[ASC-list] Speaker control

Abigail Thomas Thomas.Abigail at abc.net.au
Tue Feb 1 02:23:20 UTC 2011

We tried the in-ear feedback system a few years ago for a Café Scientific, and the guest speakers and host said they hated it. They said it was too distracting to have someone buzzing in your ear, as well as be listening to the other panelists.
Just a thought.

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From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Phillip Arena
Sent: Tuesday, 1 February 2011 1:18 PM
To: Jan Thomas; asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
Subject: Re: [ASC-list] Speaker control

One of the most effective methods of time management is when the 'convenor' of the session simply holds up his/her hand/fingers to indicate the time left. At a  well-organised conference, the speakers of each session briefly meet each convenor (or they simply know who it is once the convenor introduces the session). Speakers are then told that fingers are held up towards the end of each presentation to indicate how much time is left (usually 3 fingers for 3 mins and 1 finger for 1  min).



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From: asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au on behalf of Jan Thomas
Sent: Mon 1/31/2011 6:11 PM
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Subject: [ASC-list] Speaker control

I have used a small bell and a big bell of the type the nuns used to use in the school I was at.

Small bell is preliminary warning eg 2 minutes to go - a nice polite tinkle. After that it's the big bell. In the modern world this may not be sexy but it sure as hell works!



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