Emailing and instant messaging can only go so far in a business setting. In certain situations, it becomes necessary to put professional associates and clients in face-to-face meetings. LiveMinutes is a completely free tool that groups of people and professional teams can use to speak face-to-face even when they’re sitting on opposite sides of the globe.
To say LiveMinutes has a bevy of features would be an understatement. The web-application offers tools for auto conferencing, video conferencing, document sharing, document collaboration, group sketching, file storage, and report generation. To get started using all these features, sign up for an account. Or, if you’re in a major hurry, you can skip that step and move right into hosting your first meeting. With one click, LiveMinutes will provide you with a meeting URL that you can share with up to 20 colleagues. Upload the document you want to discuss and wait as your friends and associates each get on the call. Those associates will have the choice to use LiveMinutes’ integrated browser platform or Skype for both the video and the audio components. As the host, you get to choose whose webcam everyone will see on the large screen at any point during the meeting.
When your LiveMinutes meeting is through, the web-application automatically generates an annotated report that shows all the progress your team made on the document you were working on. This report also includes a list that shows who was at the meeting and what they discussed, which can be distributed to absent employees or kept securely for future records of the event.
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Thanks for your post ! Just wanted to let you know LiveMinutes offers multi-way conferencing now (up to 9 videos at a time). We are also integrating telephony as a third audio option in private beta (with Twilio) that we should release in a couple weeks.
Skype is blocked at my shocol, at the moment. But Skype would be good for 8:30 sessions. Never used Vyew, and DimDim was a bit limited it seemed. So my vote is for Skype and 8:30pm.If shocol access changes so might I though.
I think the fact that users don’t have to download additional software to get started with using this makes it more convenient than Skype for some people. Top it off with the ability to share documents, it sounds like the perfect way to hold a conference meeting remotely.