Expanding Your Main Street Program's Reach

When the Oyster Bay Main Street Association in New York realized that another big community meeting was scheduled for the same night as its annual meeting, the group decided to create a video of its meeting so it could expand the audience virtually. Using a hand-held voice recorder, the group created an audio MP3 file of the presentations and then used Windows Movie Maker to coordinate the audio with PowerPoint slides. In just a half hour, they put together a video came together and posted it on YouTube and their blog.

Almost 100 people checked out the video, which is more than the number of people who actually attended the meeting. All the staff used was the software that came with their computer and a hand-held voice recorder. They created the video and posted it and 100 people who couldn't attend the meeting got to catch up on what they had missed. How cool is that?!

Want to know exactly how they did it? Oyster Bay Main Street Association's Executive Director Isaac Kremer has created a quick tutorial video just for you.