We are receiving consistently positive feedback from attendees about the programs we have offered thus far, which tells me we're on the right track! Thanks to Neal and Dave for their presentations.
People appreciated being able to see the devices, documents, pictures as well as the presenters themselves as the added visual component helps to absorb the information being presented.
Our Zoom account provides for up to 100 attendees at a time and at one point we were up to 95, very close to our account limit. Therefore, in the future, we will have our Talkshoe room open simultaneously to handle the overflow of participants.
The material itself was such that we will need to have more of these presentations until people become familiar with the subject matter. There were some who felt overloaded by the technical information and specifications. All of that is totally understandable as we are also learning to tweak the message.
At this time we are planning some really valuable programs that will be greatly beneficial to our community. There are several topics and presenters that we hope to feature in the weeks and months to come.
We are also hoping that more of you will become PACTS, International members so that we can continue to provide this service to the community which is $54.99/month to maintain - a reasonable cost. The 200-attendee level - the next level up - is about twice that at about $105.00/month. At some point in the future when we are more financially grounded, we will consider this pricing level.
We will also need to pay a small storage fee - up to about $10/month - to contain the video files if we want to keep show archives. This one show with video was 1 GB which exceeded our Zoom storage limit. So we will need to start an online storage account before we do any more video-recording.
I believe that adding this video interface is the next step up in our evolution as an activist community with the issues that concern us. I also believe this format will enable us to impart more information and increase our sense of community, all of which we will need in great abundance to successfully reach our goals of liberty and justice for all.
Thanks very much for watching!
Here is the link from Monday's video-recording: