At this point in 2020, we’ve all figured out how to replace in-person meetings. We use Zoom. Great! Article over.
We’ve also all been using Zoom so much that we’ve figured out its flaws and gaps. As much as we want to pretend that there’s nothing lost when we hop on a Zoom call, it’s just not the case. A piece of humanity and “realness” doesn’t come through the webcam. (And “Zoom fatigue” is real. More video calls aren’t the answer.)
As we look into a winter where in-person meetings and events are still not coming back, what can we do to bring some humanity back into our meetings?
This article will discuss how we can enhance our Zoom calls with video to bridge some of what’s lost from an in-person meeting. This article is not going to get into job interviews or conference/large events. Plenty has been written already about those topics. I’m going to focus on three specific gaps our clients have been seeing:
- Talent retention
- Sales/pitch meetings