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Administrative Assistant's and Secretary's Handbook, 5th Edition by Jennifer Wauson, Kevin Wilson, James Stroman

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Chapter 15

Web Conferencing

Overview of Web Conferencing

Web conferencing is growing in popularity as a way to hold meetings with people from different locations without having to leave the office. A Web conference (sometimes called a webinar) allows the meeting to take place at a central online location so participants can share PowerPoint slides, view software demonstrations, or brainstorm ideas using a shared whiteboard. By combining a Web conference with an audio teleconference—where participants interact over the telephone—there’s almost no need for in-person meetings.

Typically, an administrative assistant will handle all aspects of setting up and running a Web conference at which his or her manager will be a speaker or presenter. By having ...

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