BridgeHands Membership Subscription Information

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Problem – Most traditional Bridge instruction is based on static text and diagrams or well intended but incomplete dialog.

Solution – Our BridgeHands multimedia videos are designed to provide everyday and advancing Bridge players fun, easy to understand commentary that is enlightening, entertaining, as well as educational.  Imagine how quickly you will learn Bridge when choosing your topic of interest among hundreds of hours of video footage.  Yes, you can view high resolution HD videos immediately upon signing up.  And of course you can use the video playhead to “Scrub” the videos forward and backward, providing you complete control to enhance your learning experience.  Gone are the days missing an important point or having to wade through uninteresting explanations. 

And best yet, during the play of the hand you will be watching an animated screen sequence with all 52 cards clearly visible!  Our members find its both easier to learn, understand and retain new concepts when the student has the luxury to view EVERYONE’S cards, not just their own hand and wonder what happened after the dust clears.

To signup for our FREE, Premium, ULTRA or Teacher subscription membership:
http://www.bridgehands.com/members/signup.php

(or click on the “Click Here To Sign Up Now!” link on the right side on any of our Bridge Blog pages).

Beginning in November 2010, in our Bridge blog we began producing our “Polling You” lessons with online videos beginning in mid-December 2010.  As of January, 2013, we have added the “Social” and “Advanced” video series:

1. Polling You – detailed 1-2 hour video lessons with numerous hands, comprehensive discussions, typically including downloadable materials.  We strive to ensure each of our lessons offer useful instruction for Bridge players of all levels.
2. Social – For our emerging novice-to-intermediate Bridge players, we offer comprehensive multi-segmented video lessons, complete with animated card play and comprehensive narration of what’s going on inside the mind of each player.
3. Advanced – For our higher-level and Duplicate Bridge players, we offer comprehensive multi-segmented minute video lessons, complete with animated card play and comprehensive narration of what’s going on inside the mind of each player.

Please be advised BridgeHands terms and conditions does not allow sharing your individual ID/Password – everyone must maintain their own account (our server software registers and archives all logins to an individual’s unique Internet IP address).  Thank you for valuing our intellectual property and helping us maintain our affordable pricing structure.

Depending on the level of your membership, you will be able to download some or all of our downloadable files.   Our downloadable files are covered by Creative Commons – Attribution, No Derivatives, Non-Commercial.  This allows you to freely use and share our files with your partners, friends and students.   However, you are required to give BridgeHands credit for our material and are not permitted to modify our content when sharing with others.

Where so marked, our BridgeHands video and audio content  is copyrighted and NOT covered by Creative Commons licensing.   You are not permitted to download and share our copyrighted video and audio content.  Please contact us at Sales@BridgeHands.com for special licensing agreements of our copyrighted video and audio content.

Premium ($14.95 for 3 months)
This program is available at an introductory price of $14.95 for a three month subscription.  Provides access to Social, Advanced, Polling You and other upcoming PREMIUM essential Bridge bidding and play videos, textual content, download files, and web links. For high-definition video quality and access to additional content, we invite you to purchase our ULTRA package (rather than this offering)

Ultra ($49.95 for one year)
Provides access to Social, Advanced, Polling You and other upcoming video programs.  The ULTRA subscripton is available at an introductory price of $49.95 for one year. Access to BridgeHands ULTRA package includes our most comprehensive Bridge bidding and play offerings. In addition to having access to everything in our Premium package, the ULTRA package includes additional content and insights, access to HIGH DEFINITION videos, MP3 audios, textual content, download files, and web links

Finally, for Bridge Teachers we have a special program including significant discounts for ABTA members.   See our sign-up page for details.

We will keep you posted as soon as our offerings are available.  Please contact us at sales@bridgehands.com for Sales, support@bridgehands.com for Customer Support, or if you wish to contact us, please call us at 707-769-4499.  Our fax number is 707-780-3052

Please contact us at support@bridgehands.com if you have any questions.

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Free daily EMAIL notification for our BridgeBlog posts

We are in the process of rolling out some exciting new services at BridgeHands. To accommodate these services, we have upgraded our communication channels to you.  This post is intended for casual visitors not wishing to sign up for our Free, Premium, or ULTRA subscription membership programs (for more information, please refer to our membership subscription post).

Our “Bridge blog” now has a feature to automatically notify you whenever our blog has a new posting.   However, when you sign-up for BridgeHands subscription *membership* (Free, Premium, ULTRA or Teacher offering), we will already begin sending you EMAIL highlights (see post on our membership subscription program).  As you may know, blog messages (posts) are shorter informational messages, often one page or less in length. One standout feature of our blog posts is that YOU have the opportunity to provide us and your colleagues feedback on articles we post. 

This new blog notification service is in addition to our current BridgeHands EMAIL subscription service for our newsletters (through Constant Contact), which many of you have already joined. And as an aside, our Bridgeblog now contains an even shorter feed with our super-short Twitter messages (less than 2 lines of text, often with a link to a webpage, blog, picture, video, etc). So short Twitter messages (tweets) are posted very frequently, with blog posts in the middle, with our longer Newcomer-Novice and Intermediate-Advanced EMAILs issued less frequently. While the latest tweet posts are available at our Bridgeblog, you can always view our new and older tweet messages directly at our Twitter channel:
http://twitter.com/bridgehands

To signup for the daily EMAIL newsletter, go to the right side of our Brigeblog home page that reads:

“EMAIL our News to you
Allow BridgeHands to EMAIL you daily when we have new blog posts here”

Once you’ve completed the “opt-in” steps, whenever we submit a new post on our Blog, our Google Feedburner EMAIL account will automatically notify you. If for some reason you’d rather not signup for the free bridgeblog notification service and are looking for a brief digest to our blog headlines, you can always get our summary information directly (along with links to our stories) at the Google Feedburner website here:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/bridgehands

By the way, if you’d like more details on our Bridge blog and what a so-called “blog” is all about, please check out our “About” menu navigational link at the top of any blog page or click here for details.

Warm Regards,

BridgeHands

Twitter comes to BridgeHands

As of October 9, 2010, BridgeHands has joined the Twitter generation. In addition to viewing our “tweets” (posts) at Twitter here:

http://twitter.com/bridgehands

…you’ll see our most recent tweet posts at on our Bridgeblog home page here:

http://www.bridgehands.com/bridgeblog

So what are tweets anyway? These are very short messages of up to two lines of text (far less than blog posts like this). Tweets offer a very short, quick snippet of information, often with a hyperlink enabling the viewer to click on the link for additional information. Since tweets are very short messages, they are easy to create and read. And NO, we promise not to blast you with trivial tweets.

Happy Trails, BridgeHands