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Week One assignments, check your Inbox!

Hello Listeners,

By now most of you have probably seen my email from earlier today, announcing the beginning of our Listening process, and detailing the instructions for this first week. If for some reason you didn't receive this message, let me know as soon as possible.

We have received just over 200 Applicant assignments for this first week, meaning that each Listener will be reviewing 3 or 4 different women. You have until next Monday, the 19th to complete these reviews.

I have received a few replies back that there is some trouble with loading the Google document. My guess is that in the middle of the day their servers are a little over-loaded, so things may slow down. If you encounter that problem, please just try again another time and see if it works. If you consistently have troubles, contact me via email and I will send your list of assignments in another format.

If you have any other questions, please send them my way, or post them as comments here so that other Listeners can learn too. Share your challenges, your highlights, your confusions... we are all in this together!

One last thing-- would anyone like to volunteer themselves to receive a few extra reviews if need be? Things happen, and we like to be prepared ahead of time! Just send me a note, and I'll follow up with details.

Thanks again everyone! Here we go!

In partnership,
Scott

Comments

SallyB's picture

Volunteer for a few extra reviews

Hi Scott. If need be, I can volunteer to review a few more essays.

ddegarm's picture

Troubling still downloading materials

Hi everyone,

I will check for another couple of hours, but I am still not able to get any assignment past 101 downloaded. If you have some ideas I would be interested in hearing about them.....for now I am closed out...... :-(

“Women have a special capacity to lead us to a more peaceful world with compassion, affection and kindness. And there is no more important time for that than this moment.” - Dalai Lama

mrbeckbeck's picture

Any success?

It seems that some people who are listed below row 100 have been able to access their assignments.

If this is true, can you share your success with the group? Was it patience, or did it just load right away? I personally do not have trouble with accessing it, but I created it! I am also using the Google Chrome browser...but I don't know if that makes a difference.

I'm hoping that there aren't too many hurdles for you all!

Best,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

raoalpana's picture

Not getting the assignment

Hi, I am afraid I have not received any assignment in my inbox neither have I received any link to it. Pl. guide

mrbeckbeck's picture

For Listeners only

Hi Raoalpana,

This group is for Listeners only, so you would not have received an assignment from me.
If you are interested in participating as a Listener next year, please apply then!

Thanks,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Hi Scott,

I checked my email at least 3 times to see the email witht the links for the assignments but it is not in my inbox.
Can you please resend this email to me.

In this email i guess that i will know which is my no. ID?

Regards,

Suha

mrbeckbeck's picture

Private message

Hi Suha,
I just sent you a private message about this. Let me know if you have any questions after reading that!

Thanks,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

jap21's picture

Hi Scott

I am good to receive any extra assignments that you wish to give me. Thank you. Blessings my dear!

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

mrbeckbeck's picture

Thank you dear!

Hi Jackie,
Thank you so much for your offer. I will be in touch should the need arise.
Fondly,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Tari Andrea's picture

Thank you first

Dear Scott,

It was nice to read stories from the applicants. I'd be happy to receive a few extra reviews if needed.
Became one of VOF Listeners this year really makes me great as a woman. Personally, i meet a lot of new friends from all over the world. All women here are so helpful and caring each other. Now, I'm reviewing the assignments that you've sent through Google Docs and will send it back on time :)

In partnership,

Tari.

--
M&E of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Indonesia

"Be the change that you wish to change." - Mahatma Gandhi.

mrbeckbeck's picture

Thanks!

Hi Tari,

I really appreciate your help! I'm glad to hear this has been such a positive experience for you so far.

And we're only just beginning! Thanks for being here with us.

Cheers,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

sallyreb's picture

Hi Scott

I am really excited! I received the email & all links work. I'll likely review and respond to the assignments on Saturday.

Many thanks,
Sally

Sally Peters
~*~*~*~*~
Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. ~ Georgia O’Keeffe
~*~*~*~*~

Hiba's picture

nothing in my inbox yet :(

nothing in my inbox yet :( could you please resend it.

best, hiba

mrbeckbeck's picture

Hi Hiba

Hi Hiba,

I will resend you the message to your gmail address. If you don't see it, please check your Spam folder in case I was filtered out for some reason!

Thank you,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

raoalpana's picture

Not getting the assignment

Thanks for the reply. Seems at my end I am some understanding problem. Was quite hopeful to participate and waited for an year for this opportunity. Cld u pl. guide me this time ( kindly take time from ur busy schedule) so that I do not miss next year.
Thanks,

mrbeckbeck's picture

Private message

Hello again,

I will send you a private message with some more details! Sorry that it did not work out as you had hoped this year.

Best,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

kati.mayfield's picture

on call for extra assignments

Hi Scott,

I'd be happy to take extra assignments each week as needed.

Really enjoying the process so far!

-Kati

*resolved this year to think twice and to smile twice before doing anything*

mrbeckbeck's picture

Thanks!

I appreciate that Kati! I'll be in touch if we need your help.

Glad to hear that everything is going well for you.
Cheers,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

AyeshaM's picture

didn't receive your email/doc

Hi Scott,

I checked my WP inbox, but I don't have an e-mail from you re: my assignments as a Listener for VoF.

Thanks!

- Ayesha

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"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."

- Mevlana Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

mrbeckbeck's picture

Got your message

Hi Ayesha,

Thanks for reaching out. I sent the message to your email inbox, but I got your message that you found the link in the Welcome Manual already. Way to go!

Hope you're enjoying it!
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

earthwindfire's picture

nothing in my inbox

scott,
a few days ago, i downloaded all the stories of my assigned women and a sample evaluation form.

today, sunday, 9/18/11, i sat down to read the stories and fill out the eval. forms online, but i
cannot find a link to the page that 1) has the assignments listed or 2) that brings me back to the
eval. form.

my inbox has no messages.

i will do the evals. for each woman on paper, but need to know how to transfer the evals. into an
online format to send to you.

today was my afternoon to devote to this work, so i am in a bit of a crunch here.

thanks,
martina bedar

mrbeckbeck's picture

Glad you found it.

Hi Martina,

I'm glad that you found the information you needed. We received your reviews.

The next batch will be ready tomorrow!

Thanks,
Scott

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Hiba's picture

week 1 - check :)

just finished working on the 1st assignment:) batch 2, can't wait :) have a wonderful day, hiba.

dbunton's picture

So far

The structure of the Listeners' duties makes it possible for me to respond effectively and efficiently. I find the experience to be more educational, as opposed to being "another" responsibility. For me, learning while reading is something for which to be grateful. Hearing the lessons in the stories of the VOF applicants is both astounding, and insightful.

Darren Bunton

mrbeckbeck's picture

Great to hear!

I'm glad you're enjoying the experience Darren!

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

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