Important changes to this year’s marketing seminar schedule:
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, in-person meetings will not be held this year. Instead, we will hold a series of online meetings to cover the material.
Since we are not tied down to meeting room availability all meetings will be held live from 4 pm to 5 pm. starting the second week of January.
Beginners sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Advanced sessions will be held on Thursday.
Since advanced sessions only last 6 weeks, beginners will go to 2 meetings a week starting the week of February 23rd.
All sessions will be a live broadcast using Microsoft Teams and you will be sent an email invitation to attend each meeting.
If you are not able to attend during the scheduled times, all sessions will be recorded, and you will be able to watch (or review) them at a time convenient for you.
Even if you miss a session you will be able to catch up before the next meeting.
If you already have Microsoft Teams you can use it.
However, you can participate in the meetings even if you do not have Teams on your computer.
The initial invitation will give you a choice between using Teams or using your browser.
I will email all documents used in each session early morning on the day of the broadcast.
This will give you time to review, print out papers, and write down any questions you may want to make sure we address. You can email those questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are attending the live sessions it is important that you mute your microphone before the sessions begin.
This will not be an open meeting where everyone can speak. Background noise from each microphone will cause major interference.
If we cover something and you have a comment or question, please send me an email at email@example.com during the meeting.
I will have my email browser open and can read these comments and questions. I will then attempt to respond to the entire group.
You will be able to access these meetings on a mobile phone, but images, charts, and text will be very small. We suggest you use a laptop or desktop computer.
Please note: The link to watch the recorded sessions will be sent to everyone shortly after the sessions end. The first few times you receive this link you may be asked to verify your email address to the system.
After you enter the email address to be verified, a second email containing a code will be sent to your email. Retrieve that code and enter where shown.
There is a very short time window for entering this code once it is sent. It is possible it may go to your spam folder. If you do not see the code email within a few seconds, check your spam folder.
It has been suggested to have two windows open in your email browser, one for the initial link notification and a second to obtain the code. Then you can copy and paste very quickly.
It appears you will not have to complete this process each time the recording link is sent. Sooner or later your email address will be stored in the system.
If you have any questions or to be added to the meetings, please call the Ludlow office at 217-396-4111.
If you do not want to be included in these sessions,
let any of the settlement offices know and we will remove you from the invitation and recorded session lists.
Thank you for your time.
We hope you will be able to join us this year!