November 18, 2010

Webinars, Podcast/Screencasts and Webcasts

Presenter: Group discussion

This meeting will be a group discussion (of all attending) with 5 knowledgeable professionals starting the discussions in three areas: Webinars, Podcast/Screencasts and Webcasts.

It is impossible to clearly define where one topic and its tools begin and the others end and equally impossible to cover all of this in 2 hours in any depth.

The meeting is designed to give people an overall view of which tools are available for which purpose, for all attending to share which tools they use, concepts in the marketplace and to ask general questions to the group at large.

NBIS can schedule future meetings about the particular topics and tools to go more in-depth, if people request this.

The 5 professionals participating are:
Tasha Beauchamp
Tasha Beauchamp is the Webmaster and Research Scientist for Elder Pages Online, a content marketing company for elder care professionals, offering template-based Websites, e-newsletters and Web 2.0 content support services.

Tasha works with all her 70+ clients remotely and is a frequent webinar presenter for state and national hospice organizations as well as support organizations for geriatric care managers and other elder care service providers.

Tasha will cover how she is able to do webinars with a decidedly non-tech industry using with a downloadable Powerpoint.

Review Tasha’s educational tip sheet for elder care professionals interested in conducting webinars: TashaBeauchampWebinarTipSheet.pdf

Sample e-library for hospice:
Sample e-newsletter for home care professionals:

Karen Clark
Karen Clark is the owner of which specializes in teaching small business owners, solopreneurs and sales professionals how to market their businesses online through social media, blogging and understanding search engines. She does this primarily through hands-on workshops, including the unique Bring Your Own Laptop Party, as well as through teleclasses, webinars, and the weekly North Bay Webify Club.

With her 12 years experience marketing a product online through a profitable website, Karen’s specialty is in meeting people where they are, bringing the high-tech world to a high-touch market, and making complicated topics understandable to even the most nervous newbie.

Karen will be sharing her experiences with tools such as Mitel, DimDim and GoToMeeting for webinars, and for telelcasses. She will also share some ideas for getting your virtual events listed in online event listing directories.


Fred Greene
Fred Greene, President of Greene Creative Services (est 1986) is an entrepreneur and new media content creator with a professional background in radio and sports marketing.

Since 2005 he has been the host and executive producer of golf’s most popular audio podcast, GOLF SMARTER. In 2006 he launched a podcast network at “Delivering Sound Advice,” and has produced more than 600 podcast episodes that including his own intellectual property as well as content for a variety of for-profit and non-profit companies.

Fred will discuss the growth and value of podcasting, and how it increases the intimacy of communication between you and your customers. Podcasting is also a powerful tool to increase your own credibility and can position you as an industry thought leader.


Russ Powell
Russ Powell is a Workforce Performance Improvement Consultant who has been designing, developing and facilitating training programs and other performance improvement interventions for almost 20 years.

Some clients include Sun Microsystems, Google, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Coast Guard, Pixar, AT&T and NASA Space Flight Center.

Russ specializes in the building of eLearning courses, job aids, and web-based performance support tools.

Russ will tell us how he produces webinars and podcasts with Articulate, Captivate, WebEx, AdobeConnect, iMovie and various teleconferencing tools.

Project Examples:

Michael Slater
Michael Slater is the cofounder and CEO of Webvanta, which provides a hosted CMS for designers as well as site-building services.

Websites using Webvanta range from small businesses to large information portals.

Michael produced the Learning Rails podcast/screencast series, which has had more than 200,000 downloads. He also runs half a dozen monthly webinars for Webvanta and creates screencasts to teach designers to use the system.

Michael will be discussing the tools he uses and provide recommendations for creating quality podcasts and screencasts, including SnapzPro to capture video, Audacity to edit audio, Premiere Pro to edit video.


North Bay Internet Society

Meetings: Third Thursday of Every Month
2012 Schedule:
No Meetings in Aug. & Dec.

We usually meet in the Tarsier room at O'Reilly's buildings at the north end of Sebastopol

Doors open for socializing at 6:30 PM, "formal" meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Pot-luck refreshments.