When you join the meeting, say hi to anyone else that's there. Might
seem obvious, but if they aren't looking at the video, they might not
notice you've joined.
Aligning everyone's schedule can be a tall order so we’ll do the heavy
lifting for you. We will suggest the best time for you based on your
group’s preferences. If you would like to adjust the time in your
preferred window, meet at the set time in your email for the first
meeting. After your first meeting, you can adjust the start time to one
that will work best for everyone.
Avoid the distractions
It may feel more difficult on Zoom, but try to eliminate distractions.
Busy backgrounds or the sound of TV's can take away from your
discussion. Kids and pets might jump in from time to time, and that's ok
because it's real life. Just try to control what you can. Zoom's virtual
background feature can help if they aren’t distracting.
Look at the camera
It's a lot easier to look distracted when you're on a video call. Try to
turn off notifications on your phone or any other windows on your
computer. It will help the entire group's engagement.
Hot Mics are dangerous—be warned.
Check that your microphone is unmuted and your camera is on to ensure
that all your friends can hear you and see you when you speak. If you
notice that someone in the meeting is speaking but their microphone is
muted, pause and ask them to unmute themselves.
By invite only.
You will receive an email to connect to your zoom meeting that is your
magical connection for you and you alone. Sharing the email that
includes the link for you will not work for any of your friends. If you
or someone in your group can't get logged in, go to crossroads.net and
chat with us and we will help you get going.