As many of you are becoming more familiar with virtual meeting tools such as Webex, Microsoft Meetings, GoToMeeting, and Zoom, it’s important to know a few helpful hints. If your preferred platform is Zoom, here are a few tips to make things go as smoothly as possible.
1. iGlasses – This is a plugin for your web camera that allows you to adjust multiple settings (see image below). You can also quickly flip the image if you’re showing up ‘mirrored’ and everything looks reversed. It has a free week trial and then a nominal fee if you enjoy using the tool.
3. Install cool virtual backgrounds. If you want to play around with what’s behind you on your Zoom calls, you can click ‘virtual backgrounds’ on your Zoom options, and either use some of their default backgrounds or choose your own!
4. Lastly, be careful of Zoom Bombers. Yes, sadly people are getting unwanted guests in their public Zoom meetings. These interruptions have ranged from minor to very severe, so it’s important to take precautions. My friend, Sam Richter, was interviewed about this issue, and he offered some helpful ways to protect your meetings. The most important tip was to add a password to your meetings! See the video here.
5. Want more useful tips for Zoom? Click here for 10 more tips and tricks from Zoom themself!