Remote Presentation for Skype

This solution extends ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 software with the ability to collaborate via Skype*.

It lets you present remotely to participants of your Skype conference call.

It works great with other ConceptDraw Solution Park solutions such as Word Exchange, Presentation Exchange, and Mind Map Exchange.

* Remote Presentation for Skype is not supported in newer versions of Skype. The API used to communicate between users of ConceptDraw MINDMAP has been discontinued by Skype. For current list of products and versions of those products required for the proper operation of this solution please view “Compatibility”.


Feedback

"I had a chance to try it out today with Olin Reams, Sales & Marketing Director at CS Odessa and it worked like a charm. Once Olin started the session I was able to view the ConceptDraw MINDMAP and listen to him over Skype. The process was very straight forward and the solution adds considerable value to teams that need to present information and ideas. Once the session was over, I had the shared map on my local computer complete with all the embedded files."

Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D
Assistive Technology

Examples

All the “Remote Presentation for Skype” samples shown here are ConceptDraw MINDMAP documents, which will help when getting started with the solution. They are accessible by using the Input tab in ConceptDraw MINDMAP.

Example 1: Getting Started with Remote Presentation for Skype

This mind map was created in ConceptDraw MINDMAP. An experienced user can build a map similar to the sample provided in 30 minutes or less.

Here are the steps you need to follow to show or view a presentation, when using the Remote Presentation for Skype solution for ConceptDraw MINDMAP.

Getting Started with Remote Presentation for Skype

Example 2: Keyboard Shortcuts for Presentations in ConceptDraw MINDMAP

This mind map was created in ConceptDraw MINDMAP. An experienced user spent less than 5 minutes creating this sample.

This mind map illustrates keyboard shortcuts that help you easily manage your presentation in ConceptDraw MINDMAP.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Presentations in ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Skype

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Getting Started with Remote Presentation for Skype

What I Need to Get Started

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7.5 (or later), the “Remote Presentation for Skype” solution (found in the Collaboration Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park) and a Skype account are all you need to get started. Make sure they are installed on the computer you are going to use for you presentation/briefing.

How to install

Download and install ConceptDraw STORE and ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7.5 (or later). Next, install the “Remote Presentation for Skype” solution using ConceptDraw STORE.

If you don't have Skype installed on your computer visit skype.com. There you can find download and install instructions for Skype.

Start Using

To start using Remote Presentation for Skype just run ConceptDraw MINDMAP and press the Skype button on Startup Dialog or on the Home tab.

Then follow the Wizard's instructions. ConceptDraw MINDMAP Presentation Wizard informs you on status and gives detailed instructions any steps that are required.

If you have any questions on using this solution visit our HelpDesk section

Using Skype to better facilitate meetings, presentations and briefings

We here at CS Odessa, as well as many of our ConceptDraw users, rely on Skype heavily in our business. Skype recently reported they had 40 million users online at the same time – that’s almost 5 times the population of London! Skype is the video web conferencing service of choice for many businesses. An estimated one out of three Skype account holders uses it for business related matters. That works out to 14 million people using Skype to conduct business during peak usage times.

Skype makes it is easy to voice call, video chat, send SMS and instant messages, receive voicemails, and share files with anyone, anywhere, instantly and at low to no cost. Skype makes it easy to work with colleagues around the globe simultaneously. This is certainly good for business, but it also poses a challenge: how do you keep all those different people, all those different thinking styles, on the same page?

The answer is simple: ConceptDraw MINDMAP and the new “Remote Presentation for Skype” Solution. Mind mapping is a proven method for capturing and presenting ideas that directly increases productivity, and there’s no better software for it than ConceptDraw MINDMAP. Now, thanks to the “Remote Presentation for Skype” Solution, ConceptDraw MINDMAP users can present and view live via Skype, allowing coworkers in other cities, countries, even continents to view their documents while hearing each other’s’ voices. Leveraging ConceptDraw MINDMAP’s intuitive presentation capabilities over Skype’s instantaneous communication network opens up a whole new dimension of global collaboration. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

The Remote Presentation for Skype solution allows for presentations created in ConceptDraw MINDMAP to be shown over Skype. This presents the perfect combination of your visual mind map and your voice explaining it. You can vary the order of the presentation and be flexible in explaining topics, offering advice, and answering questions. Presentations are interactive, with notes and task information available via dynamic icons during the presentation. Each participant ends up with a copy of the presentation and supporting material, making information dissemination an easy task. This is indispensable for consultants, trainers, and other knowledge workers who need to provide remote presentations worldwide. You can present to up to 25 audio users simultaneously with Skype’s free version (January 13, 2011).

Best of all, the ConceptDraw Remote Presentation for Skype solution doesn’t bog down your connection speed. Once your presentation is transmitted, you don’t use any more bandwidth than a normal Skype call. If the connection is lost, your audience can continue watching the presentation even if they can’t hear your voice.