Breeze Article

Lessons Learned from a Former Breeze Newbie

Jonathan Kaye, PhD

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01 Jan 2000

With my business, I speak at conferences and teach classes on designing and building complex equipment simulations for mission-critical operator training and certification. In the past, I conducted these sessions onsite, at various conference or client locations.

In 2004, Macromedia began offering a free trial of Macromedia Breeze Live, and I began to explore how to reach those interested in the growing field of equipment simulation. In one month's time, I used Breeze Live in a variety of interactive presentations and meetings. In this article, I summarize what I have learned from being a presenter, using Breeze Live, Captivate (formerly RoboDemo), and Flash.

I also wrote this article to provide something to you that I wish I had found before starting my experiences with these tools. First, I give an overview of how I used the tools together. Then, I summarize tips for planning on delivering presentations with Breeze Live. Lastly, I present an interactive movie, a video, and a checklist to help presenters and participants with using Breeze Live.


To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files:

  • Learn more about Macromedia Breeze and request a free trial.
  • The sample files (Captivate (formerly RoboDemo) clips and video) require the Flash Player.
  • Prerequisite knowledge: A basic familiarity with the purpose and format of web conferencing tools such as Breeze Live, and simple terminology of related products such as Flash and Captivate (formerly RoboDemo).

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