Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications. It’s an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars. Their free plan can host meetings with up to 100 participants. Voted #1 in video conferencing software.
- Unlimited 1 to 1 meetings for free.
- Calendar integration for both Google and Outlook.
- Desktop and application sharing (multiple people can share at the same time).
- Virtual waiting room option.
- Free version hosts up to 100 participants with a 40 minutes limit on group meetings.
- Paid version starts from $14.99 per month/user.
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My preferred video conference software is Zoom. Following are two simple,yet powerful Zoom tools I use to enhance my virtual meetings and training:
#1 – Screen Sharing: Adult learners have limited attention spans and a variety of learning styles. Even if you are an excellent speaker, there are a lot of things competing for your audiences’ attention in the virtual learning environment. Use the screen sharing tool to share relevant documents, slides and images while presenting and maintain your audience’s attention.
#2 – Participant Feedback: Zoom’s participant feedback tool allows presenters to receive non-verbal feedback from meeting attendees. This feature is particularly useful for quick check ins. Simply ask participants to give a thumbs up if they are ready to proceed or select the raise hand, if they have questions. The coffee cup icon is great to use before taking breaks and the check mark or thumbs up can be used to indicate they are ready to resume the meeting. Lastly, the applause icon works well to praise presenters and colleagues for a successful meeting.
At Knowmad, we’ve been using Zoom Meetings for a little over six-months. We switched to Zoom when previous video conferencing tool outgrew our team; Zoom can handle multiple users under one account and offers plenty of growth plans. We selected Zoom over competitors due to the ease-of-use for our clients and collaboration tools. During a meeting, we don’t have to fumble with controls for sharing our screen. As members of a shared account, anyone on the team can begin screen sharing with the click of a button. Other software options require clunky ‘Pass the Presenter’ features that require acceptance clicks from other users. With Zoom, the recording option is awesome for client onboarding; we can record the meeting for team members who are unable to attend and use the recording as a reference for future planning.
In light of COVID-19 and the need to work remotely, we are using Zoom so that people are able to share their fun experiences of working from home daily. We are sharing what our work stations look like, discussing workout routines we are doing, talking about the music we’re listening to, and so on. We’ve started doing virtual happy hours as well and they’ve been a big hit! In addition, there are plans for a Zoom morning workout routine hosted by team members. Zoom is super easy to use, and the cost is very low.
I love the app for several reasons. The first is that it’s very easy to use due to its intuitive interface. Also, it can be used for large conference calls involving more than a hundred people. In addition, Zoom is quite stable and reliable and does not compromise the quality of its calls, as it offers HD quality video.
My company uses Zoom not just for video chat, but also to exchange files in a fast and secure manner. I really like the fact that the app perfectly syncs with Google Calendar. It’s handy.
Zoom Meeting is available for both desktop and mobile devices. Although I use it primarily on my computer, on a few occasions I have had to open it on my phone. The quality of the call was surprisingly good. The app is surprisingly robust when chatting with fewer people.
My top recommendation would be Zoom. It is able to handle the 50 or so people simultaneously on a video call without hiccups. It’s smooth, fast and is the one with the least issues based on my experience.
The most convenient screen recording software for me is Zoom. Why? It is widely used, which means that I can quickly find a solution or an answer to any difficulty or question arises.
Another reason why I choose Zoom among all other similar tools is its free version.
The basic free plan says that one free meeting can last up to 40 minutes.
But as my practice shows, I have also had even longer meetings. I recorded every such meeting and could save it on my computer, upload it to a Google drive or Dropbox. What I’m really used to is Google Drive.
With Zoom, I have free access to my camera and microphone, I can show my presentation, chat and see everyone in the meeting.
This screen recording software is really one of the most convenient for me because it is simple, widely used and free. And one more thing for those who want to pay) If you want much more features like a full day meeting, you can buy a paid plan for $14.99 per month.
As an agency we sought after the same tools. During this time we have fully relied on Zoom for our conference calls. Zoom has provided us a way to have interactive calls with our teammates face to face without missing a beat.
Working remote can be tough but with these three tools, we have been able to stay more than efficient through this time.
Zoom seems to be holding up the best with incredible bandwidth demands right now.
Zoom is becoming a favorite because it has some great features like Touch up my Appearance and a control panel that is easy to use. It also does much better for audio-only conference calls than it used to. It is a leaner, lighter interface, so works well for many users.
Zoom is a great tool, and something that fits the companies workflow really well. The software allows for people to share their screen, so we can still get work done and help each other even though we are not stood at each other’s desk. You can record meetings, which is even better, as if someone does have to miss out on one we can always have a copy for them to get to at another time. While the world we have been thrown into is not ideal, using something like Zoom makes us not feel so alone, and allows for the company to continue, even thrive, in these new unprecedented times.