Finding a Webinar provider in 2022: Zoom it is!

I was doing my research and ended up back where I started, with Zoom Webinars.

Why was I looking for another option at all? Because Zoom is relatively expensive (€90/month).

Demio: For a while I was seriously considering Demio. At €50/month, the price seemed fair. But they had too many technical issues. First the demo video on their site did not play. Then the calendar entry was fixed at one hour. The last straw was that the platform had a bug with Chrome and OBS.

Webinarjam: This sounded interesting at €40/month, but they only do annual. As I don’t expect to offer webinars every month, €470 is rather steep.

GotoMeeting: At €55/month and a good reputation, I sounded like a save choice. Unfortunately, Linux is not supported for the organizer, only attendees.

In addition to the above, I am always concerned about stability and good user experience for the attendees. Small players are always a gamble in this regard. Zoom has everything I need and I used it in the past for webinars. It’s double than what’s on the market, but it feels like good value.

SAS: No free water on long-distance flights

I understand that the airline industry is under enormous economic pressure. It also makes sense to charge extra for many things: picking seats, alcoholic beverages, even soft drinks: I can accept that, as long as communication is clear and costs are not hidden.

But not offering free plain water, especially on long-distance flights is bordering on bodily injury. Interestingly, they offer free coffee and tea. (OK, they provided one drink with the meal for free, but that was it).

Especially on long flights, dehydration is a health risk. Sure, whoever can affort a plane trip can also affort water. Yet, this policy leaves a dry aftertaste.

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Kein Verständnis für GDL!

Kein Verständnis für GDL!

Die Gewerkschaft der Lockführer (GDL) streikt schon wieder, diesmal für fünf Tage. Ich habe absolut kein Verständnis für dieses Verhalten.

Ich kann ja verstehen, dass die Bahnmitarbeiter wegen Bonuszahlungen an das Management aufgebracht waren. Aber zum einen hat der Bahn-Vorstand auf Boni verzichtet, zum anderen ist das eine armselige Argumentation.

Liebe GDL: Ihr solltet Euch schämen!

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What Managers Do

Quote from Radical Candor

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