Workshop: Setting Up a Video Webinar Studio

Monday November 20, 2017 7:30 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
 
Jim and Chris Guld in the mobile version of their “Geeks on Tour” studio

Join us for a special workshop “lights, camera, and sound” — the basic elements of a professional studio for broadcasting webinars that include live video. For their Geeks on Tour business teaching technology for travelers, Jim and Chris Guld broadcast a weekly show on YouTube Live called “What Does This Button Do?” Recently, they added an additional Facebook Live show just for Q&A with subscribers to their members-only content library.

In addition to creating a home office studio, the Gulds have a second version in the back of their RV, which they use while traveling (bandwidth permitting!). We’ve asked them to share the details about the lighting, sound, and camera equipment they use, along with “getting started” tips for those with more limited budgets and tech savvy.

If you have a password, please sign up for meeting roles below. Guests should complete the RSVP registration form at the bottom of the agenda. (If you have a password, it’s not necessary to also fill out the RSVP form – we would rather get you signed up for a specific role).

THIS MEETING WILL BE RECORDED. Stills and excerpts from the video may be used by the club in its public relations and social media outreach.

The formal meeting starts on the hour. Members and guests are encouraged to sign in anytime after 7:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time for an informal meet and greet and to allow time for any technical troubleshooting.

Toastmaster of the Day:
David F. Carr, DTM
Introduces supporting roles. Leads the meeting.
Ah Counter:
Dagmara Sitek
Timer:
Arlene Jayme, DTM
The Timer tracks the time for each portion of the meeting and signals the speakers and functionaries so they know when their time is up. For green/yellow/red visual cues, please use an object as big as your head or a similarly prominent webcam effect. For an audible cue, tapping a pencil or a knife against a glass produces a chime that is not too distracting.
Grammarian:
Louis Brown, DTM
Watcher:
Jim Dent, DTM
Critiques visual presentation (body language, slides, other visuals)
Vote Counter:
Michael Christie
Chat Monitor:
Mahi Dixith
Assists the Toastmaster of the Day by monitoring the backchannel communications through the chat function of the online meetings platform
Speaker:
Jim Guld, CTM
As a rule, we should have no more than one speech longer than 5-7 minutes.
Backup Speaker:
Topics Master:
Norman Dowe, ACG, ALB
Leads the Table Topics impromptu speaking section of the meeting. New members who need to give a speech before applying to join can do it during this time.
Evaluator:
Graham Cairns, ACS, ALB

Toastmaster of the Day asks for reports from the Grammarian, the Watcher, the Ah Counter, the Chat Monitor, and the Timer.

General Evaluator:
John M. Quick, CC, CL
General Evaluator gives an overall evaluation of the meeting, 2-3 minutes. General Evaluator should aim to add new insights, not re-evaluate speakers or repeat information covered by others.

President or presiding officer wraps up the meeting and asks for volunteers to fill open roles at the next meeting. Be sure to finish by 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time.

Theme and Word of the Day

Theme: Adaptability

Word of the Day:

Jerry-rigged :organized or constructed in a crude or improvised manner. Examples: a jerry-rigged plan a jerry-rigged heating system

 

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