Much better for our second meeting! No technical issues. Started on time. Finished the meeting early. GREAT content shared by all. Lots of amazing suggestions for improving our live video presentation skills.
I cut out a lot of pieces from the meeting, but here are the most important parts that will help non-members get an idea of what we’re trying to do here. Also, every week I will post participant presentations so they get to view and critique their own video presentations; something that’s impossible to do if you’re the one actually presenting.
We are starting to get more formalized in our meeting format. Here is the agenda we are following so far:
1. Meeting Kick-off by Marty Dickinson
2. Showcase speaker – Up to 5 minutes where a participant from a former meeting is scheduled in advance to present himself or herself to the group.
3. Round Robin – This section is where each participant on the call gets to practice his or her 20-second elevator pitch.
4. Formal evaluation – The showcase speaker is evaluated by one of our scheduled-in-advance members for up to 3 minutes. The evaluation is a little speech and the evaluator only has the time it takes to get through the Round Robin section to prepare and deliver a carefully planned evaluation. Great practice for presenters to have to do!
5. Tuesday Tip – A second presentation is provided by another members who is scheduled in advance. Here Dana Morgan-Barnes provides the Tuesday Tip.
6. Open Evaluation – Here is a second opportunity for all participants to practice their live video speaking skills. And, the evaluations offer short one-liner critiques for the Tuesday Tip presenter.
7. Sendoff – We ended early so I closed out the meeting and invited participants to join the next week. I also talked about how I’m creating a curriculum of 10 speech objectives to practice over the coming weeks and months.
Hopefully you are starting to get an idea of how this particular live video club is turning into something very different than anything that’s out there currently.
Think of it like a Toastmasters club, but for video.
You can sign-up for a one-day speech class. But, where can you go to actually practice speaking in front of a group?
Toastmasters of course. I’ve been a member for over 10 years.
But, where do you go to practice being in front of a group…..on the Internet?
Well, you’ve found it. Here Next Year and our live video practice club.
Hope to see you next Tuesday, 9-10am (Mountain Time).
All you have to do is join our LIFETIME FREE members area where we will post next week’s meeting login details. Hope to see you there!