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The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant rise in the use of video conferencing platforms, and in particular the Zoom platform. Zoom was popular with businesses before the pandemic and it is sure to be even more popular afterwards.
More and more business owners and individuals want to know how Zoom can help them to improve and grow their businesses. In this guide you will learn exactly what Zoom is and what it has to offer, as well as how you can use it effectively in your business.
There is a bit of a learning curve with Zoom and you need to be willing to take the time to learn the most important features. You will find all of the most important setup and configuration details in this guide.
To get the most out of Zoom you need to know what features are available and how to use them. You also need to understand all of the tips and tricks that Zoom masters use to get the best results from using the Zoom platform. We will reveal all in this powerful guide.
The Zoom webinar platform offers you a great opportunity to generate more leads and sales. It is essential that you set your webinars up in the right way and provide a high value delivery so that your attendees will turn into customers. We have the best strategies for you in this guide.
Keeping your audience engaged in your Zoom events is essential. You will find a number of proven tactics in this guide to increase engagement. There are some great personal strategies you can use as well as the Zoom built-in features.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that businesses operate all across the world.
Conventional “in person” meetings are now being replaced with safer video conferencing meetings.
Zoom has become the “go to” application for video conferencing available today.
Zoom was popular before the coronavirus pandemic and now it is even more so. This cloud based application allows businesses to hold virtual meetings using video or in audio only mode like a telephone call. There is a live chat function as well. You can record your Zoom sessions which is a lot better than taking lots of notes during your meetings.
Zoom Meeting and Zoom Room
In 2019 more than 50% of Fortune 500 organizations were using Zoom. No doubt this number has increased in 2020. Have you heard people talking about a “Zoom meeting” or “Zoom room” before? There is a difference between the two.
A Zoom meeting is something that you are probably familiar with if you have used applications like Skype. You can participate in a meeting using your computer or mobile device with a camera and a microphone. It is also possible to join a Zoom meeting using a phone.
The Zoom room is different. It requires that hardware be installed in a conference room for example and then companies can use it to run a full blown meeting. There is an additional cost for the Zoom room setup and usage. Larger companies use the Zoom room feature.
The Features of Zoom
There are a number of different features available with Zoom and here are the most commonly used ones:
One to One Meetings
The user can host unlimited one to one meetings even using the free Zoom plan.
Video Conference Group Meetings
With the free Zoom plan you can host up to 100 participants on a group video conference for a maximum of 40 minutes. By choosing the large meeting plan you can host group video conferences with up to 500 participants and there are no time restrictions.
This is a very popular feature that is available with all Zoom plans. Whether you are in a one to one meeting or a large group meeting you can share your screen so that the other participants can see what you are doing.
The Zoom Plans
Whatever you want to achieve in your business there is a Zoom plan to support it. This includes the following:
• One to one meetings
• Group calls
• Training sessions
• Webinars both internal and external
• Global video meetings
Here are the Zoom plans and prices at the time of writing this guide (check for the latest offers here):
Zoom Free Plan
• Unlimited number of one to one meetings
• Group meetings with a limit of 100 participants and 40 minute limit
• HD video (720p) and HD voice
• Active speaker view
• Show up to 25 video feeds per screen
• Screen share (simultaneous)
• Virtual backgrounds
• Waiting room
• Permanent online meeting room
• Instant or scheduled meetings
• Plugins for Outlook and Chrome
• Meeting recording in video, audio and text modes
• Raise hand alert function
• Breakout room
• Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS
There are other features too. Zoom offer a comprehensive set of features for free which allows you to test out the application to see if it is a good fit for your business. It will be, and you should certainly take advantage of this generous plan.
Pro Plan for Small Teams $14.99 Per Month