With the pandemic and Covid-19 spiking again, a lot of people have had to start working from home again (or have been at home this whole time). Or maybe your children have had to go back to virtual and you have two or more kids trying to have Zoom meetings at the same time.
Are you overwhelmed with Zoom and how to use it? Don’t worry! A lot of people are going through this together.
We are going to give you 7 easy tips to make your Zoom calls go smoothly.
Have a Good WIFI Connection
If you don’t have a good WIFI connection then your call is going to be choppy. Not only is it unprofessional, but it will also make it hard for the participants to communicate and get business done. Even worse, it could kick you off and not let you have the meeting at all.
Usually, there is noise all around us. You can use headphones to stay focused on your meeting and hear what they have to say.
You Can Change Your Background
If you feel like you don’t have the spot for your Zoom call or you don’t want people to see the space around you, you can change the background. A lot of people are doing this now. Make sure you practice or try this before your meeting, not during.
The basics on how to do this are to go to settings then click on the virtual background button. Once you are there you can select or upload the image you want to use.
Have Good Lighting
Make sure that you have good lighting during your meetings so that you look more professional. This will make it to where you can communicate better because they can see your face.
Mute Your Audio
If there is a group getting onto the Zoom meeting, mute your audio. All of the noise at once can be overwhelming. You can unmute it anytime you need to talk.
Use the Chat Box
Everyone trying to talk and ask questions at the same time doesn’t work. If you have a question, you can open the chat window (button at bottom of your Zoom screen) and send in your question.
Learn How to Share Your Screen
If your boss asks you to share something with the group, you don’t want to look like a deer in headlights as your trying to figure out how to do it. Have whatever you need already on the screen ready to show and then click the button share screen on the bottom of the Zoom call.
When we say that you are not doing this on your own, we mean it. Did you know there are 300 million daily meeting participants using Zoom?
You can do this!