In these difficult times when meetings are not able to take place face to face, we need to learn new methods of communication. Video conferencing is one way, but how do you do it and get started?
BIAC has asked Charles Cowap to run a training session just for BIAC members. This is therefore aimed at small rural businesses.
Zoom is one of several video-conferencing platforms which have come to prominence since the restrictions around Covid19 have been put in place. In Charles’ experience its popularity is well deserved as it seems to be stable in use, it is one of the easier systems to use while also giving you a good range of functions. This includes screen sharing by all participants, video and audio, the ability to mute conversations and a separate 'chat' facility. It is also possible to record a session. Screen sharing can be invaluable - for example while looking at a spreadsheet together, records needed for IACS returns, contracts and other material. Various levels of subscription start with a free service which allows fewer than four people to meet for any length of time, and four or more people to meet for up to 40 minutes.
We are therefore offering a one hour introductory session, using Zoom itself, focussed on the needs of rural businesses and consultants. Your joining instructions will explain how to join the online seminar by clicking on a link in an email you will be sent beforehand, and will ask you to have a few items ready for use at the start on your computer. The sessions are each limited to 15 participants so there will be opportunities to practise, to ask questions and to swap notes.
The best way to join the session will be from a laptop or desktop PC equipped with a microphone and speakers, and ideally headphones. It is also possible to take part from a tablet, iPad or smartphone as well but the functionality with these devices is more limited.
SESSIONS WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION
BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2020 AT 11AM
For further information please contact the BIAC office on 01275 375559 or see Events Page