Webinars · Entrepreneurship

What's the best webinar software?

Eleanor Carman Incoming BLP Sales Associate at LinkedIn

July 22nd, 2015

Curious what webinar software people have had a positive experience with. Which ones have you found useful and worth the money?Would be great for it to have a playback feature, allow people to ask questions/interact, and not be super expensive. Any ideas would be helpful!

Steve Grigory Self-starter specializing in new and disrupted markets

July 22nd, 2015

Give GoToWebinar a try.  It looks to be quite straight forward and has a 30 day free trial for you to work out any kinks. 

It does all the things you mentioned (and more). 

How many people will be attending your webinars? Most pricing models seem to be based on that. 

Jeff ☁ CMO | Demand Generation | Content Marketer | Revenue Marketer | Product Marketer | Chief Marketing Technology Officer

July 22nd, 2015

Hi Eleanor, I haven't found a perfect webinar solution yet. I've conducted over 1,000 webinars and have used Google+ Hangouts On Air, Webex, GoToWebinar, LiveMeeting, Adobe Connect, omNovia, Join.me, PGi and a host of others. I like Webex okay, however, the biggest drawback for me is their proprietary recording format which requires downloading and converting the file in a couple of steps to get it to MP4. The other issue with Webex is the price. None of them have the flexibility that I want in terms of registration customization and management. One tool that I've used recently is an overlay on Google Hangouts called Webinar Jam. It works well but doesn't have as sophisticated polling options and user controls. Also, the attendees will need to have a Google account. However, for a startup the price is right. That's what I've been using recently and I'm pretty happy with it. Here is the link to their site: www.webinarjam.com What type of webinars are you wanting to run? I'm happy to chat if you have any questions. Best, Jeff Fugitt Founder & CEO AuthorityForce v. 512.653.8295

Jose MBA Journalist Super-connector PR/Marketing Leader Quadrant Two PR LLC & EVECAIN Network Founder Business Adviser

July 22nd, 2015

I have used Go To Meeting and recently have started checking out iMeet.com. JM de Jesus

Alex Eckelberry CEO at Meros.io

July 22nd, 2015

The Citrix products are great IMHO (GTM, GTW)

Wayne Rowlands Co-Founder, President

July 23rd, 2015

Within our company we use Google+ Hangouts. We have found Skype and Webex to be quite buggy, poor quality when connecting to people around the world in conference calls, and also expensive. Google Hangouts are free and we have found the technology to be quite good.

Tony Dobaj CTO at Bizzz

July 22nd, 2015

I agree with Jeff's comments about Webex - and it doesn't support Linux, so I would not recommend that one.

Luis Silva Director, Customer Success at Cogniance

July 23rd, 2015

Hi Eleanor, 

I will recommend Yodlr, is a new tool that shortly will be disrupting the market. I know the founders and the product is just amazing.