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Latest Blog Posts

  • Modern Design Is Killing Differentiation
    on Dec 19, 2016 in Opinions Tips
    Ellen Finkelstein wrote a post on her PowerPoint Blog this month entitled "10 Tips For Modern Design in 2017." She then contacted other bloggers (including yours truly) to get complementary takes on modern design tips and insights. I welcomed...
  • Getting Around A WebEx/PowerPoint Bug
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Tips Vendors
    Lately I have had intermittent difficulties opening and sharing PowerPoint files in WebEx (both Meeting Center and Event Center). When I attempt to use File - Open and Share on my PPT or PPTX file, I receive an error in...    ...
  • Chrome Now Disables Flash By Default
    on Dec 11, 2016 in News
    The latest version of Google Chrome (Version 55) now disables Adobe Flash Player by default. If your web conferencing vendor relies on Flash to run the application inside a web browser, you can expect to start getting complaints and requests... ...
  • Webinato Rolls Out Web Conferencing Updates
    on Dec 6, 2016 in News Vendors
    I use Webinato quite frequently on client webinars, although I sometimes feel like I'm part of a secret society because of their stealth-mode approach to promotion and advertising. The company has recently made quite a few updates to the software...
  • Colorstock Flips The Stock Photo Ethnic Balance
    on Dec 5, 2016 in News Opinions
    I just learned about a stock photography site called Colorstock (www.getcolorstock.com). It features a catalog of curated images featuring non-Caucasian models. Blacks seem to have the heaviest representation, but the site also wants to represent Asi...
  • AnyMeeting Releases WebRTC Platform Upgrade
    on Sep 1, 2016 in News Vendors
    Yesterday I saw a press release from AnyMeeting announcing version 4.0 of their web conferencing platform for small group meetings. The big news is that it uses WebRTC and promises no degradation in performance as the number of participants increases...
  • GoToWebinar Puts Source Tracking In Beta
    on Aug 31, 2016 in News Vendors
    I just received an email announcing beta availability of source tracking in Citrix (soon to be GetGo) GoToWebinar. If you aren't familiar with the concept, it is a technique that marketers use to analyze the effectiveness of different promotional...
  • Adobe Connect Weighs In On HTML5
    on Aug 25, 2016 in News
    I just read a white paper Adobe released in June (I'm only two months late!) that talks about the philosophy and approach behind a move from Flash reliance to HTML5, JavaScript, and WebRTC in support of Adobe Connect web conferencing.... ...
  • TalkPoint Improves Interaction With Groups In A Room
    on Aug 24, 2016 in News Usage Vendors
    Tomorrow I'm giving a training session via web conference to a group of 16 people gathered in a room. They'll watch me on a projected screen and listen through a conference phone. I know I'll have to work extra hard...   &#...
  • Using Webinars For Content Marketing
    on Aug 15, 2016 in News
    Is there a difference between a content marketing webinar and a lead generation webinar? I say there is. Wednesday, August 17, I will share best practices that can help you see better results from your content marketing webinars. This is... ...
  • How To Submit A Bug Report
    on Aug 2, 2016 in Tips
    The knee-jerk assumption by any technical support department upon receiving a user reported bug is that the user did something wrong. In the majority of cases, they're right. But that's a problem for those other losers out there, not you!...&...
  • Citrix GoTo Merges With LogMeIn To Form GetGo
    on Jul 26, 2016 in News Vendors
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the emergence of a new name for the Citrix "GoTo" family of collaboration products. Today Citrix and LogMeIn announced that they are merging their online collaboration products into a new combined company.
  • Formatting PowerPoint Notes For Handouts
    on Jul 21, 2016 in Tips
    In my post on "Creating Handouts From PowerPoint Slides" I showed how to publish PowerPoint notes pages to PDF for distribution to attendees after a presentation. Many people fail to realize that they do not need to stick with the... ...
  • Creating Handouts From PowerPoint Slides
    on Jul 20, 2016 in Tips
    It has been seven years since I covered this topic in my blog, and it's time for a revisit to some "top tips" for turning slide presentations into handouts. I won't belabor the old chestnuts you should already know and...  &...
  • Web Conferencing For Small And Medium Businesses
    on Jul 19, 2016 in News
    This Thursday I'll be giving a short overview of web conferencing and its benefits for small and medium businesses. It often seems that we in the industry spend all our time talking about big enterprise-level webinars and webcasts, to the... ...
  • Citrix Names Collaboration Spinoff - GetGo
    on Jul 12, 2016 in News Vendors
    I have been watching for news of the new spinoff company for the line of collaboration products currently clustered under the Citrix Online operating division (GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining…). Citrix announced last November that the produc...
  • Update - Getting WebEx Reminder Emails To Work
    on Jul 11, 2016 in Tips Usage Vendors
    Back on June 23 I posted about problems I was having with a client's WebEx Event Center webinar. Registered attendees did not receive reminder emails through the WebEx system. I can now report the successful resolution of the issue. If... &#...
  • New PowerPoint Torture Test Available For Testing Web Conferencing Products
    on Jun 30, 2016 in News Usage
    My last two posts talked about how hard it is to accurately reproduce advanced features of PowerPoint in web conferencing products. Over the years I have tried to help vendors and users evaluate their conferencing software and spot potential problem.
  • Should Web Conferencing Vendors Chase Presentation Features?
    on Jun 29, 2016 in Opinions Usage
    Yesterday I wrote a rather long post about how users should expect more faithful representation of sophisticated presentation content in their webinars, webcasts, and web meetings. I concentrated on the reproduction of animated movements on slides, a...
  • Web Conferencing Needs To Morph To Better Slide Display
    on Jun 28, 2016 in Opinions Usage Vendors
    I recently saw a sample presentation from a PowerPoint design company called INSCALE. The presentation showed off the power of a new feature introduced in PowerPoint 2016 and available only to users with an Office 365 subscription. The feature is...&...