In the last couple of months, social distancing has become the ‘new normal’. Even as the lockdown eases, we’re all going to be asked to try and stay more than a couple of metres away from each other, and to find innovative ways of doing business that do not pose a public health risk.
One method that we have employed with great success over recent weeks is the use of video conferencing.
You may have heard a lot about Zoom recently, and you may even have used it to chat with friends and family. This useful video calling app is easy to set up and use and offers a range of benefits when compared to other forms of remote meeting.
The 3 key benefits of using Zoom
In recent weeks, we have started to conduct many of our meetings using Zoom video software. With face-to-face meetings essentially impossible during lockdown, it’s been the perfect way to keep in touch with clients.
Looking forward it seems unlikely that we will be able to return to hosting regular face-to-face meetings any time soon. Even when lockdown measures are eased, social distancing is set to remain in place, making the logistics of meeting in person a real challenge.
So, in the coming weeks and months, we’re expecting to conduct many of our client meetings using Zoom. As well as helping us to continue to provide a high quality of service even when we can’t meet in person, Zoom has other benefits:
- It enables us (and you) to share the screen, making it easy to review documents and to discuss specific issues with the paperwork in front of us
- It ensures there are no health risks, as there is no possibility of sharing the virus (as there could be by us coming to your home, for example)
- It is secure. Meeting invitations are only shared with you, and the sign-in and password process means that we can ensure the security of our call, and your data.
Your complete Zoom user guide
All you need to use Zoom is a device with a camera, microphone, a screen, and speakers. This can be:
- A smartphone
- An iPad or other tablet
- A laptop
- A personal computer
It is safe and secure, only takes a moment to set up, and is really simple to use.
To help you get started with Zoom, we’ve produced a handy step-by-step user guide. This guide will:
- Explain how to download the Zoom app
- Show you how to start or join a Zoom meeting
- Explain how to make sure your audio and video are working
- Provide tips for getting the most from your Zoom meeting
If you need any further help, or you’d like to arrange a Zoom call with us, please get in touch. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3828 8100.