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Thank you for participating in a Martial Arts Marketing Network audio or video publication

As you know, we will be recording these publications either in audio or video format. Then, for those recordings that deserve to be shared, Martial Arts Marketing Network will broadly distribute them via our proprietary process in multiple formats (original, written transcriptions, video version of audio, infographics, video excerpts, etc.).

If set up in advance, we can also share these publications via live sessions with an online audience (e.g., on a webpage, on Facebook). These live sessions will still be recorded, with the recording distributed at a later time.

Martial Arts Marketing Network has invested heavily in the technology to make participating in these discussions simple and easy.

At the scheduled time of a recording (which can occur at almost any time — days, evenings, weekends), you will receive an email with an Internet link. When you click on that link, you will join the discussion. A discussion can be just audio or can be video and audio (voice plus the display of guest faces and/or computer screens).

You will be required to use the Chrome browser. If you don’t have access to this browser, you should download the program at https://www.google.com/chrome and follow the instructions for installing it on your computer.

For audio recordings, the audio will be captured via a microphone plugged into the USB port on your computer. For video recordings, the video will be captured via an external webcam plugged into a USB port on your computer. You will be required to wear headphones (wireless — or wired plugged into your computer’s headphone jack) during the recording to minimize cross-talk and echo.

If you don’t have the needed equipment, Martial Arts Marketing Network will advise you on what to purchase.

Once the discussion ends — for audio recordings only — you must keep the recording window open on your computer for a few minutes to enable the locally-recorded file to upload to our servers.

For each discussion, you will need to complete and submit the form below. Once we receive your submission, someone will be in contact with you to schedule the discussion/recording.

Before our first online discussion, we will do a trial recording to make sure everything is working as it should. See the bottom of this page for a description of some of what we will be testing.

We look forward to working with you.

  • Please let us know what type of computer you will be using during our discussion.
  • Which of the following audiences do you think this discussion would be best suited for?
  • Please provide a brief description of the primary story you tell during our discussion - and what "lessons learned" or "mistakes made" will be highlighted by this story.
  • Please provide a few specific questions you'd like to be asked during our discussion that will allow you to provide deeper insights into discussion topic.
  • Please share what you hope will be the main listener takeaways from our discussion.
  • If you would like to provide an outline for our discussion, please do so here.
  • Click in the field above and select the format you think would be best for this discussion?
  • If you want to show an online video or other item during the discussion, please enter the URL here.
  • If you want to show an online video or other item during the discussion, please enter the URL here.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    If you will be using a slide deck at any time during our discussion, please click on "Choose File" to find that slide deck on your hard drive.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    If there is a supporting document you would like to submit, please click on "Choose File" to find that document on your hard drive.

Trial Recording — What We Will Be Checking

Microphone Quality

We will be testing your USB microphone to make sure the sound quality is adequate

Headset

We will be testing to make sure your wireless or wired headset adequately prevents cross-talk and echo.

Chrome Browser Settings

We will ensure your Chrome browser is set to standard settings.

Hard Drive Space

Our audio recording software must be able to save a local backup of each recording to your computer, which requires about two gigabytes (GB) of hard-drive space per recording.

This means that you need about 20 GB of free space on your computer because the Chrome browser allows our application to use only about 20% of the space available.

If you don’t have enough hard-drive space, our audio recording system will notify us. We won’t be able to do the recording until the needed space is freed up and the Chrome browser is closed and restarted.

If you have done previous recordings with us and we get this warning of insufficient hard-drive space, the files from previous recordings can be deleted from your computer by following these instructions:

  1. Paste this link into the url bar — chrome://settings/content
  2. Click on “Cookies” arrow
  3. Scroll down and click on “See all cookies and site data”
  4. Scroll down to the entry for Zencastr or search for Zencastr in the top right corner
  5. Click on Zencastr.com
  6. Click on the button that says Indexed Database
  7. Click the Remove button