ZoomIt – Annotations When Using Lync (and other tools) for Remote Demos


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While I generally recommend WebEx and GoToMeeting for Remote Demos, largely due to their imbedded annotations capabilities, there is now a viable option for Lync and other packages that lack annotation capabilities (the ability to draw over the live application that is being demonstrated):  ZoomIt provides some of these tools, plus the ability to zoom to focus on a specific area of the screen.

I’ve seen it in action and the annotation tools are reasonably good, although not as rich as in WebEx or GoToMeeting; zooming can also be helpful, but be careful not to execute a zoom too fast (or you will have people reaching from the Dramamine!).

You can find ZoomIt here:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspxand it is free to use.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Peter Cohan
Have you ever seen a bad software demonstration? Peter Cohan is the founder and principal of Great Demo!, focused on helping software organizations improve the success rates of their demos. He authored Great Demo! - how to prepare and deliver surprisingly compelling software demonstrations. Peter has experience as an individual contributor, manager and senior management in marketing, sales, and business development. He has also been, and continues to be, a customer.


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