Virtual Letter Writing Party Host Orientation and Training - Shared screen with speaker view
the first question came up but not a second one
same for me
Just first question
Good to know!
We’re all learning lots of new stuff these days! ;)
How many have done a zoom meeting? I missed that.
Can you see us now?
Will we have access to Zoom that is more than 40 minutes
I also use freeconferencecall.com because it let's me have video & audio conference call for more than 40 minutes free of charge.
zoom is more functional
Thanks for the tip, Younghee!
I am here, Dianne Williams. I can see and hear you.
When you say “rent” is that an expense that SwingLeft covers or is it something as a host we should budget for?
"Renting" a ZOOM account from Swing Left is free to Swing Left groups.
Bill — Swing Left groups can rent zoom for free. Since you’re in my area (Oregon!) please let me know if you’re interested!
Does SL have a zoom tuturial for guests vs hosts?
I believe the SL Zoom tutorial is geared towards hosts. Zoom does have a nice set of videos on how to use it for guests at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
can someone in a Zoom meeting open a separate window to, say, sign up to Vote Forward and work through downloading letters (like if I’m hosting a pre-party).
Yes, you can have full access to your computer during a Zoom call. Even if they hide the Zoom call window, they'll still hear the call while they are searching for Vote Forward etc.
i have a zoom background
Looks good, Janine! Nice view!
Nice Janine! So you’re not actually standing in front of the golden gate bridge? ;)
Is there an optimal number of people in a breakout room?
Has anyone done a virtual letter writing meeting?
In our last live meeting of 12 people you could have heard a pin drop. People were waaaaaaay into writing and not talking at all. My plan was to bring music to the next one.
Yvette — music sounds festive!
I was going to go for something background and not distracting: Simon & Garfunkel, Enya, Classical. Nothing distracting.
I love Simon & Garfunkel… plus it feels very American to me, in a good way.
I’m having background envy right now. I’ll have to figure that out.
I want a crowd background.
You can use Mobilize America to send a followup email to everyone who attended — pretty easy.
Is there a "share screen" system where a guest has an issue, we set up the share screen to trouble shoot?
I have a Zoom Premium account that I plan to share with hosts in my Swing Left group. Any tips on how to best share it?
has Swing Left/Vote Forward seen a big surge in sign-ups to write letters since the switch to virtual parties?
From lots of volunteers — many on this call ;)
how do I sign up for SL national VLWP
Share screen.....very nice. thank you.
I’m assuming 9:00 am PT
How will we deal with dates of mailing letters if most states try to increase their Vote-By-Mail?
do you know why the WI primary campaign was taken down?
No, I mean how do I sign up for YOUR VLWP this weekend?
How do I sign up for the Swing Left National VLWP?
Along with David DeVore’s question, many states have early voting. Arizona had 80% of their Primary vote in before election day. Has thought been given to revisiting mailing dates to take that into account?
You can find virtual parties by searching by zip from the swingleft.org home page — only virtual events will show
Right now, national virtual parties show there
Thank you, I have to leave.
Hi Colleen, Maria Mead here. I am still doing postcards for District 21 in California since we haven’t been given scripts for letters (and told the reading level is more appropriate for postcards). Any idea of how to do that virtually? Thanks!
National virtual letter writing praise: https://swingleft.org/p/swing-lefts-national-virtual-letter-writing-party
Thank you for your help. Sorry to have to leave…..
Thank you Colleen!
Thank you, very helpful!
Thank you. Very helpful
very appreciative of how organized you all are, Colleen! so helpful and impressive 😊
Thanks Colleen! Thank you Erica!
Can you kindly put the link here?
how do you arrange for a cohost
Thank you so much. A very helpful call.
Great job, Colleen!! Thank you so much!
Thanks, bye all
Thank you - will try to do one of your sessions.
Thank you Colleen
This was great thank you!!
Thank you Colleen. Well done.
Thanks, Erica! Forgot the /swingleft part
Thank you! Great job, Colleen!
Thank you Colleen
Thank you sharing your story Janine