InPresence 169Community Building
June 11, 2020
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Jeffrey Mishlove discusses some technical difficulties that prevented the Live Stream with Sean McNamara scheduled for June 14, 2020. Apparently, Zoom was unable to connect with YouTube. The event will be rescheduled. Then, Jeffrey fielded a few questions from the steadfast viewers who were able to log in.
Please note that the correct link to Sean McNamara’s website is www.mindpossible.com. It was misspelled in this video.
Published on June 15, 2020
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