Remote presentations over conference calls
November 10, 2006 7:25 PM   Subscribe

I have access to a conference bridge and sometimes I do presentations over the phone.

However it is a real drag to tell people "Now we are on slide six?" and I always get the occasional "Wait, wait, what slide are you again?" so I want something simple.

I want a website where people can log in and see a sincronized presentation that they will be listening on the phone. No fancy stuff, no installation necessary, as simple, straightforward and publicly accessible as possible.
posted by falameufilho to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
WebEx, but it ain't free.
posted by mattbucher at 7:42 PM on November 10, 2006

We use WebEx at work, also Enunciate.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 7:50 PM on November 10, 2006

WebEx, MS Livemeeting, Adobe Breeze, and Saba Centra will all meet your needs.

Bad news: none of them are free.
posted by wildeepdotorg at 8:07 PM on November 10, 2006

GoTo Meeting.

We had the exact same question at my place of work and considered webex, but found Goto Meeting to offer all the advantages at a much, much better price.
posted by 1024x768 at 8:08 PM on November 10, 2006

WebEx MeetMeNow

Microsoft Office Live Meeting

Citrix GoToMeeting

Macromedia Breeze

Cisco MeetingPlace

I believe all have minimal (if any) installation required for participants and most have a free trial available.
posted by Jeff Howard at 8:18 PM on November 10, 2006

Check out
The description from the site is

"With, you can make presentations - like slideshows, or outlines - right in your web browser. When you're done, you can share your presentations with anyone, anywhere, just by sending them a link."

Seems like a decent solution to the problem you've stated.
posted by rstory at 5:03 AM on November 11, 2006

It doesn't look like Thumbstacks allows the presenter to control the presentation (advance slides, etc) while the audience just views it.

That said, I've been subjected to far, far too many webinars lately, and it seems everyone uses WebEx with slides, which worked seamlessly, even in Firefox on Linux. The only WebEx presentation that didn't work great was one that shared the presenter's desktop instead of showing slides.
posted by mendel at 6:27 AM on November 11, 2006

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