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How To Use Zoom (plus Breakout Groups) -- Favorite Video Conferencing Platform


How To Use Zoom (plus Breakout Groups) -- Favorite Video Conferencing Platform

Zoom is my favorite video conferencing tool, and I use it many times a week. I get asked by clients all the time to teach them how to use it. Here's a tutorial! Below, you can click on a timestamp to jump to that topic in the video.

0:30 Launching Zoom

0:49 Personal Meeting ID (PMI) is different for each Zoom account

1:00 What happens if you check the box Always use PMI for instant meetings on this computer

1:32 Scheduling a meeting
TIP: I actually prefer to schedule a new Recurring Meeting. see 4:10, even if it's a one-time meeting, because I've noticed that for some reason. people can be confused by the meeting time. Recurring Meetings don't have a label for the date/time of the meeting.

1:45 Video (when joining a meeting) -- on or off?

2:20 Audio Options: I prefer Both instead of telephone only or VoIP Only

2:26 Why I don't require meeting password, and when to

2:56 Enable join before host -- check this box if participants already know each other

3:50 Record meeting automatically?

4:10 Recurring Meetings

4:58 How to find the meeting ID / access link / phone numbers again

6:45 What happens if you check the box Always use PMI for instant meetings on this computer
(sorry to repeat myself here!)

7:16 How to get into a specific zoom meeting that you created

7:54 How to mute all / make sure all new participants are muted automatically
and whether to Allow participants to unmute themselves

8:52 How to stop someone's video

8:58 How to spotlight (focus the attention on) someone's video -- including your own

I forgot to mention -- it's helpful to Lock Meeting if you frequently promote a particular Zoom link. Click Manage Participants, then More, then Lock Meeting.

9:45 How to record a zoom meeting

10:13 Gallery vs. Speaker Views

11:25 Moving the zoom window around, so you can look like you're looking at the camera

12:51 How to mute yourself or stop your video

13:19 Changing the zoom audio or video settings, including mirror effect, touch up my appearance, enable HD, etc.

15:05 the chat room features

15:23 How to change how your name shows up on zoom with Rename

15:45 How to chat privately with another participant

16:13 How to save the chat transcript / chat roll in zoom

17:09 How to access the Advanced Settings

17:52 How to share your computer screen

18:35 How to share the screen of your iPhone / iPad / Android device

19:36 How to stop your screen share

21:10 When screen sharing, how to move your little video around to not cover what you are seeing.

21:16 How to annotate (draw) on a screen share

21:51 Remote Control: giving another participant ability to control your computer (move / click your mouse and type)

21:30 How to see the Chat box when you're in screen-sharing mode

22:50 How to enable breakout groups in Zoom

23:25 How to share screen WITH sound so you can play a video for your participants and watch together.

25:48 How to do Breakout Rooms in Zoom.

26:10 You can rename breakout rooms, or move people from one room to another

26:27 Before starting the breakout room, unmute all so they don't have to remember to do that themselves, and also recommend an order of speaking, e.g. alphabetical by first name

27:58 How to join a breakout room (as an admin)

28:47 You can't hear what Leslie is saying because I didn't record this video with allowing the computer sound to be heard, sorry :) She was saying she'll test the chat once I leave the room, to see if it comes through to the main chat. (It doesn't.)

29:08 Re-size the zoom video windows by clicking & dragging either bottom corner

29:35 How to Broadcast a Message (an announcement text) to everyone in the breakout rooms

30:40 Tip: After breakout room, be sure to spotlight your own video again, so people know they're back in the main room.

There's Leave meeting (which means keeping the room open) and End meeting which means closing the room.... so that you can open another room and allow people to enter. With the kind of zoom account most of us have, we can only have 1 room open at a time... so whatever room you aren't using, don't just close the window (which equals Leave meeting) but do click End Meeting.


BIG thanks to those who showed up and helped me out!

Kelsey Lowitz, Whole Life Leadership:
(Life Coach + Acupuncturist for Corporate Women)

Michelle Spurling, Certified Facilitator of Byron Katie's The Work

Rosalie Schneider, Life Coach for Parents

Kim Victoria, Artist and Teacher, Painting With Intention

Dianne Allen, Author, Speaker, Mentor to Gifted and Highly Sensitive People

Leslie Seidel, Relationship/Dating Coach for Single Women

Thank you everyone!!

~ George Kao, Authentic Business Coach,

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⚙ How To Schedule And Join A Zoom Meeting

In this video tutorial, I show you how to setup, schedule, and join a zoom meeting. Zoom is a great video conferencing platform that allows you to schedule and hold video conference meetings with your team.

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All About Zoom Video Breakout Rooms

Zoom product specialists will discuss our newest feature: Video Breakout Rooms!

Automatically or manually assign participants to up to 50 video breakout rooms.
Participants can call on the host for help, while the host can move from room to room.
Perfect for training and educational use cases.

How to use Zoom Conferencing with Your Live Streaming Cameras

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Zoom Rooms - The next-gen meeting room solution for every space

Whether it's a huddle room or an all-hands training space, it's easier than ever to deploy best-in-class video conferencing in your meeting spaces. From all-in-one devices for quick, simple deployments to customizable room systems to optimize your A/V experience, Zoom brings it all together and makes it possible with Zoom Rooms.

Learn more about how Zoom Rooms software-based meeting room system helps enterprises bring the power of integrated HD video, one-click wireless sharing, and one-touch to join to every type of space.


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Do you prefer using a whiteboard to tutor online rather than slides or a document? No problem! You can even share your screen as if it's a whiteboard with Zoom. Draw, add text or do anything else you would normally do on a whiteboard, all in real time for your student to see. Watch the video to see how.

Zoom Integrations Webinar

Zoom product specialists will discuss our many business integrations, including Slack and Logitech that provide added functionality to your meetings. They will also discuss recent updates to the Zoom platform including dashboard, audio, Zoom Rooms, and more.

How to use Video Conferencing Software (Skype or Zoom) in Wirecast to host a live talk show

Learn how to bring in video conferencing software inside Wirecast to host a live talk show! This process is the best way to capture a video conferencing software's video and audio and then live stream out a professional production. The best part about this solution is that you can use any video conferencing software, plus it works with the Wirecast Gear and most other video production / live streaming software systems.

What you need:

A Live Streaming Systems (Wirecast with a computer or Wirecast Gear)
A Dual Monitor Set Up
A Video Conferencing Software
Virtual Audio Cables
Once you have your computer / live streaming appliance all setup we highly suggest using a dual monitor setup. This way you can open Wirecast (or vMix/Tricaster/OBS/xSplit) on one monitor and have your video conferencing software (Skype, Zoom, WebEX) open on the second monitor. This way you can easily perform a screen capture to bring in the video. The audio is a little more complicated as always. First, you will want to download the Virtual Audio Cables. These virtual audio cables will be used to send audio back and forth from Wirecast and the video conferencing software as shown in the video above.

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Zoom Breakout Rooms

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How to teach online lessons with Zoom

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