By | March 4, 2012
Once again the wonders of modern technology. A few weeks back I had yet another virtual speaking gig via Skype video! From the comfort of my home and staring through my Mac I was connecting with a room of students from Wesleyan University in Ohio!
Jodi, the woman organizing the entire event Skyped me before they screened the film and we got everything technical all set up. They then watched the 60 minute film and afterward I rejoined them live via video conference and we had an excellent and surprisingly lively 30 minute Q&A. Pretty cool!
For those who want me to come speak at their event but do not have the budget to get me over there - this is an excellent, lower cost alternative. Here is a list of things that you will need to make it work:
- Wired Internet connection is best; wireless works ok but drops the signal every now and again
- Projector, screen, skype account, good speakers
- Speakers: To do this properly, the speakers should have their own power supply (ie. plug into the wall) in order to work best.
- Webcam: Logitech webcams are great. And a newer version is better so you will have higher resolution.
- Note too that all cameras come with a microphone (the latest versions even have stereo recording), but the microphone on the camera is not strong enough to hear the whole room (if it is a big room) which is why a wireless microphone is very helpful. The other option is for a facilitator to get questions from the audience written on pieces of paper and to have the facilitator read the question into the webcam microphone.
- Questions? Please contact me!
Topics: Everest Peace Project |
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