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What does "wireframing" mean?
Will this workshop suggest software that can be used to lay audio over a simple slide show? I have so many slide show presentations I would love to post to YouTube, or make available for downloading from my web site, so people could just push "play" and then sit back and watch and listen, but there doesn't seem to be a super simple tool to do that (also, I'm on a Mac).
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Here are answers to some of the questions asked in the webinar that we didn't have enough time to address.Thanks to Kyle Andrei of Idealware for these answers!
Q: Do google talk/chat or skype or
join.me have the ability to break into small groups or talk just to a partner?
A: Both Google and Skype offer group video chats. Google’s hangouts are part of
Google Plus, and work like a video chat room for groups of people, for free.
Skype also offers video conference-calling, but I believe it costs money.
Q: Are there any super-cheap phone
services for webinars? We hope to offer both web and phone-in.
A: At Idealware, we use Free Conference Call to provide the audio for our free
seminars. It’s not actually a great service – we’ve heard from participants
that the audio quality is quite bad, and if you have a large group (we
typically have around 80 – 100 people calling in for these seminars) people often
get booted out of the call or have to try multiple times to get in.
Another downside to Free Conference Call is that it doesn’t offer a toll-free
line. So, for audio conferencing, you either have to pay the cost as an
organization, or the participants pay for it by calling in long-distance. A lot
of our participants are unhappy with that.
Q: In a grant funded program we need
data. How does one collect viewer data from a website or YouTube?
A: It sounds like you need web analytics software. Google Analytics is free and
powerful – and will let you see how many people have visited pages on your
website, what websites or links they came from, etc.
videos, Google includes some basic stats, similar to Facebook’s insights, that
you can access through the video manager.
Q: Can either of the speakers suggest a
method for collecting payment for on-demand webinars? I love the social
networking capabilities of products like ReadyTalk, but the e-commerce piece is
missing. We need a solution for that.
A: So, payments would normally require a separate tool – typically whatever
you’re already using to collect online payments or donations. There are a large
number of donor databases, CRMs (constituent relationship management), and
other fundraising tools that provide this ability. So, in the Idealware
example, a constituent goes to our website to see what upcoming or recorded
trainings we have, and when they click on the one they want, they’re actually
taken to a page created by our database (we use Salsa), where they fill out a
registration form and enter their credit card information. From there, we send
them an email with the access information for that live or recorded training.
Q: Where can you get non-copyrighted
A: Socialbrite actually has a directory for copyright-free music here: http://www.socialbrite.org/sharing-center/free-music-directory/
Q: How can I get permission for copyrighted
A: You’d have to talk to the copyright holder, which for music, is typically
one of the big four record labels (Sony, Time-Warner, EMI, Virgin), and then
pay the royalties. You’re better off using copyright-free music, like those
found in this directory: http://www.socialbrite.org/sharing-center/free-music-directory/.
Sometimes, but very rarely, popular
artists license their music under Creative Commons instead of a copyright,
which sometimes (but not always) allows you to use the music, as long as you
aren’t making money from it.
Q: How do you address schools blocking
A: Well, in general students shouldn’t be on YouTube at school, but for
educational videos, you might be able to get around it by embedding the video
from YouTube on your website, or by hosting your video either on your own site
or with another streaming service, like Vimeo.
Q: Can you have a clickable link in
YouTube or just Vimeo?
A: With a nonprofit account, you can have a clickable call-to-action in your
YouTube videos. You just have to apply for that account, which also removes the
limit to how long of a video you can upload, giving YouTube the same benefits
Q: I'm looking to offer webinars that
have quizzes built in for attendees to respond, that will collect their
responses for me to review later. Ideas?
A: For live webinars, I know Readytalk in particular will allow you to insert
polls and questions, like the one we used in earlier in the presentation. As
for eLearning modules, I know that Articulate includes several modules,
Quizmaker and Engage, which provide that ability.
Q: In an employee training can you see
who is watching each module?
A: That would probably depend on the tool/service you’re using. I don’t
personally know of any that allow you to see what’s currently being watched,
but if employees are required to log-in to view the modules, you can typically
see their viewing history.
Here are answers to some of the questions asked in the webinar that we didn't have enough time to address.Thanks to Janet Fout for these answers!
Q: Are there any tools that are particularly good with international audiences, partucularly in developing countries with limited internet speed.
If you can create slides in Powerpoint with step by step training you can post it to Slideshare, which is very accessible. With a pro account you can restrict who see it. Another alternative is to do text based training through a private Wordpress blog. Only members can view the content and the downloads are less onerous if you don’t have the bandwidth for video.Q: Do webinar sources all cost
Nope. Anymeeting.com is a great free resource for small to medium sized meetings.
Q: We plan to sell online training for child care. Does all the software (GoToMeeting, Join.me) have the ability to allow participants based on their payment having been received?
What you need to do is put the registration behind a payment window. You can do this with Instant Presenter, for one example http://www.instantpresenter.com/Web-Conferencing-Features/PayPal.aspx Q: Should you provide a copy of your slides to webinar participants to follow along with?I find it distracts them if you do it before the event. They get ahead of you and lose focus. Offer slides afterwards, or better yet a recording so you can see if it’s a popular presentation or not. Q: Can you please share some favorite plug-ins for member access to content?Wp-member, Wishlist member are both good plugins to manage membership sites. Q: Can/should you do continuous marketing on trainings? Do you have any suggestions about getting your webinars posted on other websites, other then our organization site to increase attendance.Get it out on Twitter, enable participants to share it when they sign up and encourage them to live-tweet the first one so people want to come to the next one. Get it out on all your social networks a week, a day, an hour before. Often I see signups wait until the last hour and then suddenly remember they wanted to join us! Q: Can you give an example of a training done this way? (email drip)Sure, sign up for my Facebook Timeline e-book and you’ll see how I do it… http://bit.ly/QFYxe1 I’ll be releasing a series on Twitter in the next week or so. Here’s a good example of how it workshttp://groundwire.org/resources/articles/drip-campaigns Q: The main thing that would help is examples of the different types of training Janet discussed - I'm not familiar with all of them and it's hard to picture it if you've never done it beforeWell this is a long discussion for a forum partly because there are an endless supply of variations on training online.Webinars and webinar series is the most obvious. These give a regular series of instructional trainings.Video series like the ones here on Udemy http://www.udemy.com/google-for-business/Member only access to a wordpress site like this one http://www.wp101.com/Podcasting a series of audio recordings that people can listen to in sequenceDrip Email campaigns, here’s an explanation of that http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drip_marketing Q: What does "wireframing" mean? Will this workshop suggest software that can be used to lay audio over a simple slide show? I have so many slide show presentations I would love to post to YouTube, or make available for downloading from my web site, so people could just push "play" and then sit back and watch and listen, but there doesn't seem to be a super simple tool to do that (also, I'm on a Mac). (From the forum, post-webinar) Wireframing is simply a glorified outline. I use mindmapping software for this because it’s easier to stream out a list of topics and then arrange them logically Mindmeister is my personal fav. As for doing a voiceover on a slideshow. You can do this with a pro account on Slideshare, or usehttp://soundslides.com/ or if you have a Mac, you can record over your Keynote slides right in the application.
thanks so much for the followup.