Web conferencing is a tool. It's what you do with it that makes it interesting. I give a lot of public presentations on tips for delivering structured, one-to-many webinars. That reflects the fact that I come from a marketing background and I do a lot of work helping companies with marketing and lead generation events.
Inevitably after each such presentation, I get questions from attendees asking me for advice and best practices on other uses of the technology.
"What are some tips for people leading collaborative meetings?"
"Can you give me a list of best practices for remote training?"
"Our company gives live product demonstrations via web conference. How can we do it better?"
I'd love to help everybody with long lists of free advice, but sometimes I'm too busy working with my Webinar Success clients on their virtual training classes, group meetings, sales demos, and lead gen webinars! So I tried to do the next best thing... I created discussion forums dedicated to each of those topic areas on the Web Conferencing Community Forum.
If you navigate to www.wcc-forum.com and scroll down to "Event Types" you'll see folders dedicated to collaboration, employee communications, investor relations, press/analyst communications, publicity and marketing, sales demos, and training/education. These rooms are great places to ask questions and share your expertise with your peers. Since they aren't associated with any one vendor or technology, you have access to a wide range of people in all areas who have experience and opinions that can benefit you.
I also scan the boards and I'll contribute my two cents when it seems warranted. I think our collective wisdom is an untapped gold mine. Remember, using the community forum is free, unsullied by advertising, and doesn't add you to ANY marketing list. It's just sitting there and waiting for you to take part.