Zoom: Video Meeting Solutions

Zoom: Video Meeting Solutions

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Reliable communication powers productive workforces. Dive into real-world stories of how people and organizations are creatively using the Zoom platform to connect, communicate, and get more done together.

VIDEO CONFERENCING

All-in-one solution for video, audio, screen sharing, and messaging across any device.

PHONE SYSTEM

Full mobility with meetings, scheduling, messaging, and screen sharing all from your iOS, Android, or BlackBerry device.

CONFERENCE ROOMS
Connect your conference rooms with Zoom Rooms, our software-defined video solution, or with H.323/SIP interoperability.

Here are five tips to help others feel acknowledged, respected, and included in every meeting.

1. Acknowledge your colleagues right away

Start a meeting by saying hello to your colleagues and asking them how they’re doing to create a personal connection, even in a virtual setting. If someone joins a few minutes late, quickly bring them up to speed so that everyone is on the same page. Acknowledging your colleagues can set a positive tone for the rest of the meeting.  

2. Give the floor to remote employees first

If you’re holding a meeting where employees are both in-office and remote, allow remote participants to speak first so they feel recognized and included. When it’s time to debrief, enable remote employees to talk first again, so they feel that their contributions are valued and that the meeting was worth their time.

3. Allow for privacy

Encourage the use of virtual or blurred backgrounds so that no one feels uncomfortable displaying their personal space. If it’s a special occasion, like a holiday or a new product launch, use the same virtual background as a team or company to recognize the event to increase feelings of unison, belonging, and camaraderie.

4. Be an active listener and advocate

Whether in a one-on-one or a large group meeting, give your colleagues verbal and nonverbal cues to show that they have your attention. Active listening gestures can take a few different forms, including nodding your head, using emoji reactions, and sending a message through in-meeting chat. If you notice that a colleague unmutes but hasn’t been able to get their point across, call this out and give them the floor. You can also hide your self-view to minimize distractions to focus on the person speaking.

5. Go virtual — even if you’re in person

As hybrid environments become the norm, it can be more inclusive to have all participants join a meeting virtually, even when multiple people are in the same building. Suppose colleagues in the office would like to come together for a meeting with remote participants. In that case, Zoom’s Smart Gallery makes the meeting more equitable by creating individual video feeds of in-room participants so they’re seen clearly by remote participants. Virtual meetings can level the playing field so no one feels left out.

Prioritize inclusivity, no matter where or how you work

Visit Zoom’s Resource Library for ebooks, reports, videos, and more on how to host more inclusive meetings.

Source: https://blog.zoom.us/

 

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