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Using Teleseminar Services As Training Tools

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Both companies and instructional facilities have turned to teleseminar services for training purposes. While most people think of a teleseminar as just a meeting or conference that takes place over the telephone, it is probably for delivering a lecture, class or workshop and also ensures students have access to all the necessary training materials that are not likely available in their local communities.

How Teleseminars Work

Unlike other types of training that require students to be in a classroom or training/conference room, the teleseminar training session takes place over a teleconference line. In order to avoid the chaos that is likely to infiltrate a class involving so many people, there are guidelines of etiquette that have been created in order to allow things to move along smoothly.

The teleseminar training session can be something that occurs just one time or it can be an ongoing event that may continue for weeks or months. It may even comprise a series of short courses that take place over time. There may also be homework involved when students participate in a series of teleseminars; this work will be assigned for completion in between the teleseminar classes.

Important Aspects of Teleseminars

Teleseminars are usually in audio format and as a result don’t provide students with visual aids that make the learning process easier. This means the leaders of the teleseminars must provide students with those visual representations either as attachments to the students’ email or downloads from the teacher’s website. The visual handouts are usually in PDF format so the majority of students can open the materials, but some leaders use other formats such as Excel, Power Point, Flash and other types of materials that will enhance the learning experience.

Types and Benefits

There are two basic types of teleseminars: lecture and interactive. During the lecture type of teleseminar, the leader of the class provides students with a set agenda during a period when students simply listen to the information the leader provides. If the leader provides an interactive teleseminar, the lecture is part of the class, but there is also a period of time during which students can ask questions and participate in exercises related to the material the leader presented during the lecture period.

The teleseminar learning environment is beneficial to students in many ways. Many adult students are very busy trying to work and attend school at the same time, so it allows them to obtain training in various areas in short, one-hour increments where they don’t need to leave their homes or offices. This type of learning even allows students to obtain training while they are away on business trips. The fact students do not need to travel the company has no costs associated with hotel or travel expenses as a direct result of the training.

Conclusion

Companies that offer teleseminar services are very popular in today’s busy learning environment. Teleseminar training sessions are beneficial not just for companies but also as a means for adults to learn things on their own that may help them advance in their careers. The interactive teleseminar environment is probably the best way for students to learn although the lecture is able to pack more information into a short period of time. Both has advantages and disadvantages that only the student can assess on an individual basis.

What Is a Teleseminar and How Are They Used?

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A teleseminar is a seminar conducted over a telephone conference call (usually long distance), for a fixed time with a set maximum number of participants. It is typically in a one to many direction, with a presenter broadcasting to the participants via a “bridge” line or teleseminar service.  Although the technology allows for the participants to respond as well, most tele seminars do not use that feature during their presentations to keep the background noise of the participants to a minimum.  The tele seminar takes place over a phone line where the presenters and the participants dial into a bridge line that connects all of the callers to the presenter. After dialing the number, participants enter a pass code to access the teleconference call.  Typically, the presenter has access to controls on the bridge line like starting the presentation, muting callers and starting and stopping recording of the call if that last feature is available with the service.   A teleconference, similar to a tele seminar is the live exchange of information among persons remote from one another but linked by a telecommunications system (usually phones).

Teleseminar services are used as a cost effective method to disseminate information in an effective fashion. It could be compared to a webinar, where each participant watches a streaming forecast over the Internet, except teleseminars generally take place over the telephone.

Tele seminars have many uses and while they are primarily used as effective marketing tools to sell products and services,  they are also used for the following purposes:

  • to generate leads
  • to build email lists
  • to teach customers how to use a product or service
  • to use as a value added bonus to a current offer
Teleseminars are one of the most cost effective ways to disseminate information in a live venue over an unlimited geographical area.  Costs are usually divided between the presenter (using a bridge line plus any long distance charges), and the participants (if long distance charges apply).  The presenter can opt to cover the charges of the participants through the use of an 800 number, however that is not an option that is often used by presenters today.  There is also the possibility of broadcasting teleseminars over the web, depending on the system being utilized.
Teleseminars are also one of the best ways of converting prospects into customers of higher ticket items because they provide a more personal interaction with the client base than a sales page or video would do.  Conversion rates of 20 to 30% are common for professionally structured teleseminars.

 


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Using BlogEngage to Promote Your Webinars and Teleseminars

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Webinars are a powerful way to promote the products and services in your business.  What makes them so powerful is the number of attendees that participate in the webinar which leads to more interested prospects to follow up with during and after the webinar.

As a result, marketing is a huge aspect in the success of a webinar in getting new clients or customers.  No matter how good your webinar is, if no one attends, then you are hard pressed to get new clients and customers.

There are many ways to generate traffic to your webinar and participating in blog communities like Blog Engage is one of them.  Blog Engage is like a combination social media and blogging platform that focuses on online business development for entrepreneurs.  Business related webinars would be of interest to the community and the webinar creator would do very well in promoting their business related webinars there.

Blog Engage has many ways for a business owner to promote their webinars.

1) Write articles about the the same topic of your webinar and post them to blog engage.  This is something that you would have to do many weeks in advance of the webinar to begin to present yourself as knowledgeable in your topic.  These articles would get posted and then seen by the other blog readers.

2) Grow a big network by connecting with the other members.  It is easy to add friends in Blog Engage.  As you are building up your social network, you can do regular updates about what is going on in your subject matter category and what is going on in your business.  This gives you the opportunity to make connections and build relationships with potential clients/customers and also as well potential joint venture partners.  When you can create good enough relationships with others to the point where they are promoting your webinar to their networks , you can magnify the reach of your webinar greatly.

3) Interact with other blog postings that are related but not similar to your own in content.  When you make comments on others blog posts, you not only show your expertise, but your also

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Save Time And Money With Teleseminar Services

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Teleseminar Services are an electronic alternative to attending a physical seminar. This approach to education, career development and information dissemination has numerous advantages. Some of these are listed below.

Advantages for Attendees:

– Transportation costs are eliminated. This is especially important when current gasoline prices are taken into consideration.

– Attendees do not need to pay as large a fee to attend. This is because they are only reserving a slot in a digital communications channel. Ordinarily, the attendee would be paying for his share of the conference room, catering and potentially a hotel room.

– Attendees can receive information and interact while working on other tasks. This is, to many people, more relaxing. It helps to save valuable work time, which could improve profits.

Advantages for Seminar Hosts:

– The cost of hosting a seminar is drastically reduced. It is not necessary to book a large venue such as a hotel conference room, catering is not needed and transportation costs for seminar staff are eliminated.

– Feedback can be more easily collected and reviewed at a later date. This is in contrast to attendees raising their hand to speak. Afterwards, this information would have to be manually recorded and reviewed. This is not only less efficient, it also introduces a great deal of potential for transcription and interpretation error.

Hardware and Software Required for Teleseminar Use

– A computer, tablet or high-end smart phone is typically required.

– Most teleseminar services are hosted on a service such as Skype, GoToMeeting or Google Plus. In the case of Google Plus and some specialized teleseminar software, support for the Adobe Flash format is vital. This is a feature only available on newer smart phones, such as those using ARM A8 and A9 Cortex processors. Most desktop and laptop computers are capable of running Flash content efficiently with just a simple software installation.

– An Internet connection such as Cable, DSL, Fiber or a T-Carrier line. Dial-up is not recommended. The best connection for teleseminar use provides at least 8 megabits of downlink bandwidth and at least 2 megabits of upstream bandwidth. Ideally, clients will be able to “ping” to the server and back with a latency under 100 milliseconds.

Getting the Best Teleseminar Performance

An inadequately optimized computer or network connection can result in poor performance during a teleseminar. The following tips will help you to achieve higher frame rates, less compression artifacts and higher-quality audio sampling.

– End all unnecessary processes. These can put a detrimental burden on the CPU and system memory.

– Check network traffic in your operating system’s “Resource Monitor”. The Network tab will allow you to view uplink and downlink traffic on a per-process basis. Custom software also exists to throttle back other applications’ utilization of the Internet connection. By doing this, you will be able to maximize bandwidth available to the teleseminar software. Note that in some browsers, flash-based teleseminar interfaces will not show their CPU, memory and network utilization in the browser’s process itself. Instead, look for a daughter process with a name like “Plugin-Container”. In the case of Java-based teleseminar software, look for a process with a name like “JRE”, which stands for “Java Runtime Environment”.

– Configure your teleseminar software to match your available Internet connection speed. You can approximate this by using an online speed test.

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Instant Teleseminar – A Teleseminar Service That’s Come a Long Way

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I was on a call recently where the presenter was using Instant Teleseminar.  I was pleasantly surprised as to how far it has come over the years.  I always thought it was on the leading edge of teleseminar services since it came out with NConnects, but it has actually morphed into a semi teleseminar, semi webinar kind of functionality that gives the presenter more freedom in how they deliver the material.

What it has:

It has your standard teleconference features.  Everyone dials into a bridge line and can listen to the presenter and can also talk when in conference mode.  The presenter can also mute everyone and go into presentation mode as well. What has been added since the last time I have used the service (I admit it has been a few years), is the ability to show slides to everyone while they are listening to the presenter.  This is close to a webinar, however there are no features like polling,  being able to see the screen of the presenter, or marking up slides.  It does have a chat feature so participants can comment via chat, however the webinar i was on, the presenter asked for chat questions via Facebook.

The reason why it isn’t truly a webinar service is because it doesn’t have the big feature which is to be ability to share the presenter’s screen, or allow the participants to interact with the screen so they can click on active buttons to go to an order form right from the webinar presentation.

So what situations would it make sense to use Instant teleseminar over another solution?

When to use Instant Teleseminar:

If you are starting out, and wanting to make simple information products to sell or use as bonuses, then this is an ideal solution because you can record the session with the audio and the slideshow to create a video.  This works especially if you don’t need to go outside of the slides to a web browser or another program.  It works great when your knowledge can be shared via slides exclusively.  There is even a take action button at the end of the presentation that can guide participants to go to your sales page at the end of the webinar.  A lot of webinar programs don’t even have that functionality, although they can do it via chat to some extent.

If you have limited budget and are hosting a large number of people.  Instant teleseminar allows a large number of people to join the bridge line at a cost that is considerably lower than what most webinar service providers would charge.  For instance, the max price plan for Instantteleseminar is 197/month and that allows for 3000 web participants (listening through the website), and 500 phone participants (a total of 3500 participants).  A webinar service like Gotowebinar has their maximum plan at $499/mo for 1000 participants.  That is quite a difference in price if someone doesn’t require the features needed in a webinar service.

All in all, the ability to show slides during the presentation allows for much more flexibility for the presenter compared to a standard teleseminar service like freeteleseminar.com.

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