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The Cognitive Burden of Conferencing

Conferencing Service to lighten cognitive burden

Ten years ago, conferencing meant teleconferencing as often as web. Ten years ago, web conferencing vendors charged thousands – or tens of thousands – of dollars for large-scale web conferencing licenses. Ten years ago, large-scale meant more than a thousand attendees. Ten years ago, companies and government agencies planned, prepared, practiced, and maybe even prayed […]

Battle of the Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions can be a great way to inform or engage your webinar audience. But with Webex Webinars’ new breakout functionality differing substantially from Webex Meetings, it’s essential to select the platform that matches your goals. Planning to Inform? Webinars. Access: An attendee self-selects a breakout session unless registration/pre-assignment is set up.  Audio: An attendee is muted […]

Better online webinars with Slido polling

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Polling can be a great way to increase engagement or gather feedback during online webinars, but Webex’s native capabilities limit the nature of polls you can create and require you to create them during your online webinar rather than allowing you to prepare them ahead of time. Happily, the new Slido plug-in for Webex Webinars […]

Feature Review: Webex Sync to Stage for Recordings

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The pace at which web conferencing vendors update or add features has dramatically increased over the past few years. It’s not always apparent to users what these features are, let alone how to benefit from them. At Intellor, we read release notes and tinker in our early release site like it’s our job – because […]

Virtual meeting tips: 6 ideas for effective breakout sessions

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Just as they do in physical conference setting, virtual breakout sessions can encourage valuable feedback and foster a deeper level of engagement among conference participants. Many conferencing platforms provide the ability to conduct breakout sessions to address topics of interest in smaller groups. But how can meeting organizers get the most out of these technologies […]

Studio Session #10: Using storyboards to organize presentations

You have your presentation topic, collected all necessary material and know your audience. The foundation is in place for a great presentation. But how to organize it? One way is to take inspiration from filmmakers and create a storyboard. A storyboard is a way to visualize the structure of your presentation. You can use index […]

Take Q&A to the Next Level


Q&A is a time-honored tradition of most types of meetings, whether in-person, hybrid, or completely virtual. Follow these tips to get the most out of your next session and create an engaging environment. Schedule enough time. If possible, plan for at least 10 – 15 minutes of questions before you adjourn, more if the topics […]

Virtual meeting tips: using polls/surveys to improve employee engagement

Polls and surveys are a great way to foster participation during online staff meetings of all sizes. But polling in and of itself will not increase employee engagement. For this week’s virtual meeting tips post, we offer some suggestions to help make the most of these interactive features. Ask staff to submit questions before the […]

Studio Session #9: 5 tips for engaging online demos

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Whether an online demo is the primary focus of your next webinar or only a part of your presentation, take the time to make it as informative and engaging as possible with these five tips. Assess your bandwidth before you start. Don’t let lag or a dropped internet connection ruin a live demonstration. Not using […]

Using visuals for more effective presentations

Imagine how difficult it would be to try and teach geometry with nothing but words. Now think of the effective simplicity of a Venn diagram and how a pyramid quickly conveys comparative sizes. Or the remarkable Punnett square that made it a breeze to understand dominant and recessive traits even for those of us not […]