Zoom became a byword for communication during the 2020 Covid lockdown.
Since then the platform has had huge growth as remote work becomes the new normal. The number of daily users shot from 10 million in 2019 to more than 300 million today.
The Government’s Digital Boost asks: Are you using it to its full potential? It also suggests three top tips to make online communication easier:
Mute/unmute yourself with the spacebar
“You’re on mute” quickly became one of the most common sayings in the pandemic, and we’re still saying it! Making sure others can hear you when you’re speaking is a constant challenge for many. Luckily, Zoom has a handy feature that allows you to unmute and mute yourself in an instant - the space bar.
To quickly invite someone to a meeting, use Command+I on an Apple device, or Alt+I on Microsoft Windows to open the invite window. From there, simply copy the unique meeting URL and send it to anyone you would like to attend.
Rewatching meetings is a great way to ensure you accurately capture information and makes it possible to share the meeting with those unable to attend. To begin recording a meeting, press Command+Shift+R on an Apple device, or Alt+R on Microsoft Windows.
Our note: If it’s impractical to meet with one of your staff, set up a Zoom meeting rather than a telephone call. Communication is not only by word of mouth. The expression on a person’s face can also convey a message.