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marv long

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The pandemic has created one thing I like. The ability to visit various clubs that otherwise I would be unable to attend. But...

It has been a few months since this pandemic started. By now everyone should know how to run Zoom to a basic level and all attendees should understand basic courtesy. But they don't.

The other night I attended a meeting. The person running it didn't understand spotlighting so they used speaker view. Of course most of the attendees didn't mute their mikes so during the trick I got to watch a guy coughing - a guy eating - a guy staring at the screen... After a few minutes I just left.

So far in various meetings I have enjoyed discussions on shopping - someone explaining a trick to his wife - a cuckoo clock - garbage going out - a guy picking his nose - someone doing the dishes - a radio or tv on in the background...

PLEASE - When you are attending a Zoom conference and there is a presentation going MUTE your mikes. This should be standard procedure. You can always talk if you need to by pushing the space bar. (If this is not working - go to your Zoom settings and check it).

Those of you that run the Zoom meetings learn to spotlight speakers and learn how to check to see what your attendees are doing. If they refuse to play by the rules then they need to be let go so the others can enjoy the experience.

Everyone please pass these thoughts along to your clubs. We want to see your magic - we want to hear your thoughts and ideas so let's make it possible.
BTW this is not about the wonderful presentations done by Rudy and the Forum.

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RayJ

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Marv, you are so right.  One of the ways to counter the issue is to have the moderator make a blanket statement up front about muting and un-muting.  If all else fails, I think the moderator can mute all but the speaker's audio, so that is a failsafe.

I've experienced the same thing on corporate conference calls.  Toilet flushes, ordering at a drive-thru restaurant, mowing grass, etc.  You had to be on the call, nobody said anything about listening!

Your point is well taken and all should do what they can to help educate folks on how to use the technology to its best advantage.

Rudy always mentions etiquette before diving into a live session.
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marko29

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Wow! And ALL I've got is a couple of guys yawning when I was explaining a trick on Zoom the other day. [confused]
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