AnyMeeting July eNewsletter

Feature Spotlight – Edit Recording Playback

Recording your webinar or online meeting is a great way to ensure that the information presented and discussed is available for all who were not able to attend due to prior engagements.  You can even easily share your recording by posting a link to it on your web site, so everyone can enjoy it whenever they like.

However, did you know that AnyMeeting also lets you edit your recording?  With AnyMeeting’s Edit Recording Playback feature, you can trim the beginning and end of your recording.  So, you can trim that awkward beginning when you are waiting for people to join and you’re preparing to share your screen, and you can tighten up the end so the recording stops at an appropriate time.  You can also add bookmarks or cue points within the recording that will take the viewer to specific sections of the presentation you feel are important to highlight.

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Customer Case Study:  NCCEP – Mexico, Alianzas Educativas

The Challenge
The Consejo Nacional de Alianzas Educativas (NCCEP – Mexico), an international non-profit organization that helps maximize resources of public schools, was starting a project that would help teachers in Mexico become more familiar with computers and integrate the technology into their classrooms. … Read More

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Tips for Better Presentations

I’m So Tired of This Webinar Aren’t You?
When you hear the word webinar, do you get excited?  When the boss comes into your office and says “There’s a webinar I want everyone to attend this week,” do you look forward to it?  In a recent national study, more people responded they would rather do their taxes, go to the dentist (Ouch!!!) or even come in to work on the weekend than attend the average webinar presentation.

So, what is the problem?  Why are people zoning out or literally falling asleep during my webinar presentation, which took me so much time and effort to put together?  Perhaps the answer lies in the presentation itself.

Often, we try to cram too much information into the presentation.  The slides end up clunky and text heavy, without the possibility of visual stimulation or audience interaction.  More often then not, there are too many slides, sometimes 20 or 30 slides when 8 or 10 at the most is best.

It can be difficult to cut out slides, but as you go through and refine your presentation, you’ll find there are ways to bring your presentation down to size.  Slides with bullet points work well and allow the presenter to address each point in his own unique words instead of reading a lengthy, snooze enducing paragraph directly from the slide that everyone could just as easily read themselves, and destroying any element of surprise for your audience.

Audience participation is also important to the success of your presentation.  Now I’m not saying give them a test at the end of your presentation, but asking pointed questions during your presentation and, perhaps even throwing in a joke or two to keep the mood light, will help keep your audience alert and engaged.  Images and short video clips that help illustrate your point can be helpful as well, especially if your subject matter is very visually oriented.  Above all else though, don’t forget to prepare and rehearse rehearse rehearse before giving your presentation.  Nothing makes people tune out more than a presenter who is not tuned in.  A great resource is Ken Molay’s The Webinar Blog, which offers tips and advice for better presentations.

What is the Presenter Wearing?
So you’re getting ready to host a video conference in about twenty minutes.  You have your presentation set, all of your attendees have confirmed and the computer you will be broadcasting from is ready, with webcam and headset installed.  The conference will last through lunch and you have a little time, so you fix yourself a quick bite to eat, even being careful to wear your napkin as a bib to keep from getting any food on yourself.

You finish eating and soon start the conference.  Everything is going swimmingly and your presentation is about ten minutes in when you start getting chat messages from your attendees asking what you are wearing.  Suddenly, you realize that you have been giving your entire presentation while still wearing the napkin you used as a bib during your pre-conference lunch.

Incidents like this happen more often than you might think, and sometimes they’re even worse.  I recently heard about someone who was giving a presentation from home and decided to take a quick dip in the pool before starting.  Not long into his presentation, his attendees started asking if he was naked, as he had forgotten to put on a shirt after getting out of the pool to join the conference.  Remember, before starting or joining any video conference, take a quick look in the mirror and ensure that you are “dressed for success.”

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Improved Screen Sharing & Recording Editing Now Available

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

Screen Sharing is Now More User Friendly

  • Text chat notifications sent to presenters when screen sharing
  • Easily switch which file is being displayed when in application sharing mode

We received a lot of feedback from Freebinar customers on how it was difficult to use screen sharing and view incoming text chats at the same time.  To solve this issue, we’ve added text chat notifications.  Now when in screen sharing mode, presenters receive a pop-up notification when an attendee sends a text chat.

Free Web Conferencing Screen Sharing Chat Notification

We have also made usability improvements to application sharing.  Presenters can now easily switch the application being shared directly from the system tray. We’ve also changed the view attendees see when application sharing is paused, now attendees see a snapshot of the application rather than a blank gray screen.  For example, if the presenter is displaying a PowerPoint presentation via application sharing and needs to view the Freebinar interface to respond to a text chat, attendees will still see PowerPoint on their screens.

* These screen sharing upgrades are immediately available to presenters on PC’s who install the updated Freebinar screen sharing plug-in.  Mac users and those who haven’t installed the plug-in can still use screen sharing in full screen mode.

Presenters Can Now Easily Edit Recordings

  • Adjust start and finish times
  • Add bookmarks (cue points) within the presentation

The new recording editing feature includes the ability to adjust the start and stop time of recorded meetings.  Presenters can now also add bookmarks (cue points), which take viewers to specific points in the presentation.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Freebinar’s new features, be sure to check out our support site:

Freebinar Releases Webinar Recording Hosting and Application Sharing Features

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

The ”free-forever” webinar service continues to exceed user expectations by launching two highly demanded features: Webinar Recording and Screen Sharing 2.0.

Huntington Beach, California, October 13, 2010 – With overwhelming adoption from users worldwide, Freebinar has already delivered over 3 million minutes of web conferencing usage. By offering 650% more seat capacity than competitors and no meeting-time restrictions, Freebinar is quickly becoming a must-have web conferencing software for many small business owners, non-profit organizations and government officials.  To further improve its webinar service, the company just added Webinar Recording and Screen Sharing 2.0 – making Freebinar the first “free-forever”, unlimited and most full-featured provider in the web conferencing and webinar industry.

Webinar Recording enables users to record their webinar as it happens and host their recordings in their Freebinar account.  An embedded link to the recording is provided so that meeting hosts can easily share recorded webinars through email, blogs and social networks. The improved Screen Sharing 2.0 introduces faster screen sharing performance, color quality, and application sharing, which allows hosts to choose specific applications to share with attendees for increased privacy. With these new features, Freebinar is comparable to many paid webinar services, such as GoToWebinar, that could easily cost up to $1,100 per year.

“We’re living up to our mission – to provide a free, world class webinar service that is comparable to the best paid services available”, said Costin Tuculescu, CEO. “While other free web conferencing and webinar providers limit features and max out attendance at 10 or 20, Freebinar allows hosts to conduct online meetings with up to 150 attendees, with easy-to-use invitation, registration and survey tools with unlimited meeting time.”  Freebinar is growing quickly, adding over a thousand new webinar host accounts per month.

To sign up for a “free-forever” web conferencing and webinar account with Freebinar, simply go to

About Freebinar

Freebinar is a free web conferencing and webinar service created by Huntington Beach, California – based CosNet Inc., a web conferencing software developer and provider. Built on CosNet’s proven Software-as-a Service platform, Freebinar’s services exceed any other free webinar applications on the market. Webinar hosts can invite up to 150 attendees per meeting with no meeting-time restrictions. With free customer service, Freebinar is the best choice for businesses ready to hold an online meeting. To learn more, visit


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New Features: Record Webinars and more!

Update: Please note that AnyMeeting was known as Freebinar prior to 3/26/11. Blog posts prior to this date may still mention Freebinar. For more information, please review our blog post or FAQ’s.

You asked, we listened. Just four months after Freebinar launched its Free Webinar Service in June 2010, the service received overwhelming support from users worldwide. With increasing popularity, Freebinar has bypassed the 3 Million minutes usage mark. As a way of showing our appreciation and to continue to be your #1 Free Web Conferencing provider, our team constantly improves our features to meet users’ needs.

Users asked us to add Webinar Recording options, so we did! Freebinar introduces to you our two newest features: Webinar Recording and Screen Sharing 2.0. Free Web Conferencing

Webinar Recording allows meeting hosts to record complete webinar sessions.  Also, an embedded link will be available so you can share all your recorded webinars with anyone and anywhere!
Complete webinar recording
Recording hosting
Easily share recordings with anyone
Works on both PC and Mac

Screen Sharing 2.0, which includes Application Sharing, allows users to share specific applications with attendees.
Application Sharing
Dual Monitor Support
Faster Performance
Lower Bandwidth Usage
Higher Color Quality
Improved Reliability

Why pay when you can get it for free with Freebinar? With the new features, Freebinar is comparable to some paid Webinar Services such as GoToWebinar that could easily cost up to $1,000 per year for the same service. Thus, it is no surprise that Freebinar is really the most full-featured and #1 Free Webinar provider in the Free Web Conferencing space.

As always with Freebinar, hosts can invite up to 150 attendees per meeting with no meeting-time restrictions. And the best news is…it’s absolutely FREE!

So enjoy! Remember to continue to send us your suggestions to make Freebinar even better for you!

Comment below to send us your suggestions and/or ideas!

For more detailed information, please visit our support site:

Screen Sharing 2.0

Webinar Recording