Zach Young, President of the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group, has posted a great article on Setting Up Livemeeting for a User Group. I had the privilege of speaking at their UG meeting last month and experienced his setup first hand. Not only is it completely painless (always a good thing) it didn’t create any extra hassle on the speaker’s part. If you’re used to working with Live Meeting, then you’d barely notice that you were being recorded.
I would add a couple of points to User Groups and speakers that are thinking bout using Live Meeting as part of their UG meetings. These “tips” may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how often even the most experienced speakers forget them when presenting over the internet:
I’m sure you know of some other tips, and I’m sure I'll think of some later on today that I wish I’d added. Post them as comments here so that I can get this posting updated. Also let me know if you put your user group out on the interweb and start recording your meetings. I think someone I know is building a registry of online user groups, so we will want to get that information over to them.