Webinar Provider Reviews
Webinars have fast become the method to train, announce products or company information, host investor calls and even just bring friends together for real time sharing! The webinar providers below all have varying skills compared to the price you wish to pay. In the end, they emulate each other and you have to decide how sophisticated your event will be and then synch it with a feature set.
Push button simplicity lets everyone host or attend live meetings, demos and webinars using just a web browser instantly increasing your productivity. Give presentations, share web pages, whiteboards, voice, even record your events – with no software to install and with no hassles.
DimDIm is open source and they make their APIs available so you can modify the webinar setting to your liking. Of course, that takes an uber geek to do, but we know you are out there!
DimDim should be the favorite for small webinars as you can hold one for up to 20 people FOR FREE. Even slightly larger ones start at ~$25 per month with unlimited usage and they are scalable up to 1,000+.
MegaMeeting may be one of the most flexible meeting tools in existence, and is a great choice for small to medium sized meetings over long distances. The fee structure is transparent, with nothing hidden, and this service is a great choice for small businesses. It makes training, collaborations and communications with other companies much easier. PowerPoint presentations and other demonstrations can easily be done simply by sharing a computer screen with other members of the meeting.
The downside of MegaMeeting is the limited number of people that can be present – this isn’t the best choice for giving online seminars or holding a big training session or demonstration.
omNovia doesn't need software installation so your participants can quickly join in your conferences with a simple web browser. omNovia makes it easy to quickly share images and files while also providing easy to use room management features. Integrated voice also makes it quick and easy to communicate with your attendees to ensure that you have full control over all aspects of your web conference. They also include some upgrade features such as:
Host up to 5,000 attendees
Real-Time Screen and Application Sharing
Slide Show Module
Virtual White Board
Movie and Flash Player
Live (webcam) Video
Instant Poll and Survey
omNovia is a bit more scalable and has additional feature integrated for its discerning clientele. Still a great choice if you can work through their pricing plans which tend to be a bit confusing.
It is user-friendly. You'll even get a step-by-step tutorial so you'll be putting events together in less than an hour! Here are a few useful features of Instant Teleseminar:
Use of the Question Submission Form that involves your audience and gets them taking action. (While you are still in total control of the call.)
A reminder page to print out (so they show-up) straightforward Webcast listener controls for your event.
Instant Teleseminar is web based. That means there's no messy installation that conflicts with other programs and no maintenance on your part.
Add an offer with a link to your promotional page so your listeners go straight to your offers, your opt-in pages or affiliate sales pages.
InstantTeleseminar offers a complete event management system – it all works in harmony to save you from embarrassment, needless expense, and hours of time you could use more productively. Teleseminars are proven winners for opening up new revenue streams for your list.
GoToMeeting is one of the largest and most versatile webinar providers around. Citrix has been an online force in managed services for a very long time, so their GoToMeeting (GoToWebinar for larger groups) has been vetted and integrated into many Fortune 500 training and meeting systems.
GoToMeeting allows you to host an online meeting with up to 15 people – so you can do more and travel less. Using their Web conferencing tool, you can share any application on your computer in real time. Attendees join meetings in seconds.
- Hold unlimited meetings for one flat fee.
- Collaborate with remote colleagues.
- Host and attend from either a Mac or PC.
- Save with integrated audio conferencing (via computer and telephone).
Fair warning: since GoToMeeting it is not browser based, you may have to download their client software ahead of time. That may delay entry to webinars for late arrivals. They do have a 30 day free trial, so feel free to explore by clicking image below.
MyMeeting123 is a relatively new service that features "no contracts" and pro-rata return on any months of a discounted agreement. They start at ~$18 and range up to $63 depending upon the number of rooms and participants. They do a full feature set such as:
- Desktop sharing with privacy control
- Interactive chat, whiteboard and annotation functions
- File sharing, record and playback
While not breaking any ground, MyMeeting123 seems to be a viable competitor and worthy of checking out for your next meeting!
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