I just couldn't live up to my reputation as the "cheap geek" if I didn't share this with you. There are a couple of new presentation ("free" presentation) tools out there that I thought all of you might be interested in.
1. Adobe ConnectNow (http://www.acrobat.com)
Basically a free version of webEx.Extremely slick presentation. Share program, desktop, etc.You can use microphone to present, plus a built in chat feature.It also has a phone number you can use, but it is not a toll-free number. So, you'd need a MagicJack to get around the toll charges! ;-)
2. Present.IO (http://present.io)
This is a resource from Drop.IONot as slick as Adobe, but still free!!I think you can upload files, but cannot share your desktop (correct me if I'm wrong on this one).Same as Adobe, it has a phone number you can call in to conference, but not toll-free
Plus, another freebie:
3. Authorstream now has a "Present Live" feature on presenting PowerPoint Presentations.
Simple and effective way of presenting PPTs.Allows you to move through the presentation and lets everyone keep on the same pageYou can embed the presentation into a webpage (say along side your UStream video presentation)Problem that I found is that anyone can move the PPT to the next or previous slide. So, some 'crafty' geek (cough - Toby - cough) would be having fun moving things to the next slide when you're not ready.
Okay… that's my "free" resources that you can use for the day!! Big tip-o-the-hat to Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell for their mentioning of ConnectNow and Present.IO in there podcast on The Future of Search.