I am really excited to be working on this, because I can see the progress!
Most of the progress in terms of site management and design is behind the scenes. We are working to revamp the site a little. I want visitors and members to know right away this is a networking site, with interactive components. I want it to be inviting, and I want visitors to want to join.
In addition we recovered the video tapes from our student intern that basically disappeared on us. (I cannot express enough the disappointment on so many levels on this item - but that is the past). So I have engaged a trusted editor to pick up the pieces. He viewed all the tape and found some damaged sections, mostly having to do with sound - but for the most part he is able to salvage the project. So that's really good news! I hated the thought of having to repeat what we we have already accomplished. I have attached our first 8 minute segment! The rest will stream in this week and the next. I think Lorrie Thomas (the workshop speaker) has done an excellent job and her workshops are so packed with valuable information, I just know people will watch all of her more than once.
In addition I have a meeting scheduled with the intent to engage our local SBCC TV studio to film the rest of the workshops in a "controlled" setting - no more missing video tapes! Lorrie is on board and very excited to move into the next phase.
So, here is my "To Do" for the rest of the month:
(1) Work with my designer/ning platform expert to create the best site possible. Hopefully we will settle on the design elements by month's end.
(2) Meet with Channels TV to work out a schedule for controlled workshop filming in the studio.
(3) Finalize our expert posting. Make sure everyone's on the same page, before we really market this thing.
(4) Plan to officially launch BizConnect at the SBCC and Scheinfeld Center Job & Internship Fair - where students and businesses will be gathered. We are working on marketing materials for that event.
Thanks for your support, and if you haven't joined BizConnect yet, please do, and watch our progress!