Download the two Synopses Handouts for tomorrow’s First Friday Book Synopsis, November 6, 2020 – Invisible Women and Uncharted


In our October session, we had some “Zoom bombers.” It was not polite, and we have had to come up with a plan. You can help!

First, we have implemented the Zoom “waiting room” feature. Someone will let you in when you arrive. This should be quick and easy.

Now, please follow these steps:
#1 — Please make sure you have updated your Zoom software.
#2 — Please use your real, full name in your Zoom profile, and not “iPhone,” “Sam’s iPad,” “abcxyz,” “Zoom Security,” or something else that’s non-descriptive.

  • If you do not wish to be on video, please have a Zoom photo and your full name in your profile.
  • please avoid using pictures of objects or animals as your Zoom photo
  • you will automatically be on mute — (You will be able to unmute yourself).

#3 — BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT YOUR CAMERA. We’ve even had some “regular participants” have their camera follow them unwisely. Please be careful

  • BUT — still invite others to attend. We do not want to exclude anyone who wants to learn with us.

{Note: Special thanks to Leticia Ferrer, Jim Jameson, Peter Sorenson, and Taylor L. Cole Longacre for helping with very good suggestions, and forming our “Zoom Team.” Be sure to thank them tomorrow in the chat}.


Click on image to download handouts.

Click on image to download handouts.

Well over 100 people have been joining us on our “Remote” First Friday Book Synopsis gatherings. We have had participants from all over the country. Please share this word far and wide — all are welcome!

Friday, November 6, 2020 – Zoom, 7:30 am (Central Time)

Two Book Synopses:
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez
Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future by Margaret Heffernan.
Where: on ZOOM
When: This Friday, November 6, 7:30 am (Central Time)
The presentation will conclude shortly after 8:30 am
Speaker: Randy Mayeux
Click here to join in on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 856 1281 7839
Passcode: 117623

Click on image to download handouts.


We are all set for Friday’s Remote First Friday Book Synopsis.

#1 — Download, and print both synopses handouts by clicking here.

If you have ever attended our event, you know that I am handout intensive. You really will be able to follow along better with physical copies of the handouts in front of you. So, if you have a printer, please print the handouts.

#2 — Come on in for conversation whenever you can. I have enabled the “enable join before host” button. You will arrive in the waiting room, and be let in quickly. So, you can come in, and talk to folks. I will plan to join the meeting around 7:00, and we will begin the program at 7:30. And, I will not “end the meeting” for a while after, if you want to continue conversations with others after we officially conclude.

#3 — Here is the info, with the link to join the gathering:

Randy Mayeux is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Nov. 6, 2020 First Friday Book Synopsis
Time: Nov 6, 2020 07:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 856 1281 7839
Passcode: 117623

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Reminder: The cost of this remote meeting is “free.”

But, if you would like to contribute to participate, Randy would welcome you to send $12.00 directly to him through PayPal. Click here for a direct link to “donate” thorugh PayPal.

(Note: you can also send money through Zelle, at Randy’s e-mail address).

(Randy’s e-mail address for PayPal , and Zelle, is ).

Please help spread the word far and wide; help make this a success.


You might want to read this post. It has a printable one-sheet reminder on how to make the most of your remote learning experience.

Remote Learning 101 – Read this before attending your learning session.

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