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Communication and Presentation.

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Network Marketing tools, use some or all of them.  Understand their applications because they make your marketing easier.  They allow you to point your prospects to a company standard, making replication easier, duplication possible, reduce your work load, and create the opportunity for you to build lasting business and customer relationships.

A meeting is a gathering of two or more people to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal setting, for the purpose of achieving a common goal through verbal interaction, such as sharing information or reaching agreement.

Meetings may occur face to face or virtually, as mediated by communications technology auch as:

Skype Conference Calls.
Telephone Conference Calls.
Video Conference Calls.
Web Conferencing.
A Presentation is the practice of showing and explaining the content of a topic to an audience or learner.  Presentations come in nearly as many forms as there are life situations. 

In the business world, there are sales presentations, informational and motivational presentations, first encounters, interviews, briefings, status reports, image-building, and of course, the inevitable training sessions.
Although individuals most often think of presentations in a business meeting context, there are countless occasions when that is not the case.

For example, a Non Profit Organization presents the need for a capital fund-raising campaign to benefit the victims of a recent tragedy; a school district superintendent presents a program to parents about the introduction of foreign language instruction in the elementary schools; an artist demonstrates decorative painting techniques to a group of interior designers; a horticulturist shows garden club members or home owners how they might use native plants in the suburban landscape; a police officer addresses a neighborhood association about initiating a safety program.

Presentations can also be categorized as vocational and a vocation.  In addition, they are explanatory or persuasive. And they can be impromptu, extemporaneous, written, or memorized.

When looking at presentations in the broadest terms, it's more important to focus on their purpose.
A study done by Wharton School of Business showed that the use of visuals reduced meeting times by 28 percent.  Another study found that audiences believe presenters who use visuals are more professional and credible than presenters who only speak.  And still other research indicates that meetings and presentations reinforced with visuals help participants reach decisions and consensus in less time. 

Skype is a proprietary voice-over-internet Protocol service and software application originally created by Niklas Zennström, and owned by Microsoft since 2011.  The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet.
You can make phone calls to recipients on the traditional telephone networks.  Calls to other users within the Skype service are free of charge; payment for calls to landline telephones and mobile phones is via a debit-based user account system.
Skype is very popular for its additional features, including file transfer, and video-conferencing.  Competitors include SIP and H.323-based services, such as Empathy, Linphone, Ekiga, and Google Talk service.
Skype has 663 million registered users as of September 2011.  Microsoft operates the network in Luxembourg, Skype’s division headquarters.  Most of the development team and 44% of the overall employees of the division are in the offices of Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.
Unlike most VoIP services, Skype is a hybrid peer-to-peer and client–server system, and makes use of background processing on computers running Skype software; the original name proposed Skype peer-to-peer reflects this.
conference call is a telephone call in which the calling party wishes to have more than one called party listen in to the audio portion of the call.  The conference calls allow the called party to participate during the call, or the call is set up so that the called party merely listens into the call and cannot speak.  ATC (Audio Tele-Conference) is the name given to this process.
Conference calls allow the calling party to call the other participants and adds them to the call; however, participants can call into the conference-call themselves by dialing into a special telephone number that connects to a conference bridge (a specialized type of equiptment that links telephone lines).
Companies commonly use a specialized service provider who maintains the conference bridge, or who provides the phone numbers and PIN codes that participants dial to access the meeting or conference call.

Three-way calling is available, at an extra charge, for many customers on their home or office phone line.  To complete a three-way call, person one dials the one who someone wants to talk to.  Depressing the Hook-flash button, the recall button in the UK and elsewhere, allows person one to dial the other person's telephone number. While the phone is ringing, depressing the flash/recall button again connects the three people together.  This option allows callers to add a second out going call to an already connected call.

Business.  Businesses use conference calls daily to meet with remote parties, both internally and outside of their company.  Common applications are client meetings or sales presentations, project meetings and updates, regular team meetings, training classes and communication to employees who work in different locations.

Conference calling is a primary means of cutting travel costs and allowing workers to be more productive by not having to go out-of-office for meetings.
Nearly all United States public corporations use conference calls to report their quarterly results.  These calls ‘earnings calls’ usually allow for questions from stock analysts.  A standard conference call begins with a disclaimer stating that anything said in the duration of the call may be a forward looking statement, and that results may vary significantly.  The CEO, CFO, or Investor Relations officer then will read the company's quarterly report.  Lastly, the call opens for questions from analysts.
Conference calls in conjunction with web conferences are increasing in use, and share presentations or documents via the internet.  This allows people on the call to view content such as corporate reports, sales figures, and company data presented by one of the participants.   The main benefit is that the presenter of the document can give clear explanations about details within the document, while others simultaneously view the presentation.

Video conferencing between two users started in January 2006 for the Windows and Mac OS X platform clients.  Skype 2.0 for Linux, released on 13 March 2008, also features support for video conferencing. Version 5, beta 1 for Windows, released 13 May 2010, offers free video conferencing with up to five people.
Video conference, also known as a
video-teleconference, is a set of telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to communicate by simultaneous two-way video and audio transmissions.
Video conference is also been called 'visual collaboration' and is a type of groupware.

Video conferencing differs from videophone calls because its design is to serve a conference or multiple locations rather than individuals.  It is an intermediate form of video telephony, first deployed commercially in the United States by AT&T during the early 1970s as part of their development of Picture-phone technology.

Web Conference refers to an internet service that allows online conferencing events shared via the computer at remote locations.
The term
webinar is short for Web-based Seminar, a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that transmits over the World Wide Web (WWW).  The two-service combination of web and seminar, together describes a specific type of conference.
Webinars can be one-way, from the speaker to the audience, or one-way with limited audience interaction.

webcast is a media presentation distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology to distribute a single content source to many simultaneous listeners/viewers.   Distributed live or on demand, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet.
The largest "web casters" include existing radio and TV stations, which "simulcast" their output through online TV or online radio streaming, as well as a multitude of Internet only "stations".  The term webcasting usually refers to non-interactive linear streams or events.  Rights and licensing bodies offer specific "webcasting licenses" to those wishing to carry out Internet broadcasting using copyrighted material.
Webcasting is also used extensively in the commercial sector for investor relations presentations (such as Annual General Meetings), in E-learning (to transmit seminars), and for related communications activities. However, webcasting does not bear much, if any, relationship to web conferencing, which is for many-to-many interaction.
The ability to webcast using cheap/accessible technology allows independent media to flourish.  There are many notable independent shows that broadcast regularly online.  Often produced by average citizens in their homes they cover many interests and topics.  Webcasts relating to computers, technology, and news are particularly popular and many new shows broadcast regularly.

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Presentation programs help the speaker with an easier access to his ideas and the participants with visual information.
They are different types of presentations, work related, educational, entertainment, and communication.
Presentation, programs supplement the use of older visual aid technology, pamphlets, handouts, chalkboards, and flipcharts.
Position Text, graphics, movies, and other objects on individual pages, slides, or foils.
Slides are printed, displayed on-screen, and navigated through, at the command of the presenter.
Transitions between slides in a variety of ways.
A new presentation paradigm has emerged, zooming presentation programs.
Recent internet developments like Slide Rocket, Office Web Apps and Google Docs allow collaborative development.
Several people can work on the presentation at the same time revising content or reviewing the changes.
Presentation programs come with pre-designed clip art images and can import graphic images.
Exported Custom graphics created in other programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Skype users register using a unique Skype Name.
The Skype directory may list all the names.
Skype allows these users to communicate through both instant messaging and voice chat. 
Voice chat allows telephone calls between pairs of users and conference calling.
Skype uses a proprietary audio codec.
Skype's text chat client allows group chats, emoticons, storing chat history and editing previous messages.
Features include user profiles and online status indicators.
The audience views images using markup tools and remote mouse pointers, while the presenter discusses slide content.
The audience views Live or Streaming video, full motion webcam, via digital video camera or multi-media files.
VoIP: Voice Over Internet Protocol, is real time audio communication through the computer's headphones.
Web tours - enable participants connection though web based log-in and operates well when demonstrating websites.
Meeting Recording - presentation activity is recorded on the client side or server side for later viewing and or distribution.
Whiteboard with annotation allows the presenter and or attendees to highlight or mark items on the slide presentation.
Text-chat: live question & answer sessions, limited to the people connected to the meeting.
Polls and surveys allow the presenter to conduct questions with multiple choice answers directed to the audience
Screen sharing, desktop sharing, application sharing;  participants view anything the presenter shows.
Professional camera operators trained to capture event.
Customized streaming page, including an area for downloadable files, press kits, speaker bios, etc.
Customized Vanity URL to keep event branding consistent.
Six months on demand hosting allows users to access events beyond event dates.
Web video file in Flash, Windows Media, or QuickTime to post on personal websites or popular sharing sites.
History record options DVD, DVCAM, or Betacam SP allows modifying or editing.
User registration captures information for all users who access the stream, building your database.
Incorporate PowerPoint, provides real-time slides along with the video stream.
Ask a Question; having a broad range of Q&A.
User Polling,  ask questions after the stream to gain vital feedback and market research for your issue.



Tools of the Business
The media environment is forever changing, more information is transmitted over the internet than any other medium.

The tools described here are extremely important to the success of businesses today and allows for a totally interactive experience bringing a panel, meeting, groups, individuals, or a press conference to your global audiences live.

These services expand your message beyond the walls of the event room and engage a broader audienceto enhance your event reach.

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