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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
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Have you heard the phrase "Kill your darlings?" You might know it as a film title from a few years back, but that was taken from a well-known piece of advice to authors. In writing, you have to be willing... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Webinar Blog
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I have been remiss in covering a press release issued by LogMeIn earlier this month. GoToWebinar has been upgraded with new functionality and new cosmetics. I was looking over the release notes on the GoToWebinar Community Forum and saw that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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It suddenly occurred to me that I have never blogged about one of my favorite pieces of computer equipment. I love it so much that I forget it's not well-known. The Omnipedual Dual PC Input Foot Pedal is manufactured and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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Certification of Attendance is a feature that not many webinar/webcast products have added yet. That is a bit surprising, given how common it is for online training software. The idea is to provide validated proof of attendance in a web... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Randy, if you choose to share a named application, you can select the audience view window to share. In this case, they would not see your presenter view window with the notes.
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Last week I wrote a nastygram to WebEx, concentrating on registration and reporting as areas that were due for significant improvements. It is only fair that I examine the other side of the story… Untold number of companies and individual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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Another day, another case of wasted hours dedicated to hand-editing WebEx Event Center reports after a webinar to try to get them to the point where they had value for analysis. This isn't because of bugs. It's because of lousy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Glad you liked it, David! Thanks again for doing the heavy lifting of assembling the concept and points in the first place.
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Today I moderated a webinar where the primary presenter was working from home. We were logged in well ahead of time, verified the slides, went through the usual pre-flight checklist, and ran a sound check. Everything was in good shape.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
I know I have been guilty of "Great" responses myself when moderating! When I hand-edit webinar recordings I usually take these connectors out completely. It feels weird not to use them, but hearing the edited version without them sounds completely natural and I don't miss them at all. Alternative connectors might be: "Thanks for that, Jim" "Nicely said, Gwen" "Well stated, Beowulf" "Let's move to another question from N'deba" "I like that. Now what would you say to this one from Jaffar?" Just don't cut off your nose to spite your face!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on Watcha Use A Buncha Gotcha For? at The Webinar Blog
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I hope you'll join me this Tuesday for a free online session covering ways to extend the utility and value of your webinar beyond the live event. I was asked to be a guest speaker on this subject, which is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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I just came across the following web page from the "OVPN" site: If you can't read the graphic clearly, it says "Disable WebRTC if you are using Chrome, Firefox or Opera … It has been revealed that it's possible to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks, Craig! I thought it was weird to have the appear/disappear combo as well. In normal slide showing sequence, there is no difference. But if you move backwards to review a slide or if you direct access a slide by number or using the slide sorter controls in presenter view, you need the combo. Otherwise the animation trigger is not fired and you see the element. Do a test and move forward and backward through your slides. You'll see that appear/disappear is the safe implementation that assures the audience will never accidentally see that element.
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The vast majority of client webinars I moderate feature PowerPoint slides with a footer or disclaimer slide declaring the materials to be confidential. They usually aren't. And there is a real, legal reason you shouldn't label them that way. Confidential... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
The link that follows will take you to a single long web page from a site called TheOatmeal.com. Scroll through it to learn something about the way your brain processes things that you might not have known before. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/believe Interesting,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
A periodic feature of this blog is pointing out popularly overused speech mannerisms. Usually I concentrate on "filler words" - Things that get inserted into the course of speech without the speaker realizing it. Here are some of the Greatest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Last week I saw a press release from Digital Samba, announcing a "triple update" of its OnSync web conferencing product. The press release said Digital Samba released versions 5.0.6, 5.0.7, and 5.0.8 of OnSync in a triple update for customers.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Hi Veronica. That post is more than 10 years old, which is a lifetime in web links! :) Here's a recorded webinar I gave that includes tips for screen sharing, including avoiding the excessive mouse wiggle! https://www.bigmarker.com/webinar-success/How-to-Incorporate-Demos-Into-Your-Marketing-Webinars I hope it helps. Thanks for writing.
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Thanks for the quick response, Tony! I had actually seen that page in my earlier searching. It accurately describes the problem and the underlying cause. But it merely gives a workaround to turn off the warning by changing the trusted sources. I want to actually find the linked image and replace it in the file. I can't find how to track down the image that is causing the warning to be generated in the first place.
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How do we find references to external image links in a PowerPoint file? Here's the situation. I receive a PPT or PPTX file from a client. I open it on my computer and PowerPoint shows me a warning message: "SECURITY... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Webinar vendors, please post a comment if your conferencing product integrates payment processing for fee-based online events. I'm trying to do a comprehensive round-up on this feature. Please say whether you have the payment processing built in to your own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Lately I have had several webinar technology vendors ask for my take on the current and near-future status of the webinar/webcast market. It seems like a good time to reflect on the state of the industry. From a technology standpoint,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
Thanks, Shahin. I try not to get too detailed with vendor announcements of upcoming releases. I'll help spread the word, but real analysis has to wait for the actual implementation. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you make!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on Webinato Joins The HTML5 Crowd at The Webinar Blog
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Zoom is a relative youngster in the web conferencing space. The company was founded in 2011 and its preliminary collaboration product (Zoom Meetings) went into general availability at the start of 2013. I originally knew it as a peer group... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
You may be paying attention to a "March Madness" phenomenon that has something to do with tall people throwing rubber balls into nets, but as far as I'm concerned, March Madness refers to the nonstop string of webinar vendor announcements... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at The Webinar Blog