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

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

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by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype

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

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

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

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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by Roger Courville posted in Business, EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Industry, Online Meetings

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

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

11 factoids about polling in Skype for Business

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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by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype, Strategy, Tools and Tips

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

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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by Roger Courville posted in EventBuilder Gateway for Skype

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

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

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

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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