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From: "Sandy Clunies" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Tutorial Tool
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 09:03:11 -0500
There are all kinds of promising new technologies heading our way. I have
accepted an invitation to be a _virtual speaker_ for two lectures at a
genealogical conference in April – I live in Maryland and the conference
audience will be in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
Sitting at my home computer with a headset and microphone, I will go to a
special website at HYPERLINK "http://www.elluminate.com/"www.elluminate.com
, sign into a _reserved room_, open my PowerPoint presentations and give the
talks while the audience watches it full screen and listens _live_ 2,000+
I have had one practice session connecting to the website that acts as the
transfer tool – and will do more before the conference. I have been assured
that my PowerPoint will appear through this website only once, be _beamed_
only to the one location, and will not remain online, thus protecting my
Furthermore, from my own computer I can highlight, draw, and use a pointer
to emphasize certain points. And I can receive and answer questions from the
audience as they happen.
Now this technology requires a hefty investment in this special software –
now used by large school systems for long distance learning, and large
corporations for holding worldwide meetings. A member of this genealogical
society has arranged to _borrow_ a link for the day from her workplace.
And I anticipate a few downsides – such as not being able to see the
audience (we speakers are energized by looking at the listeners.) One person
will act onsite as the person forwarding the questions via microphone. And,
of course, I won’t be able to spend a moment exploring that province, where
I have never been.
In 2006, I spent a wonderful week onsite in British Columbia, lecturing to
three different groups with ten lectures, lugging the presentation
electronics case 3,000 miles on planes, trains, and cars. In 2008, I will
speak to a group in Canada – for the same speaker fees - without leaving
These are amazing times we live in.
--- Sandy Clunies
Sandra MacLean Clunies, CG(sm)
Pres., National Capital Area Chapter, APG
Board of Directors, APG
CG, Certified Genealogist: Service Marks of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified persons who meet
standards and periodic rigorous evaluations.
<< Sharons tool is useful and I enjoyed running her demo on newspapers
DVD may have a simple alternative.
Ive been filming in a TV studio, converting the edited tape to Flash, adding
slides in a picture within a picture and creating downloads of managable
Many hotels have closed circuit capabilities. Maybe this will be the future
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