General Information about Demos

These policies are offered as a proactive effort to answer your questions and provide a framework for a smooth running demonstration for your group. Almost nothing is "poured in concrete," so if you would like to do something a bit differently, let's discuss it.

Technology

I have invested in the technology to give each attendee the "best seat in the house!" Multiple cameras, with the capability to switch seamlessly among them, and composite screens provide a better view of my demo than I ever experienced at a live, in person, demo! High speed internet access and backup systems minimize the the risk of the most common connectivity issues.  All the action is in real time, and questions can be answered as they happen.

Co-Host

I would like someone in your group who is familiar with Zoom to serve as co-host to assist with these tasks.  Monitor waiting room. Mute attendees as needed.  Assist attendees with Zoom problems.  Monitor chat room and relay questions.  It is also important for your Co-Host(s) to know how to suspend activities and remove someone from the meeting if that should become necessary.  If you have a second person willing to be a co-host they can add considerable value for participants by adding spoken questions and answers in the chat window along with key points and suggestions.  The entire chat conversation can be made available to you after the demo.  If this will be a hybrid meeting, with people attending in person as well as connecting via Zoom, please let me know.  It requires a different way of interacting with the group to provide the best experience.  You may let me know who the co-host will be when you submit the Demo Registration form.

Meeting and Demo Time

If you wish to conduct some club business before beginning the demo I will open the Zoom meeting for you to do so.  I routinely plan to open the meeting 1/2 hour before your members join to check audio &video with your co-host.  I also keep the meeting open to insure all questions are answered.  If you have additional club business after the demo, just let me know so I may plan accordingly.  You may choose timing that suits you when you submit the Demo Registration​ form.

Recordings

Zoom meetings present privacy and copyright issues to consider and protect, so I request you do not record my demonstrations.  I will record them and provide access for you if desired.  If you wish to have a copy, contact me.  You may specify your choice when you submit the Demo Registration​ form.

Follow up Remote Live Q&A session.

Many clubs use the demonstration as a president's challenge for the following month. If you would like I will join your next Zoom meeting for a Q&A session with your members.  You may let me know if you want to do this when you submit the Demo Registration​ form.

Contingencies.

As Forrest Gump said, "Stuff happens!" I try to be prepared for probable contingencies, but technology is sometimes complicated.  I am even capable of conducting a demo with complete power and broad band failure.  With that said, if the demo is unexpectedly interrupted, and we cannot communicate via the zoom session, please allow some time for me to fix the problem and resume the session or to contact your co-host by phone.   Please make sure I know who that is  when you submit the Demo Registration​ form.

Fees

I remember how it was when I formed my first AAW chapter in 2008. Many turners provided demonstrations for us at rates that did little more than cover their expenses to do so.  I haven't forgotten that!  Add that to a desire to give back to the community that has given me so much over the last 2 decades, and the challenges facing clubs, particularly small ones, across the country and around the world, and you have my rationale for my low fees.  My focus is to offer clubs the opportunity to offer more robust programming than they might otherwise be able to afford.  To do this I offer menu pricing options that allow you to engage for a complete, interactive, real-time, remote demo and only pay for related services if they add value for you. 

 

Fees are due upon demo completion via check or PayPal.  I will provide you with a PayPal invoice and include a mailing address for a paper check if that is your preference.   Make your choices  when you submit the Demo Registration​ form.

Fee Schedule

  • Hybrid or In Person Meetings.

    • I try to apply the KISS principle where possible.  (Keep It Simple, Stupid!)  That said, the fee structure below doesn't lend itself well to hybrid and in person meetings.  If you are not doing primarily remote (Zoom) meetings, contact me to arrange a fixed fee the services you want that suit your meeting circumstances.

  • Premium Package. $350.  Includes...

    •      Up to 90 attendees (devices).

    •      One month unrestricted access to recording for all club members and guests.

    •      Follow up Remote Live Q&A session.

  • A La Carte Demo (Choose one.)

    • $250 Up to 90 attendees (devices)

    • $100 plus $5 per person (device) over 15

    • Note: 91-100 are reserved for demonstrator and demonstrator guests.

  • Recording (Choose one.)

    • $100 Recording available for unlimited viewing for 1 month for all club members and guests.

    • $25 Recording available for viewing by original attendees for 1 month

    • No Recording.

    • Please, no screen recording or downloads. Screenshots are OK.

    •  If you wish to have a copy, contact me.

  • $50 Follow up Remote Live Q&A session.  Many clubs use the demonstration as a president's challenge for the following month.  If you would like I will join your next Zoom meeting for a Q&A session with your members.

  • Hybrid Meetings?  We'll agree on a number that is fair to both of us.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions.

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