Friday, July 20, 2012

Time Zones_Webinar

Have you been so frustrated you wonder what went wrong? .

I was excited to find out about a webinar and sent an email three weeks before it was due to start with no response. I resent the email again  a few days before, and then a day before it was due to begin and had a link provided. Bingo.

I went to the link, paid my money, and checked the time zones, and double-checked the time zones.
I clicked on the link. It had already begun. Well I thought it had as here it was up and running and apparently now finished. As I began to read I realised it was the wrong webinar.  *sighs*

Anyhow, I emailed hours before the right webinar was supposed to start and waited a few more hours. I received the link and registered at two in the morning. Phew. Finally I was in. I checked the link. Yup it was working. So I set my alarm. I was up at 5.40am, grabbed a coffee, switched on my computer and went to the link.
Hell no. It stated 'This webinar is now finished.'  I missed out. Damn and double damn.  Talk about frustrated.

At least I will have access to the webinar in about a week's time, but I had a pitch ready to go. Oh well, that's what I get for living on the other side of the world to the Webinar I wanted to participate in, and going by the wrong time zone.
It's the first time I've been caught out by different time zones. So hopefully next time I will triple check. I thought of going back to bed to get some sleep, but there is some writing to get done so I'm off to work on that.

It's Friday again, so have a great weekend everyone. :)

8 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I am so sorry! I know that's got to be frustrating. I get confused when we go to Daylight Savings around here.

I've been lucky in the few webinars I've attended send me reminders an hour, and then again 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

Hope you can retake it at a later time.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Maria,
I haven't had any trouble before until this. They did send me an email, but it didn't state the time. Oh well...as I said I do get to view it later and have the notes so that's almost as good as being there live. :)

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great weekend. Um, it may be Thursday where you are, so have a great weekend when it arrives. lol.. confusing. :)

Tarnya said...

Hi Suzanne
At least you can view it later. I hate it when things happen like that. You're not alone.

Tarnya x

Christina Phillips said...

That's so frustrating, Suz. I find the time differences very confusing too. That's good you can view the webiner later but what a shame about missing out on your pitch :-(

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Tarnya,
It seems I'm not. Phew. lol. :)

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Christina,
Glad I'm not the only one. I was looking up the wrong time zone. Usually I have it right. lol...

Sandy said...

Hey Suzanne, sorry you missed out, but it sounds like a very poorly run show. They were certainly lax in sending you replies.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Sandy,
Oh well. Better luck next time. I was disappointed at the time, but have gotten over it. lol. :)
Conference is so close. Yah! :)