Skyping the
School Visit




  Bruce Hale
   www.BruceHale.com


                       1
What is Skype?

 Free software, works on PC or Mac

 Downloadable from Skype.com

 Enables free voice & video calls —
 wor...
What do I need
for Skype visits?

 Skype software

 PC or Mac with web camera

 Internet connection


        ...and that’...
introducing...
Jarrett J. Krosoczka




                       4
Skype is your own




personal TV show


                    5
BE
VISUAL!!




           6
Pile on the
   Q & A




              7
Get graphic
 1. Slide show on your website

 2. Two computers are better than one

 3. Use Skype’s “share screen” option

...
What to wear?



   wrong




                9
What to wear?



   right




                10
Techie info
 Cameras




              11
Techie info
 Headsets




              12
Lights, camera...

SCHOOL PREP:

 Book pre-sales

 Arrange to take photos

 Test equipment with author

 Prep kids with qu...
Lights, camera...
AUTHOR PREP:

 Get school contact phone, Skype name

 Confirm time on both ends!

 Make sure Skype configu...
CLEAN YOUR ROOM!




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Action!
Stay animated — no ‘talking heads’

Stay flexible — deal with challenges

Stay lubricated — drink water

Let teache...
What to do when
trouble occurs...
 IMAGE FREEZE: call back

 Reboot computer

 Check sound and video
                     ...
That’s a wrap!

 Ask for feedback — what works/doesn’t

 Ask for testimonial, recommendations

 Post your testimonial

 Si...
Promote your Skyping
 On listserves

 To mailing list

 On website

 On social media

 Join
 SkypeAnAuthor



            ...
Happy Skyping!




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Skyping the Author Visit

  1. 1. Skyping the School Visit Bruce Hale www.BruceHale.com 1
  2. 2. What is Skype? Free software, works on PC or Mac Downloadable from Skype.com Enables free voice & video calls — worldwide 2
  3. 3. What do I need for Skype visits? Skype software PC or Mac with web camera Internet connection ...and that’s it! 3
  4. 4. introducing... Jarrett J. Krosoczka 4
  5. 5. Skype is your own personal TV show 5
  6. 6. BE VISUAL!! 6
  7. 7. Pile on the Q & A 7
  8. 8. Get graphic 1. Slide show on your website 2. Two computers are better than one 3. Use Skype’s “share screen” option 8
  9. 9. What to wear? wrong 9
  10. 10. What to wear? right 10
  11. 11. Techie info Cameras 11
  12. 12. Techie info Headsets 12
  13. 13. Lights, camera... SCHOOL PREP: Book pre-sales Arrange to take photos Test equipment with author Prep kids with questions! 13
  14. 14. Lights, camera... AUTHOR PREP: Get school contact phone, Skype name Confirm time on both ends! Make sure Skype configured right Be physically ready — water, rest, props, etc. 14
  15. 15. CLEAN YOUR ROOM! 15
  16. 16. Action! Stay animated — no ‘talking heads’ Stay flexible — deal with challenges Stay lubricated — drink water Let teacher handle Q&A 16
  17. 17. What to do when trouble occurs... IMAGE FREEZE: call back Reboot computer Check sound and video REMAIN Use CHAT function CALM! 17
  18. 18. That’s a wrap! Ask for feedback — what works/doesn’t Ask for testimonial, recommendations Post your testimonial Sign bookplates 18
  19. 19. Promote your Skyping On listserves To mailing list On website On social media Join SkypeAnAuthor 19
  20. 20. Happy Skyping! 20

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