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Exploring The Potential O

Exploring The Potential O



Presentation delivered during the inaugural SOHO Solo West Cork online meeting on 14 January 2009.

Presentation delivered during the inaugural SOHO Solo West Cork online meeting on 14 January 2009.



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    Exploring The Potential O Exploring The Potential O Presentation Transcript

    • Online meetings for  your small business? the potential and the pitfalls, live and uncut with Calvin Jones
    • What's on the Agenda?
        • A brief overview of some key features
        • "Pass the mike": introductions
        • Live walkthrough demo of registering and contributing to the SOHO Solo West Cork blog
        • Content review, collaboration and editing
        • Brainstorming
        • Feedback
        • Summary and conclusion
    • What we're not going to do...
        • Panic! 
          • This is new to a lots of us (me included) -- let's learn together as we go....
        • Stick to a bog-standard presentation
          • There's much more to online meetings... let's explore!
        • Hide...
          • Don't stay concealed behind your mouse and keyboard... participate.
        • Expect everything to work flawlessly
          • See first point above...
          • This is West Cork, complete with flaky internet connections
    • Possible "issues"...
        • Bandwidth constraints with audio / video or both
        • Microphone / Webcam -- presenter and audience.
        • Meeting suddenly disconnected
          • As host, if my browser crashes (it may happens sometimes) you MAY be kicked out of the meeting
          • If that happens I'll restart it again ASAP -- simply re-join using your original invitation / URL.
        • If you're having problems... let me know!
          • Use the chat window inside the meeting room
          • If you can't access the meeting room contact me via instant messaging / twitter.
      AIM / Skype / Yahoo: calvin141170 Microsoft / Google Chat: calvin141170@gmail.com Twitter: @calvin141170
    • Right... let's get started! In the iconic words of Blind Date's Cilla Black:   "Hello number one, what's yer name, and whereja come from?"   Tell us a a bit about you and your business (scouse accent optional) ...I'll go first!
    • Contributing to the SOHO Solo West Cork Blog Okay -- let's take a look at how online meetings can help you demonstrate a website, product or service:   I'm going to show you how to register for an account on the SOHO Solo West Cork blog, and how to post an article.... ... this is live... as in "live telly", but without the budget or the production staff. If it all goes pear shaped, please don't shoot the delivery boy!
    • And just in case that didn't work here's one I prepared earlier.... Screencast video showing registration to the SOHO Solo West Cork blog and submitting your first blog post
    • Collaboration: future meetings....
    • Any other business News about your business and/or anything else you'd like to raise or comment on. Please take a moment to provide your feedback via our "Poll Daddy" survey (simply click on the link).