We’ve all been there: you’re checking your emails, and you’ve finally gotten some key stakeholders to agree on a time to meet and have a call.  What now?  Traditionally, you’d have to go online or through your notes, find your conference call provider, get the number and pin, copy, paste, and send it out to everyone — something requiring lots of switching between apps, services, etc.

Well, I’m very excited to announce that AnyMeeting’s putting an end to all of that.  Starting today, you only need to remember one thing — just CC: talk@anymeeting.com in your email.  Within seconds, we’ll send out YOUR conference call info to everyone on your email.  It could not be simpler.  You don’t even require an existing AnyMeeting account — anyone can use this service.

talk@anymeeting.com

To recap, setting up a conference call set up with a bunch of people now only takes three easy steps:

1) Create an email and add your recipients

2) Add talk@anymeeting.com to your email as well

3) Hit send.  You can even try it now – click here and invite someone!

Within seconds, everyone receives the invite to your conference call.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this feature — please feel free to email us at product@anymeeting.com with your thoughts.  We’ve got a lot more great productivity features like this in the works, so stay tuned!  Happy conferencing!

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Building Your Business Webinar Series

by chrisb on January 30, 2015

am-comcast-score-webinar-imageJoin us for a free 3-part Building Your Business Webinar Series, presented by AnyMeeting, Comcast Business and SCORE, a non-profit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration with over 11,000 volunteers dedicated to helping small businesses launch and grow. Check out the sessions below and register today.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Part 1: Marketing Without Money
  • Tuesday, February 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Guest Speakers: SCORE mentors Tom Patty and John Pietro
Join SCORE mentors Tom Patty and John Pietro to find out how you can use million-dollar marketing ideas on a zero-dollar budget. Learn the strategies of big budget marketing to grow your small business, how to get more customers and increase your response rate without spending a dime.
Tom spent over 21 years in the advertising business and retired as President of Chiat/Day, one of the most creative ad agencies in the country. John has over 40 years’ experience in marketing, advertising and promotions. He helped create the famous “Where’s the Beef” campaign for Wendy’s.
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Part 2: How to Develop a Business Plan in 6 Easy Steps

  • Tuesday, March 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Guest Speaker: David Albright, Small Business Mentor, SCORE
A business plan is an essential road map for business success, but few small businesses ever complete a plan due to over-complicated approaches that entail too much theory, writing and detail. This webinar will give you pragmatic, straightforward tools for setting goals, developing action plans for achieving them, measuring how you are doing on an ongoing basis and adjusting accordingly.

 

David Albright is an active SCORE mentor with extensive experience in the consumer products industry including being President of Pepperidge Farm, Inc., Godiva Chocolatier Worldwide and Glacial Confections, a start-up venture. He currently consults with venture capital firms on the food and confectionery industries.
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Part 3: The Many Ways SCORE Can Help You Succeed in Business

  • Tuesday, April 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
  • Guest Speaker: Bridget Weston Pollack, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, SCORE
SCORE is here for the life of your business. With free mentoring, training and resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners,SCORE is committed to helping you succeed – whatever your business goal! With more than 10 million people served by SCORE since its inception in 1964, SCORE works with you to provide you with customized, unbiased assistance – no matter what business stage you are at. Join this webinar to learn about the ways that SCORE can help you today.

 

Bridget Weston Pollack is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the SCORE Association. In this role, Bridget is responsible for all branding, marketing, PR, and communication efforts. She focuses on implementing marketing plans and strategies for the organization to facilitate the growth of SCORE’s mentoring and trainings services.
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google-webrtc-logoRiding on the heels on the most recent WebRTC Expo, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the current status of the WebRTC movement, the progress the industry has made and where vendors are focusing their energies and investments. My conclusion is that while there have been a number of impressive WebRTC implementations, progress has not been as fast as most of us would like, and the main reason for this stall is the lack of adoption by major browser manufacturers.

To recap, today we have Google Chrome leading the charge with full support for WebRTC, Mozilla Firefox having implemented the majority of WebRTC features, and a number of vendors releasing plugins and SDKs that allow native app development with WebRTC features on mobile and desktop platforms. However, none of these plugin based or app based solutions offer the ubiquitous access to communication that WebRTC promises. Having to install a plugin or app creates friction in the user experience that will prevent mass adoption.  This may work for enterprise applications where all of the endpoints are the under control of IT, but it will not work for consumer applications at internet scale.  Additionally, this route is very expensive, requiring multiple solutions for all the different desktop and mobile operating systems.

However, when WebRTC is implemented in the browser, it creates an elegant and simple experience for the user.  Anything from video chatting with your friends, getting instant contextual customer support based on the product you’re currently looking at, or collaborating over a document or task becomes as simple as clicking a button on a webpage or web app.  It’s frictionless, contextual and easy.  Additionally, companies are able to leverage Javascript developers to build these solutions, instead of telecom engineers, resulting in faster time to market and huge cost savings — truly delivering on the vision of WebRTC.

While Chrome and Firefox together command about 55 – 60% of the browser market, this is not enough to deliver on WebRTC’s potential.  We need all the browsers to adopt the standard before we will truly see this technology start to provide large scale value.  However, I am encouraged that this last week, there was great progress when a consensus was reached to support both H.264 and VP8 as mandatory codecs in the spec. This signals that perhaps Microsoft and Apple can finally get onboard with WebRTC and we may finally see the ubiquitous access to video and audio technology that only the browser can deliver to billions of users.

I truly hope the industry realizes this simple truth, so that we start focusing our efforts on moving the browser manufacturers towards implementing the full WebRTC 1.0 spec, as quickly as possible.  I’d love to hear any feedback or ideas on how we can ensure that this will happen in 2015.

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Webinar Recording: What The Affordable Care Act Means for Small Employers

October 8, 2014

Watch part III of our “Growing Your Business” webinar series, presented by AnyMeeting and featuring the Small Business Administration’s Meredith Olafson. This webinar focuses on what the Affordable Care Act means for small employers. Topics discussed include: Insurance market reforms for small employers Small business tax credits (available to businesses and tax-exempt non-profits) – who’s eligible for […]

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AnyMeeting Takes Small Businesses Global with New Release of Global Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Solution

October 1, 2014

New Toll-Free and International Dial-In Options, Plus New Meeting Start Modes to Help Users Launch and Schedule Meetings Even Faster HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., October 1, 2014 – AnyMeeting (http://www.anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing, video conferencing and phone conferencing for small business, announced today its new release introducing US toll-free and international dial-in options […]

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Webinar Recording: SBA Resources for Growing Businesses

September 10, 2014

Check out this webinar presented by AnyMeeting and Comcast Business and featuring, Calvin Goings, SBA Region Administrator. SBA offers a wide variety of programs, services, and resources to help small business grow. This webinar focuses on the SBA’s core mission to reach America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners and addresses topics including: Who is the SBA? SBA’s […]

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Growing Your Business Webinar Series

August 26, 2014

To kick off the fall season, AnyMeeting is pleased to announce a free 3-part Growing Your Business Webinar Series to help your business expand and thrive. Featuring guest speakers from the Small Business Administration, this series will present topics and resources important to small businesses today. Register below for one or all of these valuable sessions. {lang: ‘ar’}

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AnyMeeting Announces Partner API at WebRTC Expo

June 17, 2014

Enables Service Provider and Platform Partners to Easily Integrate WebRTC-Enabled Conferencing into their Own Solutions AnyMeeting at WebRTC Expo IV, Booth 218 in Atlanta, June 17-19, 2014 Huntington Beach, Calif. – June 17, 2014 – AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) today announces its partner API, which enables service provider and platform partners to integrate all or portions of its […]

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Growing Non-Profit Takes Wing with AnyMeeting Web and Video Conferencing to Lift Global Member Resources

June 10, 2014

Jet Aircraft Museum Innovates Membership and Donation Processes While Saving Hundreds of Volunteer Hours Using AnyMeeting All-in-One Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Platform ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –  June 10, 2014 – Innovating its membership and donation processes was a major project for the intercontinental non-profit JET AIRCRAFT MUSEUM (JAM), and AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com) Web and video conferencing cloud […]

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Rapidly Growing Startups Like Groopt Upgrade to AnyMeeting Company Plans

June 10, 2014

AnyMeeting Now Adds Nearly 25,000 New Users Monthly As Small Businesses Discover Its All-in-One Web, Video and Phone Conferencing Tool Designed and Priced for Small Business ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – June 10, 2014 – Momentum for AnyMeeting (www.anymeeting.com) continues to grow as small businesses — the major growth engine of the U.S. economy1 — discover its […]

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