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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

LiveWebinar

  • If you need your own branded meetings, webinar solution.
  • If you need many features to tweak the system/
  • If you need up to 1000 participants in a meeting, this would be a good platform to have.
  • Quickly start a meeting with no hassle, no installations, just share a link via email or chat.
  • Customers can join on mobile devices.
  • Less appropriate if you have participants who need to call in and you don't have that particular plan.
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

MaestroConference

This is best suited for webinars where you want increase participant engagement. Maestroconference has helped us avoid the type of webinar where the presenter has no idea if people are listening and participants often lose interest and end up checking email. The interaction level can become extremely high leading to increased engagement, satisfaction and buy-in.
Tasha Walsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

LiveWebinar
6.5
MaestroConference
Dashboards
LiveWebinar
6.5
MaestroConference

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

LiveWebinar
7.5
MaestroConference
High quality audio
LiveWebinar
8.0
MaestroConference
Mobile support
LiveWebinar
7.0
MaestroConference

Online Meetings / Events

LiveWebinar
8.5
MaestroConference
Calendar integration
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Record meetings / events
LiveWebinar
7.0
MaestroConference
Slideshows
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Event registration
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference

Online Events Collaboration

LiveWebinar
7.8
MaestroConference
Audience polling
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Q&A
LiveWebinar
6.6
MaestroConference

Online Events Security

LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Participant roles & permissions
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Confidential attendee list
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference

Online Events Marketing

LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Branding options
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference
Integration to Marketing Automation
LiveWebinar
9.0
MaestroConference

Pros

LiveWebinar

  • LiveWebinar makes it easy to share video clips and offer explanations simultaneously.
  • LiveWebinar allows the host to turn off the chat function so individuals are not distracted during the teaching.
  • LiveWebinar offers the ability to switch between teacher visuals, videos and power points, just as if doing 'in person.'
Lynn DeLaurentis | TrustRadius Reviewer

MaestroConference

  • The number one strength of Maestro Conference is the ability for the host to create "break out" groups where members of the call can interact with each other in smaller groups as if they were in an in-person conference.
  • Another quality of Maestro Conference that I love is the fact that the host can then "weave in and out" of the different break out groups, listening in, providing support and getting feedback. It's an incredibly tool that Maestro offers.
  • Lastly I think Maestro Conference has excellent customer service.
Daphne Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveWebinar

  • Call-in feature for meeting participants should be a standard feature. With my plan, I cannot access this.
  • Account assistant login is cumbersome.
  • Paintbrushes for whiteboard/presentation annotations could be improved and should include stamps (checkmarks, red big arrow, etc.).
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

MaestroConference

  • The call sound quality was often pretty poor, and we had a lot of trouble with calls being dropped. Over the years I would periodically throw in the towel and go back to Free Conferencing just to have reliable quality. But they only have 3 of 4 breakout rooms and I couldn't conduct the rooms easily. Then I try MC again to see if the engineering had improved. It was like a wave. Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
  • The conductor interface has an annoying glitch wherein we could not change a persons attribute fields on the fly. I would interview my callers and assign them to one class or another based on their answers, and the partner up people into breakout rooms based on their answers. This meant editing the two attribute fields , and it just plain didn't work 75% of the time.
  • Maestro Conference repositioned its business away from small educators like me, to large organizations like political action committees. The price became too high for me, and it just no longer made sense. I repositioned my product to work with less expensive and less complicated solutions.
  • The add on features, like recording each conference room, were insanely expensive.
  • VOIP and MC didn't mix. The MC dialer never worked. Neither did Skype. This meant that my international callers were out of luck. This was FRUSTRATING to say the least. Now I just use Skype. A picture is worth a thousand words.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LiveWebinar

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MaestroConference

MaestroConference 5.9
Based on 3 answers
we have found no other company with the technology that allows us to conduct webinars with this level of interactivity. We've also been watching as the company has added on addtional functionality and are very please with how it is developing.
Tasha Walsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveWebinar

LiveWebinar doesn't require participants to download software and can easily run from computers or mobile devices. Webex and Adobe Connect also have challenges with staying connected, these are probably equal and may be somewhat related to the internet service more than the program, or the browser being used. LiveWebinar was easy to set up and start using.
Lynn DeLaurentis | TrustRadius Reviewer

MaestroConference

Maestro Conference is the only service I know that allows you to create break out groups and allow participants to actively engage with each other and with the host. It is the most like an "in-person" event of any service I have used. And the customer service has always been excellent
Daphne Cohn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveWebinar

  • With the lifetime plan, we paid off this investment in 3-5 months vs. having a subscription-based solution. After that, the application is "free."
  • We spent quite some time researching and testing all the features before we could make a decision.
  • Positive effect on client relationships, as we don't have any additional cost to arrange another meeting.
Dani S | TrustRadius Reviewer

MaestroConference

  • When the monthly call with breakout rooms was working well I had a lot of good conversion. When it was not, because of sound quality of dropped calls, I was giving people a poor experience. Since I was using MC as the centerpiece of my TRIAL calls, it was a two edged sword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LiveWebinar

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$14,99*

* per account

MaestroConference

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Varies*

* services needed: see http://maestroconference.com/services

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveWebinar
8.5
MaestroConference
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LiveWebinar
MaestroConference
5.9

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