Remember when I said it takes me forever to learn anything new? I wasn’t just “whistling dixie” (as my mom used to say, whatever that means).
I’m on a warp-speed learning curve at the moment, and given how fast we put this webinar thing together, I’m actually pretty happy with it (and yes, kind of proud. At least you could hear both me and Melissa Orlov, my special guest, and that’s the main thing. That, and the info is gold!).
I also admit that I’m pretty proud that last night’s ADHD, Anger, and Marriage was not only mine, but Psych Central’s 1st-ever webinar. How cool is that?!
My guest, Melissa Orlov, was superb. I admire her calm, cool, and collected manner; her depth of knowledge and her warmth; she was the perfect choice as my first guest. (she even laughed at my jokes, bonus!)
Melissa and I will be presenting again on Thursday, May 24 @ 8 p.m. EST, details coming soon.
For those of you who missed last night’s webinar, ADHD, Anger, and Marriage,
I’m sorry there aren’t any spiffy visuals, but hey, I’m new at this! It was my maiden voyage, so please cut me some slack.
More newbie anomalies (confessions of a learning-on-the-fly-plus-I-have-ADHD-so-be-nice-to-me webinar host!)
Oh ya, and one other word of warning: I didn’t quite get the thing recording until about 5 or 7 minutes in (so ADD, eh?! Go ahead, laugh. I’m laughing too!). But – the first few minutes were mine and Melissa’s intros, and if you’re a regular here at ADHD from A to Zoë, you might already know more about me than you’d care to.
More true confessions of an audacious ADHD webinar host wannabe!
Just in case some of the participants of last night’s webinar are reading this: I apologize that I messed up on the chat functionality.
On the other hand, I’m wondering if it’s a good idea to have a “Chat” available at a webinar? I mean, we’re here to learn, right? And aren’t we folks with ADHD easily distracted?
Heck, I’m big enough to admit that I’ve been distracted and ended up joining in the Chat party at the back of the Chat room on more than one occasion. (once a class clown, always a class clown… especially at the end of the day when the meds have worn off!)
What do you think? Chat or no chat?
I’m not afraid to break the mold. (I guess that should go without saying). On the other hand, is there a reason in your opinion to have a Chat function during a webinar? I’d love to hear your opinion on this, so please write! (convince me)
The one reason I can think of is that there’s no way the presenters can ever answer all of your questions in an hour. Perhaps someone else on the Chat can.
On the other hand, that means there’s a danger of not getting correct info (after all, isn’t everyone there for the same reason?) Still, as the knowledge level of participants varies, I’m sure someone can answer the basic questions, repeat something that was missed, etc. So – what do you think?
Thanks to everyone who showed up!
Once again, thanks so much to Psych Central for putting on this event, and to Melissa Orlov for graciously accepting my invitation to participate.
Last night’s registration was definitely impressive… thank you to everyone who signed up, and more so to those who showed up, who asked questions (I’m sorry we couldn’t get to all of them), and to those who will take the time to listen to the audio and share it with others! Please do!
Once again, here is that link to the audio of last night’s webinar:
I’m looking forward to hosting more webinars. If you were at last night’s, please send your comments and feedback to the e-mail link you received, or to me here as a comment, or to me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And don’t forget to join Melissa and me again on Thursday, May 24, 8:00 p.m. EST!
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