Topic: 2020 NFB of Montana Convention
Time: Sep 19, 2020 9:00 AM-5:00 PM MDT
The Convention Agenda may be found at this link: https://www.nfbofmt.org/2020conventionagenda.html
We expect about 40 people to participate in our virtual Convention. This is a small enough number to allow us to use Zoom as if we were all together in the same physical room. We plan to keep it simple and not rely too much on fancy technological methods. As always, one must get permission from the President to speak to the Convention. Therefore, if you wish to speak, please unmute yourself and ask the President to recognize you by giving your last name. You may have the floor when the President grants you this privilege. If you win a door prize or are called to speak by another Conventioneer, please unmute yourself and identify yourself verbally.
The Federation recommends the use of headsets with microphones or headphones for Zoom. Bluetooth or wireless listening devices sometimes do not work well with video conferencing, so wired connections are best. If you use a microphone that picks up all sounds near you, that’s OK, but please control any extra noises such as barking dogs, noisy roommates, or screen reader chatter. The most courteous behavior is to keep your computer, smart phone, or traditional telephone muted unless you want or are asked to speak. Generally, the closer you are to your microphone, the better it sounds and the less likely others will hear electronic feedback.
Please keep yourself muted unless you want to talk. Here is how:
To use Zoom video conferencing on a computer, you must have a working speaker and microphone. It’s a good idea to make sure these features are activated and functioning properly before the start of the Convention. If you run into trouble, consider using a standard telephone to join our Convention.
Zoom provides alerts that can confuse users of computers and smart phones with too much audio information. If you do not want to know who is joining or leaving a meeting and other audio feedback, take one of these actions:
If you require assistance connecting to our Convention, our two Convention Co-hosts stand ready to lend a hand. Their phone numbers are:
Jim Marks, President
National Federation of the Blind of Montana