I'm seeing more authors and speakers take advantage of technology to teach and interact with their audience remotely. For instance, one of my clients is conducting a free teleseminar this week, and she already has over 70 participants signed-up. Not only will she get good exposure for her new book, she also plans to launch a paid tele-coaching group out of this free event. This is a great idea, and one that any non-fiction author should consider.
However, teleseminars and webinars can quickly fall apart if you don't know how to do them right. Recently, I ran across a great article by Vicki Sullivan, called "Speaking at Remote Events: How to be Present when Your Body Isn't." The article helps identify key distinctions to consider as you plan a teleseminar. Vicki has years of experience and her material is quite insightful.