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Monday, October 12, 2009

DimDim and interactivity

We've all heard about webinars and some of us have participated in them. Even fewer have hosted -- in part because of the cost of setting up the system.

A relatively new service, has solved many of these problems in co-ordinating online interactive meeting with video and two-way communication. I first learned about this resource from the Design an Construction Network when a meeting to discuss how to use Twitter effectively "sold out" (it was free, of course) in less than 20 minutes.

I haven't used the system yet except for some experimentation, but it appears to have all the functionality you could want in more expensive resources, and creates an intriguing opportunity (I think) for you to develop online programs and community activities.

I've set up two DimDim meetings for this week, and will let you know how things go. One co-incides with our regular internal staff meeting on Tuesday and is closed to the public. With employees in remote locations, DimDim may enhance our internal communications effectively.

The second meeting is set for Friday at 2 pm. It is a Construction Marketing Round Table, and I'll invite you to share your observations and find marketing questions/solutions. You can register by responding to the "button" above this posting or the sidebar. There is no charge to attend, of course.


Hsiangyi said...

Hi Mark,

It's great to see that you are interested in webinar to save your time and money. Maybe you would like to check out Mikogo. It's a free web conferencing tool that allows you to share your screen with up to 10 people.

Another blogger recently wrote a comparative review about Mikogo that you may like to check out:

Drop by our website to find out more: or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Hsiang-Yi Cheng
The Mikogo Team
Twitter: @Mikogo

Kelsey C said...

Interesting. You should also check out RHUB Web Conferencing. We use TurboMeeting and have had a lot of luck with it.