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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
Recent Activity
Cisco just released a new ad for the rebranded Webex (as opposed to the previous WebEx) collaboration suite of products. Well, it SAYS it's for Webex… To my ears, it sounds like an ad for the concept of collaboration. You... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Webinar Blog
I was asked to moderate a webinar recently featuring a guest speaker. The speaker was an expert in her field with many decades of experience presenting and leading workshops in her subject. She had never presented on a webinar and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Some higher-priced webinar products have very sophisticated emailing capabilities that work quite well, so I do not want to damn the entire industry with a single broad brushstroke. But in too many cases, email functionality is not given enough design... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
There are days when it is really hard to stay ahead of the curve. I just finished posting a big rant about WebEx Event Center functionality when my inbox was suddenly filled with news announcements and commentary about WebEx. Cisco... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Here's yet another piece of archaic and senseless product design hanging around in WebEx, just waiting to undermine your efforts as a webinar host. When you schedule a WebEx Event, you can configure follow up emails that will go out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Here's a personal (and painful) learning experience I had that serves as a helpful reminder to always be careful about setting expectations as a webinar moderator. I was working a client webinar as moderator. Our presenter was a guest from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
I just learned two "hidden" ways to be more efficient while editing audio/video files in Camtasia. I often use this software to clean up webinar recordings. Admittedly, this will only be of interest to hard-core Camtasia wonks, but hey… that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
By special request, this blog post is written just for kids. But I guess grownups are allowed to read it too. Would you like to get better at talking to groups of people? Maybe that means standing in front of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Last week I had a "lunch 'n learn" webinar with a vendor. I've done that before, but I've never had the lunch delivered to my office as part of the hosted experience. The company I was learning about is called... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks, Dave!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2018 on Webinar vs Webcast - 2018 Update at The Webinar Blog
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I don't ever answer the question "Which webinar product is best?" It is a meaningless question without a lot of extra qualifiers and priority choices that differ from user to user. Some people place a higher value on low price,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
I got schooled today, and I'm happy to have learned a new viewpoint. Maybe this will be new to you as well. I was in a rehearsal with a guest presenter for an upcoming webinar. We were going through a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks for the suggestion, Ivan!
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Last Fall, Zoom announced that they would be adding the ability for customers to have their web conferences automatically transcribed. It looks like that capability is now live and active. I have not personally tested it yet, but I am... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks, Bonnie! I took a look at Demio in its very early rollout a year ago. Time for a revisit and more complete thoughts. I appreciate the suggestion.
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As I have mentioned before, 2018 marks the big technology switch to HTML5 and WebRTC for web-based web conferencing platforms that previously relied on Adobe Flash Player. All Flash-based products should have shifted to the new technology by the end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Are you planning your marketing webinars for 2018? Will they be better than they were last year? Perhaps it's time to brush up on best practices and practical considerations. Why not join me this Thursday for a free online session... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
Every so often, I take a look at terminology preferences in our industry. A great way to get a quick macro-level feel for usage is to track Google searches for "webinar" and "webcast" using the Google Trends analytic tool. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
2018 is a year of transition for many webinar technology vendors. Products that previously used Adobe Flash Player to handle two-way communications between webinar participants are being rewritten and re-released to use HTML5 and WebRTC as the underlying enabling platform.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
That's great to hear. Thanks for letting me know your experience, Craig!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2018 on New Layout For The Webinar Blog at The Webinar Blog
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Thanks, Craig! I'll keep an eye out for your title treatise.
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What can LEGO® building bricks teach us about crafting and promoting webinar presentations? Consider the following webinar titles: New Features in Release 4.0 Changes to State Law in 2018 Status of November Committee Proceedings Latest Industry Trends and Benchmarks The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at The Webinar Blog
I am trying out a new layout my blog provider has made available. This should be responsive to screen size, and thus easier to read on large screens and on mobile devices. Please add a comment to let me know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
I recently took a first look at Xyvid Pro, a web broadcasting technology marketed by Xyvid Inc. I was not familiar with the product and wanted to learn more about it. The CEO, David Kovalcik, was kind enough to spend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Great extra tip, Mike. Thanks for that and the resource link!
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