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Get Maximum attendance to Your Webinars With RHUB`s Online Webinar Registration Solutions

May 9th, 2014

Someone who is thinking of hosting an online seminar may certainly be acquainted with the advantages of conducting a live webinar. The capability of reaching out to a huge audience and showing them your products and services can be a great marketing tool. The first step in developing your webinar is making the registration process available for the audience. Regardless of how excellent your webinar is, it will fail to succeed, if audiences do not attend your presentation.

Using RHUB`s web conferencing servers, one can manage webinars, build and accept online registrations, retrieve registrations, and integrate (by copying and pasting sample HTML code) webinar registration within your website.

Some webinar organizers offer free webinars, but then make it difficult for people to register. The simple fact is that the more difficult the registration process, the lower the attendance. As a result, webinar organizers might be losing potential attendees – and not even realize it. Online webinars, meetings, training programs offer a golden opportunity to communicate and convey your messages in real time. Given the current lag in economic growth worldwide, webinars present a great opportunity to increase sales.

Webinars help you to easily reach out to a greater number of people who are otherwise geographically dispersed and in different time zones. Through the organization of an online training or presentation, you can bring together people of different backgrounds and locations under one consistent platform to engage and discuss topics as outlined in the program.

When meetings are conducted via conference call, it is often difficult for attendees in remote locations to make their presence felt. Webinars, by comparison, make it easy for all participants to interact with one another. Because all participants have access to the same desktop, whiteboards, chat functions, and other features, they also have an easy method for ensuring that their presence is noticed throughout the webinar.

Additionally, webinars also offer an incredibly effective method for sharing files with attendees in remote locations. The host of the webinar can take advantage of the opportunity to share his or her desktop and computer files with the attendees of the webinar. This ensures that everyone who is attending the webinar is able to follow along with the same materials. The ability to share files also avoids the hassles that can sometimes occur when an attendee must try to remember to bring materials with them prior to the presentation.

Another important feedback of webinars is that they are conducted completely live, meaning that the host of the webinar has the opportunity to gain immediate feedback in real-time. Furthermore, if an attendee has a question, the RHUB server solution offers a wealth of opportunities to obtain instant answers.

As webinars are gradually becoming popular due to its wide outreach and flexibility, deploying the RHUB`s online webinar registration solution can benefit you immensely and will help you in getting more turnouts for your online seminar. For more information about RHUB products, please visit: http://www.rhubcom.com or call on 866-758-0984

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Why Web Conferencing Servers Are a Better Solution than Skype

April 25th, 2014

In choosing the most effective solution for your organization’s web conferencing needs, there are obviously many factors to consider. At the top of the list is effectiveness. Web conferencing can provide any company or organization with a robust array of benefits, including the ability to communicate with others as if you are in the same room. This only holds true; however, if the web conferencing solution you choose is effective.

It is not uncommon for many organizations to attempt to utilize Skype for their web conferencing needs. Ultimately, what they discover; however, is that Skype is not suitable for such needs. When engaging in any business communication, presentation, or endeavor, it is essential that the highest quality be maintained. Unfortunately, Skype is not designed to provide that level of quality.

One of the first challenges encountered in attempting to use Skype for business web conferencing is the need for a user account to be established in order to join a meeting. This can make meetings difficult, particularly when multiple parties are involved who may not have an account.

With RHUB web conferencing servers; there is no need for meeting attendees to have a registered user account. Attendees are able to join meetings and conferences within five seconds without the need to download any type of software. Additionally, attendees may join the meeting from any platform with a full browser. The result is guaranteed attendance.

Skype is also configured only for small meetings. One of the greatest benefits of web conferencing is the ability to reach out to both small and large audiences. While a web conferencing configuration for small meetings might suffice when pitching an idea to one other person, it is not effective for a variety of other circumstances, including team meetings, training sessions, product demonstrations and more. RHUB web conferencing servers work effectively regardless of the size of the meeting. In fact, with the RHUB web conferencing servers, you can make presentations to up to 3,000 attendees.

Business entities and organizations that attempt to utilize Skype for business purposes also frequently find that the screen sharing quality is poor. It is not uncommon for many people to find that the screen sharing quality on Skype is so poor that the other person is not even able to read the text provided. Obviously, this can be a significant problem in terms of business communication. RHUB web conferencing servers provide crystal clear screen sharing quality, thus eliminating frustration and improving the quality of communication.

When engaging in business communication via web conferencing, it is imperative that the server used be as stable as possible. Due to an unstable P2P connection, this is not the case with Skype. What this means is that you may suddenly be dropped from the server while in the midst of a product demonstration, making a pitch to a client, or training a new employee remotely. By comparison, this is never a problem with RHUB web conferencing servers.

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Using Web Conferencing Software for Driving Sales

April 18th, 2014

In today’s competitive business landscape, it is more important than ever to engage regularly with clients while also reducing overhead costs. While sales professionals today have an array of technologically advanced tools available at their disposal, one tool that makes it possible to save time, reduce costs, and drive sales is web conferencing. When used as a tactical tool, web conferencing applications such as RHUB, make it possible not only develop prospects, but also improve customer relations and close more deals.

One of the increasing ways in which web conferencing is now being used as a strategic way to boost sales is to build and strengthen client relationships. As most sales professionals are well aware, meeting with a prospect face-to-face is an excellent way to establish trust and understanding. Unfortunately, in-person meetings can be expensive and difficult to arrange given increased travel costs and scheduling conflicts. With RHUB, web conferencing makes it possible to build customer relationships by expanding the reach of customer communications and increasing the frequency by which you can meet with clients.

Additionally, web conferencing makes the sales process increasingly flexible as well as more personalized and interactive. One of the most crucial periods during a sales cycle occurs at the beginning, when you are just becoming acquainted with the customer and developing an understanding of his or her needs. Web conferencing gives you the ability to solidify customer relationships through informal brainstorming and creative collaboration. The RHUB servers boasts an impressive array of tools that makes this process easy, including application sharing, chat, whiteboard, and annotation features. Through web conferencing, it also becomes much easier for sales representatives to qualify leads as a result of increased interaction during the early stages of the sales cycle.

As the world of business grows more competitive, the ability to deliver information in real time becomes more important than ever. Web conferencing supports this need by providing the opportunity for enhanced customer communication. While traditional phone calls and even emails may be acceptable for casual communication, when you need to deliver important information to a client, the robust HD video web conferencing capability of RHUB make it possible to communicate more effectively and faster. Unlike with a phone call, web conferencing participants are able to examine charts and graphics while viewing gestures and facial expressions to ensure a clear and accurate dissemination of relevant information.

The RHUB servers also possesses an impressive suite of document collaboration tools that make it possible for participants to view as well as edit all types of sales literature as well as agendas, contracts, and more in an efficient and effective manner. As a result, you are able to interact with clients as if you were in the same room with them without incurring significant travel costs.

Whether it is developing leads, solidifying customer relations, closing a deal, or negotiating a sales contract renewal, web conferencing provides a host of benefits that make it possible to drive sales and reduce costs.

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Best Practices Guide for Hosting a Successful Webinar

April 15th, 2014

Hosting a webinar is a great way to collaborate, share information, or even make a presentation when you cannot be in the same location as your attendees. Implementing the following best practices can help you to make the most of your webinar.

The most important step to ensure the best outcome to your webinar is to choose your vendor wisely. While webinars have exploded in popularity, it should be understood that not all providers are the same. With RHUB, you are able to benefit from its servers that gives you webinar capabilities as well as video conferencing, audio conferencing, web conferencing, remote support, and remote access.

In setting up your webinar, it is also important to choose the date and time with care. Mondays and Fridays are typically not the best days to host webinars. Rather than starting the webinar directly on the hour, it is usually best to begin at 15 minutes past the hour. Overall, the best times to schedule a webinar are either 10am or 2pm. This will allow attendees plenty of time to get into the office while also ensuring that they are not either on the way out to lunch or not in from lunch.

Above all, it is important to pay attention to the development of the content to be provided during your webinar. Avoid trying to cram too much information into your webinar or you may lose your audience. Do focus on keeping the message simple and allow ample time for questions.

As is the case with any live presentation, proper etiquette should also be observed. Make sure you do not join the meeting after it is scheduled to begin. Join early and allow enough time to ensure that everything is set up properly and working. It is also a good idea to allow a brief period of time to take care of housekeeping matters, such as using the chat feature on RHUB.

Surveys are a great way to obtain feedback from webinar attendees. With the RHUB `s web conferensing server, you can conduct pooling that includes multiple choice questions that will allow you to obtain valuable feedback. Polling questions can be posted before the meeting, if you like. Possible questions you might post include: What did you like most about the presentation? Would you like a sales representative to contact you?

Recording your seminar is also a great way to ensure that you have it available for future viewing. The RHUB servers allows you to record both voice as well the screen. With this option, you can choose to build a reference library of past webinars to provide to prospects and customers.

Once the webinar is over, do make it a point to follow-up with attendees to thank them for attending. It is also a good idea to include other relevant information, including the date for your next webinar.

Finally, make sure you review your webinar after it is concluded and look for areas where you might improve for your next presentation.

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Making Your Data More Secure With a RHUB Web Conferencing Server

April 14th, 2014

Web conferences save businesses millions of dollars per year, but a web conference doesn’t represent such an attractive savings if your confidential company information is stolen. It’s important to ensure that your web conferencing solution is going to provide enough protection to keep your data safe at all times.

An RHUB server represents an excellent security solution. Every RHUB server comes with a default 2048-bit SSL certificate preinstalled. Passwords and meeting IDs are transmitted via SSL. The screen image is protected by RHUB’s proprietary encryption by default, but the server can be reconfigured so that everything is SSL protected.

For even more protection, RHUB servers have a built-in firewall, though we recommend your RHUB server be used in conjunction with your company firewall. Because of its history of security issues, Java has been completely removed.

For transmission security, RHUB uses both SSL and proprietary encryption. Meeting IDs and passwords are SSL encrypted when transmitted over the Internet. Unlike conventional web conferencing, the RHUB server can be set up behind your company firewall, making it much more secure than a hosted service. Internal meetings within the firewall are simplicity itself to set up and totally secure.

DMZ deployment works well for meetings with external users. The RHUB server is set up at the firewall and your client is also behind a firewall. DMZ is available for almost every router, even home routers. A DMZ setup permits both attendees who are behind a firewall and attendees who aren’t to attend a meeting. If you wish, you can easily restrict the meeting to attendees within your network only.

A deployment outside the firewall is also a possibility. In this scenario, the RHUB server is configured between your firewall and the client firewall. This deployment is equivalent in security to hosted services.

The safety of RHUB servers has been tested intensively by banks, government agencies, and defense companies. You can’t find a webinar solution more capable of providing you with security when you really need it. To discuss how our robust protection can benefit you, give us a call at 408-899-2831.

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