Host Guidelines

Based on topics of interest, Group Talks last an hour and can be one-time offerings or recurring (weekly, bi-monthly or monthly). A Group Talk can be a Discussion, Debate, Mind Meld (Ex: Brainstorming), Swap (Ex: Recipes, Patterns, Tips), or Meeting. Participants can dial-in toll free, or attend online in a VoiceChat meeting room (includes text and VideoChat).

Note: Please contact us if you need any help. We appreciate your efforts and hope you enjoy the VIP status and rewards that all of our Hosts earn!

Getting Started

Once you’ve decided on the type of Group Talk you want to host, you’ll need to come up with a: (1) short descriptive title (for example, "Solar Heating"; (2) brief description of the topic(s) for discussion; (3) date and time.

Note: Do not host a Group Talk to advertise products or services, although you’re welcome to share a link to your website/blog/media or other resources pertaining to the topic.

Schedule Your Group Talk

Step 1: Create a Sign Up post.

Click the link above. When the page opens, click “New Topic” (the tab is in the top right corner). The format for Sign Up posts is:

> For the “Topic Subject” enter the type of talk your hosting, and your title (Example - Discussion: Solar Heating)
> Click inside the text editor and enter the day, date, time, and ZONE. (Example - Monday, March 7th, 8 p.m., ET)
   Note: For continuity, always use Eastern Time (Time Zone Converter)
> Click "Enter" twice on your keypad, then provide a description.
   Tip: You may want to include a photo to make your post more inviting. It will be easier if you add the photo first.
> Click "Post New Topic" (bottom left) and then copy the url (web address) to include in your Calendar post.

Step 2: Post your Group Talk on the Calendar.

> Access the Calendar (the tab will appear below the CyberCOM banner).
> Scroll to the section titled "Select Action" and choose the "Group Talks" Calendar.
> Click “Add New Event”, then “Ranged Event” (second option down). Enter your details in the sections provided.
> For the time zone, if it's not already selected, choose "(GMT-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)", then enter the time.
   (Make sure the AM/PM is correct.)
> Don't forget to include the Sign Up post url!

Note: Plan ahead. It could take up to 48-hours for a Group Talk to be reviewed. When it appears on the Calendar an attendance link will be added. To edit your Calendar post, click on your event and choose "Edit Event" from the "Event Options" drop down menu.

Help Spread The Word

Now all you need is participants! Invite your friends on social media and let them know that it’s free to register on CyberCOM (but not necessary to participate). Encourage them to arrive 15-minutes early if they're going to tune in online, so they can get familiar with our VoiceChat technology. A toll free number for support will be provided from the access page, along with all the International dial-in numbers.

If two days prior to your scheduled Group Talk there's not at least two participants signed up, please either change
the date or delete your Sign Up and Calendar posts (a link is on the Calendar's "Event Options" dropdown menu).

How To Host A  Group Talk
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