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How to Nail Your Next Zoom Meeting

10 Tips to Becoming a Virtual Superstar
By Julie Kennon   |   April 15, 2020

It’s the dream of nearly every company – go to bed with business humming along as usual, and then wake up to exponential growth. Right?

Well, not so fast. Zoom, an increasingly popular (and increasingly maligned) video conferencing platform, is struggling with reports of hackers interrupting meetings in highly inappropriate ways, of allowing Facebook to collect unnecessary data, and of the company itself misrepresenting its built-in security. They are mitigating these issues, but the increased popularity has certainly come with some downfalls.

Online meeting platforms, including Cisco WebEx, RingCentral, Skype, and GoToMeeting, weren’t intended for virtual happy hours, high school geometry classes, or an impromptu choir performance. That said, it’s how we are all using them these days. So how can we avoid downfalls from a user’s perspective?

Like many companies, Astriata has had virtual meetings from the start. Being experienced users, and having our toes dipped into both technology and usability, we’ve got a few tips to make sure you’re putting your best face forward when you click “host a meeting.” We focus on Zoom a lot in this post, but most platforms share the same functionality.

Ten Tips to Becoming a Virtual Superstar

With these tips, you’re sure to navigate our quarantined waters with professionalism. Whether we’re talking about the way users interact with your website or the experience of attendees at your Zoom meeting, usability and the user experience will always dictate intangible and powerful feelings about your organization. Make sure you’re offering an experience that will ensure those feelings are happy ones!

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