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Planning A Meeting? Check Out Webinar Platform Solutions For Your Business Needs

Planning A Meeting? Check Out Webinar Platform Solutions For Your Business Needs

First, let’s start with the question, what is a webinar?

Simply put, a webinar is a conference/ meeting/seminar carried out over the internet. A webinar is the very key when building a brand or business. It enables you engage with your audience and get feedbacks anywhere and anytime. Isn’t that cool?

ClickMeeting is an onsite platform to bridge the gap between you and your clients or prospects. You don’t have to worry about hosting a traditional meeting. It saves you a lot of time and money if you are running a small business or a large company, and you have everything you need. With ClickMeeting, your webinar can be done at the comfort of your home and it is not expensive as against the belief of most people.

There are various ways to run a webinar. For example, other webinar providers install a software on your system and this comes with a lot of problems and issues. But since Clickmeeting is an Onsite platform, this makes it very convenient for you to use and with its highly functional website which enables you to navigate, manage your audience and also access amazing features and flexibility.

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The website is also integrated with quite a number of web apps ranging from Flickr, Slack, YouTube, SalesForce, Google Calendar, Office 365, and lots more which makes what you can do it with it endless whether you want to use it for sales, training, marketing, or education.

Getting Started

For a starter, using a webinar might be a little bit confusing. ClickMeeting is very easy to use and you get a tour, instructions and steps all the way.

From the main dashboard, you can access the navigation menu at the top where the schedule link is located and also get to access the green arrows that point areas of interests. You can schedule your events which make it a very good tool for organizing the meeting. You can also customize your interface whereby you can change the theme color of your webinar, skin and also add your company’s logo.

Inviting Your Audience

You can invite your audience by sending a branded and customized email, then ask them to fill a form to join the meeting or just send them a direct link. The former is preferable when you need the details of your audience while the latter is most preferred if you are engaging a large number of audience and you do not necessarily need their information.

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    Starting the Webinar

    During the event, set up your camera and microphone if necessary. Thereafter, it allows you to create a waiting room that can display information about your business, company or documentary, this is done, so as to prevent your audience from boredom.

    They can also get the highlights or agenda of the meeting from a short clip you display. Make sure you provide the most value you can, give them case studies, your achievements and your expertise too.

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      Moderating the Webinar

      You can make use of a PowerPoint deck or just you in display talking. The interface is also powered for major browsers and also you have access to a live whiteboard where you can draw, type and write. Participants can raise their hands up in agreement or in disagreement to a discussion.

      ClickMeeting is so unique, you can run surveys on your audience and also displaying the results at the same time for them. This creates a room for feedbacks and makes it effective communication tool. For the live videos you can enable or disable the voice and video, translation in various languages is possible and you can also have multiple presenters where you can create accounts for your other staffs and then they log in with their own credentials and then contribute.

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        Feedbacks and Closing

        After your meeting, it gets the stats and analytics and then gives you the access such as the response of the attendees, devices used, interesting sections, the recorded session, number of attendees, and so much more.

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        You can also rate the performance so as to improve the webinar. Sharing the session on the YouTube is also very possible, follow up emails can also be sent to them, to thank them for participating, this on its own creates a brand loyalty.

        Choose any Plan that Suits your Requirement

        ClickMeeting is very cost effective. They have different plans and pricing options. The basic plan allows access to 4 video streams and 4 hours’ worth of recording, allows 2 presenters, recommended for attendees between 25 and 100. The Pro Plan gives access to 4 video streams and 6 hours’ worth of recording, allows 4 presenters, recommended for attendees between 50 and 500.

        There is also an Enterprise Plan for large events, it can allow between 500 to 5,000 attendees and access to a highly customizable interface with add-ons and support. You get free access for 30 days to try its features and all you require to do this is just your email address.

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        Tanvir Zafar

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        Last Updated on February 15, 2019

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

        Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

        Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

        So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

        Joe’s Goals

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          Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

          Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

          Daytum

            Daytum

            is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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            Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

            Excel or Numbers

              If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

              What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

              Evernote

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                I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                Access or Bento

                  If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                  Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                  You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                  Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                  All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                  Conclusion

                  I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                  What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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