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What’s a blog you ask. We’ll get to that later – let’s cut to the chase and explain what’s hear and how it can help you (WIIFM = What’s In It For Me?)
Our BridgeHands blog area is all about online Bridge instructional videos! WIIFM? Glad you asked…
The problem with most traditional Bridge instruction is based on static text and diagrams or well intended but incomplete dialog. Reading lengthy text with convoluted explanations can be, well, a bit tedious, dry and downright …
Here at BridgeHands we focus on multimedia videos that are designed to provide everyday and advancing Bridge players fun, easy to understand commentary that is enlightening, entertaining, as well as educational. Lessons that you will quickly you will learn Bridge when its convenient for you, choosing your topic of interest among hundreds of hours of video footage. As you would expect, 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 settles.
As of January, 2013, we have three video segment:
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 – shorter 20-30 minute video lessons with 3-5 hands for our newcomer, novice-to-intermediate emerging Bridge players.
3. Advanced – shorter 20-30 minute video lessons with 3-5 hands for our higher level and Duplicate Bridge players.
To signup for our FREE, Premium, ULTRA or Teacher subscription membership:
(or click on the “Click Here To Sign Up Now!” link on the right side on any of our Bridge Blog pages).
Here’s an initial description of our offerings:
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
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)
Free (Free lifetime subscription)
Signing up for our FREE Membership Subscription will allow you to view additional video content not available to the general viewing audience. Also, providing us your EMAIL address on the subscription sign-up page allows us to notify you when we post new videos and related Bridge content. Enhanced additional video content will be available for Premium and ULTRA subscription memberships – stay tuned. And BridgeHands never EMAILs spam nor shares EMAIL addresses with others. See our privacy statement for full details.
For Bridge Teachers, we have a special program including significant discounts for ABTA members. See our sign-up page for details.
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Upon receiving and reviewing your refund request, within 30 days BridgeHands will issue and mail the pro-rated refund.
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So as promised above, the term “blog” is a shorthand abbreviation for “web log” – dropping off the “we” and combining the b-log into blog. So what’s the big deal with that? In essence, a blog allows us to easily create content that goes to top of a webpage… err, blog, with the existing content getting pushed down the blog page as new entries are added. For what it’s worth, these content entries are called posts. And posts get filed in categories to keep things a bit more tidy for us and easier for you to find.
Yet one of the most exciting elements of a blog is to empower YOU the viewer. Huh? Yes, it’s true – YOU can participate in our moderated blog. After all, feedback is a powerful thing. Besides, others would like to hear what’s on your mind (hopefully with constructive comments) as you’d like to hear from others. And we here at BridgeHands do get a bit lonely spinning webpages and blog posts. While it’s encouraging to see thousands of daily viewers and more subscribing to our free newsletters, there’s nothing quite like getting to know one another. So feel free to write us with your thoughts, advice and counsel. And if you’d prefer NOT to have your comments posted on a blog, no problemo – your privacy is paramont here at BridgeHands.
And if you are new here, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to check out our main website at www.BridgeHands.com We literally have thousands of webpages on Bridge bidding, play, laws, free newsletters, tournament results, book reviews, … well, you get the idea.
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.
Signing up for our Bridge Blog FREE Membership Subscription will allow you to view additional video content not available to the general viewing audience. Also, providing us your EMAIL address on the subscription sign-up page allows us to notify you when we post new “Polling You” weekly quizzes, instructional videos and related Bridge content. Enhanced additional video content, animated card bidding and play, commentary and feedback to our “Polling You” weekly surveys will be available for Premium and ULTRA subscription memberships – stay tuned. And BridgeHands never EMAILs spam nor shares EMAIL addresses with others. See our privacy statement for full details.
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.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or call us at 707-769-4499.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day playing Bridge!