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Weekly Virtual Venture Café

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WELCOME

For security reasons, we have added a two-step process for accessing this event. At the start time, please click on the button above to check in via our Venture Café kiosk system. Upon completion, you will be directed to Zoom. If you do not have the Zoom app downloaded on your computer, phone, or mobile device, you can still join us!

*THE CHECK IN LINK WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE DURING EVENT TIME (EST)*

TUESDAY, JUNE 9 | 10:00 AM

As global and local economies change around us, businesses are taking a moment to reflect on their relevancy and how they can continue to appeal to their audiences. Part of creating a strong, holistic brand strategy is making sure your visual design and your brand vision and messaging support each other across platforms. In this workshop, Courtney Fanning of Big Picture Branding and Vero Souza of Vero Branding will look at how the 5P’s of branding help shape your visual identity and guide your messaging approach. We’ll share examples from an array of different industries and every attendee will receive a Brand Style Guide template to take notes and share with their teams.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 | 9:00 AM

Led by Carrie Majewski: Effective communication in the workplace has always been a challenge—a challenge that has only been compounded by an ever-growing remote workforce, a five-generation divide in the workplace and a surge of communications technology platforms. With 9 out of 10 conversations ending in misunderstanding, the ability for us to communicate effectively and clearly has never been more paramount. In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to learn one of the quickest, most powerful communications models. Through a quick assessment, you will be able to identify your dominant communication style, learn cues to pick up on others’ styles, and acquire proven strategies for becoming a more versatile communicator.


QUESTIONS?

  • Click the “Check In” link at the top of this page to begin the check in process.
  • Our Venture Café Kiosk System will load and you will be prompted to type in your name and email address.
  • Upon completion of the kiosk check in, a new page will load and allow you to access the virtual program via Zoom.

If you don’t yet have a Zoom account, please go to Zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” at the top right corner. Enter an email address you wish to use and activate your account. Once your account is active, go to zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.” Presenters, please note that you need to use the desktop application and not the browser application.

  • Enter the meeting room approximately 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to test audiovisual.
  • Whenever possible, please avoid being backlit; good lighting, is KEY to your video feed looking good to the audience.
  • Test your video and mic in advance to ensure they are in good working order. Please see FAQs for recommended equipment, as needed.
  • One person speaking at a time will help Zoom enlarge the view of the current speaker. 
  • Participants will enter the room on mute. If you would like them to engage verbally, please remind them to take themselves off mute to ask a question and them place themselves back on mute when finished.
  • Encourage participants to ask questions during your session using the chat feature. We recommend pausing every 2-3 slides to answer questions from the Zoom chat. 

WHY THE MOVE TO TAKE EVENTS ONLINE?

The health and safety of our community comes first. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence has decided that the best course of action is to go digital for the foreseeable future.

We encourage you to join us on this journey of learning and experimentation!

HOW LONG WILL EVENTS STAY VIRTUAL?

We have decided to stay on a digital platform for the foreseeable future until COVID-19 has been contained and we get the all-clear from the proper authorities.

WHEN ARE THE VIRTUAL EVENTS BEING HELD?

Please check out our Event Calendar for a list of all our upcoming events!

WANT A VIRTUAL BACKGROUND?

To change your virtual background in Zoom, click the up arrow next to the Stop/Start Video button on the lower left of the screen and select “Choose a Virtual Background. From there find the image of your preference and make that your background. 

WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED BROADCAST EQUIPMENT FOR SPEAKERS?

HD 1080P Webcam

Most laptops do not have HD 1080P webcams built it. We suggest you purchase and use an external webcam that meets these specs. Example: Logitech C920 1080P HD webcam, estimated price $70-$100.

Condenser Microphone

We suggest using a condenser mic to dramatically improve audio quality. Many USB output microphones are available. Examples include: Snowball Mic and Yeti nano, estimated price $60-$100.

Lighting

Please make sure that you are sitting in a high lighting area. We suggest using lighting, such as a selfie or halo ring light. Estimated price $20-$35.

Please contact our team at info@districthallprovidence.org with any comments or questions.