The integration of the Internet into our lives means that a whole new sector of business-based webcast software is exploding onto the market. A lot of these try to imitate the entertainment stream services which inspired them, but ReadyTalk is an interesting take that embraces corporate nature. Unlike other webinar software, it integrates presentation frameworks and business-oriented interfaces to keep up with growing home workforces, rather than simply trying to be a livestream platform that just happens to not be about gaming.
- Advanced Audio – ReadyTalk offers significantly advanced audio features compared to most other competitors. Not only does it integrate with standard VoIP frameworks, but it also supports toll-free audio for dial-in numbers, along with international audio connections and operator assisted audio.
In other words, you can bring all the functionality of corporate phone systems right into this with no problem. Handle your Internet meetings, customer support, or make it very easy for anyone with a touchtone telephone to join in. For the moment, the legacy phone system isn’t going away, so support for this ancient system is actually quite nice. There are many of these webcasts systems that do this.
- Easy Scheduling and Joining – It can be difficult to join into a lot of Internet meetings with other frameworks. ReadyTalk does away with this, making it easy to send email invitations, links, or dial-in numbers, before or during the session. This requires no downloads for participants (with the exception of Safari and Internet Explorer 11 users who do need a one-time plug-in installation).
- Participant Engagement Tools – ReadyTalk offers a wide range of tools for advanced participant engagement. Access chat, video clip playback, application and desktop sharing, slides, annotation tools, and much more. This makes product demos a breeze, and a powerful tool in business training, where you can visually show people how to use new software. This is excellent for management, among other things.
- Flexible Customization – Easily customize your session, with branding, custom registration forms, flexible confirmation options, and much more. Maintain your marketing no matter what—marketing never ends, you know that. ReadyTalk makes maintaining brand identity with landing pages, video sessions, and the works very easy. You don’t need to be a graphic designer, video editor, or IT expert to make this happen.
- Integrations – ReadyTalk not only has an open API to allow you to integrate your entire corporate solution, but it natively integrates with some of the top analytics, lead generation, and CRM platforms out there. Bring 21st-century streaming and webinar technology into your marketing strategy natively, with just a few clicks.
- Recording and Replay – ReadyTalk makes it easy to record once and broadcast multiple times.
They offer three plans: webinar 150, webinar 500, and webinar 3000. These are monthly plans, each offering all of the features listed, and each tier allowing a larger number of participants.
ReadyTalk is expensive, so it’s not something you’re going to want to use unless you do a lot of webinars. If you do, it will pay for itself in a matter of weeks.
However, this is not really a viable pricing model for small businesses.