Go Green with Video, Audio, and Web Conferencing

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" Virtual meetings are live or "synchronous" interactive meetings in which each participant sits at their own computer or phone and is connected to other participants via the Internet and mobile devices. So far, the Skype premium mobile phone app allows only group audio calls.

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Resource Roundup 12/19 | Idealware

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Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 12/19 By Laura Quinn , December 19, 2006 VoIP Tools And Online Audio Conferencing Technologies: A Mini-Guide ( Kolabora ) Another fabulous guide from Kolabora - this one on VOIP and audio conferencing software such as Skype , Vonage , GoogleTalk.

Tips for Remote Presenting

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In the past, I have presented remotely using skype audio and video. Last year I audio-skyped into a conference in the UK to present with Steve Bridger. For the audio, we use a phone line that was fed into the AV system and wireless mic.

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Stay Productive On the Road, In the Field, and Away from the Office

Tech Soup Blog

Adobe also has some nifty photo storage and sharing apps: Tired of digging through your computer, phone, and tablet for that one perfect photo you took at your annual fundraiser? Microsoft OneNote Mobile for creating notes and to-do lists using text, checklists, pictures, and audio clips.

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How to Produce Your Own Podcast

Have Fun - Do Good

For interviews outside of the Bay Area, I use ecamm call recorder for Skype , and a Logitech USB headset. (If If you have a PC, you could try Pamela for Skype). What does not sound good is if person is on their cell phone.

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

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Lookout - a security app that can shutdown and locate a lost or stolen phone remotely. shares the Internet on my phone with a PC, Mac or tablet. I can tether the phone via USB cable, Bluetooth, or WiFi. Photoshop Express - for photo editing on my phone. It is a free app and available on all the major phone and tablet platforms. Skype - for instant messaging and also video calls. app - for reading books and documents on a phone (any platform).

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Telecommuting Toolkit: What You Need to Work Remotely

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It can also incorporate your entire office's phone system. Audio and Web Conferencing. Whether you need to conduct a meeting across continents or hold a training session for remote volunteers, we've got the audio and video conferencing tools you need.

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Six Power Tips for Great Meetings in Today’s Virtual World

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And even when you are meeting on Skype or a conference call, the basics of good meetings apply. Many meetings today have both people at the table and people on the phone or Internet. Good audio is essential. Most virtual meeting platforms have phone apps.

Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

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Built-in mike MicroTrack 2 by M-Audio. Use when recording with Skype. $42 42 on Amazon Skype Podcast Recording Software Skype [link] (Skype to Skype is free. You can pay monthly, or as you go if you call from Skype to a phone).

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The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

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A common scenario is where the majority of meeting participants in one location, a conference room, and are trying to collaborate with a handful of invisible partners on the other end of phone line or video conference call.

Video Conferencing Apps: Take Virtual Meetings on the Road

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The app syncs with your phone or tablet's address book as well as your other email or social media accounts so you can easily connect with your colleagues and constituents. Tango (Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7.5) Skype.

5 Essential Tech Tools for Virtual Teams

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Virtual Phone System. I use my laptop with a headset, Chris uses his cell phone, and Dan uses a landline. Video is the norm for us, and most of the time if I want to talk to a coworker, I use that rather than calling them on the phone. We had sort of a bake-off between four different platforms and ended up with Skype for a while since it seemed to give us the best video and audio quality on low bandwidth.

Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

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We used Google Hangout because they found it was more robust for video, audio, and screen sharing in that remote location. I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement.

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ReadyTalk — This standard for webinar production offers integrated slides, screensharing, live moderated chat, and high-quality recorded audio. Windows LiveMeeting — Our partners at Microsoft have been innovating web conferencing tools as convergence software , allowing for integration across Microsoft Office and Outlook in addition to synchronized audio and video. Skype — Offering an easy way to talk to anyone with an Internet connection for free, Skype.

Outstanding Offers and New Products of 2014 (Bonus: Crossword Puzzle!)

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If you’re trapped by your desk phone, walk away with the Sennheiser OfficeRunner wireless headset and handset lifter. The 400-foot range, 12-hour charge, Skype compatibility, and secure encryption let you move around the office. Skype Credits Help You Save on Calls.

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

Session Description: With portable music players, smart phones, and cheap bandwidth everywhere, more and more online marketers are turning to podcasting as a powerful way to extend the reach of their brands and engage supporters. general awareness at around 40%, though… people don’t necessarily know they are consuming a podcast, audio embedded in rss etc. if you are recroding with multiple people, you can record them to separate audio files so you can edit more easily.

A Social Publishing Strategy by John Gautam, Pratham Books

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Example of Partham Books on mobile phones. Here's some details about some of social tactics: Skype reading sessions : This project started after a few tweets were exchanged between a librarian from Central Manor, Pennsylvania. Channels used: Twitter, Skype, Blog.

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70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

CharityRadio is a live weekly radio program that you listen to over your mobile phone. Listeners opt-in to receive a phone call at show time and no dial-in is required. A free, open-source software program that enables users to send group text messages from computers or mobile phones.

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Tutoring Jobs

SocialFish

This is mostly done through skype, or any other online calling medium you both agree to. Imagine getting paid for simply talking on the phone. Chatting can consist of video but can also be done by text or audio-only.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

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This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. A free, open-source software program that enables users to send group text messages from computers or mobile phones.

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July Is Web Conferencing Month

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cents/minute for Adobe Connect and audio conferencing services combined, just for nonprofits. Read on to learn what web conferencing is, why you should also use audio conferencing, how Adobe Connect stacks up, and tips and tricks for wildly successful web conferences. Why Should You Also Use Audio Conferencing Services? However, this VoIP audio service adds a per minute rate that is more expensive than calling on a separate, purely audio conferencing line.

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

CharityRadio is a live weekly radio program that you listen to over your mobile phone. Listeners opt-in to receive a phone call at show time and no dial-in is required. A free, open-source software program that enables users to send group text messages from computers or mobile phones.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

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Rather than a donor texting a keyword to a shortcode to donate and having the donation processed through the donor’s mobile phone bill, with TapFunder the donor is sent a link to a mobile-optimized payment site where the donor can make the donation with a credit card.

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Katya Andresen on Fundraising Widgets

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I have a post brewing about audio widget alternatives and tools to record and edit phone conversation or skype conversations

Tech & Style Tips for Conducting Blog Interviews

Frogloop

My experience with interviews stems from good ole ‘experiment and error’ And conducting them via audio/video has really helped achieve editorial missions in diverse ways. I’m hooked on interviews as blog content -simply addicted. Interviews can be: -fun. simple.

100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. A free, open-source software program that enables users to send group text messages from computers or mobile phones.

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And the Winner is. Jaffe's Join the Conversation Book Giveaway and How To Do A Giveaway Contest on Your Blog

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He attended the Cambodian Blogging Summit and received the digital audio recorder to create language lessons for his students (offline podcasts!) (The Congratulations to Chas Offutt, Social Media Evangelist for American Rivers.

Resource Roundup 5/31 | Idealware

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Skypecasting For Beginners - Free Audio Conferencing For Up To 100 Participants (Robin Good) Detailed directions on how to setup a skypecast - an audio conference - using skype, which is a great conference call possibility especially if you have a number of participants outside the US.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. This website allows users to build visually appealing interactive timelines using video, audio, images, location, social media, and timestamps. A free, open-source software program that enables users to send group text messages from computers or mobile phones. Skype Premium :: skype.com/intl/en-us/prices/premium.

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Talk To Me: What do you think about Widgets!

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This widget comes to you via Odeo , a service that lets you record and share audio files???and Obviously, this one looks like it required a bit of programming skills and it provides the option of using the phone versus pc microphone.). Also, another point that Dave from LifeKludger from Austraila mentioned to me in a skype call was that if you audience is primarily reading you via a reader -- that they need to "pop out of their reader" and use the browser to see your site.

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

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Phones using VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) with a hosted PBX (private branch exchange) solution are running over the Internet connection from any location. Web conferencing allows audio and video interaction for a dialogue that seems more face-to-face with shared desktop viewing for reviewing documents and training. Instant messaging software allows file transfers and quick one-on-one text, audio, or video dialogue across large distances between employees.

What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is interesting to me because Second Life is quite the opposite - there is a huge investment in learning the tools, there is no audio (although that is changing) and it is all visual. There is a new tool called SecondTalk that lets you integrate skype with Second Life.