How to be a good Zoomie -- no offense to our AFA friends : )
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On Jun 2, 2020, at 10:20 AM, Bill Bahr wrote to the 4um (the forum with decorum): https://www.west-point.org/class/usma1969-4um/
"How to be a good Zoomie?"
With apologies to our Air Force Academy friends:
Although I have only been a participant on Zoom meetings so far, I am supposed to give a "Cemetery Memorial for Veterans in Bloomingdale (American War Relics)" Zoom presentation to another Rotary Club on 8 July, which means I better master Zoom by then.
4WIW, I just found: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting
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Best regards & BOTL,
Bill -- Bill Bahr, USMA '69
(Further help: In reply)
If you are hosting the meeting [in which you're giving a presentation], may I make the following suggestions.
1) Get a second person to support you and give them host status. They will be responsible for keeping track of all participants and for muting anyone who is causing a problem with an open mike. This can be done on the Participant list. If you think you need further control, you can hold all participants in a wait room until you or your support person lets them in.
2) Mute all participants on entry to the meeting. they can unmute if they want to make a comment but they should be muted afterward. if on a computer just pressing on the space bar will temporarily unmute you. you might want to explain this at the beginning.
3) I suggest using a two screen computer set up with one screen highlighting the participant whose mike is hot. the other will be a gallery of all participants or a screen which you are sharing.
4) You or your support person can share a video or chart. If it is a document remember that participants cannot scroll, you or your support person can scroll it as necessary, say as you are reading a passage.
I cannot urge you strongly enough to have a support person to handle the admin of the meeting so that you can give your full attention to the presentation.
Here's a 10-second set of instructions for starting a Zoom meeting:
1. Load Zoom app.
2. Open app on PC/phone.
3. Sign-in with password or join with link received from host. If sign-in: New/Join/Schedule/Share Screen
4. Bottom of screen: Security (screens) Participants (Invite: easiest done by copying invite link and pasting/sending through your email); Share Screens, Record (?), Reactions
5. Admit to meeting
6. Chat/security: share-screen functions.
Trick: mute/unmute by using the space key.
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