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  • Welcome to the AWPHD Hospital District Governance Web Conference. We are really glad you’ve joined us! My name is Taya Briley.
  • Before we begin the substantive part of the call, I’m going to go over a few things to make the webconference go as smoothly as possible.
  • For those of you who haven’t done a web conference before, this is how it works: We will be showing a power point presentation on the internet, and we will be narrating the presentation over the phone. We will be done in an hour, by 1.
  • Because there are so many people participating, the phone connection is one way – you can hear me, but I can’t hear you. However, in order to make the web conference more interactive, we will open the phone lines once in the middle and again at the end for comments or questions--we’ll tell you more about how that will work later.
  • If you have a question during the course of the presentation, click on the button at the bottom of your screen marked “chat”, type your question into the box and hit send. We will receive the question and we may address it immediately or wait until the end of the presentation. You can also hold your questions until we open the phone lines.
  • There may be a 3-6 second delay from when we change the slide to when the slide changes on your screen depending on the speed of your internet connection, so we will wait a few seconds between slides before going into an explanation.
  • At several points in the web conference, a box will pop up on your screen asking you a polling question. Answer the question immediately and click the x in the corner to close the box and remove it from your screen. As soon as we collect the results, we will publish them for you to see. We’re going to take our first poll now: How many people are watching the web conference with you?
  • If you have technical difficulties, call tech support at 888/390-6645. So that’s all the technical stuff—let’s move on to the substance!