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HearPeers First Ever Video Meeting was a success!


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Thank you @Kylie, @Jewel and @Mary Featherston for volunteering to give a HearPeers video meeting a try.  It was so wonderful to get to see each of you and talk together.

 

Now that we know how to do it....smile.... we can definitely schedule more HearPeers   Virtual Coffee Chats!

 

We were from time zones that spanned 12 hours!  So we were early morning, mid morning and evening.

 

The way we set up our first HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat was through Google Meet.  Google Meet is free for all and has live automatic captioning that can be turned on by each user.  The captions are labeled by who is speaking.

 

We organized a day and time through HearPeers private mail.

 

Who is interested in joining us next time?

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@Forrest  Here is the topic to discuss joining in for our next Virtual Coffee Chat.

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I'm not sure you can call it that, @Mary Beth, I was the only one actually drinking coffee!  🙂

It was great to talk and see you all!

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@Mary Featherston

I was excited about our video meeting and had already been up for hours so my coffee was all gone! 😊 

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@Mary Beth yes, the time zones made it interesting.  When we signed off Kylie said good night and that she was heading off to bed!  I had just finished breakfast before signing on.

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It was great seeing you all and taking live!

I hardly ever drink coffee as it makes me sleepy! Strange huh! Btw Jamaica's Blue Mountain coffee is rated among the best in the world. 

I was really impressed with Google Meet and the accuracy of the captions. 

I look forward to future virtual coffee chats 😊

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Maybe our video meetings need a new name?

 

Video meeting sounds like a work assignment.

 

We need a name that is more fun.  Any suggestions?

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That's fantastic!! I have Google duo on my mobile which I've not used ,as didn't see any caption available. So have downloaded the Google meet. Seems straightforward. It works on my kindle as well. Will be trying it out a bit more today.....

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19 hours ago, Mary Featherston said:

@Mary Beth yes, the time zones made it interesting.  When we signed off Kylie said good night and that she was heading off to bed!  I had just finished breakfast before signing on.

Yeah I can't drink coffee before bed! But next time I'll make tea. It's getting colder at nights. Thank goodness for ugg boots.

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10 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

Maybe our video meetings need a new name?

 

Video meeting sounds like a work assignment.

 

We need a name that is more fun.  Any suggestions?

Lively (or loud) link-up

Hearing huddle

Electronic encounters

Hearpeers huddle

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@Tracey_66

Check out Google Meet.  There is a free mobile app as well.

 

Would you like to join in our next HearPeers Huddle?   (That’s a cool

name @Kylie!)

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Yes I would be interested in joining .Day and time no problem 

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And by the way - big thanks to @Mary Beth for suggesting this.  I would never have thought of it - I still tend to shy away from phone conferences.  But it worked really, really well.

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@Dave in Pittsburgh

Glad you are interested!  Stay tuned.

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Let’s keep track of who is interested in joining the next HearPeers Huddle video meeting.  Let’s aim for about 10 HP members.

 

Who is in?

@Mary Beth YES

@Jewel YES

@Kylie YES

@Mary Featherston YES

@Dave in Pittsburgh YES

@Tracey_66 ?

@Forrest ?

anyone else want to join in next time?

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@Mary Beth would love it. There is a snag though.

Both on my mobile and kindle I'm unable at the moment to use the layout options it does not seem available for these but only for pc or laptop???

I can get captions at least!!

I've still not received my Rondo 2 processor yet because of the pandemic. so still deaf and apparently I'm very loud vocally!!!! 

So would it be best if I join in when I've got it? What do you all think?

 

 

 

 

 

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@Tracey_66

We would love to have you join in now.  Sometimes tile view is only displayed as an option in Google Meet when there are more people on the group.

Are you using the free Google Meet app?  On which mobile device?

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Hi Mary Beth. I'd love to join next time. I teach a class once or twice a week via Zoom at a university here in Tokyo, so I'm used to video meetings. Soooooo much more convenient (and safer nowadays!) than traveling across town. I haven't used Google Meet yet, but I have a Gmail account, so I'm sure I can sort it out easily enough. There's a 13 hour difference between Tokyo and NYC but I'm used to working all hours so no problem. Looking forward to seeing you all soon. Kirk

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@@Mary Beth I have it on both devices now.....So yes I'm interested.

When we make a call or WhatsApp video call to family in Perth,  we are six hours behind them here in Spain . So have no idea what it would be to the US!

 

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Second HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat

intetested in joining us on Google Meet?  It’s free and has captioning.

So far.....

@Mary Beth YES

@Jewel YES

@Kylie YES

@Mary Featherston YES

@Dave in Pittsburgh YES

@Tracey_66 YES

@Forrest ?

@Kirk S. YES

anyone else want to join in next time?

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I'm curious on joining in. It depends on time of day and other commitments, of course. :)

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Second HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat

intetested in joining us on Google Meet?  It’s free and has captioning.

So far.....

@Mary Beth YES

@Jewel YES

@Kylie YES

@Mary Featherston YES

@Dave in Pittsburgh YES

@Tracey_66 YES

@Forrest ?

@Kirk S. YES

@Watersail  YES

anyone else want to join in next time?

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June 6 or June 7 or both are fine?

 

@Mary Beth  both are fine 

@Jewel 

@Kylie 

@Mary Featherston 

@Dave in Pittsburgh 

@Tracey_66 

@Forrest 

@Kirk S. 

@Watersail  
 

open to anyone else who wants to join in.

It will be on Google Meet.  Details to follow.

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Both dates are fine with me what ever the majority wants as well as time

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