My group has a monthly meeting with a 50-60 minute speaker who uses PowerPoint. We are thinking of offering these talks to people who cannot attend. This could be live, recorded, or both. We are in the very beginning stages of analyzing the options and benefits. The location has high speed internet, but they do not offer us any video equipment, so it will be up to us.
There are so many options that I'm not sure where to start. The podium is in the opposite corner from the door, so I won't want to interrupt the meeting by popping up there and turning things off and on, if possible. Purchasing a new camera is not an option, unless it was very reasonable.
I'm open to any ideas.
I go to meetups that live stream through YouTube using a cell phone camera on a tripod. Sometimes it's hard to see the slides. It's almost better to focus on the slides rather than the speaker. But it's nice to feel like you're participating live.
Another option is Camtasia. You can record the slides and audio from the laptop. It's very easy and looks more professional, but it's not a live stream.
Would be very interested in what others are doing to share presentations, live or recorded.
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1 - if you're not concerned about the camera and video, but just the presentation - you can always share/post the PowerPoint files on Google, your website or other accessible places - though you might want to consider converting to PDF for people who cannot view PowerPoint - can also email the file to registered attendees to follow. Many webinars I attend make the slides available in PDF.
This is probably lowest cost method - attendees can follow along
2 - for live streaming things like GoToMeeting/Webex etc. allow you to share a computer screen with attendees - they can call in - listen and see what is displayed on the computer - you don't have to have video/camera for that
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