Celebrating via Zoom
On Monday 20th April 2020 the members of the Brighton SA group of Speaking Made Easy tried something NEW.
This group was formed in 1966 and celebrated their 54th birthday on this Monday with a picture of their birthday cake and a Zoom meeting! Not sure when they will get to eat the cake?
The majority of the group have little experience of computers and the internet beyond emails, but were determined to ‘give it a go’. They were delighted with the result – a meeting lasting 100 minutes from the comfort of their own homes and listening to three very interesting speeches on the topic “Laughter is the best medicine”.
The speeches covered various aspects of laughter from the dark side of comedy to laughter yoga, to anecdotes of watching a Mr Bean episode in a bar in Bali where everyone joined in the laughter to the benefits of laughter to our physical and mental health.
There were a few initial hiccups in setting up which were swiftly resolved (thanks to a few husbands) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the interactions.
Here is a photo of the meeting in progress. They are so looking forward to their next Zoom meeting on 4th May.