How-To: Speaking in a LexGo Venue
Benefits of LexGo
LexGo is built to drive attendee participation. Here are some recommendations to consider for building your presentation:
- Table time to allow people to connect and collaborate at their tables
- Give participants a chance to connect with each other
- There is no chat to take distract from the presentation
- Provide time for participants to ask questions by stepping up to the stage
Feel free to come into the space early to get a feel for the experience of LexGo
What you Need
- Computer (Mac or PC) with a good internet connection, camera and microphone
- Chrome or Edge browser (current version) or the Mac LexGo app
- While mobile apps are available for LexGo we don’t recommend being mobile while presenting (cellular connections aren’t as reliable)
- Use a headset or headphones to prevent audio echos and not sound like you’re on a speakerphone.
- Use something like Krisp.ai to remove background noise (dogs barking, cars driving back and other background noise)
Video & Lighting
- Make sure you’re set up without bright light coming in a window behind you
- If possible move your LexGo window to near your camera. So you’re looking more closely into the camera.
- Put a post-it on the camera with a big note “Look Here!” with a smiley face to look at while you’re talking
- Perform a network speed test at https://lexgo.speedtestcustom.com
- You should have at least 10mb download and 5mb upload for the best audience experience
- A hard wired ethernet cable is preferable instead WiFi if possible
(At Least 15 Minutes Before Event)
- Navigate to LexGo
- Enter the Venue - There are two options for entering LexGo. You can use a pass or an account.
You should have a link and after clicking on the link you will see a place to enter your name and email.
You should have a link to the LexGo venue and a one-time default access code. You will enter your email with the default access code. You would then be prompted to update your password.
- You will first need to allow the browser to have access to your AV
- Select your camera, microphone and speaker
- Be sure to check the selection and test all three
Screen Share Permissions (Mac Browser Only)
Mac requires that you give permission to screen share. Set the permissions in the System Preferences “Security & Privacy” for Chrome and then restart Chrome for the permissions to take affect on your mac.
Moving to the Stage or Front of the Room
- You will land in the lobby
- Find the room on the map with this icon (below) on the top left and click the Join button
- Your camera and microphone will turn on automatically
- Ensure you can share your screen
Front of Room
- You will land in the lobby
- Click the “Show Tables” button in the Event Hall
- Click the “Jump to Front” button at the top of the Event Hall
Start of the Event
To control your AV (microphone, camera and screen share) you will find the three buttons on the bottom of your screen. To toggle the control you need to tap the button and not the arrow on the right of the button.
Preparing Your Content
When presenting in LexGo make sure your content is in a window and doesn’t take over the entire screen. This can be accomplished by following the instructions below.
- Open the PowerPoint slide deck
- Click on Slide Show in the menu
- Click on Set Up Slide Show
- Select “Browsed by an individual (window)”
- Click OK
- Open the Keynote slide deck
- Click on Play in the top menu
- Select In Window
Sharing a video that has sound
This needs to be done in a Google Chrome tab
- Open the video you want to share in a Google Chrome tab (You can do a YouTube video, Vimeo video or any website that has a video)
- Click the screen share button
- You will see 3 tabs (Entire Screen, Window, Chrome Tab)
- Select Chrome Tab you opened in step 1
- Make sure the “Share tab audio” checkbox is checked on the lower left
- Click the Share button
- Tap play in the video’s Chrome tab to start it playing to the group