Donate to Remove ads

Got a credit card? use our Credit Card & Finance Calculators

Thanks to Anonymous,johnhemming,Anonymous,Rhyd6,dredd0, for Donating to support the site

Ideas for Zoom meeting

Covering meetups anywhere in the UK
Novoiceleft
Posts: 22
Joined: March 15th, 2017, 8:14 pm
Been thanked: 3 times

Ideas for Zoom meeting

#317813

Postby Novoiceleft » June 12th, 2020, 10:22 am

Well I guess this board has been quiet for a while :|

Social life of a sort continues on Zoom, Skype etc... and I wanted to ask this board for some ideas.

I am lucky enough be Zooming twice a week with a regular group of about 20-25 people. Most of us are living alone and had not met before the CoronaHell. We started with Quizzes but everyone is getting bored by that now.

In Zoom you can all be in one meeting - or you can go to several Breakout rooms. This offers great opportunity for more interactive group chat.

I thought of a Zoom event in which you put people in rooms (about 6 people) to discuss a topic. For example, "the most embarrassing record I ever bought". People tell their stories, then everyone chooses the 2 "winners". All the winners of each room are moved on to another room, so you have a new mix of people, and then they have another topic.

I wondered if people could come up with ideas for topics ?? Another one is "the worst meal I ever cooked". They don't have to be negative stories, they could be good ones. I feel I need to provide a list beforehand because soon people are shy and would not want to have to think on the spot.

All ideas welcome

NoVoice

GrahamPlatt
2 Lemon pips
Posts: 228
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 9:40 am
Has thanked: 74 times
Been thanked: 63 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#317844

Postby GrahamPlatt » June 12th, 2020, 11:48 am

And just for laughs, an HYP-P room.

JohnB
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1177
Joined: January 15th, 2017, 9:20 am
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 262 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#317858

Postby JohnB » June 12th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Breakout rooms need a paid account, and designated hosts to make others co-hosts and move people around (and explain how Zoom works endlessly to people who don't listen...). Ipad clients cannot do it themselves.

A quiz with prizes for first to answer in chat would work

moorfield
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1931
Joined: November 7th, 2016, 1:56 pm
Has thanked: 550 times
Been thanked: 540 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#317861

Postby moorfield » June 12th, 2020, 12:23 pm

GrahamPlatt wrote:And just for laughs, an HYP-P room.


I did just click into this fearing someone was suggesting a LF Zoom ... :o

tikunetih
Lemon Slice
Posts: 381
Joined: December 14th, 2018, 10:30 am
Has thanked: 155 times
Been thanked: 275 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#317899

Postby tikunetih » June 12th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Novoiceleft wrote:I am lucky enough be Zooming twice a week with a regular group of about 20-25 people. Most of us .... had not met before the CoronaHell.


How did the Zoom meetups come about?

pds2008
Lemon Pip
Posts: 93
Joined: May 19th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 53 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324092

Postby pds2008 » July 6th, 2020, 2:18 pm

Most popular Zoom theme in my extended family was - Celebrity/Famous Sock Puppets

Yell

Bouleversee
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2753
Joined: November 8th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 600 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324692

Postby Bouleversee » July 8th, 2020, 9:00 pm

How does Zoom make their money?

csearle
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2342
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 1401 times
Been thanked: 561 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324693

Postby csearle » July 8th, 2020, 9:02 pm

Bouleversee wrote:How does Zoom make their money?
A question so worthy of a Lemon.

Bouleversee
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2753
Joined: November 8th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 600 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324694

Postby Bouleversee » July 8th, 2020, 9:08 pm

GrahamPlatt wrote:And just for laughs, an HYP-P room.


God forbid! It would end in a fight.

Mike4
Lemon Slice
Posts: 629
Joined: November 24th, 2016, 3:29 am
Has thanked: 101 times
Been thanked: 218 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324716

Postby Mike4 » July 8th, 2020, 10:32 pm

Bouleversee wrote:How does Zoom make their money?


There is a wide range of additional features available to paying subscribers, the main one being meetings hosted can continue indefinitely (as opposed to the one hour limit on free accounts).

File sharing, whiteboard to draw on that everyone can see, screen sharing and breakout rooms are but a few that peeps are prepared to pay for.

Swerving off at a tangent, has anyone used the new Zoom competitor "Google Meet"? Any good?

Bouleversee
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2753
Joined: November 8th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 600 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324717

Postby Bouleversee » July 8th, 2020, 10:39 pm

Many thanks. I'd only heard about the freebies.

tjh290633
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 4735
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 11:20 am
Has thanked: 363 times
Been thanked: 1827 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#324718

Postby tjh290633 » July 8th, 2020, 10:42 pm

I have had a couple of meetings/lectures on gotomeeting.com. Works similarly to Zoom.

Also a lecture and AGM today on lumiagm.com. I only stayed for the lecture.

I gave one of the lectures on gotomeeting.com, which I did by using both my mobile phone for the speech and camera and my PC for the Powerpoint presentation. Effectively I was present twice. I saw a recording of the result, which looked OK to me.

TJH

TUK020
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1028
Joined: November 5th, 2016, 7:41 am
Has thanked: 260 times
Been thanked: 554 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#325087

Postby TUK020 » July 10th, 2020, 10:15 am

Mike4 wrote:
Bouleversee wrote:How does Zoom make their money?


There is a wide range of additional features available to paying subscribers, the main one being meetings hosted can continue indefinitely (as opposed to the one hour limit on free accounts).

File sharing, whiteboard to draw on that everyone can see, screen sharing and breakout rooms are but a few that peeps are prepared to pay for.

Swerving off at a tangent, has anyone used the new Zoom competitor "Google Meet"? Any good?


Yes - "Google Meet".
If you use google calendar, it is incredibly easy to set up. Arrange a meeting with someone, and it is an option under 'place'. One click, and then send the meeting invite. Then to join the meeting itself, you just open the calendar item for the meeting, click on a button to join.
Doesn't have all of the extended features of Zoom, and not as good in hosting large (20+) meetings, but great for easy set up of a video conf call for one to one, or a few people.

Bouleversee
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 2753
Joined: November 8th, 2016, 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 600 times
Been thanked: 425 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#325094

Postby Bouleversee » July 10th, 2020, 10:25 am

They should be doing quite well, then, and possibly not only temporarily. I believe I am indirectly invested via SMT.

JohnB
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1177
Joined: January 15th, 2017, 9:20 am
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 262 times

Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

#325174

Postby JohnB » July 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm

Spice up your virtual meetings by inviting along a Goat

https://www.cronkshawfoldfarm.co.uk/goatsonzoom


Return to “Lemon Socials”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest