"Do what you do well so they will want to see it again and bring their friends."
What is a Virtual Talk?
Since the lockdown introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19 all my face-to-face presentations have been postponed. A number of groups were still keen to have a presentation and so I now offer virtual talks too. A virtual talk offers the same high quality of presentation but is viewed on a computer or smart phone rather than in a hall or similar meeting place. These are 100% safe as participants don't need to leave home and mingle with others. They are cheaper too!
How Does It Work?
A virtual talk takes place using the Zoom internet-based platform. Zoom is free of charge to download and easy to set up. Once a talk is agreed I send the event organiser a unique invitation via email. They then forward that to all who wish to participate. The invitation contains a web link which takes you to the log in screen of Zoom. Just enter the meeting ID and password (which are on the invite) and you're ready to go. If you can view a web page on the internet you can use Zoom!
How Long Do The Talks Last?
Zoom sessions are limited to 40 minutes. Each presentation lasts around 35 mins. This gives time for brief Q&A to finish.
What's The Cost?
As there is no travelling involved all my virtual talks are the same price.
The cost for a 35 minute presentation, with Q&A if time allows, is £75.
Please be aware that this also includes electronic lecture notes that can
be distributed by the event organiser before the session begins.
NOTES FOR VIRTUAL EVENT ORGANISERS
Please be aware of the following T&Cs in relation to my Virtual Talks. It is assumed these have been read and agreed before booking a virtual talk with myself.
1) The presenter (Guy) is only responsible for his ICT equipment. Any problems with ICT equipment not owned and operated by the presenter are
outside his control and no support with these will be provided.
2) It is asked that all participants MUTE their microphones and stop their WEBCAMs when the presentation begins. The presenter is able to identify who has not done this and will remotely pause mikes and cameras to ensure there are no distractions during the presentation. Any participant who unmutes their mike or resumes their webcam may be ejected by the presenter from the session without warning.
3) No recording of the presentation is allowed. All materials, footage and commentary are the Intellectual Property of Guy Bartlett and cannot be recorded or reproduced without his express permission. The lecture notes are also copyright Guy Bartlett and are for reference only.
4) Payment for the presentation should be made (preferably by bank transfer) within 24hrs of the session. Additional "chaser emails" are chargable at £5 each and will be sent at 24hr intervals until payment in full has been received.
5) Should the presentation be cancelled by the presenter (due to technical issues) there will be no charge.
6) Participants are advised to visit https://zoom.us/join about 15 minutes before the presentation begins to ensure their software is up to date.
Review of Concorde Virtual Talk for
Chatham Naval Officers Association (CNOA)
"Guy provided an exceptional virtual talk for our group. It was well received by all and his use of video footage, commentary and attention to detail made it
the best virtual talk we have had to date."
Lieutenant Commander Jon Vanns MCGI FinstLM RNR