By Dave Forrester
Two kids, two jobs, home, cat, soccer practice, piano, and everything in between. I was sitting around in the living room with my kids one night. I was trying to figure out how I was going to pack in another activity for my son. My daughter is a singer, my son an artist. We started singing lessons for my daughter and my wife and I wanted to keep activities somewhat balanced between the kids. I could not figure out how I was going to fit in art lessons for my son. Every night of the week was already packed with family commitments, then lighting struck me, well not really, but a bright light came on in my head. One word echoed in my brain, “Connect!, Connect!, Connect!” Yes, Adobe Connect Profession came through again because I did not have another hour to drive around, gas tank to fill, snack bag to pack, but I had my Connect Pro Account, Phone Conference Bridge, Computer, Wacom Tablet, and the CS5 Creative Suite. I called my friend Judy Durkin who lives thirty miles from me and I asked her to be Rio’s fairy art-mother. She agreed to work with Rio twenty minutes a week. Yes, you are starting to clue in on what I figured out with Judy, no driving, no gas bills with my large truck, no meeting place, no cleaning the house before Judy arrives, well I did have to clean up behind the webcam. Yes!, art lessons from the comfort of Judy and Rio’s home each week. I setup the webcam, Judy and Rio arrived in the Connect Pro Meeting Room, we shared our screen and Judy asked for control of the space with Rio. I started the recording so Rio could re- watch the lesson several times before the next session with Judy. Adobe Connect Profession was my new parenting tool for the 21st Century. I will update everyone on how the new adventure is progressing with my next blog.
Dave Forrester, Connect Shaman