Join.me: Online Conferencing Made Easy
What is Join.Me?
Join.me is a free way to do online conferencing with clients and friends. It can be used to show friends how to do everything from download iTunes to walking them through online game playing. With clients, you can demo software and they can follow you click for click.
This is a no-commitment easy way to connect to people at a distance. You do not need any special technical skills to use join.me.
If you are like me, you often get frustrated trying to explain how to do things online by email or phone. Sometimes, it’s so clear in my head but the person on the other side of the phone just can’t seem to get what I’m saying. The worst part is I know that if I could just be in the room with the person, I’d be able to walk them through what they needed in a minute or less.
Now I can being in the same 'virtual' room with them with only a click of a link.
In the past, I’ve used Web-Ex conferencing to share my computer screen with my clients. But Web-ex can be clunky and it’s One-Click Web-Ex takes more than 1-click. I want simple, easy and immediate. That’s why I nearly peed my pants with excitement when I found http://Join.me .
Join.me is so simple to use. Once it's downloaded, you can send the emailable link to your customer and you are ready to go. So easy!
To Download, go to http://join.me.
Slide the Pro button on the left to Basic.
Downloading Join.me the First Time
Click the orange play button.
It will download.
After it downloads, click RUN.
After you finish running the program, the floating control bar will pop-up. Drag it to where it’s out of your way.
Sharing Your Screen
How do you share your screen? Click the Join.me link with the number attached (see picture).
It will ask do you want to email it or copy it to the clipboard. Email is exactly what it says, it pops up in a blank email with a link. Change the subject line to be more personal. Click send.
Your client clicks the link and automatically sees your screen. No muss, no fuss.
If you don’t have your email set to pop up automatically, you can copy the link and paste it into an email as a regular link or send the link in a private messaging screen.
The moment your person clicks the link, they will see your screen.
Send A Link
Seeing Who is Participating
Giving Your Client Control
If you want, you can click the mouse button and give your client control of the mouse. They can try clicking items on the screen.
When you want control back, just click the mouse again and click ‘stop sharing’.
To stop the sharing, just remove the ‘participant’ from the participant list by clicking the head icon, click on 'visitor' and x out the person. Confirm you want to remove them. Person is gone and your screen is private again.
This is an easy, free quick way to share your screen and demo any item you like. Screen sharing made easy. Don’t you love easy?