The weekly Small Business Power Hour has been created to support entrepreneurs, startups and home-workers to overcome the challenges of running a successful business remotely.
Our third session focuses on video conferencing and looks at:
Power Hour 4 will be on Google My Business, Register Below to receive updates when the next one is released.
Top Tip: Try to stick with what people know. If you clients have been using a solution for years then why change if you don’t need the extra features.
Why would you like to start video conferencing?
Standard video call to see someone as you talk
Remote Desktop Control
Polling / Q&A
Video Recording for playback
Which type of online meetings would you like to hold?
121 video meetings between you and a client or partner
One to many training and workshops
Group Meetings where everyone is involved
Webinar selected panellists and audience
Skype – Quick and simple for those already connected on Skype – you would have to manually add each contact for a group session though.
Teams – Integrated into office 365 but better suited to a set team who will communicate on a regular basis
Google Meet – Replaces Google Hangouts and fully integrated into g-suite for basic but effective video conferencing. Has most features for up to 10 participants
Zoom – Designed for business with pro features like 2 way remote control, waiting rooms, register pages and more.
My Personal Preference – A mix of Google and Zoom to suit the meeting style. Google meet is integrated into gsuite so I can automatically send a link with easy access for any non-techy clients. However Zoom has everything I could ask for so I tend to use it to make sure that I have full access
Zoom allows you to share a link with anyone for a single event and is better suited for promoting a training session or workshop. Skype and Teams are more for weekly catchup’s and regular communication
Schedule meeting and share link in advance
Invite contacts by gmail, outlook or simply copy URL
Customise meeting link
Sync with google calendar
Audio / Video
Meeting password available
How to Join a meeting
Simply use the link provided and connect your video and audio
On a computer you can use in browser but will get a better experience from downloading the zoom client
In Meeting Options
Screen share for both host & participants
Record Video / Audio
Facebook Live / YouTube Live
Whiteboard to annotate