DIY pages: online meetings

Listed here are resources to help you run effective online meetings. This covers things like choosing a meeting space, staying focused, online facilitation and the technicalities.

My material on online meetings

Choosing the right online spaces to support your unique network(s), workshop resources, 26-27 April 2012

Don’t choose your online networking space(s) first, 7 December 2011

Yesterday’s webinar – learning the hardway, Tuesday, 24 November, 2009

Mala species recovery planning – moving online, 21 August 2009

How come Adobe Connect isn’t easily available in NZ, 28 October 2009

Plus, see my ever expanding, unsorted list of links related to online meetings and web conferencing, and online facilitation.

Essential guides to running online meetings, webinars and web conferences

An introduction to virtual meetings by Lasa Information Systems team, October 2010

Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars webinar, by Stephanie Gerding, December 2011. Resources include recording, slides and notes.

A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools by Laura S. Quinn, idealare, January 2008, plus pay US$20 for an excellent recording of an hour long session on “Getting Started with Online Conferencing and Seminar Tools”

10 Steps for Planning a Successful Webinar: Tips for organizing and producing online seminars for your nonprofit organization, by Kami Griffiths and Chris Peters, January 2009, on TechSoup blog

A description of different types of online meetings, by Shelley Ryan of Killer Webinars, April 2010

Nancy White is a peerless online facilitation doer and thinker, whose Full Circle Associates blog, online community resources, and ever expanding collection of online facilitation links are relevant and insightful.

Online meeting product listing for Aotearoa (updated May 2013)

Popular and well-regarded online meeting tools available in Aotearoa New Zealand are listed below. When I am certain other products are definitely available here in NZ, I’ll add them to this list. Contact me if I overlooked a product.

Collaborate by Blackboard.
Global Meet from PGi
GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoTraining by Citrix. TechSoup New Zealand offer GoToMeeting at a discounted rate to New Zealand charities for the first year.
Microsoft Office Live Meeting
Skype conference calls for business
Webex by Cisco
Zoho Meeting

If you have got all day, a comprehensive and up-to-date list of online meeting product websites is kept by Robin Good.


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