Re: extras for zoom meetings
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 07:21:36 -0800 (PST)
David, you say that sometimes there is clapping but not always. How does
that work? Is it spontaneous, or announced or suggested occasionally?

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021, 9:05 AM David Scheidt <davidscheidt4 [at]> 

> Engagement through electrons does deprive one of a good bit of the
> non-verbal. Replacement through the visual only partially compensates, yet
> I have found it cohesive [not that we do his all the time yet it can be
> helpful] to set an understanding that after each person's statement
> everybody claps on screen. It is gratifying to the speaker to have a full
> screen response. It is a nice visual punctuation mark between speakers. And
> the active engagement is gratifying for the feeling of community. Nothing
> is more boring than a screen full of non-talking heads staring into space.
> Animation yeah, dull be gone.
> David is a member at Durham Central Park Coho.
> We?ve mastered conducting business, lots of business, on Zoom ? Team
> Meetings, General Meetings (all members), etc.   But we sure could use some
> more ideas for those lagniappes that lighten up the business, give us a
> good laugh or help us feel a little deeper together.   What has your
> community done to bring some of each person?s humanity to the screen of
> boxes of faces?
> Waiting for inspiration,
> Carolyn Salmon
> --
> To pay attention; that is our endless and proper work...Mary Oliver
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