If you speak at live events or deliver teleseminars and webinars, you might be interested in these three tools.
Yes of course you can use a clock or watch, but what about a countdown timer that you can use to provide webinar participants advice of how long until you start your online event? There are tools available that you can download and use such as Cool Timer – though this had been recommedned to me I have not been keen to try it out reading the negative reviews online. Do you have a different experience of it?
Here are the three I have shortlisted all working from your browser so there is no need to download them:
The Central Toastmasters timer – a handy online too that takes you through a green, amber and red traffic light sequence as you approach the end of your speech. The downside is that as this was obviously created for use at Toastmasters events, the maximim time you can set this for is a 10 minute session.
The Online Stopwatch Egg Timer – yes this looks like a kitchen egg timer with sand running through it – and you can even set it to the nearest second. The one downside is that there is a very prominent branding of the tool which you may not want to use to detract from your online visual identity. The Online Stopwatch site also has a variety of other timer formats.
E.ggtimer – my favourite by far as you can set the timer up, again to the nearest second and then you get a simple unbranded clock – there is a timer that sounds at the end of your alloted time so if using it ahead of a webinar as a visual prompt to your attendees or when you are speaking at a live event you would want to close the tool just befre the end of your session before the alarm starts.
What other online timers have you come across that you like and recommend?