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Virtual Letter Writing Party Host Orientation and Training - Shared screen with speaker view
Alissa Friedman
28:52
the first question came up but not a second one
Sara Albert
29:08
same for me
Sara Albert
29:14
Just first question
mark tomon
29:21
same here
Alissa Friedman
30:43
Good to know!
Erica Goldman
30:56
We’re all learning lots of new stuff these days! ;)
Judith Ochsner
31:10
How many have done a zoom meeting? I missed that.
Katina Vlastos
32:40
Can you see us now?
Sandra Wixted
32:42
Will we have access to Zoom that is more than 40 minutes
Younghee Overly
38:46
I also use freeconferencecall.com because it let's me have video & audio conference call for more than 40 minutes free of charge.
Younghee Overly
39:06
zoom is more functional
Adam Miller
39:25
Thanks for the tip, Younghee!
Dianne Williams
40:37
I am here, Dianne Williams. I can see and hear you.
Erica Goldman
40:50
Hi Dianne!
Bill Waring
42:19
When you say “rent” is that an expense that SwingLeft covers or is it something as a host we should budget for?
Adam Miller
42:51
"Renting" a ZOOM account from Swing Left is free to Swing Left groups.
Erica Goldman
42:55
Bill — Swing Left groups can rent zoom for free. Since you’re in my area (Oregon!) please let me know if you’re interested!
Bill Waring
43:13
Thanks Erica!
David Slingluff
47:07
Does SL have a zoom tuturial for guests vs hosts?
Adam Miller
48:42
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
David Slingluff
49:01
thank you!
Katina Vlastos
51:33
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).
Adam Miller
52:38
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.
Janine Settelmeyer
53:49
i have a zoom background
Adam Miller
54:28
Looks good, Janine! Nice view!
Erica Goldman
54:28
Nice Janine! So you’re not actually standing in front of the golden gate bridge? ;)
Katina Vlastos
01:00:29
Is there an optimal number of people in a breakout room?
Yvette Clark
01:01:06
Has anyone done a virtual letter writing meeting?
Yvette Clark
01:02:17
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.
Erica Goldman
01:02:49
Yvette — music sounds festive!
Yvette Clark
01:04:08
I was going to go for something background and not distracting: Simon & Garfunkel, Enya, Classical. Nothing distracting.
Erica Goldman
01:04:52
I love Simon & Garfunkel… plus it feels very American to me, in a good way.
Yvette Clark
01:06:30
I’m having background envy right now. I’ll have to figure that out.
Gail Grassi
01:07:09
I want a crowd background.
Erica Goldman
01:09:00
You can use Mobilize America to send a followup email to everyone who attended — pretty easy.
Sandra Wixted
01:09:40
https://www.zoomvirtualbackgrounds.com/browse
David Slingluff
01:09:44
Is there a "share screen" system where a guest has an issue, we set up the share screen to trouble shoot?
Sharon Cohen
01:12:34
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?
Bebe Michel
01:13:34
has Swing Left/Vote Forward seen a big surge in sign-ups to write letters since the switch to virtual parties?
Erica Goldman
01:14:12
From lots of volunteers — many on this call ;)
Katina Vlastos
01:14:33
how do I sign up for SL national VLWP
David Slingluff
01:15:20
Share screen.....very nice. thank you.
Katina Vlastos
01:15:56
I’m assuming 9:00 am PT
David DeVore
01:16:09
How will we deal with dates of mailing letters if most states try to increase their Vote-By-Mail?
Maggie Pedersen
01:17:01
do you know why the WI primary campaign was taken down?
Katina Vlastos
01:18:18
No, I mean how do I sign up for YOUR VLWP this weekend?
Sharon Cohen
01:18:25
How do I sign up for the Swing Left National VLWP?
Bill Waring
01:19:08
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?
Erica Goldman
01:19:21
You can find virtual parties by searching by zip from the swingleft.org home page — only virtual events will show
Erica Goldman
01:19:38
Right now, national virtual parties show there
Lida Schneider
01:19:55
Thank you, I have to leave.
Maria Mead
01:21:48
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!
Erica Goldman
01:23:34
National virtual letter writing praise: https://swingleft.org/p/swing-lefts-national-virtual-letter-writing-party
Bebe Michel
01:23:50
Thank you for your help. Sorry to have to leave…..
David Slingluff
01:24:26
Thank you Colleen!
Sara Albert
01:24:38
Thank you, very helpful!
Vincent Feraudo
01:24:39
Thank you. Very helpful
Maggie Pedersen
01:24:52
very appreciative of how organized you all are, Colleen! so helpful and impressive 😊
Bill Waring
01:24:57
Thanks Colleen! Thank you Erica!
Pauline Lewis
01:25:08
Can you kindly put the link here?
Katina Vlastos
01:25:12
how do you arrange for a cohost
Renee Rubin
01:25:19
Thank you so much. A very helpful call.
Ellen Ferreira
01:25:20
Great job, Colleen!! Thank you so much!
Adam Miller
01:25:35
votefwd.org
Alissa Friedman
01:25:37
thanks, Colleen!
Erica Goldman
01:25:44
Pauline: votefwd.org/swingleft
Gail Grassi
01:25:58
Thanks, bye all
Lynnette Cavazos
01:25:58
Thank you - will try to do one of your sessions.
Younghee Overly
01:25:58
Thank you Colleen
Erica Goldman
01:26:02
This was great thank you!!
Sharon Cohen
01:26:05
Thank you Colleen. Well done.
Adam Miller
01:26:30
Thanks, Erica! Forgot the /swingleft part
Pauline Lewis
01:26:37
Thank you! Great job, Colleen!
Eric Halperin
01:26:40
Thank you Colleen
Younghee Overly
01:27:15
Thank you sharing your story Janine
David DeVore
01:27:20
Thanks Janine!