Week One assignments, check your Inbox!

mrbeckbeck
Posted September 13, 2011 from United States

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

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SallyB
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011

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

ddegarm
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011

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...... :-(

mrbeckbeck
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011

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

raoalpana
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011

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

mrbeckbeck
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

Suha Ayyash
Sep 13, 2011
Sep 13, 2011

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
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

Thanks, Scott

Jacqueline Patiño
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

mrbeckbeck
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

Purnama Lestari
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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.

mrbeckbeck
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

sallyreb
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

Hiba
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 14, 2011

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

best, hiba

mrbeckbeck
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

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

raoalpana
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

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
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

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

kati.mayfield
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

Hi Scott,

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

Really enjoying the process so far!

-Kati

mrbeckbeck
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011

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

AyeshaM
Sep 17, 2011
Sep 17, 2011

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
mrbeckbeck
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

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

martina bedar
Sep 18, 2011
Sep 18, 2011

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
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011

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

Hiba
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011

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

Darren Bunton
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011

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.

mrbeckbeck
Sep 20, 2011
Sep 20, 2011

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