Dutch GTUG – Presenting Remotely

16 Jun

Here's a quick summary of the process we used so I could present remotely to the Dutch GTUG last week:

– I made a 15-minute presentation on HTML5 and the Web Store
– I joined the GTUG's wave session prior to speaking
– The organiser (Henk) and I arranged for him to call me via Skype at the speaking time
– We initiated a video call, I introduced myself, and then switched over to the slides by entering into full-screen sharing mode
– After showing the slides, I switched back to video communication to take questions. We initially thought the questions would have to come in on the Wave and Henk could read them out, but it was easy enough for people to directly ask them – I could hear them just fine.

The downside of this approach is the speaker and the crowd can't see each other during screen-sharing. It might be worth experimenting with two simultaneous sessions – one for video and one for screen-sharing.

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