We are facing unforeseen challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic and staying connected with both internal and external audiences is now more important than ever. Being equipped with necessary tools in today’s environment is essential to keep your organization connected and informed during this time of uncertainty. However long we’re quarantined, our team will release a series of resources that will benefit your organization during this time. The first tool we’re recommending is Zoom video conferencing.
Zoom is one of the many free tools our agency uses to host virtual meetings and even virtual workshops. If you have a laptop or computer with a webcam, this is a helpful tool to stay connected with your team. On the basic (free) plan, Zoom gives all users the ability to video call, share their screen for all to go over documents, and allows for easy collaboration – making you feel as if you’re all in the same room together even when you’re not!
There are several other communications platforms to help organizations achieve this level of connectivity, like Uber Conferences, Skype, or WebEx. We’ve tried other platforms, but our agency prefers using Zoom because of its intuitive dashboard and the flexibility it offers.
To get a better idea of what Zoom plan makes the most sense for you, we’ve outlined some pros and cons to the free plan.
If you’re looking for less restrictions the paid plan (Pro plan) starts with these capabilities:
While WHO and CDC recommend we practice social distancing, we like to think of this practice more as physical distancing – it’s now more important than ever before to continue to be social with each other and find tools to achieve this. We can still have face time and be efficient in a remote world while being physically distant.
Interested in learning how to set-up Zoom to better your connectivity? Download this helpful step-by-step guide on how to create an account, host a meeting, and schedule meetings all for free. If you’d like a free tutorial on how to use Zoom, get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.Download
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