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Title: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Ron Besser on December 27, 2018, 12:50:41 AM
I have a conference call service free to all that is set up to run at once if we want it to,

If I institute one, what would you like to do with it?  The ideas have to be good enough to use for awhile at least to provide you all what I think is a free phone call for many of you to talk and provide insights with a live voice on the phone line

Give me some ideas how to use it.  How often?  The control panel is in my hands to open the service say twice a week, for example, like at 7PM eastern US time.  Or once or twice a month. Or?  and what should we do with it?  Let me hear feedback if it is an idea you think is helpful while we drift around in these days of so many changes.  I am open to establishing this phone service for all who want to listen or chime in with discussion.
Ron Besser  

 
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: JuliodaLuz on December 27, 2018, 08:18:27 AM
I have a conference all service free to all that is set up to run at once if we want it to,

If I institute one, what would you like to do with it?  The ideas have to be good enough to use for awhile at least to provide you all what I think is a free phone call for many of you to talk and provde insights with a live voice on the phone line

Give me some ideas how to use it.  How often?  The control panel is in my hands to open the service say twice a week at, for example only, 7PM eastern US time.  Or once or twice a month. Or?  and what to do for us?  Let me hear feedback if it is an idea you think is helpful while we drift around in these days of so many changes.  I am open to establishing this phone service for all who want to listen or chime in with discussion.
Ron Besser  




To Ron and to everyone

Initially, I already leave my opinion, agreeing to the use of videoconferencing.

I'm taking an intensive course in English.

But, I feel that I need more, that is, to try to speak in English.

So the teleconference is an important communication channel for me, to overcome my limitations in the pursuit of the goal of reading, speaking, thinking and communicating fluently in the English language.

I'm thinking big, because for now, despite understanding a lot of sentences, still, I'm not so accustomed to speaking and communicating in the English language.

Moreover, and this is the most important, the videoconference will enable us to approach, among us, members of the Serara Forum. Yes, I see that there is participation, sometimes more active, sometimes more passive. I believe that we participate, inclusively, only when reading the messages or with comments on the various topics.

The opportunity to see and speak personally among the members of the Serara Forum, whether through videoconference, is very important to increase the connection that unites us for a greater purpose, the Missions of God.

This way, I support this idea.

On the other hand, I present the following suggestion to the group:

- I suggest that video-conferences be held at the weekend, 7:00 PM, on the east coast of the United States, once a week, every Saturday or every Sunday. In this way, those who work and have different time zones can participate.


Lastly, when I start videoconferencing I'll have to buy webcam (camera) and microphone. But this is simple to do.

With much love to all,

Julio

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Post Scriptum:
From what I understood the conferences would be over the phone. But I go further, and I believe that if it is possible, videoconferencing is more useful and comprehensive.


Post Scriptum 2:

If video conferencing is not possible, I support any form of communication that will approach us, members of the Serara Forum, including, live conference calls over the phone.

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Post Scriptum 3:
           I recently reactivated my WhatsApp account to make it easier for my family to communicate because I'm ready to travel to the US (I'm just reminding you that the US embassy in Brasilia is still missing the tourist and business visa), when the time is right for this international travel (in this case I only await the call and visa of the American embassy).
           I believe that Whatsapp might be useful on an international voyage.
          I think that maybe the WhatsApp application makes it possible to have multi-person video conferencing if it can not be done in a specific environment of the Serara Forum.
           On the other hand, I closed my Facebook account a long time ago. However, I can re-activate the Facebook account just to be able to do video conferencing if the technology adopted involves Facebook features.


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A Ron e a todos

Inicialmente, eu já deixo a minha opinião, concordando com o uso de videoconferência.

Eu estou fazendo um curso intensivo em inglês.

Mas, eu sinto que preciso mais, ou seja, buscar conversar em inglês.

Assim a teleconferência é um importante canal de comunicação para mim, para superação de minhas limitações na busca do objetivo que é ler, falar, pensar e comunicar fluentemente no idioma inglês.

Eu estou pensando grande, pois por enquanto, apesar de entender uma grande quantidade de frases, ainda, não estou tão acostumado a falar e a comunicar no idioma inglês.

Alem do mais, e isto é o mais importante, a videoconferência vai possibilitar a nossa aproximação, entre nós membros do Fórum Serara. Sim, eu vejo que existe participação, às vezes mais ativa, às vezes mais passiva. Eu acredito que nós participamos, inclusive, apenas ao ler as mensagens ou com comentários nos diversos tópicos.

A oportunidade de ver e falar pessoalmente entre os membros do Fórum Serara, nem que seja por videoconferência, é muito importante para aumentar a ligação que nos une em prol de um objetivo maior, as Missões de Deus.

Desta forma, eu apoio esta ideia.

Por outro lado, eu apresento ao grupo a seguinte sugestão:


- Eu sugiro que as videoconferências sejam realizadas no final de semana, horário de 19:00, costa leste dos Estados Unidos, uma vez por final de semana, ou seja, em todos os sábados ou em todos domingos. Desta forma, aqueles que trabalham e possuem fusos horários diferentes podem participar.

Por fim, quando começar as videoconferências  eu vou ter que comprar webcam (câmara) e microfone. Mas isto é simples de fazer.

Com muito amor a todos,

Julio

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Post Scriptum:
Pelo que eu entendi as conferências seriam por telefone. Mas eu vou além, e acredito que se for possível, a videoconferência é mais útil e abrangente.


Post Scriptum 2:

Se não for possível a videoconferência, eu apoio qualquer forma de comunicação que irá aproximar  nós, membros do Fórum Serara, inclusive, conferências ao vivo por telefone.

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Post Scriptum 3:
                                Eu recentemente reativei minha conta no Whatsapp para facilitar a comunicação na família, pois eu já estou pronto para viajar para os EUA (apenas relembro que ainda falta o visto para turismo e negócios  da embaixada americana em Brasília), quando for o momento certo para esta viagem internacional (no caso eu apenas aguardo o chamado e o visto da embaixada americana).
                               Eu acredito que talvez o Whatsapp seja útil em uma viagem internacional.
                               Eu penso que talvez o aplicativo Whatsapp possibilite uma videoconferência com várias pessoas, caso não possa ser realizada em ambiente específico do Fórum Serara.
                               Por outro lado, eu encerrei minha conta no Facebook a tempos atrás. No entanto, posso reativar a conta do Facebook apenas para poder fazer videoconferência, se a tecnologia adotada envolver os recursos do Facebook.





Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Clency on December 27, 2018, 09:02:32 AM
Julio, I am not sure if Ron is referring to a video-conference in his proposal, but I like the whole idea you have forwarded, we just have to know exactly what kind of technicality we have at our disposal for such a conference. I am not very techie in this field of activity, but I think that a video-conference, when one is well-equipped with a webcam and microphone, is better than a simple phone conference. Like you, Julio, my english-speaking is not what one can suppose it to be, it has been a long time that I have not practiced a conversation in english, it will be a hard time for me to participate, but the fact that we can get to know each other visually, in a video-conference, and not only by hearing, is very pleasant, it makes me feel close to the participants, the same closeness as when I talk to family members, thousands of miles away, in my homeland, through Skype. Domtia
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: occerpa on December 27, 2018, 09:42:23 AM
Regarding Ron's request regarding the idea of telephone communication in the forum, it seems to me an advanced step to socialize better and more with all those people we would like to know more closely, but I take the words of Clency as that to my person; very good that it can be done, but those who do not master the language will be very limited. Thanks
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Ron Besser on December 27, 2018, 10:58:52 AM
Thanks for the replies so far. 

I do not want to go to video at all.  That requires equipment and knowledge to install it and use it and that is the last thing I want to put in the way of people who want to feel a part of a movement for a better world who are barely computer savvy.
The service is already up and running as established for myself and the Contact Commission.  We ran an hour of conference calls late yesterday afternoon just to see how well it worked and it was very easy.  So easy in fact, we all thought this could be brought to this board for a regular chance for others to easily pick up the phone and dial a number.  The computer is not involved at all that way.  The only the computer is involved is with me as there is dashboard on my computer screen with on and off buttons to help the call work well.  It records the discussions too if we would like it to and you can come back in on your telephone and listen to the meeting again and anytime you may wish. But, and this is the big but:  we need to have it educationally useful and to be a way to hear each other in a non committal way to all that is going on for this site and for the world at this time.  I am sure foreign countries can call in too but I am not sure how right now.

No video just telephone.  That is what we are looking at.
Ron
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: occerpa on December 27, 2018, 11:23:06 AM
Understood Ron; and I also think like you that technology could allow us to speak our language and be translated into the language of the interlocutor and vice versa. Thank you Ron and give you the hard work you do constantly.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: dreamcat01 on December 27, 2018, 01:30:09 PM
My wife Len and I use Facebook Messenger AND the telephone to contact each other when we don't have time to take or make a call. For a board meeting, it may be not as good, but you can have multiple people on a message link and just like a conversation, it is real time. They can all weigh in and express their opinions or ideas with the others on the Messenger participating in real time. Just an idea for you guys Ron! Trying to be helpful.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: dreamcat01 on December 27, 2018, 01:32:25 PM
Oh, by the way, Facebook Messenger has video/audio abilities too! We use it daily and use it for Len to talk to her family in Manila.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 27, 2018, 03:01:43 PM
Hi All,
I like the idea of a phone conference. Thank you Ron. Let me outline a few items I have to look at first to see what I can do to get connected. The only problem I see is the appropriate time for me to be able to do this as per the different time zones and work days.

1. I will have to find a landline phone to connect to my broadband modem device
2. I will see if I can get headphone with speaker, I have one but will need to see if it connects to landline phone device
3. I have to check my phone plan with my provider to see if I can allow for international calls
4. I will need a time to do this say for you Ron to do this at 3am so that permits those of us to sit in this call in our time zone in the evening. 7pm York time makes it about 11am my time and that does not suit as I work at that time.
5. I have considered the Zoom chat option but I find the video aspect rather distracting, hence I agree with the phone talk only.

I will get to looking at what I can do on my end and let you know how this works for me.

Thank you for this engaging opportunity and I hope I can hear all of you. The headphones may help me in this way.

Sue/7inOcean
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Sharon on December 27, 2018, 03:54:55 PM
Hi, Ron. Is there the possibility of using the new conferencing capability as something similar to Lite Line but specific to this group? Or the NEC group? 
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Ron Besser on December 27, 2018, 04:09:57 PM
Sharon, that is exactly what I had in mind and more.  Take it on yourself to explain to this group just what that is and how it works.  But I have more in mind than just a Light Line presentation and that includes all internationally because the call in number is toll free.  The code number to connect is tool free.  We need to know though just how international calls are routed even though toll free here. 

Yes Sharon.  Something else for you and for the rest of them here:

I rather not call it Lightline or Light Line as that belonged to the old Teaching Mission practice.  WHAT CAN WE CALL IT THAT SOUNDS AS GOOD AS LIGHT LINE?  COME ON YOU CREATIVE ONES!  SUGGESTIONS.    RON
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Clency on December 27, 2018, 09:16:36 PM
‘‘SPIRIT LINE’’ !! I don’t know why, but I feel inspired, is it the way to go ?  :D
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: gitz on December 27, 2018, 11:15:04 PM
How about " tele illuminate " or "tele illumination" ?

Illuminate, v.t.
1.  To give light, to light up.
2.  (a) to make clear; to explain; elucidate;
     (b) to inform; instruct; enlighten.

How about  "tel-enlighten" or "tele-light"
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 28, 2018, 01:49:13 AM
Here are a few (listed below) in line with the theme of news type work that is being adopted:

I have also used a shortened version of the titles suggested, just a few I have come to think on, so what do you think?

AscenderLine - ALine
The Salvington News Network - shortened to SNN
Serara'sLine Forum -can be shortened to SLForum
Reveal Linework - R/Line
AbideInMe Network - AIM Network

Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: LarryG on December 28, 2018, 07:21:51 AM
As I have mentioned to Ron via personal one on one telephone conversation and on our first conference call a couple of days ago, I  heartily agree that  these conference calls can well serve our membership.   It is a great teaching tool, and a very significant way to be more inclusive on a much more personal level than simply reading.  It really gives the opportunity to those  assembled for a call more direct ways to communicate.
 
One of the aspects that I have learned and observed in our meetings is that when we are gathered in these meetings, there is an ease and confidence in  the T/R experience that goes beyond what we experience with just reading and I believe that as our members are present and become involved with these conference calls that it will teach and demonstrate  an  increase and a furthering in developing the skills to receive in personal ways that become actual spiritual experience.

Several years ago I regularly participated with Light Line usually hosted by Jerry Lane and Gerdean. Gary P, one of our members also sat in on these calls  as well.   Given the opportunity to be involved with these proposed conference  calls just  adds  another dimension and level to our spirit growth which may well  add additional  active membership and guests.
Just my thoughts on this new proposal......LarryG
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: prozonov on December 28, 2018, 08:19:43 AM
Friends!
Each of you has internet.
Download Skype and talk to the world for free.
Payment only for the Internet. Skype allows you to organize video conferencing. It is possible to communicate without video.
Aleksandr Prozonov.
 
Друзья!
У каждого из вас есть интернет.
Загрузите Скайп и говорите со всем миром бесплатно.
Оплата только за интернет. Скайп позволяет организовывать видеоконференции. Возможно общаться и без видео.
Александр.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: HelderPoeta on December 28, 2018, 12:29:05 PM
Why don't you do a Youtube livesteam! You may reach lots of people. Put a camera and star streaming! That would be cool!
Ron : the first Intergalitc Youtuber. That would be cool.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Dominick O on December 28, 2018, 01:54:09 PM
I 2nd Sue's SNN (Salvington New Network), but perhaps it will be used for something more developed than a conference call. 
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: amethyst on December 29, 2018, 01:02:38 AM
I really like Clency's idea of SPIRIT LINE.  I also like Steve's tele illuminate.  Both are good.  How about Nebadon News Stream, or perhaps Nebadon Newsfeed?
Amethyst
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 29, 2018, 05:44:45 AM
Hi RonB and to all dear brothers and sisters,
I searched around on the internet about conference calling and found these two to be handy to use for the type of audio meeting you have in mind:

www.gotomeeting.com
www.freeconference.com

The gotomeeting site had an audio only meeting feature which is good to look at. Click on Features, scroll down and find and click on Freephone Option.

The free conference site is also one to browse as it has a lot to offer for users and has a global reach.

I thought to bring this to your attention and if any one else has found any more useful tools to share, it would be so good to share it too that may benefit the goal of serving in this way of communication. Ron, you mention it to be a free service and the free conference site does this for certain countries and for others there is a small fee involved. I like the gotomeeting with its feature of audio conference and that got my attention more as it also means it can be done more efficiently using the internet etc. Have a look at it and let us know what you think. Thank you all.

Sue/7inOcean

P.s. I was thinking if I can use my PC, I can plug in my headphones with microphone and connect with you all in the meeting.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: SophiaVeronica on December 29, 2018, 08:56:53 AM
Hi all, I am just throwing in some names that came up:

Cosmic News Circle
Spirit Network
Salvington News Circle
Local Universe Network Service -  LUNS
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: newstarsaphire on December 29, 2018, 02:09:34 PM
Hi All,

Some great suggestions posted here.  All I've been able to come up with is

Universe Connection

Anyways, I've been getting daily Security software warnings since Christmas day that someone is trying to decrypt my Wi-Fi network so I'm keeping shut down hoping they'll give up.  I don't know if it is someone new to my building or if someone has a visitor with nothing better to do with their time.  But I'm staying off-line unless I need to connect.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: David on December 29, 2018, 04:08:35 PM
Hi all I believe Life line or Life Network would work
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Ron Besser on December 29, 2018, 04:37:25 PM
I have not chosen a label/name yet for this service.  Your ideas are great and it helps me find some words too.  Thank you very much..

Now, while we are still thinking about a name for the service,  I am asking you to suggest to me the Agenda for the service.  What do we want to do with it?  What would you like to come away with for about what will be an hour, one way more or one way less.  Here to help you think about this is a

SUGGESTED AGENDA

Start the service by using your home phone and dial the number:

The Autophone number to dial is"
1-857-216-6700

You will hear a lady's voice welcome you to the service and instruct you to dial our account room to hold a conference in.   Enter this number:

263720   again just to repeat it for you,  that number is
263720
Enter and wait

If you are early, all you will hear is a silent line.  Hold on and listen and wait until the appointed hour comes.  Then you will start to hear people coming to the conference room and you may speak to them naturally.
 

I See a Screen when You Enter and will speak to you

I have the controls since the account is in my name to operate.  I do that by me dialing what you do above, and I will usually be at least five to ten minutes earlier than the announced time for the conference to begin.  I do that to make sure the conference room is unlocked and you have a place to wait.  

Large Numbers of Callers Can Attend
When you enter the room and my dashboard is up on my computer screen with control on my end, I see you enter the conference room and your telephone number as you enter.  I will acknowledge you with my voice so you know you are at the right place.  All on the line can talk and we can have as many as several hundred people it we ever need that many to be in the conference with us.

Time Around the World - how to find equivalents for your time
FYI:  We will have to evolve the process if waiting and how soon we can come into the conference room.  I have to unlock the room to get in so you have to wait at least until I make the room available for you to listen in.  If we say the conference will start at 7PM or whatever"

1  Time is always Zulu Time.  Zulu Time is Greenwich Mean time in England and we use it because different countries go to day light savings time on different schedules.  Zulu time never varies.  New York Time in standard format is minus 5 hours from Zulu.  At 7PM New York Time it is midnight Zulu time and we will always use the 24 hour clock to speak to time.  Midnight Zulu time is expressed as

00:00Z  One AM Zulu time is expressed as 01:00Z;  twelve noon at Zulu is 12:00Z; and 6PM Zulu time is expressed as 18:00Z   A twenty four hour clock does not use AM or PM and counts all 24 hours around the dial without using the am or pm designations.

Use this to find the right time:
https://www.time.gov/
You can change the picture and references to Greenwich by selection on that web site.  To see Greenwich, which is the same as Zulu, and is also the same as Universal Time.  The C stands for "Coordinated"  Select UTC only as others similar designations appear with numbers after them and those are for time zones in the middle of the empty Atlantic Ocean.

A Button at the top allows you to select the twenty-four hour clock time at any time zone you select.

2  A Suggested Agenda - How we have a conference and with what to be said:
Conference Locked after first twenty minutes of the scheduled time to open.
If we schedule the conference at a certain hour, I will start the conference at that hour and as precisely as I can.  If the schedule says we hold our conference at  7PM/00:00Z  (midnight in England or Z time) please be in the conference call by that hour.  I will allow stragglers for up to twenty minutes after that if I have to.  After twenty minutes I will lock the door to prevent disruptions to discussions.

Mute and Un-Mute function

Use your keypad and press the number 4 and then the Star sign.
4*
You can just listen that way.  To come live back into the conference press 4* again.
You can use your telephone keypad to mute your end so you can just listen.  You can un-mute your line by repeating the same operation.  

Quit The Call
3*
To leave the Conference on your phone, press 3* and just hang up.   Otherwise you risk having your phone line tied up until I end the conference call by the universal end of call function I have.

That is all you need to know for being a listener.  If you want to hear the call later because it may contain something you would like to hear again,  I will make a recording of it available.  To do that I have send the link to you and will publish it for all to receive.  You just dial the number I will give you enter the tape number given and just listen when you connect.

Print this Post so you have it available to call in when we start our test and then evolve our Agenda.

SUGGESTED AGENDA/USE

1   We start with a Benediction.  This will usually start with a transmission from Michael of Nebadon

First ten minutes after Benediction:

2   A brief discussion among us will be allowed for about ten minutes.  This is to warm us up and voice bond if you will and to smooth out worries and concerns and to pay attention to what follows.

3  Allowance for late comers ends at twenty minutes past the appointment time.  Lock Out.

Speech Transmissions Come Next
Time allowance is about 45 minutes or less
4  Michael or some other Speaker will deliver a transmission for all listening.  I will call upon transmitters who I know can transmit if you do not spontaneously begin a speech transmission on your own.  The first few times I may take that responsibility but afterwards all who transmit will have a chance to have their say into the conference and I expect all transmitters to find their way into the conference at least once as we try out this service.

Discussion of Speech(s) Follows
5  We will see how this goes as past experience in other services I have attended like this, most listeners fail to have much to say and drop off the line.  I will allow this section to extend us beyond the one hour allotted

Now that is a bare bones agenda.  What should we consider what else to do?   I need suggestions folks and a way to make this a lively hour on line with each other.  Otherwise these things tend to get boring and people use their time better they think if it does get boring elsewhere.

FREQUENCY OF THE CALLS
I tend to think once every two weeks is enough.  However, let me hear your views on it.  Nothing is yet set in stone at all.  
i WILL OPEN a new Category when this service does go into effect.
Thank you.













Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Ron Besser on December 29, 2018, 04:50:51 PM
Michael of Nebadon speaks:

"I see Ron labor over this proposal constantly.  He does not want a passive crowd.  You will determine how long it lasts and you can drop off anytime you wish to.  You have the control functions for your side showing in the above post.

"I also want to add that I have seen Lightline work and fail and work and fail and it requires an MC which Ron prefers not to have but he will do it and well to begin with.  The Emcee is to be a person with a gregarious personality to start the calls and to end the calls with a sign off from Me and from the Emcee.  Ron has heard radio programs do it and we will do it that way.  Be assured this will be a professional under taking to ensure you get a quality transmission and a reason to hold onto the line, as I intend to announce changes to you over this facility now.  Ron is making it easy to reach a lot of you now and you can tie into it by using the toll free number given at the top.  You might have to pay for the use of the phone in your country, but here in the States it is free to use the code to enter the conference room as it is a web based phone line and does not regard using the fresh air as a cost.  Neither should you.  Timing is wicked to confuse you so Ron posted a GMZ web site.  Use on UTC as the others are not Greenwich with numbers behind them.

"Finally, the trial period will not start for a month.  I do not want this service to start until January 31, 2019.  Ron knows the reasons for that.  We are attending a news conference ourselves that day and you will start this service to report on the news conference for sure.  This is Michael of Nebadon and I wish all of you a good day."

END
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: wendy.winter on December 29, 2018, 05:35:06 PM
Skype subscription/credits is an inexpensive option for international participants wanting to dial in to the US based conference number 1-857-216-6700


Wendy  as I noted I AM GOING TO AVOID other TECHNICAL MEANS TO PRODUCE THE CONTACTS THAT ARE SUFFICIENTLY DONE WITH VOICE alone. MY reasons are fairly simple.  Most people do not like to fool around with computer devices and setups at all because some people are just not adept at putting technology together.  But everyone can use a phone these days and people like me prefer landline phones at that.  That does not stop cell phones or I-phones to be used but we will be basic in operation enough all you need to tune in and talk over a simple phone device to do that.  I have other very good reasons too to avoid Skype and its proposed wonders for video which is a separate problem to me and the universe I do not discuss easily here.  I thank you for reminding me that this service can use Skype, but at least for now, it will not at this time.  Thanks.   RON
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Sharon on December 29, 2018, 07:05:40 PM
Hi, Ron. I am looking forward to the implementation of this new media. I see it as an opportunity for forum members to personally interact with one another. Thank you for making it happen.
Any chance you could send out the conference call instructions via email to the BBC List or another more appropriate list? An email (if filed for future reference) would provide quicker access to the instructions than scrolling back thru postings. Thanks!
Sharon

Ron here = Sharon you know something I do not.  What is the BBC list?  I used to operate something called the BCC list but you are talking about something else?  The BCC list was destroyed by a total failure of the hard drive on my computer and no longer exists unfortunately.  Thanks for your comments.  Ron.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Icon7 on December 30, 2018, 12:17:48 AM
Hey Ron...

Just get a zoom account and everyone can see and talk to everyone else... no fancy equipment to install... the software is free... you just pay for the time over 40 minutes...
Just a thought......... 8)
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Dominick O on December 30, 2018, 02:48:24 AM
Phone instead of computer applications are still more universally understood by older demographics and what we think is simple and easy to use is not for many over 75
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: JuliodaLuz on December 30, 2018, 08:27:56 AM
I believe that this telephone communication service will bring all of us, members, who participate in the Serara Forum.

I go further. It will even bring visitors to the Serara Forum. From what I understand, it is possible for anyone to access the conference via a landline.

I believe that a lot are shy to write, but they can be extroverted when speaking.

I know that this live phone call is a challenge for everyone, like me, who are not yet speaking fluent English. But in life everything is steps. At least I'm taking an intensive conversation course in English during this vacation at work, period until February 3, 2019. So I hope to be able to communicate with everyone at the Serara Forum, live, by phone, soon.

The intensive English conversation course lasts 90 (ninety) days. I started on December 24, 2018. I am very dedicated and I hope to be speaking English at most until January 31, 2019.

From what I noticed, January 31, 2019, at the beginning, is the date of the inauguration of this communication, that is, conference by landline.

I just hope that this service is also free here in Brazil (code 55), or at least not that expensive.

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Post Scritpum:

I suggest that the conference have an agenda, or an initial subject, to be discussed.

So people can reflect on what to talk about, or their opinions on the various subjects previously.

Of course, other matters may come at the conference.

As for the name of the service, I will also give you a suggestion:
Connecting with York Pennsylvania (CYP).

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Eu acredito que este serviço de comunicação por telefone vai aproximar todos nós, membros, que participamos no Fórum Serara.

Eu vou além. Vai aproximar, inclusive, visitantes do Fórum Serara. Pelo que eu entendi, é possível qualquer pessoa acessar a conferência através de um telefone fixo.

Eu acredito que muitos são tímidos para escrever, mas podem ser extrovertidos ao falar.

Eu sei que esta comunicação por telefone ao vivo é um desafio para todos, como eu, que ainda não estão falando fluentemente inglês. Mas na vida tudo são etapas. Pelo menos eu estou fazendo um curso intensivo de conversação em inglês, neste período de férias no trabalho que vai até o dia 03 de fevereiro de 2019. Assim, eu espero poder me comunicar com todos no Fórum Serara, ao vivo, por telefone, em breve.

O curso intensivo de conversação de inglês tem a duração de 90 (noventa) dias. Eu comecei no dia 24 de dezembro de 2018. Eu sou muito dedicado e espero estar conversando inglês, no máximo, até o dia 31 de janeiro de 2019.

Pelo que eu notei, o dia 31 de janeiro de 2019, a princípio, é a data da inauguração desta comunicação, ou seja, conferência por telefone fixo.

Eu só espero que este serviço seja também gratuito aqui no Brasil (código 55), ou pelo menos, que não seja tão caro.

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Post Scritpum:

Eu sugiro que a conferência tenha uma pauta, ou um assunto, inicial, para ser conversado.

Assim as pessoas podem refletir sobre o que falar, ou suas opiniões sobre os diversos assuntos previamente.

Logicamente, outros assuntos poderão vir na conferência.

Quanto ao nome do serviço, vou dar também uma sugestão:
Conexão com York Pensilvânia (CYP).
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Sharon on December 30, 2018, 04:05:47 PM
Julio, taking an intensive course in English in order to more fully participate in the upcoming conference calls is an amazing commitment. Well done. I encourage you to ask people to speak more slowly if conversations start picking up in speed and and/or excitement and  you find yourself missing ideas, concepts, debates, etc. People will gladly accommodate you, I am sure.

Having lived in Peru for several years and having to learn conversational Castilian by submersion into the culture, I know there is a difference between the written word (in which you are admirably adept) and the spoken word. I am sure you will pick up the English language relatively quickly, to include its nuances and oddities.


Sharon

P.s. When you start dreaming in English, you will be well on your way to mastering the language.
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 31, 2018, 01:36:19 AM
AGENDA



WELCOME WINDOW - RonB to welcome participants and allow 10 minutes before midnight zulu time. Participants are to be aware there is a shutout in twenty minutes after midnight zulu time to eliminate distractions to the conference.


BENEDICTION - Prayer and Opening for dialogue by RonB and Michael of Nebadon


ISSUES ON THE AGENDA - Members and Guests to stand still while the following Issues are being addressed:
 
Universe news broadcast on updates on Mission Plans


Forecast of Problems faced by the Most Highs and the Planetary Prince


Michael and Serara to address the Conference as to the Progress of the Mission Plans


The Planetary Prince of Urantia, Andromadeus, to address any improvements that can be made by and with human involvement in the plans going forward


What is forecasted to happen and why? Michael/Serara to report here


How can we best serve in the Mission Plans, if any can be made known at this time


Timeframe to be outlined and/or a Timeline of events to be prepared for


Members and Guests to place a question or comment here if appropriate


Conference to come to a close with a moment of silence, benediction and blessing.


RonB to announce End of Conference.


[ Ron, I have come up with some suggestions as above, if anyone else has any better ideas as to how to proceed in an audio conference, please come forward and share this as this will help Ron to organise the process and the procedure in which we are to expect, I anticipate perhaps the conference will most likely go for one hour or a little bit more. Perhaps 11/2 to 2 hours to be more generous to allow what may come through the circuits that the transmitters may have to share. This is a long stretch, but an important one as most transmissions take anywhere up to 40mins to over one hour as I gauge some of the ones I receive. Voice transmissions is spontaneous however, and this may take less time to get out than what I usually do when talking in a recorder. I also see how when we are together, there is more energy and interest generated and brings some very interesting prompts that may emerge through our engagement with our Spiritual visitors. Remember, when Jesus said, ‘when two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of you…” So lets see where we can get this going in an orderly way with excellence in mind in all that we apply ourselves to be so doing in His name. Hope this is a good start Ron and if you have any ideas to add, bring it along, otherwise, if you find some things you don’t like, then let’s cut and paste and make this a good one :). Thanks for everything folks. Much love to you all, Sue/7inOcean.]
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: LarryG on December 31, 2018, 07:10:27 AM
Sue and all, these suggestions and proposals seem right on target.  I must admit that when I first read this, I thought it was an actual announcement  for a conference call tonight at midnight.... just illustrates what a good agenda this  is!  As you list them above it very similarly follows a few conference calls that I have listen in on through Lightline and  this very well follows many of the meetings and transcribed recordings that have been held and written in the TM Archives on our site

I , with many of you, really look forward to the launch of these Conferences as suggested by Michael through Ron beginning January 31st or there abouts.. ....Larry

Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 31, 2018, 09:13:44 AM
Hi Larry,

Thank you for that, I have to say that the TM Archives was not even on my mind when I typed this up earlier today. This was a spontaneous urge to press on with allowing what came to mind to put together as it is presented. The only thing that pressed me was to start somewhere and keep going with a list of some sort. I also wish to respect how Ron wishes to begin and then allow time for transmitter work and address a number of points we would like to discuss and so on. Yes, now that you mention the TM Archive, I agree with you there is the similarity and that kind of surprises me. I apologise if I gave the impression of a real thing, but hey,  at least it grabs the attention at first!  Now that is started, what do you think would be included to make this a worthwhile session?

Sue/7inOcean
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: Clency on December 31, 2018, 10:05:57 AM
Sue, I am in agreement with the way you put it, how the phone conference must be held following a well defined timing, but only one point – I don’t know what is exactly your take on this one – I am for dealing with one subject at a time and to leave enough space for questions and comments from guests and members. For a one hour phone conference, it will take to much time to have all the subjects in one basket, just my opinion. Domtia
Title: Re: What Is Your View of Idea Suggested Here?
Post by: 7inOcean on December 31, 2018, 04:07:26 PM
Clency you make a good point about length of time. In my thoughts going with this is that we could condense the list into one to call it simply "News Pending" and then allow time for a "Questions and Answers" . The thing is though, the Questions must be really good and worthwhile to be asking to prompt fruitful and profound Answers. Our quest in this requires genuine interest, concern and understanding with whom it is to be concerned. So we may end up with a basic list at first, but as time goes the list on the Agenda may grow as per the News we receive and the revelations with them. That's my way of looking at it. I appreciate your thoughts Clency, thank you. I leave this for Ron to take what can be done and let's see how this goes, practice makes perfect as the saying goes! :) Cheers and Happy New Year everyone! Sue