Mostek et al (BAMS, 2004) discuss the Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) presentation software (VISITview) as a key component for delivering distance learning training to operational forecasters. An underutilized component of VISITview is the capability for real-time, online collaboration between participants. The NWS Austin/San Antonio Weather Forecast Office (WFO) prototyped local weather briefings in 2005, with the capability implemented for the DEM weather briefings beginning in June 2006. The addition of real-time graphics to the audio conference call has greatly reduced the time required for the high impact weather briefings. In addition, the decision makers being briefed were in a much better position to assess weather risk, as measured by their own favorable comments and increased depth of understanding of weather phenomena, forecast uncertainties, and potential impacts. This presentation will summarize this project, show an actual archived briefing, and provide a live demonstration.