Category :Web Conferencing

Productivity Virtual Collaboration Web Conferencing

How To Make Meetings People Won’t Hate Attending

How to Make Meetings That People Won't Hate Attending
Reading Time: 11 minutes

It’s no secret – most of us love to hate meetings.

In article after article, study after study, research and anecdotal evidence suggests that meetings are easily one of the least popular workplace activities. And for good reason, as most are boring and in many cases amount to a complete waste of time and money.

In fact, a study conducted by Verizon Business revealed that a full 1/3 of meetings are unproductive – completely ineffective. Most meetings suffer from having no clear purpose or objective, they are neither inspiring nor motivating and are too often organized by weak presenters who are unprepared and overly redundant.

Regardless, meetings will remain commonplace in today’s team-based work environment, so you’ll simply have to make the effort to improve them.  There are many tried and true ways to do this – sending out invitations early, setting an agenda, encouraging participation, etc. – but even with these measures, most meetings still turn out dreary and dull.

So, let’s take it a step further. Let’s go beyond the run of the mill advice, with some lesser used, more creative tips that will help you spark engagement and foster productive, effective meetings that people won’t mind attending.

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General Web Conferencing Webinar Success Tips

6 Smart Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar for Maximum Conversion

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Reading Time: 5 minutes

Why Repurpose Your Webinar?

Delivering quality webinars that your attendees will enjoy and that actually convert is hard work. From organizing useful content to crafting attention-grabbing visuals, a lot of sweat goes into producing an event that offers both a truly effective presentation that informs and an engaging experience that inspires.

Yet, in most cases, webinars are one-time events. The end of the webinar means the end of the experience, which in turn means the end of your opportunity to convert.

While the benefits from a single webinar can be substantial, why not amplify your results by repurposing the recording?

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General Web Conferencing Webinar Success Tips

7 Creative Ways To Make Your Next Webinar Engaging & Memorable

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Reading Time: 7 minutes

I’ve attended too many webinars to ever give a precise count. Like anything else, there were those that were engaging and interesting and there were, of course, others that were rather boring, predictable and even suspicious.

First, let’s go over the typical flow of most webinars. To make things interesting, we’ll start at the very top:

  1. Sensational ads are plastered over social media and other platforms promoting the event.
  2. As the day of the event inches closer, visions of grandeur are promised. Ads are shown more frequently with increasingly aggressive reminders.
  3. As the event starts, unbelievable promises are made.
  4. During the event, the host imparts information that seems to be leading up to something.
  5. Closer to the end you see how the tips/techniques were actually part of a larger, more important, limited product that you can get at a “ridiculous bargain.”

Bottom line: most webinars are done for the obvious and single purpose of selling a product. In general, this approach tends to lead to suspicion and low engagement with participants.

Delivering an engaging, dynamic webinar that captivates your audience is not easy. However, if you think creatively, you can distinguish yourself as an authority and present webinars that captivate and enthrall.  

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Sales Video Conferencing Web Conferencing

How Sales Teams Close More Deals With Video Conferencing

Reading Time: 7 minutes

The world of sales is undeniably fast paced and extremely aggressive. This is especially true considering the challenges of the current economic climate. With these uncertain economic conditions, sales teams must evaluate their positioning and strategize properly in order to achieve any respectable level of success.

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Sales teams that ultimately achieve success understand that if they fail to keep up with technology, their competitors will steal away their market share.

It’s really that simple.

Moreover, it follows that success in sales can only be achieved by implementing new techniques and tools that will allow you to stand out boldly amongst competitors. In today’s world, technology is the sales professional’s best friend.

This begs the question, which technologies are most important for sales teams to adopt and leverage in order to meet their sales targets?

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Web Conferencing Webinar Success Tips

Do You Offer Webinars? Six Things You Are Probably Doing Wrong

Webinar Success Tips - 6 Things You're Probably Doing Wrong
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Companies that have adopted webinars in their business operations realize unique benefits from the interactions these virtual events foster, from more informed clients to easier, more successful product roll-outs to deeper connections with their prospects and community, among (many) other things.

If your company creates and executes webinars, congratulate yourself on embracing this mode of communication!

With that said, even the most seasoned webinar creators can find ways to improve their events. In fact, experienced webinar presenters may, over time, become complacent and fail to see important opportunities that could amplify their results. If you have offered webinars for a while, here are six things you are probably doing wrong.

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Corporate Education Virtual Training Web Conferencing Webinar Success Tips

12-Step Plan for Effective & Engaging Virtual Training Sessions

how to conduct effective and engaging webinar training sessions
Reading Time: 14 minutes

In today’s global marketplace, many organizations span several cities, countries and often continents. For these organizations, employee training and development can pose a significant expense when employees have to be flown out to attend conferences and seminars.

To minimize these costs, many of these organizations opt to train their globally dispersed workforce virtually, by way of webinars. As you most likely know (or should be, by now), a webinar is a conference or meeting conducted over the internet and therefore ideally suited for multiple participants in several locations.

In fact, virtual training is fast gaining foothold in the corporate world as it allows employers to offer their teams many of the benefits of a live classroom session without the associated costs.

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New Features Video Tutorials Web Conferencing

Visualize This: You Don’t Wanna Miss This Month’s New Stuff

Reading Time: 4 minutes

This month, we’re going heavy on the visuals with our newest tools and features such as Visual Polls. Here are some of the new things we’ve introduced on MaestroConference:

Let’s look at these new features a little closer.

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