Zoom Meetings

Lately, we’re all trying to adapt to the new “normal” in our lives. That involves working from home (for those that are office geeks like myself) take out and delivery, 6 feet apart, you get the deal. What bothers me the most is not be able to hug and high five my fellow friends. While we’re trying to adapt, I have learned a few essential tasks that can facilitate zoom meetings for hosts, the day before and the day of the meeting.

Before the day of the meeting:

  • Click the link to install zoom. Follow the instructions on the “Getting Started” page to set up your Otago Zoom Pro Account
  • Schedule your meeting and advise your colleagues, employees, friends, etc. to create the Zoom Meeting link and forward the link to the other attendees.
  • Do not forget to test your microphone and speakers as well as ensure that your camera is working (if you’d like to show your face)

The day of the meeting:

  • Be in a quiet space with no distractions and loud noise.
  • If your Wifi it’s not as fast as you’d like it to be, make sure others in your place are not streaming at the same time (if you live alone, this won’t be an issue)
  • Join the meeting 5 minutes early to allow sufficient time for any issues others may be experiencing before the start time.

Zoom will be around for many years to come, and it will be part of the new “normal” and facilitate our lives whether we have a pandemic or not, it is here to stay might as well learn a few significant tasks.