With the current lock-down we see an increasing use of online meetings and in this section we hope to both encourage its use and dispel many fears.
With the current lock-down we see an increasing use of online meetings and in this section we hope to both encourage its use and dispel many of the fears.
Zoom provides the capability for groups of people to meet face-to-face online, wherever they may be in the world. These are just some of the benefits for clubs and our district.
Time savings - There is no travelling time. Some people save over 3 hours per meeting.
Cost savings - Fuel and wear and tear costs on vehicles are avoided and also the cost of hiring a venue and refreshments. This cost-saving can be significant for both the individual and the district and benefits our carbon footprint.
Location - A Zoom meeting eliminates any disadvantage to participants who live in remote areas and also breaks down the barriers in a large district like ours. Attendees can join a meeting from any worldwide location and can provide an unlimited source of interesting speakers.
Reducing emails - Emailing in respect of a particular matter can drag on for days as the number of emails proliferates and the tone of voice is invariable misinterpreted. Zoom is face-to-face in every way.
Reducing telephone calls - Several people can be together online, saving a series of separate individual calls.
Sharing documents - Presentations and videos can be shared. This saves the need to print copies for all participants and can also be used to make changes and write up notes. Meetings can be recorded with everybody’s agreement and archived or made available to participants who could not attend.
Frequency of meetings - Can be for any length of time and at any time of day or night. There are many licences in 1010 for clubs to use. Online meetings can facilitate better attendance, leading to quicker decisions and better decision making as a result.
It can be used for any purpose. Meetings with a Pro licence can accommodate up to 100 people, can be extended to 500 participants and can be used to initiate break-out sessions within each meeting or presentation.
We have a series of video tutorials by the Canadian Steve Dotto which are really well explained and hopefully easily understood by everyone. Most, not all of the videos in this section are by Steve and we thank him most sincerely.