Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) June 17, 2010
Today, Jigsaw Meeting announces the release of desktop and application sharing. This release is critical because it allows desktop and application sharing without the traditional and cumbersome process of downloading an executable file before you can enter the meeting. Jigsaw Meeting’s application is completely web-based so there are no firewall or security issues to worry about. When you schedule a meeting, not only do you not have to worry about downloading an executable file, but your meeting participants can log right in so there is no delay in them attending your meeting.
The largest problem in the online meeting industry is the ability to hold the attention of meeting attendees. Current systems are driven by “desktop sharing” with ineffective side features and everyone is constrained by the “talked at” approach which leads to common boredom and frustration of being in another worthless meeting. When polled the majority of meeting attendees confess to minimizing the meeting and doing e-mails or other tasks since they seem to be in the meeting through the attendee list. When asked about the value of the content or purpose of the meeting, few can really answer as they tune out after the first 5 minutes of non-participation.
Jigsaw Meeting has a revolutionary new way to conduct online meetings. People actually engage in meetings through a proprietary and unique visual/activity based model designed to let each participant personalize how and what information will be presented to them throughout the meeting and yet still allow the meeting host to manage and control the meeting. The end result is a truly interactive, accountable and effective online meeting for all.
Jigsaw Meeting is designed to engage and empower everyone in the meeting through various interactive tools. This provides an accountability factor that is unique in the online meeting industry as each participant can fulfill their specific role in the meeting, resulting in effective meetings for everyone.
Our application is uniquely positioned to bring all the important pieces of a meeting together in an online meeting. These include the ability to monitor meeting activity by attendee, the ability to identify meeting results through an automated reporting tool, and it encourages participation and engagement through our unique multi-pane platform that presents meeting data designed to be independently reviewed and manipulated.
Another key difference is you don’t have to share your desktop or an application to do PowerPoint presentations. Our application has a presentation section that allows you to review single or multiple PowerPoints without having to actually share anything other than the presentation itself. And, the presenter can release the PowerPoint to the meeting participants with a click of the button. By releasing the PowerPoint, you give your participants the ability to independently review your presentation while you are reviewing your data. The power of this capability is reflected in ease of use and in the increased engagement of your audience. We also give you the ability to upload presentations during the meeting for those situations where further discussion or information is needed.
With the release of desktop sharing, Jigsaw Meeting now has the capability to provide a complete virtual meeting package that allows total collaboration and meeting engagement. Unlike other online meetings systems, if all you want to do is review a PowerPoint, you don’t have to share your desktop but can utilize the presentation feature which allows you to present your information through a unique process designed to eliminate the latency or delay in viewing the information as the presenter is speaking. You also have the capability to release your presentation to the meeting participants for independent viewing without giving up meeting control or allowing them to download it. The ability to share a presentation is important because many organizations only need to present information and do not really require desktop sharing. By having this feature split from desktop sharing it ensures an easy and interactive method of presenting data without the worry of people viewing your desktop. But, if you need to share your desktop or want to show someone your system, a website or any other application you can do it more selectively and effectively using Jigsaw Meeting.
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