Skyping the Author Visit

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