Know Before You Go: Technical & Visual Preparation


Preparation for a relaxed, entertaining, and educational President-elect Seminar

About the Event:

Chesapeake PETS (CPETS) begins with kickoff event at 8:45am on Friday morning March 5, 2021 and ends with a bang Saturday, March 6 at 2:30 pm.

In between, there will be –

  • Two general sessions with speakers you don’t want to miss
  • Two educational sessions working in breakouts with PEs in your District
  • Time each day with Rotary Vendors/Exhibitors
  • Time with your incoming DG to tie it all together

As you register, you will have access to the CPETS MYEVENT, an on-line program with all the links.  The information will be updated as we add additional content.  Keep going back into the MYEVENT on your computer, iPad, or phone.

The links are straightforward – links and times – everyone has the same information.

This year, YOU control the venue!
Here are some steps you can take in advance to maximize the overall experience.

About Zoom:
Most of the program takes place with Zoom.
Zoom works best if you have a personal account set up completely before PETS begins

Learning goes best when you are comfortable and focused

Plan the working space and conditions in advance

  • Laptop or desktop computer recommended
    • Working webcam, microphone, speakers
      • Tablets and smartphones may be less than fully satisfactory
      • Optional headphones minimize need for muting
      • Check out all equipment leaves time to get help if needed
  • A working place without distractions
    • A comfortable chair and desk/workstation
    • Writing instruments and paper
    • Favorite snacks available in abundance
    • Favorite daytime beverage for classes, evening beverage for socials
    • Airplane mode highly recommended for your smart phone during classes

Virtual meeting etiquette

  • Most live zoom sessions are being recorded.
    Turn off your webcam if recording creates a problem.
  • Keep yourself muted except when planning to talk
  • TIP: The keyboard SPACE BAR turns the mic on when held down. (Press to talk)
  • Review the chat feature and use for private sidebar conversations
  • Understand the Raised Hand feature that is frequently used to solicit comment

This event is all about you, the incoming President in a time of great change

  • During CPETS: Please be there 100% and really listen