Today’s post is brought to by David Carr, founder of a groundbreaking Toastmasters group that is entirely virtual. As you might imagine, this meant rethinking what a speech contest looks like. The process was well-thought out, hiccups were minor, and I thought there was something to be learned from the David's club's experience. Please join me in thanking David for sharing here.
Save yourself a little time reading this blog post and just go buy the book.
A couple years ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine at a large conferencing company who secretly confided in me that he didn't use said company's web conferencing solution. Instead, he confessed, he used a little screensharing app that 'just gets the job done.' A very brief summary of the conversation is this: "sometimes you just need to show your desktop."
In my webinar handouts I include additional links that you might find useful, and apparently in my latest handout the link was corrupt. So rather than making you dig through my blog for where I posted that in the past, here it is again... http://bit.ly/CfG69
A repeated mantra of mine is that it's incumbent upon us in live events to "talk with, not at our audiences." With the ease and quantity of sites enabling online video exploding, it's no longer a difficult thing to be in the personal broadcast business.
A VFAQ (VERY frequently asked question) I get is "what's the difference between web conferencing, webinars, and webcasts?"
eLearning is a beast unto itself.