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The Best Webinar Services

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For businesses with offices or clients around the world, it's critical to stay connected. One way to do it is through webinar services, which help businesses present high-quality online sales presentations, web seminars and product demonstrations to clients across the globe. Such internet presentations are often used for training or marketing purposes, and can be presented to a live audience or recorded for future use. It is important that webinar services give presenters the tools they need to create an engaging and successful presentation.

Our sister site, Business.com, does extensive in-depth reviews of webinar services. Here are the Top 3 recommendations for webinar services:


#1 MegaMeeting

MegMeeting ranks as the best webinar service for its simple interface and extensive conferencing tools. The company's exclusively online service is easy to use and requires no downloads to a business' computer or to the computers of the webinar's attendees. The simplicity of the service enables users to create powerful and engaging online seminars with only a little practice.

Features: A chat window is offered for both the host and participant and there is an option to send a private chat for one-on-one communication.The service also lets files be transferred between the host and participants. For additional interaction, a noteboard and whiteboard are provided. The creator of the web-based seminar has the option of creating a password for the webinar. The service also uses SSL, native encryption and the security of the user's operating system to keep each session private and secure.

Help & Support: The service features a unique searchable support database. Technical support is available 24/7. Users can email customer support, call the company on the telephone or chat live with a representative.

Costs: To compare costs, visit Business.com's best webinar services here.


#2 Adobe Connect 8

Adobe Connect 8 earned this year's TopTenREVIEW'S Silver Award for offering a wide variety of useful tools, such as course material setup and webcam and video sharing. It has more options for users and hosts than almost any other product available. Overall, its sleek feel makes it a truly professional option for many businesses, especially those who need to produce several different types of webinars.

Features: Set-up wizards are available to guide users through the process of setting up a meeting and inviting attendees. The servicelets users transfer multiple kinds of files, allows private chat and helps conduct polling to keep the audience interested. Attendees can also agree, disagree, applaud or make special requests during the presentation, letting the host adjust the webinar on the fly. In addition, participants can give feedback after the presentation, allowingthe host to evaluate their final product. Users can record, edit and download the presentations for future use or distribution.

Help & Support: Users can call oremail customer support directly. For general questions, a FAQs page is available. Adobe is one of the few webinar services that can remotely connect to a presentation and help out users who are having problems.

Costs: To compare costs, visit TopTenREVIEWS best webinar services here.


#3 Cisco WebEx

The Cisco WebEx service scores well for offering a variety of tools to help present products or conduct training. It is an easy-to-use application that will help any presenter make a good impression. In addition, WebEx does an excellent job of allowing participants to interact with each other while giving the majority of control to the host.

Features: WebEx offers a One-Click Meeting option allowing users to jump right into presenting material. Those who wish to give a little more notice can also schedule meetings in advance and send out invitations via email, phone or text. The host can specify a meeting password to ensure that only invited guests can attend. Once the webinar begins, users have the option to present a document, share an application or share their desktop. Additionally, a mobile application lets attendees view the webinar on Android OS smartphones and tablets.

Help & Support: In addition to the standard email and telephone support and FAQs page found with most webinar services, the company offers a free series of demo videos, tutorials, online training courses, live demos and solution articles.

Costs: To compare costs, visit Business.com's best webinar services here.

See full search engine marketing services reviews on webinar services at Business.com. See BusinessNewsDaily’s Small Business Resource Center for more business reviews.

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance business and technology writer who has worked in public relations and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter. You can reach him at chadgbrooks@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @cbrooks76.

Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based writer and editor with nearly 20 years in media. A 1998 journalism graduate of Indiana University, Chad began his career with Business News Daily in 2011 as a freelance writer. In 2014, he joined the staff full time as a senior writer. Before Business News Daily, Chad spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Chad has also worked on the other side of the media industry, promoting small businesses throughout the United States for two years in a public relations role. His first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Chicago suburbs.