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Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

And just for laughs, an HYP-P room.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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?

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

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

Yell

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

How does Zoom make their money?

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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?

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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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.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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

Spice up your virtual meetings by inviting along a Goat

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

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Postby csearle » October 9th, 2020, 10:51 pm

MarshalMcEachern wrote:Quizzes, bingo and guess who could be nice ideas for the meetings ;)
Guess who? What's that?

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Postby johnhemming » October 10th, 2020, 12:04 pm

If anyone wants to do this I have a paid zoom account. I don't mind transferring the host at some stage so it does not need me to be always available during the meeting.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Postby monabri » February 10th, 2021, 2:27 pm

remember to switch off the cat filter first!

https://youtu.be/DxJIB43Cn2E

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Postby csearle » February 12th, 2021, 7:44 pm

monabri wrote:remember to switch off the cat filter first!

https://youtu.be/DxJIB43Cn2E
That was a spectacularly brilliant moment. Restores my faith in humanity somewhat, that everyone involved sees the funny side of it. C.

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Re: Ideas for Zoom meeting

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Postby raybarrow » February 26th, 2021, 11:33 am

Hi,

You could of course use the Open Source 'Jitsi Meet'. Very similar in operation to Zoom, No charge, no need to join, no time limit, no need to download/install software, works through the browser. Breakout Rooms not so easy last time I looked. For people who don't like/don't know how to download etc Jitsi is a doddle.

Ray.


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