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Season's Greetings from Orlando Webcasts

When you grow up in Florida, as I did, the holiday season looks and feels considerably different from northern states. That said, unless you had a heated swimming pool, it was still too cold for most natives to take a swim in late December! Perhaps we're a bit 'lightweight' when it comes to handling the cold, but we'll gladly suffer through the 70 and 80 degree days in the winter.

My uncle owned an orange grove in Central Florida and it was this time of year when the oranges were on the tree, ripening in advance of a January picking. While most of his oranges were destined to become juice, he had a few naval, tangerine and other varieties that he maintained for our family. I enjoyed picking oranges from the tree and eating one before we departed the grove. They were always delicious.

Oranges, in a way, also represented the holidays.  Like snow on the ground, an orange on the tree was a sure sign the holidays were upon us. So this holiday season, enjoy some traditional meals and drinks, and maybe, just maybe, eat an orange. I sure will. Happy Holidays!

Santa in a Florida orange grove.
Santa in a Florida orange grove.

Giving Thanks

We hope you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be spending time with family and friends during our three-day break between November 22-24. We'll be back in the office on Monday, November 27th.

While we should give thanks throughout the year, this holiday provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year. We certainly are thankful for our wonderful clients who call on us when they need live streaming services. Our contractors, vendors and partners are simply outstanding and we couldn't succeed without their assistance.

Calling Orlando home is just one of the items we're grateful for this year.
Calling Orlando home is just one of the items we're grateful for this year.
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Lastly, I am personally thankful for my family and the sacrifices they make in allowing me to pursue my passion. I'm fortunate to be working in an industry that excites and challenges me every day - and provides satisfaction in seeing projects completed successfully. It's been a great year.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

- Mike Forrester


Opportunities in Orlando

Orlando is world-famous for it's theme parks and attractions. Over 65 million visitors annually - and growing. But there is a lot more to The City Beautiful than just theme parks. It's a growing home to entrepreneurs, high-tech, healthcare and manufacturing. It also is home to the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, numerous sports teams including the Orlando Magic and Major League Soccer's Orlando City Lions and an incredible variety of outdoor activities - from hiking, sailing, biking, fishing, swimming and much, much more.

In other words, we're quite proud to call Orlando home. With so much to offer businesses looking for a home to start, relocate or expand, it's no surprise the Orlando Economic Development Council decided to create a video that showcases this 'amazing place to live and do business.' Take a look:

We can attest to the life well lived in Orlando. Mike Forrester, President of Orlando Corporate Media, Inc., parent of Orlando Webcasts, is a fourth generation Floridian and Orlando native. While much of his career was spent working and living in other states, it took little incentive for him to define, develop and open a new business that allowed him to return to his home town. Orlando is like that. After all, there's a lot of magic in Orlando.

Orlando Webcasts can create a little magic with your next meeting, conference, town hall, training session or event. Contact us to find out how webcasting and live streaming video of your event can reach an audience around the company or around the globe. Call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected]


On the road with Orlando Webcasts

January kicked off with  a trip to two very different parts of the United States. First off, our group (myself and three client representatives) traveled to Detroit, Michigan. I've travled through Detroit on several occasions, but this was the first chance to use their train in the Delta Concourse.

Train at the Detroit Airport.
Train at the Detroit Airport.

I arrived a few hours earlier than my clients, which provided an opportunity to visit a museum that had been on my list for quite some time: The Henry Ford. Yes, that Henry Ford. It's a remarkable museum in Dearborn, loaded with not only a magnificent collection of automobiles, but with an impressive collection that spans the history of this nation and ranges from Presidential Limousines and farm tractors to airplanes and trains. 

Thomas Edison signature with DC-3 in distance.
Thomas Edison signature with DC-3 in distance.
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The Renaissance Center in Detroit. Our location for filming.

While we are a webcasting company, our clients, on occasion, need interviews and other video elements filmed for their events. Our background prior to webcasting was network television, so we're able to assist in producing, filming and editing those elements.

After completing filming in Detroit, it was back to the airport for a flight to Phoenix, Arizona. Quite a change from the snow and cold temperatures, but a welcomed one.

Driving through Scottsdale, AZ.
Driving through Scottsdale, AZ.

It was another morning of filming near downtown Phoenix, followed by a drive through Scottsdale before heading back to the airport. Of course, when you're from the east coast and traveling in select western states, there is a law (I've been told) that requires you to have a meal at In-N-Out Burger. Who am I to argue?

Crew lunch at In-N-Out Burger!
Crew lunch at In-N-Out Burger!

After lunch, it was a short drive back to the airport for our afternoon flight home. Two nights on the road, 4000 miles flown. Three interviews completed. Let the editing begin!

Orlando Webcasts offers turnkey webcasting, webinar and encoding services. We also provide full-service video production capabilities to our clients needing video presentations or supporting elements for their town halls, conferences, meetings, conventions and other events. For additional information, visit our website at https://orlandowebcasts.com.


Orlando Webcasts - Central Florida's webcasting provider

As we welcome a new year, we're preparing for our official launch in the Orlando market later this month. Our website, https://orlandowebcasts.com, will go live on January 9th with information on our services. January 30th is the first available date for bookings.

We're excited to be part of the Central Florida business community and look forward to helping our clients connect with their audience through our streaming media services.

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If you need to reach us, you can email us at [email protected]. Happy New Year, Orlando!


Happy New Year from Orlando Webcasts

Greetings from Florida and Orlando Webcasts. We look forward to the new year and the opportunity to provide webcasting and live streaming media services to our clients in the Sunshine State! We wish you a safe and enjoyable New Year's weekend and we hope to work with you in 2017!

Greetings from Florida and Orlando Webcasts
Greetings from Florida and Orlando Webcasts

Holiday thoughts from Orlando Webcasts

We're looking forward to an exciting 2017 with Orlando Webcasts. Orlando is my hometown. It's where I grew up and became fascinated with the video business. Nearly twenty years ago, opportunities took me to Atlanta, where I contracted with CNN, The Weather Channel and numerous other clients on live and taped television and video projects. I learned a great deal in that time. I met wonderful people, had memorable experiences and witnessed firsthand the changes in how video is both produced and delivered to audiences. 

In the last several years, I've transitioned from producing live television to producing live streaming video and webcasts. It was a natural transition thanks in large part to technology. No longer do I need a satellite truck to transit live video - laptops, software and an internet connection now provide the same quality without the huge overhead.

In 2015, I decided to focus solely on webcasting and streaming media production. With the start of 2017, we're moving the business to Orlando, changing our name and going live with Orlando Webcasts. It's an exciting time as we return to our hometown while continuing to serve our clients from around the country with production, encoding and webcasting services.

We may be the new kids on the block, but our roots in Orlando...and webcasting...run very deep.

We wish you a wonderful holiday and prosperous 2017.

-Mike Forrester

 


Webcasts inform and engage audiences

The growth of webcasts - and streaming media in general - has changed the way organizations connect with their stakeholders. Video webcasts bring the viewer to the event, allowing them to see the presenters, along with their presentations including videos, PowerPoint decks or other collateral.

Viewers can download participant materials including workbooks, handouts or other reference items provided in-room attendees. Viewers can ask questions to the presenters, usually through an integrated Q&A window in the webcast browser page and sometimes through an operator-moderated phone call.

After the webcast concludes, the event is archived and available for playback to approved audiences.

Security is sometimes a concern, so all events, both live and on-demand have the ability to limit audiences by password protection and URL checking.

Some events, like keynote sessions of conferences, can be an opportunity to promote your company, organization or brand to a wider audience. In those cases, registration can be set to capture the viewers name, email and other pertinent information for future follow-up.

If you're planning an event in 2017 in Central Florida, Orlando Webcasts offers a variety of webcasting options, scaled for any size event and audience. We officially launch our services in January in Orlando, including service to the surrounding areas along the I-4 corridor from Tampa to Daytona Beach. Stay tuned for additional information on Orlando Webcasts!

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Preparing to Go Live in January, 2017

Orlando Webcasts is currently in preparation to launch services in January, 2017. While we have more than a decade of experience in live events, we're excited to bring our experience, technology and service offerings to Orlando and Central Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lake, Cocoa and Daytona Beach.

We'll be posting news and information in the weeks leading up to our service launch, so visit regularly or better yet, subscribe so you receive updates!

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