Do you have questions about Hybrid Meetings?
There is no agenda and no planned content. Bring your questions, and Rick will answer them first come, first served. Get your answers and learn from the questions of others.
Effective in March 2023, Mailchimp is changing the number of contacts it allows in its "forever free" plan. Mailchimp has essentially gutted this plan.
On the plus side, Mailchimp is continuing the $0 plan ("forever free").
Unfortunately, Mailchimp has reduced both the number of contacts and the number of monthly emails. The new numbers are down to the "free trial" levels offered by other mailing list providers.(Sigh) MailChimp has had several years of enthusiastic support and recommendations. No more. I have presented the MailChimp brand and MailChimp logo to thousands of people over the years - otherwise free advertising to markets MailChimp would not normally reach.
Rick's new book is now available for sale on Amazon!
This 60-page book is more of a who-done-it (er... "how we did it") than a how-to-do it book.
Rick has been the technical admin for two organizations since 2020 and 2021: the Safety Harbor VFW and the Pinellas Genealogy Society (PGS).
For a really long time, I've heard about two "Best Practics" for websites. This advice applies across all Internet sites:
People are eager to return to live in-person meetings, and many still want to enjoy joining sessions across the country without actually traveling there.
I had previously explored the "why" of having blended / hybrid meetings.
Now I want to explore the "how" to use Zoom meetings
We have a new challenge as the world moves from virtual online meetings to live meetings. There are several "dots" to connect as I explore what these post-pandemic meetings will look like.
First, there continues to be a strong interest in live meetings that have a Q&A session. That has not gone away. If anything, the demand has increased because so many people have been restricted to the confines of their homes.
This article discusses the background and the why of Blended / Hybrid meetings.
This article is based on a phrase I found in a book by John Cleese titled "creativity" (yes, the title is in lower case). The book was published in 2020 by Crown Publishing company.
YouTube has collected thousands of tutorial videos from Zoom meetings and webinars. Some are excellent and some are terrible. Occasionally these YouTube videos even present bad/wrong information.
Many videos have a tendency to just ramble as the presenter adds their oh-by-the-way comments. While this is great for 1:1 training, the comments may not be appropriate for a tutorial.
I am building a curated list of tutorial videos for Zoom administrators...
One of the attendees at last night's meetup was close to my age, and she was trying to understand the computer jargon and Internet terms that were being thrown her way...
I do not know who to credit this recommendation, but Thank You!
When I stumble across something on the Internet that looks interesting, I log onto my local library's website. If it's available, then I request a copy and continue with whatever reading I was doing. Anywhere from a week to a month later my local library sends me a notification that my book is ready to be picked up. Since I'll have several books in the queue, I usually don't remember why a particular book intrigued me.
This is one of those books!
I want to share how I learned to use Gutenberg...
The only alternative to Gutenberg and block editing is the WordPress "Classic Editor" It was designed by WordPress contributors and is available as a plugin.
Unfortunately, support for the Classic Editor will end on December 31, 2021.