Winning Webinar Strategies – Vote for your favorite

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After collecting numerous submissions for our Winning Webinar Strategies promotion, we’re excited to announce the finalists!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their webinar strategies. We’re excited to hear so many of you are producing impactful webinar programs that are making a real difference in your business and the community. Keep it up!

Now, to help us select a winner – vote for your favorite! Follow the links to review their winning webinar strategies then come back here and vote!

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Here are the finalists for this season’s Winning Webinar Strategies promotion:

Liz Parker, 121 Temps Winning Webinar Strategy

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Top webinar tips from Liz:

  • Less on the screen, just have a heading – too many points on the screen and people read rather than listen.
  • Ask a question for each screen and get feedback in the chat box
  • Start the session with some housekeeping and expectations.
  • Housekeeping, turn off all distractions (including any additional tabs or social media sites, phones and even put the dogs away.
  • Expectations – come as a student with an open mind and ask lots of questions
  • Don’t read your presentation verbatim, just make key points on a page to remind you what you want to cover.  Use lots of case studies or examples to emphasize your key points.
  • Don’t try and cover too much in one session especially if you are recording it as people won’t sit through 1 hour to try and get some nuggets of gold.”

Read the 121 Temps full webinar strategy here (then come back and vote below!)

Nic Tsangarakis, Kwela Leadership and Talent Management Winning Webinar Strategy

Top webinar tips from Nic:

  • “There is no substitute for preparation.”  Kwela distributes a “webinar best practices” guide to each of its presenters and encourages practicing in advance with presenters and an acting attendee.
  • Avoid hard selling.  Kwela focuses on providing value to the audience to help build relationships and trust.
  • Keep the content simple, without too much content on each slide.
  • Don’t leave audience engagement and Q&A to the end of the presentation.  Take moments out within the presentation to solicit and address questions from the audience.
  • Understand that your audience can get distracted, so lead with what’s in it for them, as well as with assurances that the presentation will be brief, rich, and sensitive to their time.

Read the Kwela full webinar strategy here (then come back and vote below!)

Jennifer McGillis, PROergonomics Winning Webinar Strategy

Top webinar tips from Jennifer:

  • Keep presentations informational and not too “salesy.”
  • Provide enough information to catch the audience’s attention and get them reflecting on the topic, but leave them wanting more, which will help drive follow-up engagement.
  • Keep events to an hour or less to be respectful of the time demands of your audience.
  • Ask questions of your audience, which can be managed through chat, to further engage them.

Read the PROergonomics full webinar strategy here (then come back and vote below!)

Review their programs and then tell us below which one you feel others can best learn from!

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Building Your Business Webinar Series

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.
REGISTER

 

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.
REGISTER

 

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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AnyMeeting Announces Partner API at WebRTC Expo

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 full-featured, browser-based web, video and phone conferencing tool into their own solutions.

AnyMeeting is one of the first WebRTC-enabled conferencing platforms in large-scale production. The AnyMeeting API has already been leveraged in partnerships with large cable operators and telcos, as well as with platforms including Outlook, Zimbra, Google Apps and select vertical platforms in markets like real estate. AnyMeeting is now opening its API to new partners that wish to add WebRTC-enabled conferencing to their own services and platforms.

Said Costin Tuculescu, CEO and founder of AnyMeeting, “WebRTC represents a disruptive technology that opens major new opportunities for service providers –enabling new features, service models and platform economics that will transform the industry. We’re excited to serve partners seeking to tap those opportunities today, leveraging our API and integration experience to build great WebRTC-enabled solutions together.”

AnyMeeting Founder and CEO on Plenary Panel at WebRTC Expo

AnyMeeting is a Gold Sponsor of WebRTC Expo IV in Atlanta, June 17-19, where Tuculescu will be a featured speaker on the plenary panel “Using WebRTC to Make Money”at 3:40pm Tuesday, June 17. AnyMeeting will also available at booth #218 for more information and demonstrations.

Proven, Scalable AnyMeeting API for Screen Sharing, Video, Phone & VOIP Conferencing

Partners can leverage AnyMeeting’s proven and scalable API to quickly add screen sharing, multi-party video conferencing, phone and VoIP-based audio conferencing, online meetings with recording, and full-featuredwebinar capabilities to their own platforms and service offerings.

AnyMeeting’s full-featured conferencing solution also works with non-WebRTC-supported browsers, providing a complete cross-platform solution. The company, which launched the AnyMeeting brand in 2010, has attracted more than 500,000 users and is a trusted partner to many large cable operators, telcos, platform providers and associations serving its target SMB customer base.

About AnyMeeting

Based in Orange County, California, AnyMeeting pioneered the small business Web conferencing market in 2009 with a completely free, full-featured and easy-to-use web conferencing service tailored for small business. Since then, it has grown to more than 500,000 small business users of both its free ad-supported service and low-cost ad-free options.  Designed specifically for small business, AnyMeeting offers a complete web conferencing and webinar service built on the company’s proven Software as a Service platform. Meeting hosts are able to invite up to 200 attendees per meeting with no time limits, and enjoy a full range of features including integrated video conferencing, phone conferencing, screen sharing, presentation sharing, recording and social media integration. AnyMeeting is the best choice for small businesses, independent professionals and just about anyone who can benefit from online meetings. Current investors include Tech Coast Angels, Pasadena Angels, Maverick Angels, Sand Hill Angels and Keiretsu Forum. For more information, please visit www.AnyMeeting.com.

 

AnyMeeting Continues Growth Within Direct Selling Industry

AnyMeeting Booth at DSA Conf

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) recently held its annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  The event featured numerous workshops and conference sessions on a variety of topics of interest to leaders in the direct selling industry. Many of the top brands in the industry were present, including Amway, 4Life, Herbalife, and Usana, to name a few.

This was AnyMeeting’s second year exhibiting at the DSA conference, and our first year as a conference Sponsor.

We’re currently working with more than a dozen large “direct selling companies”, providing a valuable productivity tool for their independent distributors.

The direct selling industry is one of many small business verticals where AnyMeeting is building strong partnerships and a recognized brand. Others verticals include real estate, financial services, professional services and healthcare, among others.

Want to learn more about how AnyMeeting can help your business, industry or association? Contact us.

Event Recap: AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon Spurs Innovation

AnyMeeting WebRTC HackathonOur Hackathon on January 26th was a terrific success, thanks to the support of Chapman University, the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Chapman’s eVillage, and our two sponsors Influxis and TokBox.

The event drew teams of developers, entrepreneurs, product managers and designers who joined forces with members of the AnyMeeting product group to spend a day developing projects using WebRTC, which is short for “Web Real Time Communications”.

“Innovation is a critical component of everything we do at AnyMeeting and this event was a great opportunity to engage with the local community and connect with partners and technologists driven to evolve the current state of communications online,” Costin Tuculescu, AnyMeeting, founder and CEO said. “There was a really high level of excitement about being able to create video and audio applications so easily, and everyone was chomping at the bits to put together the next AnyMeeting or Google Hangouts. Interestingly enough though, the teams did quickly realize that while certain things like one-to-one video chat is now very easy, multi-way video conferencing and recording still remains a challenge.

The event opened with presentations from Costin, Chapman, Influxis and TokBox. We’ve captured them on video and will be sharing them on the AnyMeeting YouTube channel. Some highlights are embedded below:

The Hack session ended with presentations from the teams. The top projects were:

  • An HTML5 WebSockets based signaling platform to synchronize any number of meeting attendees
  • An online security system that feeds multiple security cameras into a central location, and allows recording
  • A “Google Hangouts” like video chat platform


The consensus from the teams was that while this technology is very exciting, it’s still in its infancy. A number of the teams found that documentation from just a few weeks ago had already become outdated on the current version of Chrome, and other docs warned that certain features would be changing, so be prepared for that.

Regardless, as the major browser manufacturers continue to make progress on this spec, the industry will certainly keep up with this wave of disruption and AnyMeeting will be holding future Hackathons to ensure that our community keeps up with the innovation.

Stay tuned!

AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon Event Details

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Click here to Register for the Hackathon

For those of you who have registered, here are the event details:

9:00 AM, Saturday, January 26th,
Chapman University’s Von Neumann Hall,
545 West Palm Avenue, Orange, CA 92865. Map
(Parking will be provided at Chapman free of charge. Bring your ticket to receive a validation.)

We are honored to have the event hosted by Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology, in partnership with the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, and Chapman’s eVillage. In addition, UC Irvine’s Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences and California State Fullerton’s College of Engineering and Computer Science are also promoting the event.

Our sponsors include, Influxis, a live streaming and real-time application hosting provider, and TokBox, an online video communications provider that
announced support for WebRTC back in August of 2012.

We are looking forward to seeing each of you at the event. To help you get oriented here are some answers to common questions:

Who can attend?

The event is free and open to software engineers, designers, product managers, marketers and entrepreneurs interested in coming together and working on building a new project, product or service involving WebRTC. Note: If you are inviting others, please ensure that they register soon as space is limited and only those registered participants will be admitted.

Can I bring code I prepared in advance?

Yes, if you want to get started early, you can bring in up to 1,000 lines of code prepared in advance. You can also leverage other existing projects from GitHub, Google Code, or other repositories. However, the judging will be based on the work that you originally create specifically for this project.

To start learning, check out this excellent overview!

Do I have to participate on a team?

No, you do not have to work with a team. You can bring a team, work alone, or ask us to identify others who have registered who might want to work with you on a team. We encourage engineers to peer up with marketing folks and designers to have the best chance in creating a top notch project!

What equipment or supplies do I need to bring?

Bring your laptop and power cables and any other accessories designed to make your work area comfortable and efficient. Food, beverages and WiFi will be provided along with desks and work areas.

How will my project be judged?

Judges will review all projects and select the top project based on the following criteria:

  • Most viable product or service
  • Technically challenging
  • Completeness of product
  • Creativity and originality
  • Audience favorite

Who are the Judges?

What is the Agenda for the day?

  • 9:00 AM – Registration
  • 9:30 AM – Intro & Welcome from Costin, AnyMeeting CEO
  • 9:35 AM – Chapman Welcome & Overview of Dept
  • 9:45 AM – Influxis – Welcome and Brief Overview
  • 9:55 AM – TokBox – Brief Overview and Further Insight into Web RTC
  • 10:05 AM – AnyMeeting – Why WebRTC? – Costin, AnyMeeting CEO
  • 10:15 AM – Start Hacking!
  • 12:00 PM – Pizza Arrives
  • 4:00 PM – Donuts Arrive
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner type food Arrives – Cheeseburgers??
  • 8:00 PM – Project Presentations
  • 9:00 PM – Winners Chosen
  • Mixer and Drinks after the Hackathon will be at “The District Lounge”  – Map
What’s next?

See you there!

AnyMeeting

Tips for Growing Your Small Business with Digital Marketing and Social Media

Wrapping up another great year, AnyMeeting closed out its popular “Small Business Toolkit” webinar series for 2012 with its last guest webinar from Chris Bechtel, director of marketing for AnyMeeting.  A 15 year digital marketing veteran, we would like to thank Chris for presenting “Tips for Growing Your Small Business with Digital Marketing and Social Media.”

We’d also like to thank the more than 400 registrants and attendees who participated with great questions and comments. Chris’s webinar provided a fast-paced, interactive webinar that introduced smart and effective strategies for growing a small business through digital marketing and social media. If you were not able to attend live and would like to view the recording, just click: Recorded Webinar to Grow your Small Business.

Calling all Coders, AnyMeeting is Hosting a WebRTC Hackathon

If you are an engineer, designer, product manager, marketer or entrepreneur, AnyMeeting has a great opportunity for you.  On January 26th, AnyMeeting will be hosting a hackathon based around the emerging technology known as WebRTC.  Seeing WebRTC as a major disruptive force in the world of Real Time Communications, AnyMeeting is encouraging those interested to come together and work on building a new project, product or service involving the technology in a 12-hour hack session.

At the end of the session, competing teams of contestants will be able to present and answer questions on their projects for a chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.  Small prizes will be awarded to two runners up teams as well.

For more information on the “AnyMeeting WebRTC Hackathon,” how to register and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our AnyMeeting EventBrite Page.