Have you ever experienced having a remote meeting with one of your employees and having it cut off suddenly? It’s frustrating when this happens but that meeting was important so you try to reconnect and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
You might suggest, why not do a face-to-face meeting? Well that’s only possible if you and your employee are in the same place. What if that employee is in another office or in another country? It would cost a lot of money to travel often just to have a meeting face-to-face. But don’t worry. I’ll teach you the fastest and easiest way to set up a remote meeting that can help you save on travel expenses.
But first, let me go over very quickly the importance of meetings and why we should have them.
Why Hold Meetings?
One thing we do a lot in business is meetings. Some of you might not be fond of meetings but you can’t simply dismiss them. Because how else would you know what’s going on in your business?
When you hold a meeting, there are so many things you can cover. You can address issues that employees may be having, receive updates from different departments, check if you are on track for monthly goals, and discuss new plans or strategies that you may want to implement.
The nature of meetings has also evolved over the past years so we’ve had to adapt. Some take place face-to-face but recently we are doing remote meetings more and more. The workforce has become so flexible that some employees can work in another office, another city or even another country.
This is why we need a simple and reliable way to be able to connect with people who are in different locations.
Which Communication Software to Use?
Before you hold a remote meeting, you are often required to install software like Skype or other similar services that offer us what you need. When choosing programs to use, you should look at features like the ability to share computer screens or video call. Even more important than this is its reliability.
Now the problem with installing these types of software is that you would need to install on both sides of the fence. But even after installation, it’s not a guarantee that everything will be working perfectly all the time. You might have to uninstall and install the program again. Sometimes different operating systems would mean the softwares are incompatible. You waste a lot of time doing all these things so it’s better to look for another option.
This is where appear.in gives you the solution to your remote meeting problems.
What is Appear.in?
Appear.in is a great tool that you can use to set up a meeting with anyone no matter where they are in the world. The best part is it’s online and it’s free. You won’t have to install it. It’s also super easy to use.
When you go to the website, all you have to do is create a room simply by giving it a name. In this case, let’s name it appear.in/meetingwithDale. Then click on create new room. Just wait for a particular link to be created and once it’s done, you can send it to anyone and start a meeting. When that person clicks on the link, your meeting starts in that instant.
If it’s just a one-time meeting, you can set it up the way I’ve demonstrated in the video above. But if you plan to use it for long-term, you can actually claim it and make it your permanent meeting room.
Virtual Meeting Room
You can call the room whatever you like as long as no one’s already claimed it. For example, you called it meetingwithDale and made it your permanent link. Then anytime that two people click on this link at the same time, they’ll be able to have a meeting regardless of where they are each located.
When you set up a virtual meeting, you can invite up to 8 people for free. You can click on the bottom if you want to share your screen and you can even use stickers, which is awesome. If the video quality isn’t that great, you can turn off the cam and still continue your meeting.
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