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Ag Comm Webinar: Webconferencing with Bb Collaborate Ultra

Scott Swanson provides an overview of Collaborate's updated version called Ultra. Collaborate Ultra provides real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share a presentation or your screen, and more. Collaborate Ultra opens right in your web browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session.

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Email Management Tips and Tricks

This video offers simple tips and tricks that can help you become more organized and productive with your email management.

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Ag Comm Webinar - Shooting High Quality Video

How can paying attention to fairly simple things as lighting, faces, background clutter, shot variability and the like improve videos? Bruce Sundeen and Scott Swanson share tips for shooting high-quality video in the latest Ag Comm webinar.

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Ag Comm Webinar: PowerPoint Pizzazz

I presented "PowerPoint Pizzazz in this 17:08 video. Watch it to learn some graphic design tips that can make your PowerPoints more interesting and engaging.

Get the PPT presentation here.

You can find other Ag Comm videos on our YouTube channel.

, Graphic Design Specialist, 701-231-7891

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Ag Comm Webinar Features Extension Brand Refresh

Spring is a time of renewal and refreshment and the NDSU Extension Service is undergoing a branding refresh of its own. Kelli Armbruster, Agriculture Communication information specialist, showcased the new NDSU Extension Service branded materials and templates that will be available soon, in the May Ag Comm webinar. 

An announcement will be made when the new branded items and templates are available for download.

, Information Specialist, 701-231-6136

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Equipment Available for Checkout


Need a wireless mic for a Facebook Live session? How about a large touch-screen monitor for an open house? Want to keep speakers on schedule with an inconspicuous timer?

Ag Communication has all these and more equipment available for checkout. Watch this webinar to learn more.

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Write the Right Word - The Webinar

Not sure when to use a comma? Need help knowing when to capitalize a direction? The "Write the Right Words" webinar can help.
Based on Ellen Crawford’s Let’s Communicate articles, this interactive webinar from February 15, 2017 covers grammar, punctuation, style and more.

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Preparing for Media Interviews

In an interview, do you try to just think quickly to answer the reporter’s questions? Instead, learn how to plan ahead on issues and use your key messages to get across your important points.

In the Jan. 18, 2017, Ag Comm webinar, Kelli Armbruster and Becky Koch shared how to prepare for an interview and tips for the interview itself. The concepts apply to print, radio and TV interviews – and connecting with mass media and the public via social media.

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Ag Communication Webinar: Building Community with Social Media

With the right approach, you can build a community of engaged learners. All you need to do is stop talking at people, start talking with them and open the door for them to talk to each other. We'll discuss the notion of social capital and share ideas and strategies for a more effective use of social media. Learn more from the webinar below.

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New Video Equipment and Video Tips

Getting a look at some new video equipment for your smartphone or camcorder and tips on how to use them was the topic of the monthly Agriculture Communication webinar on May 18, 2016. 

This new video equipment is available for free checkout in the Ag Communication office. Smartphone microphones and tripod adapters can help bring your smartphone videos to the next level. There also are two wireless microphones for camcorder use. No more microphone wires to restrict your movement in the field.


, Electronic Media Specialist, 701-231-7086

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