- Download, sign up and get familiar with Zoom a few days/hours before the beginning of the talk.
- If you’ve never used Zoom before you can watch this very handy and comprehensive video which explains everything you need to know about joining a Zoom meeting. YouTube Video
- Once you’ve booked your place for a talk we will send you an email with the link for the meeting. Don’t worry if you don’t get your email straight away. We are manually checking all bookings and sending the emails. There might be a few hours delay between your booking and receiving the email.
- Our talks are scheduled to start at 7.45pm therefore we ask you to be ready to join us 10-15mins before that. Once you are ready please click the link from your email to join. You will be sent to a “waiting room” and the host will manually let you in the virtual meeting.
- We can all spend the first few minutes saying “hello” to each other but our Chair will aim to start promptly at 7.45pm.
- The Chair will run us through the etiquette for the meeting before handing over to the speaker.
Etiquette and Best Practice
- Use of camera is completely optional. You can decide if you want others to see you or not. Please see the video linked above for guidance on how to do this.
- Mute your microphone. To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking.
- Asking questions . This would depend on the preferences of the speaker but most would prefer to have questions at the end of the talk. Some might allow a small “break for questions”. You will be informed at the beginning of each talk.
- Be mindful of background noise. When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
- Position your camera properly. If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants.
- Limit distractions. You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimising running apps, and muting your smartphone.
We are adhering to official Government advice and therefore we will be using Zoom until further notice.
We would also like to invite you to join our Facebook group (if you haven’t already) where you can participate and/or start astrological discussions or simply have a friendly chat with fellow members.
Keep safe and well everyone!
Brighton Astrology Circle Committee