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(Belize, Central America - Jeff M. Wang)




One of the gold-standard companies when it comes to enterprise video communications, Zoom provides a reliable platform for video and audio conferencing. The product offers a single communications suite for meetings, chat, and productive workplace collaboration. The product features high-quality HD video and audio (even in low-bandwidth environments), and up to 100 participants for video conferencing come included in the standard version. The product works across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android, and with traditional conference room systems or “Zoom rooms.” Different tiers of pricing from Basic to Business.


What is Zoom?


Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. It is a tool to build an environment for immersive face-to-face conversations between distributed teams. 

Zoom products consist of following platforms and tools:

  • Meetings and Chat - HD video, audio, collaboration & chat
  • Rooms and Workspaces - Power up your conference rooms with video
  • Phone System - Enterprise cloud phone system
  • Video Webinars - Full-featured, easy-to-use, engaging webinars
  • App Marketplace - Integrations and bots to use with Zoom


- Zoom Meetings and Chat

Zoom Meetings are the foundation of Zoom, and the term refers to video conferencing meetings using the platform that allow remote and co-located meeting attendees to communication frictionlessly. Since you you don't need to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meetings, you can even meet with clients or conduct interviews with remote candidates virtually. 

A "Zoom Meeting" simply refers to a meeting that's hosted using Zoom, and attendees can join the meeting in-person, via webcam or video conferencing camera, or via phone. 

Please check out the Zoom Meetings & Chat webpage for more details. 


How to Get Started Using Zoom


Step 1: Choose the right plan for your team

Zoom offers four different zoom meeting plan for your business (not including a Zoom Room subscription): Zoom Free, Zoom Pro, Zoom Business, and Zoom Enterprise. 

Zoom Pro is the best option for the EITA. This plan offers an organization using Zoom with a small team with at least one member working remotely full-time or part-time so you can collaborate effectively, no matter where the meeting is hosted. This plan allows hosts to create personal meeting IDs for recurring Zoom meetings, allows meeting recording in the cloud or on users' devices, and caps group meeting durations at 24 hours.


- Sign Up and Download Zoom

Once you've selected the Zoom plan you'd like to start using, you can sign up and download Zoom onto your computer to start using it. Users can sign up using their work email if they're signing up for an individual free account, or if your system administrator is signing up for a Pro account, you'll be invited to sign up for Zoom as one of your company's hosts.


  • To login with Google: To login with Google, go to the Sign in page then click Login with Google.
  • To login with Facebook, go to the Sign in page then click Login with Facebook.

  • - Sync Zoom to your calendar

    Next, you'll want to sync Zoom to your calendar so you can schedule Zoom meetings that appear on your calendar, or so you can easily add a Zoom Meeting link to events on your calendar so remote participants can join. To do this, when you're signed into Zoom, navigate to "Settings," then "Meetings," then "Synced Calendars." Then, toggle on "Sync Zoom Meetings from Calendars," and tap to select the calendars you want to sync with Zoom. By doing this, you can sync calendars with Zoom in both directions, so your calendar client will offer an option to add a Zoom link, and your calendar will show Zoom Meetings you schedule in the Zoom app. 


    - Scheduling your Zoom meetings

    The fastest and easiest way to schedule your Zoom meetings is with Zoom free Outlook Plugin or Zoom Scheduler Extension for your existing calendaring system. With the Zoom add-ons, you schedule your meeting as usual, and then just click “Make it a Zoom Meeting” to add all the Zoom info to your invite. It’s a snap!


    Step 2: Getting Started on Windows and Mac

    - Sign in and Join

    After launching Zoom, click Join a Meeting to join a meeting without signing in. If you want to log in and start or schedule your own meeting, click Sign In.


    Zoom Meetings for Desktop and Mobile


    Today’s mobile professionals need to be able to work and video conference wherever they are. Zoom Meetings for mobile provides the same great experience that you’d expect from the desktop client and more. Zoom Meetings for desktop and mobile provides the tools to make every meeting a great one.





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