Live Webinar: How to Prepare Your Speakers for Hybrid Meeting Success

Sonic Foundry hosts live webinar

Dec 09, 2010, 10:32 ET from Sonic Foundry, Inc.

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Join Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, for a live webinar with Midori Connolly, an expert in meeting technology, hybrid meetings and adult education.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 14, 1:00 – 1:30 pm CST (convert to your time zone)

WHERE: To register for this complimentary webinar, visit

There's lots of speaker training out there, and tons of resources for planning a great meeting. But when you host a hybrid meeting, how are you as the event professional going to prepare your speakers to be successful in a new, blended environment?

To date, there hasn't been a ton of guidance to help position them to do their best in front of not one, but two live audiences - the one onsite and the one online. That is, until now.

Midori knows what it takes to be a great speaker in the traditional conference presentation, and how to translate those skills to connect with a remote audience. In this webinar, she'll share tactical gems for speaker preparation and answer your questions live, including:

  • What type of speaker training you need to do ahead of time
  • How you can set up your meeting room to ensure speaker success online
  • Which tech tools - like interactive polls - work best in different types of presentation formats - like panels or keynotes
  • Who makes for a great tech moderator, and how should they interact with your speakers before, during and after the speech
  • Plus examples of successful and not-so-successful approaches to hybrid event speaking


Midori Connolly is CEO and Chief AVGirl at Pulse Staging and Events. Pulse is best known for producing the industry's first set of guidelines for sustainable AudioVisual Staging - becoming the solid industry expert on the topic of green AV for live events. She is a Platinum Speaker for MPI, Director on the Green Meetings Industry Council International Board of Directors and represented the Rental and Staging industry for InfoComm International's first-ever Green AV Task Force. She's an expert at hybrid meeting production and devoted to making AV technology more human, approachable and sustainable.


Erica St. Angel, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Foundry

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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