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Roger Swain
Works at Grupo Mallorca Select
Attended Knorton Knatchbull Grammar
Lives in Palma de Mallorca
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Trying out the new Chrome & Firefox extension Gooce+ - post to Facebook;Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ simultaneously - Social Media domination!!
Gooce+ | Your customer, your value
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For explanations on all the latest Facebook changes check out Mari Smith's excellent webinar
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I lead a webinar on all the Facebook changes with 1000 participants!! We maxed out the room... some folks couldn't get on, some got booted out by the system. :( (No surprise really, 'cuz we had over 5,000 registrations). BUT, all in all, it was a raving success and the replay is available now and emailed out to everyone!! See http://bit.ly/mariwebinar.

Now, I gotta share, I'm always seeking the Holy Grail of webinar platforms!! I was super excited to see that Google+ Hangouts upgraded last week to be "on air" where anyone on G+ can watch. And, we can now do desktop sharing via Hangouts. BUT, I was a tad nervous utilizing a G+ Hangout for such a large and important webinar like the one I lead today. I'd love to know how stable the Hangout desktop sharing feature is with webcam too at 1,000+ peeps!! (Besides, how ironic to use a Google tool to teach about Facebook, yes?!) ;)

I used Adobe Connect Pro for a couple years and they were decent. Then earlier this year, I switched to InstantPresenter.com - they're good and have great customer service. Webcam, desktop sharing, chat, once-click record, hosted replay and lots more cool features. I pay ~$200/mo for a 200 person room and upgraded today to a 1,000 person room.... but, alas, I had to forego the desktop sharing. Their max is about 300 attendees for desktop sharing... so, I spent hours putting together my 65-slide deck instead!

Back in February, I lead a webinar with over 2,000 live attendees (7,500 registrations!) -- I decided to try SlideShare's Zipcast and it rocked. Definitely would use it again and recommend it... not for desktop sharing though, just narrating slides on webcam. Login via Facebook or SlideShare. No recording though.

I also had a private demo of MeetingBurner.com today (thanks +Chris Van Dusen!), and am verrrrry impressed, though they couldn't handle my volume just yet. Check 'em out: totally FREE for up to 50 attendees. Desktop sharing, webcam, chat, one-click recording and hosted playback. Excellent solution for many small businesses!

Plus, I'm on the board at Linqto.com - a webinar platform that is also a Facebook app. No desktop sharing though. But, they are a many-to-many service (anyone can jump on webcam and speak to the group), and it's a nifty way to have a large "hangout" (up to 500) even though only one person at a time can be on webcam. $8/mo.

So, my wishlist for the ideal webinar platform includes:

*Webcam for presenter with option of webcam for additional presenters
*Desktop sharing
*Pre-loaded slides
*Chat - ability to turn on/off on the fly
*Q&A mode
*Polls
*Password lock
*One-click recording
*Hosted replays
*Downloadable replay files (for attendees too)
*Attendee and replay viewer reports
*Brandability ;)

I don't need built in paywall as I have my own ecommerce system, but it's certainly a nifty feature. InstantPresenter offer this.

I know my buddy +Michael Stelzner is using Cisco's Webex for the Facebook Success Summit starting next week and it's an uber stable and powerful platform. Lots of cool features; I'm looking forward to presenting on the platform -- the demo was great. (Join us http://bit.ly/fb_summit11).

Got any other webinar platform recommendations?!! :)
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Occupation
Marketing and Communication via Social Media
Employment
  • Grupo Mallorca Select
    Partner, 2003 - present
  • Rebuzzna Communication
    Partner, 2009 - present
  • Finca Hotel Sant Blai
    Partner, 2006 - 2012
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Currently
Palma de Mallorca
Previously
Campos, Mallorca, Spain - Asford, Kent, UK
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Real Time Marketing with Social Media
Introduction

Where I was, Where I am and Where do you want to be??

A brief overview of my professional and private life:


The last thirty years was initially dedicated to managing and owning companies in hospitality and training - in this time I opened or turned around 18 restaurants and 3 hotels.


For the last ten years (in my new home Mallorca), together with my partner Marta Bonet, we have established two estate agencies; a retail outlet, a beautiful rustic hotel deep in the south of the island and our latest venture:Rebuzzna Comunication, a Social Media marketing company.


After five years developing and growing the hotel we have now decided to focus fully on our Social Media Marketing company: Rebuzzna.  Finca Sant Blai is now being cared for by new owners and we are about to join forces with Borbalan Marketing from their base in Establiments near Palma.


Our focus is now moving to Training courses On and Offline with a purpose built membership platform being developed alongside our new Rebuzzna web page (watch this space)


With all the latest changes at Google and Social Media now forming a key part of online positioning we will be helping many businesses and individual entrepreneurs develop their Inbound Marketing and Social Media brand awareness.


If your Business or Personal Brand needs to be integrated into the world of Social Media or you would like to use Social Media to better optimise your company or brand - please feel free to contact me.


Hasta pronto -


Roger


Education
  • Knorton Knatchbull Grammar
    1975
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Single