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  • The Redback Team
  • The Redback Team

    5th January 2016

New Year, New Ideas – 3 ways to make your web conferences awesome!

Get out your notepad!

Happy New Year!

For many of us, relaxing on the beach and eating turkey and ham for 3 weeks straight is probably now a very distant memory of 2012, however, the good news is that 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty exciting year!

Here at Redback HQ we’ve been testing and trialling the new web conferencing platform and have come up with some cool new applications that are going to make your online meetings pretty amazing!

Here’s three of the best…

Video is King!

Video content can be highly engaging, especially when used in a web conferencing environment. Consider using the new Movie Player application to stream videos directly from YouTube! Here are some ideas on how you can use video content…

  • Break the ice – begin your web conference with a video to engage your audience
  • Don’t tell me, show me – if you’re using web conferencing for training purposes, why not create a video and play it during your event?
  • Mix it up – online attention spans can be very short. Mix up your PowerPoint presentation by incorporating a few videos on your topic!
  • Sell away – if you’re using web conferencing for lead generation or sales demonstration purposes why not use a video to help showcase your product or service?

Online brainstorming has never been easier!

The whiteboard application is an excellent collaboration tool. However, when taking notes or brainstorming ideas the text tool can sometimes be a little hard to navigate. The solution – use the new notes application to have access to your own online word document! Here’s why we love it…

  • The icons and tools are identical to a word document – it’s all so familiar!
  • You have access to 5,000 characters
  • You can copy and paste text directly from and to other word documents
  • You can save all completed documents as MS word, PDF,txt or html

Give your presenters all the tools they need!

For some, presenting online for the first time can be daunting. Why not make things easier for your presenters by making the experience familiar? Here are a few things you can do to ensure they navigate through their presentation exactly like they would in a PowerPoint document.

  • Use thumbnails –  Thumbnail icons allow presenters to see what’s coming up next as well as giving them the ability to navigate with ease!
  • No mouse required– Consider activating the “Advance slides on keyboard strokes” option so that your presenters don’t have to concentrate on using a mouse and looking for arrows.
  • Aim well –  Make your presenters aware of the new laser pointer. It makes it much easier for them to get their point across and means they don’t need to learn all the annotation tools.

There you have it! For more information on how to use these new features and many others, simplyclick here to download the comprehensive user guide!

Until next time…
Sara

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