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Case study: expected (and unexpected) benefits adding EventBuilder to Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast

April 16 2018 / by Roger Courville posted in Case Studies, EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, EventBuilder Pro Services, Tools and Tips

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Using EventBuilder’s closed captioning in your webinar to maximize inclusiveness

November 9 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype

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Closed captioning (CC) is the process of displaying text during your webinar or webcast to assist understanding and interpretation of what the presenter(s) is saying. It has been in use for decades in the world of television, but is not available for users of most webinar/webcast/online meeting technologies.

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Webinars + Microsoft Surface Hub: observations from the owner team at EventBuilder

November 8 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, From the Attendee's perspective, Presentation Delivery, Presentation Design, Presentation Planning

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When part of your audience is in-person, and part of them are remote, how do you engage everyone? And what if one of the devices involved is Microsoft’s Surface Hub?

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If Skype for Business gets folded into Teams, what does that mean for webinars and webcasts?

September 27 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in Business, EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Industry, Online Meetings

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It’s been a rumor for the last few days, but this week at Ignite the announcement came: at some point in the future Skype for Business is going to get sucked up into Teams. This is probably both good and bad news for you depending on where you sit.

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11 factoids about polling in Skype for Business

August 2 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Skype for Business, Tools and Tips, webcast, webinar, webinar poll, webinars

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In the broader conferencing marketplace, most solutions designed for meetings and collaboration don’t have a typical multiple-choice polling function. After all, the average virtual meeting or conference call is about seven participants, and behaviorally you’d simply address a question verbally (even if you were voting on something). Microsoft’s Skype for Business breaks that mold.

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8+ ideas for getting the most out of source tracking in webinars, webcasts, and virtual classes

July 31 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Strategy, Tools and Tips

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In part one of this two-part post about source tracking we looked at the who, why, what, and a little bit of how to understand where your webinar registrants came from.

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Three ways EventBuilder’s Gateway for Skype for Business helps you connect and engage

June 20 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype

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Skype for Business is first a calling/communication and collaboration solution, not really a webinar or webcast solution (e.g., it doesn’t have built-in registration). Skype Meeting Broadcast was designed to solve Skype for Business' capacity limitation (practically 200-250 participants), but also lacks features that are essential to many webinars or webcasts.

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Better than polling: What a “question bank” is and why we use this approach to webinar registration, poll, and survey questions

June 9 2017 / by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Skype, Skype for Business, Skype Meeting Broadcast, Tools and Tips

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Most webinar platforms let you create registration pages, polls, and end-of-event surveys. That's not news. What might be news, however, is asking if there's a better way to tackle this critical element of webinar programs.

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