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In WebEx Meetings, we have a feature makes doing business easier. It allows you to video conference in a way that mimics the ebb and flow of natural conversation.

We call it Active Speaker and it’s an invaluable tool for business. If you aren’t using video for business, it’s time to start.

You can learn more about the value of video from Melinda Emerson, SmallBizLady, and America’s #1 small business expert. She offers 12 ways to use video to grow your small business in this online webinar.

Get your free WebEx Meetings account today.

Active Speaker pushes the video image of the person speaking to lead position so you can actually follow the conversation via webcam. This means the person talking is the one you see featured.

This works especially well in theatre mode; see the image above. As you talk, the speaker who is featured adapts and changes based on who is talking (watch this video to learn more).

This is a fun, lively way to host a business meeting -- with everyone engaged using their web cams. Now you can let the conversation take the lead while you see faces, expressions and pick up on the non-verbal communication as well.

Once you get your account, be sure to turn on your camera.

When you start your meeting, WebEx will automatically detect your camera and turn it on. It is NOT broadcasting. Your webcam will broadcast as soon as you click on the camera icon and it turns green. Before that, your camera is on just so you can see how you will look.

You can use WebEx for more than work! Use it to visit with family, let the kids talk to their friends, get creative!

If you have questions about your new WebEx Meetings account, you can learn more on our FAQ.

*In the free basic account, Active Speaker will show up to two guests. A premium account is required for more participants.

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