[font="]We're trying to purchase Citrix Web Conferencing licenses (audio and web) that will help us better communicate across Stake and leadership line, improve communication and efficiency, and reduce the amount of time leaders and members have to spend in cars and meetings.
In order for our Stake (Pompano Beach) and other Stakes to take advantage of the discount pricing offered, we need a total of five (5) Stakes to agree to an annual Citrix agreement so that we can get a discounted price.
We feel this is a great communication and planning tool that can be used for various Stake meetings and for planning purposes from church, home or work. [/font] [font="]Pricing for Citrix GoToWebinar:[/font]
The pricing is below so you can see the amount of discount we're looking for should we successfully get five (5) Stakes to participate:
Retail: $1,188 annual pricing is valid through the end of the quarter 31Mar2010
Discounted: $ 936 annual pricing that allows for up to 100 interactive participants, billed quarterly to your Stake's account for GoToWebinar Access[/font]
Just agree to a one (1) year contract at $78 per month with a $78 set up fee, billed quarterly. There needs to be one designated meeting organizer for the stake which could be based on a shared email address.
If at least twenty (20) Stakes decided to participate then our annual price would be $540 or a monthly price of $45 billed quarterly to your Stake's account for GoToWebinar Access[/font] [font="]
[font="]Web conferencing is a service that allows many people from different locations to share documents and make presentations using a computer with a Web browser over an Internet connection. The Church currently uses this technology to have webinars (web conferencing) to reach multiple locations quickly and easily, allowing people to participate without having them leave their homes or chapels. [/font]
[font="]It also allows participants to use voice (using a telephone) or over the Internet Protocol (VoIP) through the computer to talk or listen to a meeting[/font] [font="]
Some of the Functionality this allows:[/font]
o Create and host your unit’s meetings (High Council, RS, HP, EQ, Public Affairs, Day of Service, YM/YW, etc.) with no experience required
o Reach hundreds of people at once – right from your PC or Mac in a low-cost manner
o Save money with free VoIP and integrated phone conferencing--if your PC or MAC has a built-in microphone, speakers, and you have an internet connection, there's no need to dial a phone number--simply click on the link to go the internet site, and you can fully participate as if you were present in a live meeting!
o Reduce travel time and costs
o you can make announcements to all leadership at the same time no matter where they are[/font] [font="]
What Is a Web conference?
[font="]o A web conference is a conference, meeting, or presentation conducted on the Internet
o A webinar is a very large web conference, usually with many participants on the telephone or audio, but only one or two people sharing presentations. It includes options for having people sign up so you can plan on attendance in advance[/font] [font="]
Why Use a Web conference?[/font]
o Participation can be almost anywhere (home, work, etc.)
o Few or many participants
o Hold training and meetings without requiring travel.[/font] [font="]
Web conference functions and features:[/font]
o Present PowerPoint slides or spreadsheets and charts
o Screen / desktop / application sharing
o File transfer
o Track attendance [/font]
If you need additional information, please contact the Church at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
For GoToWebinar (web conferencing details) see websites: https://tech.lds.org/wiki/index.php/LDS_Web_Conferencing_-_Local_Units