Web Conference comparison

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With all the different ways to market, a popular option to build your list AND sell products is to conduct a web conference. What are the best options i.e. who provides the best conference capabilites available for the cost?
#comparison #conference #web
  • Profile picture of the author mgkimsal
    A few that spring to mind are gotomeeting and webex. Talkshoe might fit your situation, and I've tried tinychat and another one from "great america conferencing". I come back to webex for the balance of functionality, compatibility and price. They did an upgrade some months ago and the interface is much nicer than it was (still quirky, but better).
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    • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
      I looked into GoToMeeting, it seems to be the most popular among current IMer's who are using this method, but the cost seems pretty high. I am looking for something that can hold a few hundred people, but not charge me a fee when I am not using it, perhaps a one time use system or a conference room that is already a part of a larger system
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      • Profile picture of the author alamode
        It really depends on your budget and how much you will be using it. There are some free options out there that's sufficient but do lack some features paid versions offer. There's a comparison chart of features between webex and gotomeeting that's helpful if you are debating between the two.

        rhubcom.com/v4/web_conferencing/web_conference_comparison.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    The best web conference room I have ever seen or used extensively is Vereconference.

    It has an interactive whiteboard, lazer pointer, screen casting, synchronized browsing so that you can bring any website into the room, ability to upload and demo with PowerPoint presentations, recording of both audio and visual, and I love to play music.

    I remember the days back in the beginning of my IM career when we went to really shabby low budget free conference rooms (I won't mention the name) - and it was like a different world -

    The cost of Vereconference is very reasonable, scalable and with no contracts beyond month to month. It's all good.

    I keep trying to think of excuses to bring people into my room because I love being in there.
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    • Profile picture of the author marketingguy2
      Yea I really like the free stuff myself. I dont have the need for a large room at this point so the free 5 seat room that I get with my VT Gold system is just right to take clients and team members in to help or train them.
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  • Profile picture of the author gravtex
    I'm a fan of Gotomeeting/Gotowebinar myself (which I know you said you looked into), and if I remember correctly they'll give you a 30 day free trial. If you're doing regular webinars, you should have no trouble earning the $99 monthly fee by the time the 30 days are up.

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    • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
      I have noticed over the last six months that many people are moving away from gotomeeting and I must say I prefer using a Vereconference room, its a great tool to use when helping others build their business. Is also easy to change the size of your room,if you need a large room for a particular occasion you can just purchase one for a month.
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  • Profile picture of the author websitemrktg
    I first tried Veretekk's Vereconference outside of attending many of the Veretekk's trainings and meetings when a friend and I would get together in his conference room to help each other with certain projects we were working on. I loved it immediately. It was so easy to use on the spur of a moment and made what ever we working on a breeze.

    We so could so easily switch back and forth as far as who had control of the room it made it so easy to help each other when we were stuck and all the features made it a breeze.

    Now Veretekk offers a free 5 seat room so I got my own without any additional charges too cool! Like David said if you need a larger room its very easy to upgrade without long term commitments. I am very happy with Vereconference!
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
    Thanks Geekology, that was an interesting read, been doing some research on all of those and Vereconference that the others have been suggesting, it not only sounds like a conference room in the traditional sense but also a good place to have affiliate and downline meetings in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Seagers
    GotoMeeting and Webex are fine Webinar Rooms. Although I do prefer Vereconference because of the Interaction you have with your Guest. The Email link that allows someone to just click the link and we have a 5 seat Room with a Power Point presentation. Excellent when your trying to explain a support Issue or just getting to know someone.
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    • I am the CEO of Vereconference and my comments will surely be biased, but with that said, I couldn't find what I was looking for so we built it.

      If I may be so bold as to put a link here to be able to log into a room so you can experience the room it in no way should be consider anymore than just that.


      Vereconference Guest Room

      And an eBook to help you understand all the features of our system.

      VereConference eBooks


      Invite some friends so you can talk and play with this feature rich environment. Let me know your feedback.

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      • Profile picture of the author interloper
        @Thomas Prendergast
        On your website, I can't find any pricing information and there is no email to request that info.
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        • Originally Posted by interloper View Post

          @Thomas Prendergast
          On your website, I can't find any pricing information and there is no email to request that info.
          When you sign up for the free account and log into the back office, the pricing structure is there.
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  • Profile picture of the author gladysann19
    I have tried GoToMeeting and I can say that it's great. It has a good features that enable the user to have unlimited meetings. It's just that the cost is not economical and requires downloads. Found a site called 321meet that actually lets you conduct meetings (which basically means screen sharing) without any download and still for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Ogden
    Interloper,
    I notice one glaring obmissions from your comparision sheet

    VereConference

    Looking for a powerful, easy to use online VoIP conference system? Well, the
    VereConference system has been specifically designed to meet the needs of major corporations all the way to home based businesses

    Regardless of what your product is, or what you are promoting. VereConference is a reliable, no nonsense, easyto-use, 100% web based conferencing service that you can use right NOW... without spending a penny!

    With Vereconference unlike the competitors:
    You don't download and install a piece of "screen sharing software". You don't have to dial a phone number to hear the presenter (where you can hear babies crying, fax tones blaring and speaker phones echoing, as you tie up your phone line for a couple of hours and run up your long distance phone bill!) You don't have to have broadband access!

    Dial up Internet connection works too!

    All you need is a computer with an Internet connection of any kind. You can use it to provide live, online support for your existing customers and website visitors. Perform live online training sessions for your team.

    Clean interface. Extremely easyto use! Just click the link and you're in!
    Rich, quality sound. All you need is a headset and speakers!
    Text chat for your guests without a microphone!
    Private text chat conversations on the side of the main presentation!
    Keyboard commands for visually impaired users!
    Synchronized web browsing allows you to push web pages for 1000's of viewers to see. Superior white board features!
    100% Internet based
    no phone line or teleconference needed.
    Recording feature - archive your meetings and post them on the web! (not included
    with free rooms)
    Unlimited monthly usage!
    Customize the look and feel of your room.
    Live customer support - just when you need it!
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  • Profile picture of the author andrespefia3
    ConferenceCalls provides excellent web conferencing services on global network. Their web conferencing services is very cost effective and provides organisations to get high quality videos on web conferencing. However, every organisation has different needs when it comes to web conferencing and what might be ideal for one organisation is not necessarily need to be ideal for another organisation . To find out the precise solution for your need you may visit ConferenceCalls' site.
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