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What is a Live Webinar?

Live Webinars are Web-based seminars, also known as online meetings or online conferences. Many companies have begun to offer live webinars as an alternative to traditional seminars.

Live Webinars have many advantages that range from flexibility to cost-effectiveness. People do not have to travel to webinars, but can participate from the comfort of their own homes. This serves the company budget, saving travel expenses while continuing to expand training in a highly competitive market. Registrants can also participate during hours that are convenient for them. Materials such handouts are downloadable and can be printed or kept as reference files.

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Do I need software?

Webinar applications are not like a standard software product that you purchase and install on your computer. It’s delivered as a service through your web browser. Business prefers this model because there is usually no big upfront investment. Users simply pay a set monthly fee for access to the service. It’s affordable, predictable, and easy to manage.

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Is this hard to setup?

It should be easy to implement a live webinar application. You will not need any new capacity, new servers, or other new equipment. As long as you have an internet connection and a web browser you can simply sign up and start using the service. If a particular company does not offer this ease of service you should look elsewhere. There should be no complications with live webinar applications.

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Can I access technical support?

All reputable companies will offer technical support. Technical support should be included with their service, making their applications readily accessible to non-technical users. You should be able to access their service from any computer with Internet access. Considering their services are web-based technical support should be readily available from any location.

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Is this like video conferencing?

Live Webinar meetings are simpler to use and offer far more functionality than old-style video conferencing. No special room is required. There’s no special equipment to learn. And no need to make big advanced plans.

You can conduct a web meeting (or web conferencing) right from your desktop. You can include video from a web cam for a more face-to-face interaction. You can also share documents, presentations, applications, your browser, video—anything on your desktop. This is far more productive, and far more collaborative than meeting via videoconference.

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