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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
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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 yesterday at The Webinar Blog
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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 6 days ago at The Webinar Blog
That's great to hear. Thanks for letting me know your experience, Craig!
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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
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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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This post concludes my two-part series of tips on optimizing presentation audio quality for webinar or webcast presenters. Today's post provides recommendations when using a telephone to present. If you use a computer microphone, go back and read yesterday's post... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks, Philip! That's always good advice.
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Oh, and something I forgot... Reserve as much internet bandwidth as possible for your audio stream. That means you should shut down other applications that access the internet. Close your email application. Close other web browser windows. Shut down Skype and Instant Messenger (don't just shrink the window... Exit the app completely). And while you're at it, turn off the smartphone in your pocket. Don't just put it on vibrate; actually power it off. That way it won't buzz while you are speaking and distract you. And it won't produce interference on your wireless computer or headset.
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Today I present a quick list of recommendations to help presenters optimize how they sound when using computer audio. Tomorrow I will follow up with a similar list for presenters using telephone audio. Not all these recommendations are practical for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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How often have you been distracted or even annoyed by a speaker constantly saying "Next Slide… Next Slide?" This is a surprisingly hard habit to break. When I moderate webinars where I need to advance slides for guest presenters, I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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 Nov 16, 2017 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