New to the forums, finding them very helpful, and have a question. I noticed someone saying that they were doing web meetings with prospects, and wondered how those worked, what software you were using etc.
Thanks for the info. When you set up meetings with prospects do you basically run the meeting like a seminar? Do you use the webcam? Also anyone from the bigger firms using this? ie would compliance be cool with this?
You can have a personal web-meeting and just show your computer screen or have a prepared presentation. If you use a webcam, make sure your prospect has one as well. (You can buy 2 and mail one out with a return envelope.)
Would compliance be cool with it? If common sense would rule, then "maybe". If you're doing an account review and just showing your screen, I don't think there would be any issues. However, if you're doing a "virtual seminar" (more than 1 person/couple), then you'd need to use approved materials as you would be doing a seminar or meeting with more than 1 person. You'll also need to be sure that you're registered in not only your state but the state of residence for your prospect/client.
I don't know about wirehouses doing this, but plenty of insurance advisors do.
WOw! Technology nowadays huh! Thanks for this very useful post and tips you gave. I see web meetings as something that we all can benefit from. For those people who have business and want to conduct meetings, then this ones very helpful. Is it like you're having a chat or voice conference or even more than that?
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I was hopeful to get an invite with Google Wave but unfortunately I didn't. I have read about it and was intrigue about how it will revolutionize real time communication and that includes online conferences. I've been an online teacher for a while and pretty excited to use Google wave. university of texas merchandise l cheap ventrilo
GoToMeeting is probably the easiest, best software. There's no video component - you just show them your screen. I wouldn't recommend having any hardware or software that the prospect needs to install - if anything goes wrong you aren't going to easily get them into the right mindset.
I was invited to use GoogleWave. So far, I'm not impressed. It seems like it would be more useful for meetings among employees.
DimDim looks good. That's a great link Gordon.
I used WebEx for a little while, but it was a pain.
Can you archive any of these meetings? From a compliance standpoint, if you can it would be better than a face to face meeting (for compliants / arbitration).
Of course I haven't thought this all the way through with my compliance brain.
I'd rather catch a rep behaving badly before it gets to a complaint - or waiting until a trend of complaint develop with the rep always stating "I do X Y and Z, not T."
But to be fair, I could also see what kind of crazyass clients they deal with.
For conducting web meetings various web conferencing tools like webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB web conferencing servers etc. are used.
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