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It's not about relocating people. Goodness, with all the ways to work from home these days, including in groups, There's no need. What I was talking about was not necessarily exploiting the TALENT of our members, but their CONTACTS in fields where we need help, like getting our message into TV and Films instead of seeing the opposite message sent (bridge sucks, etc. mouthed by characters). Hey, members, who do you know who can do x that we need or introduce us to y where we want an entry.
Jan. 22
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I sent the link to David Dobrik today, asking him to publicize it. We'll see. He may ask for compensation. If so I'll kick it to ACBL. Ur right about ACBL Marketing. They did suck, but they seem to be getting much better lately, including trying to find ways to penetrate target markets. I just wish we would quit farming out the job to 3rd party marketing firms. We need to develop our talent in house. BTW, we have 165,000+ members. We have yet to exploit that for networking purposes.
Jan. 22
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Or, perhaps in my case, the player. BTW Craig's approach has merit too. But, gotta agree on one!
Jan. 22
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No. I had access to actors in 2008 and made my videos then, but all of my teacher friends are way past retirement. I have asked ACBL to use the Summer Youth NABC and Collegiate Championships for that purpose. They'll have plenty on hand in Montreal.
Jan. 22
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Jeff, can you make these comments into brief scripts to have tweener+ kids say on video (with parental releases to use them without compensation)? Just sit four kids (with hair and clothes looking like they didn't just wake up) at a table with a deck of cards in the center or a dummy on the table and cards in other hands and give each kid one of those paragraphs to memorize and spit back to the camera. Check the sound and video quality before releasing the kids. Try to do this somewhere without a lot of background noise or distraction.
Jan. 22
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How about Cohen's “Rule of 7 vs. Rule of Thinking” for an example.
https://www.larryco.com/bridge-articles/rule-of-7

Also, Julian Laderman has put some of this stuff in the back of his books (don't have handy at the moment).
Jan. 22
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Feel free to use a screen shot from my video “Rescued” if you like. I have releases from all those folks (they were actors).
Jan. 22
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Nevertheless, if you must ask forcing or no, then it is strange by definition.
Jan. 22
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Jerry-ism: All strange bids are forcing. (Helms)
Jan. 22
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Facebook! Twitter, etc.
Jan. 22
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Sea also“
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS3PPpizRMA
It seems ACBL Marketing has been paying attention! Way to go guys! How ”bout a couple of up and coming young ladies as well.
I shared this on my Facebook page. Recommend sharing on yours. Let's make this go viral!!!
(Added) Also, below the actual video toolbar click “Like” and if you click “Share” you can send it directly to the social media you use.
Jan. 22
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Who cares the source? It's the message! At least SOMEONE outside of a few pockets like Silicon Valley, Seattle, Reno, New England, Atlanta, and others (sorry if I missed you) are trying, and providing us new ways to get our feet in the doors instead of our mouths. This is the same sort of thing behind the Keep Bridge Alive campaign. They say we have 10 years to do something about climate change. Maybe, maybe not; but I guarantee that's about all we have left to do something to save the game of bridge, at least in the U.S. The cliff approaches!
Jan. 21
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The very fact that this is arguable is a testament to the game's appeal. Something for everyone. In fact, My declarer play remains terrible because I fell in love with the language aspects of bidding systems to the exclusion of all the Whist stuff (counting, ugh, etc.).
Jan. 21
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See my comment to Jeff's thoughts. Perhaps they think the screens look “cool” or something. Personally I think they ought to burn the damn things and go back to real bridge from newbies to world championships, and if folks want to cheat, throw them on the bonfire with the screens.
Jan. 21
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I agree. I don't even like seeing boards and bidding boxes in introductory photos and videos. But, alas, I don't have the money to make my own versions, so I publicize best of show since I can't do the breeding.
Jan. 21
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I know it's true for me, Ray, old fart that I am. My fingers cramp (which is why I don't make boards any more) and I can barely walk to my car (with a walker!) after one 3.5 hour game.

I came across this, Kevin, by accident yesterday. Turned on the TV and this was on (PBS). Recognized immediately that it was some sort of chair stretching, and that interested me enough to watch all of it and track down the video for everyone to use. BTW, thanks for the URL update, I'll fix it on my Facebook page!
Jan. 19
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LOL, Zia's last comment: “We're running out of age, that's all.”
Jan. 15
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Posted the link on my website here:
https://www.facebook.com/chris.hasney.5
Jan. 15
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Maybe we should get one of our Chinese players who can speak whichever language it's in (Mandarin?) to translate it for us (one episode) and perhaps if we like it we can pick it up with English subtitles on Discovery Channel.
Jan. 12
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