Sunday, August 23, 2015

Watch This 1 Minute Ted Talk. Learn How to Save Millions on Meetings

In this 1 minute video learn how you can save millions on your meetings and the world can save billions. Don't settle for Death by Powerpoint webcasts. It doesn't have to be that way. Virtual meetings can be like HD television over the web with the magic of SimuLyve. 

For a Free Trial Demonstration email SimuLyve@MBMProductions.com


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

SimuLyve Changed The World of Meetings. Learn How

It's nice to meet in person, we all want to. So the question isn't in-person meetings versus virtual. The real question is when you can't hold an in-person meeting because of budget or time constraints, what's your next best alternative?  Typically there's two choices, travel and spend a lot of money or the universally loathed "Death by Powerpoint" webcast.  But it doesn't have to be that way. There's a third alternative, SimuLyve®. 

For a Free Trial Demonstration email SimuLyve@MBMProductions.com
Learn more at SimuLyve.com

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SimuLyve as the name implies, simulates in-person live meetings using state of the art HD video and green screen technology. SimuLyve, originally designed for Pharmaceutical Investigator meetings is now used for every imaginable type of meeting.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

When Do you Think the First Virtual 2-Way Video Meeting Was Held?

Would you be surprised to learn that it was in 1968? 

Learn how far we've come with video webcasting at SimuLyve.com 

Email SimuLyve@MBMProductions.com for a free trial demonstration. 

But before you view where are today, see where this revolution began by watching American Inventor and computer pioneer Douglas Carl Engelbert demonstrate the world’s first 2-way videoconference, which took place surprisingly in 1968, nearly 50 years ago.  During this demo, referred to as “The Mother of All Demos,” watch Doug demonstrate his other inventions; desktop sharing, virtual meetings and his most famous invention, the computer mouse. A full version of this demo is available upon request. 


It’s 47 years since Doug’s groundbreaking two-way videoconference and yet most webcasts today are still slides narrated by a phone call with at best a mediocre webcam.  We don’t have to accept these “Death by PowerPoint” webcasts anymore, as they’re not so affectionately called. We didn’t have to accept them in 1968, we don’t have to accept them today.  With tools such as SimuLyve, we can now create two-way interactive HD broadcast quality meetings over the web that would have made Doug proud!

So what is SimuLyve? It's an amazing new alternative to in-person meetings invented by CEO and Founder of MBM Productions International, Steven Sulkin.  It’s most commonly referred to as two-way interactive HD television over the web purpose built for corporate meetings. SimuLyve was initially invented for Pharmaceutical Investigator Meetings, but it's now used for every imaginable meeting type across hundreds of industries.

We all like to meet in person.  The question isn't in-person versus virtual. The real question is when in-person meetings can't be held due to budget or time constraints, what's the next best alternative?  It's SimuLyve.   Instead of the typical webcast, imagine a virtual meeting that feels like 2-way interactive television. That's SimuLyve. And from a cost standpoint, SimuLyve will save from 80-95% over in-person meetings.

We can learn a lot from Doug Englerbert, this pioneer of human-computer interaction whose team also developed hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces.  We can learn that we must not accept the norm; we must not accept mediocrity when exceptional is at not only possible, but there for the taking.

As Mr. Englebert felt, 2-way video communication will not only be a nicety, “but a necessity to help cope with the world's increasingly urgent and complex problems.”


It's Not Webcasting, It's SimuLyve®.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stunning New MBM CyberSet® Webcast for Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics Saves Lives

MBM WEBCAST

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Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating deaths and suffering caused by asthma, allergies and related conditions, recently launched an innovative program that pairs allergists with volunteers in 150 communities across the U.S. Volunteers involved in the Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs) program, created in partnership with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) and sponosred by Dey Pharma, LP, conduct educational sessions about anaphylaxis - a life-threatening allergic reaction. But before volunteers could help save lives in their communities, they needed training. 

AANMA's challenge: How to train an entire network of allergists and community volunteers scattered across the country?

AANMA President & Founder Nancy Sander turned to MBM Productions International to brainstorm ideas. First they considered an in person meeting of medical professionals from the 150 communities involved in the program. They abandoned this option though when they realized that such a meeting could cost $2-3,000 per person.

The solution: Webcasting. But AANMA and MBM agreed that they wanted something that went beyond ordinary Webcasting. The production would be much more than merely slides with a voice, a method that couldn't properly relay the complex information or engage the audience. Instead, AANMA opted for an interactive live video streaming Webcast from MBM Consortium studios, Answer Media. During the video Webcast the panel of experts engaged the audience face-to-face, answered live questions from the audience and even certified the viewers, ensuring that every ACEs volunteer is qualified to help conduct educational programs about anaphylaxis in their community

The result looked just like TV. The Webcast was shot on a virtual set known as a CyberSet®, and branded to the ACEs program. The video Webcast production was similar in cost to a simple slide-and-voice Webcast and 85% less than the cost of an in person meeting.

How do we know MBM's Streaming Video Webcast with AANMA was a success? The 150 participants asked more than 200 questions, a good indicator that they were engaged during the hour long broadcast.


To learn more about how to Webcast a meeting and how to create a Streaming Video Webcast such as this for your company or organization, visit MBMProductions.com.  Contact us to learn about how to Webcast in Chicago at MBM Consortium Company TV studios, Answers Media (the original home of The Oprah Show) or call upon MBM to Webcast from anywhere around the world using our crews located on every continent.


MBM  Productions International is a meeting planning company, an av production company and a communication company specializing in Pharmaceutical Webcasting, Financial and Insurance Webcasting, Healthcare Webcasting, Live Surgical Webcasting, Automotive Webcasting, Technology Industry Webcasting, and other industry specific Webcasting, as well as pharma meeting planning for in-person meetings and full service turn-key AV production. 

Virtual Meetings and Streaming Video

Power Your Meeting With a Brick
How MBM and VBrick are Creating a Brave New World in Meeting Planning and Webcasting by Thinking Like Broadcasters

When virtual meetings first came on the scene they were met with concVBrickern by some meeting planners who felt that they would jeopardize the in-person meeting business and by others who felt that all you needed for a virtual meeting was a slide and someone to narrate it.

Both viewpoints proved to be inaccurate.

Clearly, in-person human interaction will always be a part of our world, though it is certainly not the only form of communication that can be considered a meeting. The official definition of a meeting is 'an encounter.'  And that's why slides and a voice, only minimally served the needs of meeting planners, as the 'encounter' between two human beings doesn't happen very effectively when simply staring at a slide.

Enter true crisp HD interactive video.

Enter MBM Consortium company VBrick, creators of MBM's Webcast video streaming platform that finally brings the promise of video interactivity to the business of meetings and meeting planning.

MBM Consortium company VBrick Systems, Inc. has dominated the market of video streaming, becoming the nation's #1 IP video streamer. Their video network and their proprietary hardware manufactured in Wallingford, CT. with it's legendary security and reliability has attracted such notable clients as all four branches of the military, 104 of the 120 federal agencies, the Department of Defense and hundreds of corporations and educational institutions in 56 countries around the globe.

But a secure video streaming solution is only one-half the story. The other half is the content of the video Webcast itself.

The model for properly produced virtual meetings sits in every living room in the world - your TV.  If you think like a broadcaster, you'll produce great virtual meetings and Webcasts. There's no reason to accept anything less than the look of TV for your next virtual meeting or Webcast.

MBM Productions International combines the magic of Virtual CyberSets® to brand the look of a virtual meeting, and then sends that broadcast along VBrick's secure platform to produce the next generation in Virtual Meetings and Webcasts. Why take such care when producing a virtual meeting? To simply look great? Not at all!  It's done to be effective. And effectiveness is easily measured: simply count the number of questions received into the Webcast. A well produced Webcast should bring in dozens if not a hundred questions for each 100 viewers. And being effective means that your next virtual meeting will communicate your message, save you money and ensure that the funds you do have will be stretched to their maximum and available for when an in-person meeting is mandated.

WHAT MEETING PLANNERS CAN LEARN FROM TV
In the 1950's TV producers thought that creating a television show was the same as theater - simply stage a play and point a camera at it. That lead to shows like "The Honeymooners" where a static camera viewed static people acting on a static stage. TV producers quickly learned that 'moving pictures' were different than theater and today we have movies like Avatar and The Bourne series.

Compare the evolution of TV to Webcasting:  Meeting planners originally thought that producing a virtual meeting was like a live meeting. All you have to do is
point a static Webcam at a static person staring into their computer. Or more commonly have the presenter merely narrate a static slide (Webex style) and that would equal a meeting.

But that is now proving to be as misguided a notion as early TV.


The meeting planning industry is learning that virtual meetings are different than in-person meetings and that they demand true video production.  They understand that meetings don't yet have to look like the movie Avatar, but they must be more TV like to truly engage an audience. They are learning that to produce truly effective Virtual Meetings and Webcasts, meeting planners must think like a broadcaster.

Click the following link to take a behind the scenes tour of Virtual CyberSets® or
click here to watch a TV like broadcast. Visit MBMProductions.com to learn how to Webcast a meeting in Chicago from our TV studios (the original home of The Oprah Show) or from anywhere in the world, using MBM crews located on every continent  And visit MBMProductions.com to learn more about in-person meeting planning technology for Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Financial, Automotive, Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing and other industries. 


MBM Productions International is a meeting planning company, an av production house and a communications company providing worldwide services to a vast array of global clients.

What's the Difference Between a Green Screen and a Virtual Set? A lot!

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The most common phrase when one sees a Virtual Set is to say, "I've seen that, it's a green screen."  It's actually not a green screen.  Here's the important distinction:  A green screen is like the weather map, a person stands in front of a green screen, they are "keyed out" of the scene (meaning cut out from the green background - which is why the background is mono-chromatic in the first place), then in place of the green a new background is inserted, like a weather map. But it never feels like the person is in the weather map, just in front of it.


A Virtual Set uses the same green screen to cut out the people from the background, but that's where the similarity ends. With a Virtual Set a sophisticated CAD program is used to create a 3 dimensional environment, a room for instance, and the people are then placed inside that room, creating the illusion of true 3-dimensional reality. This is accomplished with the help of tracking computers that create a 3-dimensional grid in the room thus tracking each person's movement and filling in the virtual environment around them. MBM's Answers Media has the only 3 camera, high definition Virtual Set in America.


View a CyberSet® Broadcast or take a behind the scenes tour and learn how the magic is created. To learn more about how to Webcast a meeting and how to create a Streaming Video Webcast such as this for your company or organization, visit MBMProductions.com Contact us to learn about how to Webcast in Chicago at MBM Consortium Company TV studios, Answers Media (the original home of The Oprah Show) or call upon MBM to Webcast from anywhere around the world using our crews located on every continent.




MBM  Productions International is a meeting planning company, an av production company and a communication company specializing specializes in Pharmaceutical Webcasting, Financial and Insurance Webcasting, Healthcare Webcasting, Automotive Webcasting, Technology Industry Webcasting, and other industry specific Webcasting, as well as pharma meeting planning for in-person meetings and full service turn-key AV production.

Stunning New MBM CyberSet® Webcast for Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics Saves Lives

MBM WEBCAST

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating deaths and suffering caused by asthma, allergies and related conditions, recently launched an innovative program that pairs allergists with volunteers in 150 communities across the U.S. Volunteers involved in the Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs) program, created in partnership with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) and sponosred by Dey Pharma, LP, conduct educational sessions about anaphylaxis - a life-threatening allergic reaction. But before volunteers could help save lives in their communities, they needed training. 

AANMA's challenge: How to train an entire network of allergists and community volunteers scattered across the country?

AANMA President & Founder Nancy Sander turned to MBM Productions International to brainstorm ideas. First they considered an in person meeting of medical professionals from the 150 communities involved in the program. They abandoned this option though when they realized that such a meeting could cost $2-3,000 per person.

The solution: Webcasting. But AANMA and MBM agreed that they wanted something that went beyond ordinary Webcasting. The production would be much more than merely slides with a voice, a method that couldn't properly relay the complex information or engage the audience. Instead, AANMA opted for an interactive live video streaming Webcast from MBM Consortium studios, Answer Media. During the video Webcast the panel of experts engaged the audience face-to-face, answered live questions from the audience and even certified the viewers, ensuring that every ACEs volunteer is qualified to help conduct educational programs about anaphylaxis in their community

The result looked just like TV. The Webcast was shot on a virtual set known as a CyberSet®, and branded to the ACEs program. The video Webcast production was similar in cost to a simple slide-and-voice Webcast and 85% less than the cost of an in person meeting.

How do we know MBM's Streaming Video Webcast with AANMA was a success? The 150 participants asked more than 200 questions, a good indicator that they were engaged during the hour long broadcast.

To learn more about how to Webcast a meeting and how to create a Streaming Video Webcast such as this for your company or organization, visit MBMProductions.com Contact us to learn about how to Webcast in Chicago at MBM Consortium Company TV studios, Answers Media (the original home of The Oprah Show) or call upon MBM to Webcast from anywhere around the world using our crews located on every continent.

MBM  Productions International is a meeting planning company, an av production company and a communication company specializing in Pharmaceutical Webcasting, Financial and Insurance Webcasting, Healthcare Webcasting, Automotive Webcasting, Technology Industry Webcasting, and other industry specific Webcasting, as well as pharma meeting planning for in-person meetings and full service turn-key AV production.