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Skype talks = :)





Yesterday, I gave my very first Skype talk (a presentation on blogging at Elizabeth Library, NJ). We had a few technical troubles at the library's end, so we went ahead without any microphone, just pictures.

I have to say, not being in the same room as the audience took a bit of getting used to, but I had a great time,and it was certainly nice to be able to give a talk from the comfort of my basement office.


Due to the lack of sound, when I finished my presentation, the organizer, Lonnie, had to use the keyboard to write out people's questions. While he typed, I had a bit of fun, inventing fictitious questions like 'Are you related to Brad Pitt?'; 'Is that your real voice?' etc.

Ooh, and I discovered a great visual trick you can do which makes your head looks like it's shrinking on screen!

I'll definitely do more Skype talks.

How about you?

Have you ever done, or attended, a Skype talk?


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msstacy13
May. 24th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
No, but all day, I'll be thinking,
"When E. F. Skype talks, people listen."
jongibbs
May. 24th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. :)
msstacy13
May. 24th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
For that matter,
it's not unusual for my audience to be in another room,
but only after I've begun speaking...
temporus
May. 24th, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great living in the future? Now we have even more ways for things to go wrong. :)
jongibbs
May. 24th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
lol, so true, but it usually works out in the end :)
authorwithin
May. 24th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
I've never given or listened to/seen a Skype talk. Congrats on getting through it though! =)
jongibbs
May. 24th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Joan. I enjoyed myself :)
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jongibbs
May. 25th, 2012 08:38 am (UTC)
We did a connection check that very morning. Eveything worked perfectly, but something went a little awry between the video/sound-check and the actual presentation.

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darkspires
May. 25th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
Not exactly a Skype talk, but I do use Skype to talk to a writer friend in Southern Alberta. It is truly a marvellous invention.
jongibbs
May. 25th, 2012 08:38 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. I felt like I was on Star Trek :)
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