Digital Engagement Officer at London Business School
30 September 2009 13:48pm
Hi, Iam new to this site and i hope someone out there cabn help. We would like to purchase some software for conducting webinars. Can anyone recommend any? we are interested in live streaming and also chat room type functionality but we want to start small and cheap to test the process before committing large amounts of money. Any help would be great,
Technical Project Manager (MBA, MBCS, CITP, CEng) at Naxtech.com
30 September 2009 16:38pm
It can certainly be done cheaply, but it also depends on what type of functionality you'd be after, as sometimes in IT it is the little details which make all the difference.
I think a live streaming service with a web-chat application would probably be the easiest, cheapest and easiest way to start.
If you'd like to contact me and provide more details I'll be happy to help if I can.
Deniswww.naxtech.com - web development and online marketing
Publisher at 2N Media Ltd - ModernSelling.com
02 October 2009 12:44pm
Nice to see that The London Business School even have a Digital Engagement Officer Tim.
Don't suppose there's any chance you could be teaching sales people how to engage with their clients and prospects digitally too is there? We'd love to hear about it on ModernSelling.com if so. I'm neil@...
And should we assume that you've already checked out the likes of CitrixOnline's GoToMeeting stuff and WebEx? Or are they good leads?
Not to mention Google Wave, of course, which might not be a full "webinar" application, but it does look set to offer a lot of digital engagement - and it's free - when you get to the front of the queue.
Hope that helps
Regards - Neil
02 October 2009 17:26pm
Thanks Denis and Neil for the replies, i think we'll be trialling some of the big names that you mentioned and see what works for us, we're looking at Gotowebinar, Webex event centre, Voxwire and also some different options for streaming as well. Google wave looks exciting, but we need something to be up and running quite shortly so an off the shelf product will probably be more suitable, at least for the short to medium term. We are part of Marketing and Comms, and yes, we advise on best practice for digital engagement throughout the School.
MD at Heart New Media Ltd
12 October 2009 20:56pm
I've come across this post a little late, but if you are still evaluating, it is worth checking out Brighttalk. They have a free starter channel although it only allow 1 x 30 min streaming broadcast per month. But it could be enough to see whether it is worth paying for.
Senior Marketing Executive at Latitude
13 October 2009 15:41pm
Late to the party as well. However, will also follow up your suggestions.
Most cost-effective I have found in the past was MeetingZone.
15 October 2009 12:51pm
Hi - I have recently used Adobe's Connect Pro and found it quite easy to use especially for the people on the receiving end. You can set it so all they need is the web page address or use a password and ID (but then I have used Webex before). Nice thing is you can download a 30 day free trial.... on http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatconnectpro/. But once you get the hang of the principles....
Otherwise have used Webex in loads of companies. Currently our firm uses Powwow nos which is a free tool which is a bit clunky and not everyone seems to get on with it (thinking of the receipients of your efforts). So above is listed in order of preference.
Good luck and happy webinaring!
IT at NA
12 December 2012 13:21pm
Microsoft Lync is a software package including web conferencing and webinars. However, if you don't like to install and maintain software, you may consider a web conferencing appliance, which bundles software with hardware such as RHUB web conferencing appliance.
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