Replay: How to start an online Toastmasters club (panel discussion)

This panel discussion, moderated by Carole McCulloch of the Online Alliance, was hosted by Online Presenters with participation of leaders from other clubs. See below for links to each of the relevant websites.

Moderator: Carole McCulloch of the Online Alliance.

Panelists:

Larry Miller (Netizens)
Paul Finkelstein (Competitive Communicators)
Magda Van Rooyen (Ablaze Online)
Lorraine Taylor (Firebirds Collective)
Dawn Nocera (Advanced Toastmasters Online)
David Carr (Online Presenters)

You can learn more about the Online Alliance, which promotes education and best practices for online clubs at https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlineClubsAlliance/

The video Lorraine Taylor mentions on club leadership collaboration with Trello is here.

Replay: “How to Connect with ANY Audience,” with Sheryl Roush, DTM, Past District Governor, Accredited Speaker

In this video replay of an Online Presenters workshop, Sheryl Roush guides us through the process of connecting with any audience (online or off) by understanding the different communication styles of audience members.

Here is the worksheet Sheryl provided as part of the workshop: Handout – Sheryl Roush (PDF)

Replay: Workshop on Setting Up a Studio for Live Video

Jim Guld and Chris Guld of Geeks on Tour shared the basics of light, video, and sound you need to understand to do professional live video. They host a weekly YouTube Live show on technology for travelers as a service to attendees at their in-person seminars and members of their subscription website. They have recently added a second weekly show on Facebook Live.

Because they do these broadcasts on the road, from a traveling studio in their camper van, as well as from their home office, they offer a unique perspective on how to achieve a professional setup in any circumstance.

Sign up for our next educational workshop at op.toastmost.org/workshops/

Replay: Workshop on Facebook Live with John Haydon, author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies

John Haydon’s online audience likes him

John Haydon visited Online Presenters to show how he and his clients have used Facebook Live successfully to engage with customers, prospects, supporters, and donors. Haydon is the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies and an authority on social media marketing strategies for nonprofits.

He does a weekly Hump Day Coffee Break broadcast every Wednesday at 11 am U.S. Eastern Time from his Facebook business page www.facebook.com/JohnHaydon.Marketing/

Ironically, given that most of his Hump Day shows are just him talking to the camera (his iPhone mounted on a tripod), you won’t see his face in this recording because he was unable to get his laptop webcam working with our online meetings software. I’ve also shared an example of one of his programs, where the topic was also Facebook Live, below.

Follow up items from the workshop:

Here is a great example of a typical Hump Day show, one in which Haydon is discussing Facebook Live ideas for nonprofits participating in the November 28 #GivingTuesday online event.

Using Facebook Live for #GivingTuesday

Using Facebook Live for #GivingTuesday:1. Pick a topic people WANT to discuss2. Promote your broadcast before you go live3. Be prepared. Staying calm, cool, and collected during your live broadcast4. Respond to comments5. Use Facebook's donate button within your broadcast6. Repurpose the recordingCongrats to Michelle Lang who won 3 months access to Learner: http://johnhaydon.com/trial

Posted by John Haydon on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

In addition to the selfie video style of presentation, I have also seen him do a Facebook Live show from his laptop, including screen sharing. That is possible to do with Facebook Live, although it requires additional software. He uses OBS Studio, a free open source product (see this how-to article). If you need to demo software, that can make sense. However, if you really want to make an emotional connection with your audience, talking directly to the camera may be best.

I’ve done some experiments of my own using OBS Studio and Facebook Live, in search of ways to blend the best of both modes by switching between screen sharing and face-on-camera modes. See my tutorial.

In our workshop, Haydon shared a number of other styles of Facebook Live use, including real estate walkthroughs and broadcasting feeding time for puppies from the animal shelter, that he has seen used effectively.

I believe this is a powerful tool for doing online presentations that Toastmasters ought to learn to use effectively.

Johnny Campbell

Replay: Workshop with Johnny Campbell on Making Money with Webinars and Online Video

Below is the full replay of our special workshop meeting with Johnny Campbell. Be sure to check out our other upcoming workshops.

I’ve included some other relevant clips and links below.

The TEDx talk Johnny mentioned, “How an Enemy Can Improve Your Life,” is available here:

He also mentioned his blog post on the new LinkedIn video feature: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6315621612599205888

On the topic of LinkedIn, member Carmen Bonilla wrote in the chat, I’d like to share these tips on how to maximize your chances to promote and sell on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-leaving-money-table-linkedin-carmen-l-bonilla

John Quick mentioned his new ebook, The Power of Storytelling – a hands-on approach to the science of telling better stories: https://gum.co/storyworkbook/storycyborg

He also said, If you want to preview the book’s principles first, take a look at this article (but use the first link to get the book): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/story-cyborg-5-principles-evidence-based-storytelling

 

Finally, I put in a plug for my own webinar on my techniques for events marketing and registration based on RSVPMaker for WordPress, Weds at 7 pm EDT, which you can sign up for here: https://rsvpmaker.com/rsvpmaker/market-and-manage-events-with-wordpress-2017-09-27/

Replay: Online Presenters Workshop with Webinar Presentations Expert Roger Courville

Roger Courville of EventBuilder was our special guest for the first Online Presenters meeting since chartering as an official club. A longtime Toastmaster who has participated in the online conferencing industry since the days of the dial-up modem, Roger gave the evaluations for three different speeches and led a discussion on techniques for effective online presentations.

See also a few related resources:

How to give or evaluate a @Toastmasters speech in a virtual room (webinar, webcast, or virtual class) – blog post from Roger Courville

Learn Professional Online Presentation Skills with Roger Courville – replay of a webinar Online Presenters President David Carr conducted with Roger Courville as part of a Toastmasters District 47 webinar series.

Also John Quick’s notes about webcam software (shared in the chat as part of the meeting):

John Quick – FL, USA – Treasurer : I am using XSplit Broadcaster – it’s Windows only, there’s a free version, and it works with our meeting software

OBS is a free open source streaming software on Mac/Windows with nice green screen – however, I couldn’t get it to work with our meeting software

I have heard about camtwist (Mac) and sparkcam (Arlene) too, but have not used them myself