your office the stage for your meeting and that your participants make up the audience which is in the room. Make sure you don't say anything, do, or wear anything that you wouldn't in real life. However, it can be difficult to find a quiet spot in an office environment from time to time.  If you find yourself in this situation or are working in a cubicle, put a sign up saying that you are participating in a web conference, as this will help make those around you more aware of their noise levels.

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Webinar Tip: Take Advantage of Social Media

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

Social media has become an important tool in webinar promotion. Different social media sites will require a different strategy and approach.

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Audio Conferencing Tip: Reduce Background Noise

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Background noise can be a major distraction during phone conferencing. Audio conferencing best practices tell you to put your microphone on mute when you aren’t talking. However, when you need to talk, make sure you eliminate as much background noise before you unmute yourself. Some common types of background noise include wind noise, other conversations in the room, noisy pets, active children and even typing on a computer. If possible, find a quiet place from which to attend the meeting.

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Webinar Tip: Make the Most of Email Blasts

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

Email blasts can be an effective method of webinar promotion, but it needs to be done correctly. The truth is not everyone in your email list will be interested in every event you hold. Promoting best practices dictate you should create separate lists of email addresses that are likely to be interested in certain topics for webinars so you can better reach out to the right people each time.

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Web Conferencing Tip: The 10-20-30 Rule

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Oct 09, 2013 @ 01:49 PM
If you don’t know what this best practice is, you may find  that people quickly become uninterested in your presentation. As such, what this tip states is that your presentation shouldn’t include more than 10 slides, should last no more than 20 minutes and should include font that is at least 30 points. Keeping things short, simple and easy to read will better engage your attendees.
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Audio Conferencing Tip: Give The Call Your Full Attention

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Oct 03, 2013 @ 03:31 PM

Attending a meeting from the comfort of your home or office often means plenty of distractions going on around you. You may be tempted to check email, answer a co-worker’s question, tackle the pile of work growing on your desk or any number of other small tasks. During conference calls, it isn’t uncommon for the speaker to ask an individual attendee an answer. If you aren’t paying attention, it will be obvious. You will have to ask the speaker to repeat the question, which can be embarrassing for you and frustrating for everyone else. Paying attention will avoid these problems.

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Webinar Tip: Make Sure You Have Measurable Objectives

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 09:32 AM

It is important for a webinar to have proper and measurable objectives, in order to ensure it attracts the right types of attendees. By having objectives in place, you will be able to better measure your success and return on investment (ROI). In too many webinars, businesses don’t give enough thought to the objective; they simply throw it in as an afterthought. However, if you don’t have proper objectives, you can’t see what was right and wrong with your webinar and will not be able to make improvements.

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In The Office With Denise Evans

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

 

About Our Discussion - hashtag #office101

Join Denise Evans and Janet Salazar as they share their corporate cultural experience. IBM is rated the#1 company for top leaders. According to FORTUNE, IBM  goes beyond and above grooming people to be leaders. Denise will tell Janet Salazar how multicultural women get ahead at IBM and what you need to do!  

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In The Office With Kay Koplovitz

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 04:28 PM

About Our Discussion - hashtag #office101

In the last 10 years 2 million more women than men hold college degrees in the US.  Seventy percent of current high school valedictorians are women. Yet, the further up the management ladder you go, women continue to be increasingly underrepresented, holding only 10 percent of S&P executive positions with a measly 3 percent of Fortune 500 companies run by women (Stroope & Hagemann, 2011). Though the quantity and quality of capable women in the workforce has increased, not many of them are making it into top jobs—a sign that organizations might be overlooking some of their best talent.  

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Orange is the New Black and Other Content Marketing Revelations

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 @ 10:46 AM
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5 Tips to Properly Promote Your Webinar

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Onstream Webinars can’t be successful if you don’t use the right techniques for webinar promotion. One key aspect of webinar promotion is telling people about your webinar and what they can expect to gain from it. Learning from webinar best practices, as well as promoting these best practices, will ensure you achieve the successful event you have planned.

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Help Provide Your Insight On Continuing Education!

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:47 AM

 

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Audio Conferencing Etiquette: Making Calls Go More Smoothly

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 09:16 AM

Bad habits seem to be prevalent in phone conferencing because you aren’t face to face with the other individual. Showing up late, holding side conversations with others in the room and forgetting to put your phone on mute to avoid creating distractions are all common occurrences on a conference call. While most people are familiar with proper etiquette in situations, such as eating dinner or even attending a business meeting in person, where is the etiquette for audio conferencing? These audio conferencing best practices will bring good manners to your next call, while ensuring that you make the make the most of Onstream Media's services.

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Best Practices for Continuing Education Webinars

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:19 AM

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Setting Up For Successful Telecommuting

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 02:49 PM

Telecommuting has become a popular option for many businesses. This option allows individuals to work from a variety of locations instead of being restricted to one office. Instead of having to commute to the office every day, employees are able to log into work through telecommuting software to complete their tasks. When you follow these telecommuting best practices, this can be an effective option for your employees.

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Making your Corporate Webcast Come Alive

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Aug 08, 2013 @ 01:43 PM

Contrary to popular belief, webcasts aren’t simply videos a business or individual posts online. While this can certainly describe webcasting, it isn’t limited to this definition. For instance, corporate webcasting is the process of creating business presentations that come alive for viewers, allowing customers and businesses to interact together. Live webcasts and on demand webcasts utilize tools, such as PowerPoint, video, Q&A and a variety of other interactive features to engage an audience. Those who cannot attend a live event can view the same broadcast as those who are attending the show will see in person. These webcasts bring viewers to keynote speeches, breakout sessions and other events that are typically live.

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Free Webinar: 8/7/13 @ 2PM EST

Posted by Amit Rathee on Mon, Aug 05, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

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Successfully Setting Up a Lead Scoring System

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

Generating leads is an essential aspect of successful online marketing. However, not all leads you are able to obtain will be the type of leads that will convert into sales for your business and help you grow. Lead scoring for your Onstream virtual event is important to improve your sales team and their level of knowledge so they know exactly who is interested in your company and which people are more likely to make a purchase. Your online events will provide you with detailed information on how your audience behaves, giving you insight on their interests. This insight is critical in creating more effective marketing automation and CRM systems and driving customers through the buying cycle. Follow these important lead scoring tips to obtain the best possible leads.

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Free Webinar: 7/24/13 @ 4PM EST

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 @ 10:27 AM

 

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The Keys to Positive Webinar Publicity

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

Creating a compelling, effective webinar is an important first step to your success. If no one attends the event or you have low attendance numbers, you suffer from a reduced value for your event. With effective webinar marketing, though, you can naturally increase your attendance. By following these webinar best practices for publicizing your event, including using your current contact list and social media, you will host a more effective event using Onstream Media.

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Free Webinar: 7/17/13 @ 4PM EST

Posted by Amit Rathee on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:25 AM
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It's All About Positioning

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

As a business, one of your primary goals is to position yourself as an expert in your field so people trust your brand and rely on you to fulfill their needs. There are many ways you can establish your thought leadership position, including keynote speeches, article contributions and panel spots. One of the best ways to build up your reputation is through user engagement. When you follow these best practices, and use Onstream Media's industry-leading solutions, you will boost your brand and improve your company performance.

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The Top Three Customer Relations Tips

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 01:50 PM

Customer relations has always been a critical aspect of business. However, the way in which you satisfy your customers has changed. It is no longer enough to simply provide great products and services. Today, interacting with and engaging your audience is important to achieve the levels of customer satisfaction you desire and connect with them on new levels. Technology plays a major role in how you can interact with your customers and improve your level of customer service.

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7 Ways to Incorporate Video into Your Marketing Mix

Posted by Amit Rathee on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 03:52 PM

Using online videos to promote your business, a technique known as video marketing, is becoming a popular means of online marketing. It enables you to promote a specific product, demonstrate how something works and connect with your company on a more personal level. When potential customers are able to see your product in action, they see the benefits and are more likely to place an order.

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Planning a Success-inar

Posted by Amit Rathee on Wed, Jun 26, 2013 @ 03:44 PM

When you use Onstream Media to host a live webinar in an effective manner, it is the perfect method of implementing communications, public relations and marketing into your business strategy. With the right webinar tips, you can easily transform your prospective customers into repeat customers who will return to you for more business in the future. If you follow the tips below, you will learn how to set the proper tone for your next event and make it more successful, maximizing the results of your efforts.

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Global Employee Meetings- Simplified

Posted by Amit Rathee on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 04:56 PM
Small businesses often make it a tradition to get everyone into one room to hold meetings, giving everyone a chance to offer feedback and insight. Everyone can discuss what they are currently doing and coordinate a plan for the future. This informality works great for smaller start-ups, but isn’t always feasible as businesses bring in more employees.

As businesses continue to grow, they often hold on to this tradition, resulting in a lack of space and time to accommodate everyone. Once your business reaches around 10 to 15 people, this informal format no longer works as effectively. It can be difficult to hold everyone’s interest through the discussion and allowing everyone to talk often takes too much time. If one person goes into too much detail about their current project, some people involved in the meeting won’t get a chance to talk at all.

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