Web Cams, Headsets, Tokbox, and More!

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Have you begun testing the waters of video conferencing yet?  Maybe you’re light years into it and have it all figured out…but if you don’t, can I steer you toward a couple things? Maybe three?

In my consulting work, I’m beginning to use video chat to make it better than a conference call.  To do that, you’ll need a camera.  I’m going with the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 and the Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB Headset.  You can read more (and even order your own right here.


Where am I going to use them?  How am I going to use them?  Although Skype has been around for several years, there are some other great, easy solutions for video chat.

Google’s new video chat is one that you definitely need to check out.  Free.  Easy to use.

Another great option is TokBox. Whether you’ve got a team that’s scattered (think coaches or community leaders) or you’re part of a national coaching network like the Small Group Fraternity, TokBox gives you the ability to host a Brady Bunch-like display that will allow your team to see each other.  Best part?  It’s free.

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  1. Richard Wollard on December 18, 2008 at 6:50 am

    Okay, I’m in with TokBox.
    Now I need a camera and headset!
    Looking forward to our next call.

  2. A. Pace on December 18, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for the tips.
    Another cool video service is ooVoo http://www.oovoo.com There is a free version and an HD version that’s $9.99 a month.

  3. Mark Howell on December 18, 2008 at 9:32 am

    That’s great Rich! Maybe we’ll “see” you on the 7th!
    Thanks Alan! I’ll check it out!