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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
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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 yesterday 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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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
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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