Since Covid-19, the world has moved online: face-to-face meetings have transformed into Zoom meetings and Skype calls. In this short blog we are going to be discussing Zoom and how you can make the most out of this software in your business.
The best thing about Zoom is that it is extremely easy to use and completely free. Follow these three simple steps to get yourself setup:
And that’s it, you’re all set up and ready to go!
With Zoom you are able to talk either 1-2-1 in private meetings or in a group/webinar session with multiple people at the same time, letting them see the whites of your eyes as they would in a traditional face-to-face meeting. You can also record sessions, allowing you to play them back at a later date if needed.
Working from home has its ups and downs as we are all familiar with by now. Zoom has multiple features that can make working from home a little easier.
Here are just a few of our favourites:
By using a virtual background, you can make your background less distracting and more professional if you are contacting clients. Since you have the ability to upload your own images, you could use a branded image instead of a generic on.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information on this.
Easily mute and unmute your microphone
If you are in a group meeting or webinar session you may prefer to keep your microphone muted, in case of background noise from children, pets etc. By holding down the spacebar you can quickly and easily unmute your microphone which is such an easy and simple way of controlling your audio.
Sharing your screen
Gone are the days of holding your phone up to your screen whilst trying to explain what you’re seeing. With Zoom you can easily share your screen with anyone in the call, meaning you can still present reports and presentations to clients.
Free vs Paid Version
We have been using this tool for a few months now and believe it is a great way to keep in contact with your clients when you cannot see them face-to-face.
Zoom do offer a paid version for up to £15.99 a month. It allows you to add more participants, have longer meetings, include company branding, etc. We would suggest getting comfortable using the free version first and then investing in a paid version once you and your clients are comfortable using Zoom.
So, if you would like any help setting up your Zoom account or have any questions please feel free to get in touch on 01543 495752.