Setting Up Real Virtual Meetings

Taking your meetings online

By Aliza P. Sherman

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Have you tried Web conferencing yet? Whether you need to make alive presentation, hold a meeting or conduct training sessions orseminars, doing it online can save your company everything fromvenue fees to travel costs.

At the Astound ConferenceCenter, you can set up a virtual meeting place where you cancollaborate on a project with colleagues around the world, hold apress conference, train your telecommuting employees or make amultimedia presentation to potential clients.

The conference center per-person prices are based on thefeatures needed:

  • $10 per person per event for Web conferencing (text)
  • $15 per person for Web conferencing with streaming audio
  • $30 per person for Web conferencing with streaming audio andvideo

The center also offers a per-minute pricing schedule or monthlyrates, depending on the frequency and duration of your meetings.Keep in mind that the speed of each participant's Internetaccess affects their ability to experience multimediapresentations.

Other Web conferencing sites include PlaceWare and WebEx.

Aliza Sherman is an entrepreneur and author of Cybergrrl:A Woman's Guide to the World Wide Web (Ballantine Books).She is currently working on her next book and new company.

Aliza P. Sherman

Aliza Sherman is a web pioneer, e-entrepreneur and author of eight books, including

PowerTools for Women in Business.

Her work can be found at

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