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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
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You are absolutely right, Jim. It only looks at the version of PP on your PC. It uses the PowerPoint software to do a conversion step during the import process.
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Nope. You're wrong. This article has nothing to do with the creative process of coming up with presentation content. It's just a quick tip that might make your life a little easier in a web conference, webinar, or webcast. Number... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Webinar Blog
I can't believe it has been nine years since I wrote one of my most controversial blog posts. In 2008 I asked "Can You Charge For Webinars?" It started a firestorm that still gets hits to this day. I felt... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
I have put together a 12-part series of short videos exploring different facets of webinar production and delivery. You can access the YouTube playlist at bit.ly/webinarsintro or you can view an index page with titles and descriptions at www.wsuccess.com/downloads.html, allowing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
LogMeIn issued a press release last week announcing a new video portal service and a webinar benchmarks report. I took a few extra days to cover the news in order to get some questions answered. The first part of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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In part one of this topic, I looked at some special cases and described why I don't like laser pointers. Today I will cover considerations when dealing with the more common annotation tools. Revisiting my previous list, the capabilities you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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Just about every web conferencing product includes some form of annotation functionality. I am referring to the ability to "mark up" visual content in a live webinar or webcast by drawing on the screen. The idea seems so simple. And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
I would like to challenge an oft-heard tenet of "good slide design." This is the dictum that says "Animation is bad. Get rid of it on your presentation slides." I know where the concept comes from... Overuse and misuse of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Great tip, Howard! Thanks for contributing.
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One of my clients sells a "webinar pass" to their target audience. A single payment lets you attend a series of webinars on a topic of professional interest. The webinars are scheduled without a registration page… Anybody with the login... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Huh? What does "top of mind" mean? It's important, and it's very often overlooked. In the outrageously competitive world of consumer advertising, most ads are not designed to produce an immediate action on the part of the consumer. How often... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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Sendsteps is a product that lets audience members give feedback during a presentation. Today I gave a webinar presentation to a roomful of professionals at the 2017 Presentation Summit and I used Sendsteps to enable extra interactivity during my talk.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
It feels like forever since I've given a public freebie "best practices" webinar! LogMeIn's GoToWebinar and MyCustomer.com have asked me to share some insights on how to use webinars to advance the sales process. I'll be handing out tips 'n... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Cue the bass line from Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust." The rapidly dwindling list of independent web conferencing/webinar vendors just decreased by one. AnyMeeting has been bought for an undisclosed amount by Intermedia. I had no familiarity with Intermedia,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
This post will close out my series on tips for panel presentations with some guidelines for panel moderators or facilitators. I'll start by expanding on a point I touched on briefly in an earlier post: As a moderator, you need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
In part 3 of this ever-expanding series of posts about panel presentations, I want to cover tips that panelists should keep in mind for rehearsing and speaking. The first item is trivial, but deserves a quick mention. PICK A NAME!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
In my last post about tips for panel discussions, I teased that proper preparation was critical to putting on a good presentation. This post gets into the details. I strongly advise having a facilitator or administrator in a position of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
This week I am going to run a series of posts concentrating on specifics for participating in panel presentations or discussions. The basics of good presentation skills and content design still apply. You need to work on clarity, projection, audience... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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Steven Spielberg's 1975 film "Jaws" has been credited with creating the concept of the modern Summer Blockbuster as a public phenomenon. But more than that, it is a study in how to create and deliver on expectations. Let's examine two... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
A nice idea, Dave. I'm sure it would turn into a contentious piece needing constant updates as vendors transition parts of their technology to the new platforms. I know a few vendors proudly proclaiming themselves as leading edge champions of HTML5/WebRTC, except in private conversation it turns out certain pieces of functionality still rely on Flash or something else (screen sharing is a common exception case).
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2017 on Flash Dies In 2020 at The Webinar Blog
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Today's post concerns a pet peeve… A phrase that presenters say to signal their audience that they have poorly designed presentation materials and couldn't be bothered to fix them for the benefit of the listeners. "I know you can't read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Wow! I really appreciate the extra technical detail from someone who knows the underlying technology. Thanks, Neal.
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Before you read any further in this article, take a moment to look at the following stock photograph. You can click to expand it and study it more closely. I wanted to stick a quick picture into one of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Thank you, Zeev! That's what I was afraid of. A 30-second delay means serious limitations on the two-way nature of interaction with attendees.
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And so we once again come back to a favorite blog topic… Is there any difference between a webcast product and a webinar product? And if so, can it be defined? Let's set aside the literal root word semantics of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at The Webinar Blog