Friday, February 1, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Webinars – What, When and How Long? With today’s multitasking work styles and short attention spans, it’s essential to plan meetings and presentations so you grab and hold your audience’s attention. You need to allow enough time for each section, as well as for the entire event. This is especially important to avoid those “drop outs” who become bored quickly. It’s your job to make your event interesting and interactive, with enough breaks to keep the energy high. Before we give you some proven ClickMeeting tips and tricks, let’s check out… What the Experts Say. We asked Marta Eichstaedt, webinar expert, business coach/consultant, and certified online trainer, how she determined the proper length. This is what she advised us: “The length of a webinar depends on the goal we want to achieve. There are, however, some rules and techniques that apply. In general, when used as marketing tools, webinars should last between 30 and 60 minutes. This length should take into account time for interaction with your audience. Training events can last longer. For example, I organize online workshops for trainers who want to run their own online training series. These workshops take 90 minutes and the whole course includes 7 meetings. The attendee group is really small (maximum 6 people) and there is a lot of interaction and activities performed by the attendees themselves. However, even with highly interactive workshops, I wouldn’t recommend exceeding two hours per session. Another example is an extended conference like the Social Media Success Summit which comprises 4 weeks of training in weekly or biweekly webinars, each lasting about 45 minutes. They hold three webinars a day, with 20-minute breaks. The whole event is about 20 different webinars altogether and this format turns out to work best for this topic and audience.” After hearing from the experts and, based on our own experience, we can conclude that webinars typically last around 60 minutes – about the length of an installment of your favorite TV series. This also makes it easy to fit in most of your attendees’ calendars. What should a webinar include The crucial thing is to plan your content so that it’s interesting and allows enough time to cover the essential topics and activities. And practice! Here are some tips to consider: Polling. This tool provides both feedback and interaction. And the best thing is you can continue speaking while your attendees answer the questions, then quickly sum up and present the results with an animated chart. Alternate tabs. Use tabs to quickly switch between content (just make sure to upload the documents etc. before the webinar). This will keep your audience entertained without wasting your time (and there’s nothing worse than making your attendees wait until your PowerPoint uploads). Pace yourself. Don’t rush, making it difficult for the attendees to follow you. Try to find that perfect balance whereby you cover all the material, capture feedback, and make some decisions. Now this may take some practice. But it’ll be worth it. Hold a Q&A session at the end. Wrap up at least 15 minutes early to let people ask questions. Don’t forget to put this in the meeting agenda as this is a popular item with attendees. Then they’ll be sure to stick around till the end. When to schedule a webinar? There are as many date/time preferences as there are people, so it’s best to use your own judgment and follow a few common-sense rules. And always think about your audience first. Think of when you like to attend webinars – Monday is usually when people are busiest after the weekend and a lot of unexpected projects pop up. The same can be said about Fridays, plus you have the “TGIF” factor. So sometime around the middle of the week is probably best but, as I said, this is not a strict rule. As for time of day, one factor to keep in mind is that if your audience is international, you obviously need to pick a time when the greatest number will be able to attend, regardless of time zone. Of course this, again, depends on your audience so the best thing to do is place yourself in their shoes. If you run a series of webinars, you can always poll your attendees or prepare an online survey and ask your audience what days and times they prefer. This is likely to be true for other people who might join your webinar, too.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
More ways to make money without a 9-5....
Many people like myself are always looking to make extra cash or some type of residual income that can help them out in anyway possible. Start your on small business. May be you might have a lot of old junk that might be treasure to someone else or may be you are good at doing something that otheres are in need of and you can provide them with the service. Here are a few ideas that you could do:
- Eldercare Services-Starting your own eldercare giving business is a no-fail proposition. The elderly population in the U.S. is booming. The "oldest old," or those 85 years old or older, are on track to grow by 2.8% between 2010 - 2030.
Consignment Shop-You can start a consignment shop out of your garage. Children outgrow their clothes so fast. Gather together your children's clothes that they have outgrown along with gently used toys. Get a bunch of clothes racks and tables. Make sure the toys and clothes are spotlessly clean. You only have to make a few decisions. What cut are your going to keep when consigned clothes are sold? How long will you keep the consigned items before giving them back to the customer? What are your standards when the customer brings you items?
- Tutoring Services-Offer an Internet tutoring service where you teach people how to get online and what they can find once they are online. You would be surprised at how many people need this service, particularly older people who aren't experienced with computers.
Mobile App Developer-The reason that mobile app developers are in such hot demand is because businesses are going to want mobile applications for their own businesses.
Staffing Services-Businesses still aren't hiring a lot of permanent workers but they are hiring temporary workers. If you live in a small community, rent a vacant storefront (and there are lots of those) and start a temporary staffing agency. You will find that many, many out of work individuals will sign up with you. First, however, some market research is in order to find out if there is a market for this type of service in your community.
eCommerce Website-The U.S. economy needs entrepreneurs to start businesses and hire workers. What type of business would you like to open on the internet? Would you like to sell products? What about services? Where does your expertise lie? What about services needed by people who already have eCommerce businesses? They need people to build websites, provide SEO experience, and so many other web services.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Best Money Making Ideas For 2013 Include Online Business Ventures (via PR Newswire)
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The best money making ideas for 2013 are those that require minimum investment but maximum potential for earning a profit. Many people who are seeking to make some extra money in the coming year are struggling to make ends meet and thus do not have much…