I have made many friends working in Second Life and it is time to venture into a new consulting area. My time is very limited for consulting, but I can leverage the talents of my SL partners and friends to offer the following services.
1) Creation of a private company island with meeting facilities and inworld orientation for a maximum of 100 employees. The island would have secure meeting facilities for up to 50 employees concurrently and would be restricted to only people in the company group. The base cost for 1 year of operation of the island with no custom builds and no ongoing staffing needs would be USD $25,000. This modest amount covers all charges from Linden Research for the year, office buildings, furnishing and orientation costs. Additional facilitation, concierge and building services can be negotiated.
2) Regular and ongoing leasing of meeting space on a shared island with other business leasors. The lease would include dedicated offices for 10 concurrent employees and the office facility would be secured with group land privacy and avatar detectors. Training for up to 50 employees in Second Life would be included. A six month contract and lease would be USD $5000 and a one year contract and lease USD $9500. Additional services in Second Life would be available as needed.
3) Hosting of a Second Life conference with complete conference support including orientation for up to 50 avatars. The conference would involve a preliminary meeting inworld to check for headphones and then two 3 hour sessions spread over 2 days at the customer's discretion. The facilities cost, services and orientation would be USD $2500. Speakers fees, video/audio recording and other costs would be in addition to the base fee.
Most companies with distributed facilities can recoup these modest costs from savings on travel, hotel and meal charges and reduce significantly costs for real world meetings. These services should be especially appealing for organizations where teams work remotely and/or team building and collaboration of an experiential nature is needed to stimulate creativity and enhance competitiveness.
If you are ready to jump into using the Second Life Virtual World for decision support, send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Real world training, presentations and workshops can also be arranged.
Well this is a marketing pitch.
Dan Power aka Leinad Meriman
Posted February 25, 2008 7:12 PM
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