Reflections on Meetings
Reflections on Online Meetings
One person is the Host and has some control over meeting
Being the Host in a Web Conference meeting has some challenges
Mainly "Admitting Participants" and some aspects of "Mute a Participant"
Managing members waiting to be admitted, especially after the meeting is rolling and the Host may not notice an Admit request
Managing the Mute on participants, Host can Mute all, but not unMute!
The Host can also disconnect a participant
The Host can present a screen or a document
Presented material may appear small on some participants screen (phones tablets)
So presented material needs to be appropriate for the participants (in simple terms BIG)
Need to be ready and able to Mute & unMute themselves as appropriate.
Ambient noise can be a factor
It seems that if there are 2 participants from the same house, and in ear shot of each other, there will be TOO MUCH feedback noise even if using earphones
Separate rooms or use one screen
Earphone are a great idea, keeps it private at your house (& or does not disturb others as at my house)
The Host can not unMute someone (at least not in the Free Version)
Participants can enter a meeting from a Smartphone, Tablet, PC.and even just a phone in,
You do not have to have your video turn on, if you do not want to. It is useful to have your name or an static picture embedded in your phone or PC set though,
There definitely some techniques for looking better or worse while on line
#1, are Lighting and background
If you have too much light behind you, your face will look dark
If your background is facing a living space you may have unexpected things happening in that background.
You can have some fun with changing backgrounds, but this may depend on your computer and Video card capability, (on one of my PC's it tell me it will not work)
You can unload your own picture to be your background, the link is right there on the same screen
The Future, We can have even more fun
A wine and Cheese section of meeting
Quizzes and Games
Crazy Hat Meeting