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Chatting privately

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Another way that you can engage your audience is to have a private conversation with them. So in previous sessions we've seen that we can create private Q&A and we can chat publicly. But I want to add to this because it's really helpful to be able to have a private conversation while the meeting is in session to either answer a longer question or to prepare for some information that you want to show the audience or whatever. So for this I am actually going to simply replace the Q&A pod here in this layout with a standard Chat pod. I'll resize it so that it fits the scheme.

Chatting privately

Another way that you can engage your audience is to have a private conversation with them. So in previous sessions we've seen that we can create private Q&A and we can chat publicly. But I want to add to this because it's really helpful to be able to have a private conversation while the meeting is in session to either answer a longer question or to prepare for some information that you want to show the audience or whatever. So for this I am actually going to simply replace the Q&A pod here in this layout with a standard Chat pod. I'll resize it so that it fits the scheme.

Now if I want to chat with Olivia or Nick specifically, I can. So I am going to hover over Olivia's name here in the Attendee pod, and I am going to select Start Private Chat. And say... Instead of sending this question to everybody indicating that I don't know my job, I am going to send it directly to Olivia. I am also going to interact with Nick at the same time so that you can see how Connect allows you to chat with several different people without accidentally creating crosstalk. So I'll start a private chat with Nick.

I want to know if Nick is going to come to San Francisco next week. You can see here at the bottom that I've got three different tabs, one for each person that I am privately chatting with and then one for the Everyone tab. Now you can see that what Olivia did was she responded back to the overall chat. So she decided that everyone should see the answer to the question. No problem. She selected the Everyone tab and typed. As I am doing this, I can see that Nick's tab is blinking yellow. That's indicating to me that Nick has responded. So Nick is coming to San Francisco.

He's arriving Sunday evening. So the private chat is just a great way for you to be able to sort out your conversations with various people without exposing those conversations to everybody. Something that's important to understand about the private chat. One, when you email the chat history to yourself, you're not going to get any of the private chats. That stuff is not maintained in the chat log on purpose, because it is private. The other thing is that you may want to control whether or not people are able to chat with each other during your meeting privately.

It's not a bad idea to let them do it, but in some cases you may want to shut that down. So to do that, I am going to select Meeting > Preferences > Chat Pod, and I am simply going to disable Private Chat for participants if I don't want them to chat. When I do this, Nick isn't going to be able to have a private chat with somebody else. Now I am a host. So I can privately chat to Nick, Olivia can privately chat to Nick, and I can privately chat to Olivia. But Nick can't initiate one himself with other participants or even with us.

So private chatting is a great way to customize the experience, because it allows you to have a sidebar conversation with either the participants in your room or your other presenters or hosts without exposing that conversation to the entire audience.

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Tim Plumer, Jr.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      45s
  2. 14m 58s
    1. What is Adobe Connect?
      1m 34s
    2. The Adobe Connect family of products
      1m 4s
    3. Obtaining a license to use for the training
      2m 44s
    4. A quick start guide to Connect
      9m 36s
  3. 28m 40s
    1. Creating a new meeting
      5m 0s
    2. Inviting people to your meeting
      3m 3s
    3. Creating users on your Connect account
      4m 22s
    4. Setting up audio: Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
      7m 30s
    5. Setting up audio: Universal Voice (POTS)
      8m 45s
  4. 33m 6s
    1. Meeting the pods
      3m 44s
    2. Managing the pods
      4m 6s
    3. Creating and managing layouts
      9m 54s
    4. Preparing mode
      3m 35s
    5. Working in the Presenter area
      5m 8s
    6. Creating meeting templates
      4m 11s
    7. Managing meetings
      2m 28s
  5. 33m 29s
    1. Revisiting the Attendees pod
      6m 55s
    2. Setting user roles
      7m 10s
    3. Creating groups of users
      4m 12s
    4. Resetting passwords
      4m 59s
    5. Managing access to a meeting
      5m 33s
    6. Using the Connect Add-in
      4m 40s
  6. 27m 33s
    1. Using the Share pod
      5m 52s
    2. Uploading additional content
      4m 37s
    3. Sharing your screen
      7m 3s
    4. Whiteboarding
      4m 4s
    5. Using Full Screen mode to focus the audience
      5m 57s
  7. 37m 24s
    1. Loading PowerPoint files
      7m 24s
    2. Working with PDFs
      4m 12s
    3. Adding JPGs to a meeting room
      3m 42s
    4. Working with Flash video and MP3s
      5m 0s
    5. Loading SWF files (Flash projects)
      3m 54s
    6. Managing content on the server
      8m 13s
    7. Securing a meeting room
      4m 59s
  8. 46m 30s
    1. Customizing your meeting room
      5m 57s
    2. Using the Notes pod
      3m 59s
    3. Allowing your audience to chat
      4m 38s
    4. Polling your audience
      5m 43s
    5. Using a webcam
      4m 43s
    6. Sharing files and web links
      5m 57s
    7. Working with other presenters in Prepare mode
      2m 46s
    8. Working with other presenters in the Q & A pod
      3m 40s
    9. Chatting privately
      2m 55s
    10. Setting preferences
      6m 12s
  9. 17m 3s
    1. Creating a recording
      7m 24s
    2. Editing the recording
      4m 52s
    3. Using the recording
      4m 47s
  10. 20m 46s
    1. Using the meeting as a room
      6m 0s
    2. Managing users as meeting participants
      5m 47s
    3. Video conferencing with the Camera pod
      4m 25s
    4. Controlling someone else's screen
      4m 34s
  11. 12m 34s
    1. Installing the AIR application
      3m 7s
    2. Managing meetings
      5m 23s
    3. Managing recordings
      4m 4s
  12. 3m 35s
    1. Downloading and installing the app
      45s
    2. Attending a meeting
      2m 50s
  13. 48s
    1. Next Steps
      48s

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