Many videoconferencing and online screen sharing tools now offer an attractive alternative to Skype, in order facilitate work with remote staff. Delivered as Software as a service (SaaS) and accessible via a simple web browser, they cover many communication needs for small/medium businesses.
Here's a short presentation of 15 best video-conferencing and screen sharing services:
Videoconferencing and screen sharing tools: some pratical applications
Presentation of balance sheets (eg financial)
Organization of free and paid webinars
Meetings and distance learning
Customer relations: dialogue with customers/prospects
E-learning - Training
Some free services
Anymeeting is a video-conferencing and screen sharing tool, that allows up to 200 participants (attending a presentation) in its free version.
Note that: Ads will be displayed in free version. To avoid this, Anymeeting is also available in paid version ($ 17.99/month for 25 participants, $ 69.99/month for 200 participants).
It also supports the Facebook API for rapid creation of an account.
Anymeeting allows you to:
To organize paid webinars: the host can, via his account, plan the date, time and price of the Web conference. A PayPal module allows participants to enroll and then they are automatically added to the list of participants (e-ticketing service).
To share their screen selectively, choosing the display of a specific application.
Establish dialogue with participants and get their feedback in real time: they can send notifications to the host via a chat module/update status.
Other features of Anymeeting:.
Record lectures and view them later.
Integration with Twitter and Facebook to facilitate the promotion of public lectures
The advantage of this tool is that it's easy to use: it is accessible without registration and for free, and allows you to organize web conferences for up to 250 participants. The user simply have to download an executable file, which provides a URL where participants can join the conference.
The free version offers:
A call module (VoIP, audio only) and a messaging module
iLinc is a suite of communication services for web conferences. The offers is available in three modules and can be adapted to your specific needs: virtual meetings (up to 25 participants), e-learning (virtual classroom), webinars (up to 1000 participants).
These three services can be combined into a single package, available for $ 103/month over one year.