[Linux-aus] Re: A/V recordings and publishing
Steve at nerdvana.org.au
Wed Jan 31 08:46:02 UTC 2007
Another thing I noticed as an issue was the number of people who thought
the Mic was solely there so they could heard, and would decline it when
offered. I noticed this a fair bit during the Virtualisation miniconf,
which whilst it was held in Matt C did mean that it was still large
enough that a mic was needed to ensure that people could be heard when
the video got released.
Most of the speakers would repeat the question, but if attendees don't
understand why the mic is there, then making allowances is a bit of a
Russell Stuart wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:50 +1100, Ken Wilson wrote:
>> With a speaker that is used to repeating questions this works well, but
>> many speakers have not yet learnt this, maybe prompting would help, but
>> in small theatres where all people can hear the floor question it is
>> counter intuitive to repeat the question for the recording.
> It is true the speaker doesn't always repeat the
> question. But equally it seemed to me that the
> person asking often didn't wait for the microphone.
> At LCA2006 the audience often corrected the problem
> when the speaker didn't repeat the question by yelling
> "question". It became a kind of a game between the
> audience and the speaker, possibly because the
> audience didn't here the question either. On the
> other hand once a question was asked from the floor
> without the microphone at LCA2007 I noticed it
> usually wasn't corrected.
> So one way the problem is largely self-correcting
> without any input from the AV team. The other way
> isn't, and requires someone from the AV team to
> run around like mad chooks during question time.
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