Meeting Archive:
Evolution of Conferencing (pt III): What I Wish I Had Known

Meeting Description:

Hindsight is 20/20, they say. This month as we conclude the "Evolution of Conferencing" series, we’ll take a retrospective look at web conferencing with an avid user and discuss some “tips of the trade” for moving forward in the ever-expanding world of online collaboration.

The topics we’ve discussed include the evolution of your conferencing provider, and the case of the multi-tasking marketer, which focused on the importance of having a service that will grow and adapt as your business needs expand.

Larry Sterne, of the Education Research Newsletter, shares his insight on things he wished he had known when first starting out with web conferencing. Curious? Here are just a few of the items we’ll cover:

  • Webinars are not lecture hall speeches –the do’s and don’ts for communicating with your audience
  • Best practices for discussion vs. Q&A
  • There’s no escaping Murphy’s Law – what’s your backup plan?
  • You’re the captain – know your controls! (Hint: Your audience can tell)

Join us as we wrap up the series and hopefully provide you with the insight needed to avoid those frustrating "in hindsight..." moments.

Date: Thu, Sep 30, 2010
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): ReadyTalk Webinar Series
 Presenter Information
Larry Sterne
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Larry Sterne is owner and publisher of Educational Research Newsletter and webinars based in Portland, Maine. The business expects to produce about 30 webinars this school year for K-12 educators. including superintendents, principals and curriculum directors.  He previously helped start four other publications, including The NonProfit Times and State Health Watch. His background includes, reporting and editing for weekly and daily general circulation and business newspapers and a Dow Jones radio service.

Mike McKinnon
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Mike has worked at ReadyTalk for the past five years. Most recently, Mike manages all of ReadyTalk’s demand generation programs. With 12+ years of experience in marketing, PR and market research, he brings a wide breadth of knowledge to his job that he applies nearly everyday in his quest to satiate the sales team with qualified leads. PPC programs, prospect and nurturing campaigns, sales campaigns and tele-prospecting are just some of the programs he manages. Mike came from a software company called 3i, where he managed their international reseller network for 3 years.