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Ken Molay
Cary, NC USA
Webinar consultant, blogger, and services provider
Interests: film, scuba
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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
Today Adobe finally ended speculation and made formal the long-expected death of the Flash Player technology that has played such a strong role in web-based conferencing products. The company will stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at The Webinar Blog
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 Jul 18, 2017 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