Great News. I have Skype set up and we can do conference calls, not group videos (though you could if you have that option in Skype, I just don’t have the bandwidth to do it). Here’s what you need to do to participate:
- Set up a Skype to Skype account. It’s free. You will need to have the capability to talk through your computer so a webcam with audio capability would be helpful. Some laptops already have them installed so you’ll need to figure that out on your computer in advance.
- Once you have your Skype account set up, you need to send me a contact request. My Skype name is MSCaregiverDonna. You can just click on “Add Contacts” and type that in as my Skype name. That will send me a request to accept you as a contact, which of course I will. This has to be done in advance of the group meeting so I can add you to the conference call.
- The day of the conference call, I’ll have already created a “group” for the session and I’ll send you a call when we’re ready to start. You just answer the call and we get started. Hopefully, it’s really that simple; however, I expect we may have a few glitches to work out initially so have patience.
Let’s set the date for our first support group meeting as June 16 and we’ll meet at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. That means you’ll need to convert the time for whatever time zone you are in. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and having a real talk.