Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum
GWR advice during Coronavirus
Coffee Shop during Coronavirus
Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 07/07/2020 - Tuesday Club - ONLINE
08/07/2020 - Melksham RUG - ONLINE
15/07/2020 - Harness social media - ONLINE
22/07/2020 - Melksham Rail User Group CANX
Random Image
Train Running Polls Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail news GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
July 05, 2020, 07:44:38 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[201] Thank you, Infoman, for your daily diary of rail related broad...
[60] Freight in our area
[59] West of England Line CMSP study
[53] More dangerous overcrowding to the Westcountry
[49] It would be so much easier to run public transport without the...
[20] New arrivals at Swindon
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Linked Events
  • CRN,Good Award Entry, ONLINE: May 19, 2020
  • Engaging local media - ONLINE: June 30, 2020
  • Harness social media - ONLINE: July 15, 2020
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Spring 2020 - Community Rail Network online seminars  (Read 268 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29878



View Profile WWW Email
« on: May 15, 2020, 11:30:20 am »

From https://communityrail.org.uk/events-training/events-diary/

* Webinar to help you prepare your entries for the Community Rail Awards, 19 May.  Hosted by Nicky Forsdike.   Fully booked.
* Engaging local media, 30 June, 14.30-15.45, with community rail examples. Hosted by Rob Lawson
* Harnessing social media, 15 July, 14.30-15.45, with community rail examples. Hosted by Nik Schofield.

Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29878



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 05:42:16 am »

From https://communityrail.org.uk/events-training/events-diary/

* Webinar to help you prepare your entries for the Community Rail Awards, 19 May.  Hosted by Nicky Forsdike.   Fully booked.
* Engaging local media, 30 June, 14.30-15.45, with community rail examples. Hosted by Rob Lawson
* Harnessing social media, 15 July, 14.30-15.45, with community rail examples. Hosted by Nik Schofield.



"Engaging local media" now fully booked too - has been for at least a couple of days.  I have to wonder where the limit on viewers comes from, or whether Community Rail Network should be running duplicate sessions.  Extra web meeting sessions are cheaper that extra train carriages  Grin
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
ChrisB
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 10217


View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 03:27:35 pm »

If it's Zoom, you buy meeting space for 100. Then pay extra to up to 500 and more again for a max of 1,000. The add-on for 500 is 60-odd per month, so if you are on limited budgets, this can add up.
Logged
TaplowGreen
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 5170


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 04:36:42 pm »

If it's Zoom, you buy meeting space for 100. Then pay extra to up to 500 and more again for a max of 1,000. The add-on for 500 is 60-odd per month, so if you are on limited budgets, this can add up.

I think the question must be asked............Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo's gonna pay for it?  Wink
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 29878



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 05:29:52 pm »

If it's Zoom, you buy meeting space for 100. Then pay extra to up to 500 and more again for a max of 1,000. The add-on for 500 is 60-odd per month, so if you are on limited budgets, this can add up.

I think the question must be asked............Ooooooooooooooooooooooooo's gonna pay for it?  Wink

Indeed ... the average salary in this country is 30,000 per annum ... 140 per day ... and it takes somewhere between 5 and 10 times the length of a training session to prepare material. Yes, I know that's a ball park figure and can vary wildly.   

It strikes me you have the investment of producing material, and also the admin setup of managing bookings, etc - much easier now with things like Eventbrite, but still not inconsiderable, and it seems a shame having made all that setup investment not to run a matinee as well as an evening show, or however you would define it, where the repeat cost would be a tiny fraction (Option a).   First run costs a lot then you just turn the handle tuning as you go - that's simplified, but it's a career / business lesson I followed with some success!

Sure, extra 60 per month is a big step up from 10 for 100.  But you are looking at an organisation account with a salaried team, not volunteers.  In perspective, average annual salary based on that 30k above is 700 per week, or monthly wage bill of around 50,000 (and that's before employment taxes and cost of providing working environment) across 17 staff.  Option b is a bigger session with this extra cost 60 cost

I would personally commend the idea of running each session (for they are mainly training sessions not interactive meetings) multiple times - option a. The setup investment is there - "please turn the handle not ones but perhaps 2, 3 or even 4 times".  Groups may be smaller, but that would give better opportunity for delegate interaction, as well as allowing everyone who was keen enough to want to attend to do so.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page