Managing your business online is now a viable option. Coronavirus is affecting the workplace. At the same time, businesses are encouraging social distancing strategies due to COVID-19. Consider options to manage team interactions and events already scheduled with least disruption.
The staff is having to work at home. Clients are reluctant to travel given the increase in outbreaks of Coronavirus. Staff having to stay at home due to social distancing. It has become a nightmare. On the other hand, business needs to continue. Let’s address this.
There is good news. We can help you manage this. In this post, I am going to share with you 5 options to manage your business online during this pandemic.
Loom is an effective way to get your message across an manage your business online when you are not able to meet in person. When you think about it we spend hours face to face in unproductive meetings. You have the ability to record beforehand and share with your clients or teams. Loom has great offers now due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Check out the video here for more information. This option is excellent for classroom training.
Some of the offers are:
From July 2020 they are removing limits on recording for free plans, moving trials to 30 days and giving teachers and students free access forever. What a bargain! You can get more information on what Loom is offering here.
WhatsApp is very popular for chats and a great way to manage your business online. Did you know that WhatsApp also offers options for group chat and group video chats? With group chats, you can share messages and videos as well as images with up to 256 people at once.
WhatsApp uses your phone’s internet connect not your cell plan’s voice minutes. No need to worry about expensive calling charges.
You get fast simple secure messaging and conference calls all for free all over the world. There is also a WhatsApp Business App. It has tools to automate sort and respond to messages.
You can also sync your WhatsApp to your desktop so you chat on whatever device is convenient to you.
WhatsApp also has end to end encryption. The security of your communication is safe. Not even WhatsApp has access to these communications.
Zoom one of my favorite options for meetings. I find Zoom stable. It has very clear audio and allows you to share files etc for meetings. It promotes conferencing services. These combine video conferencing, online meetings, chat and mobile collaboration from 100.
Skype for Business
Very popular platform designed for businesses to connect globally and anytime. Teams have access to video conferencing calling documents collaboration in one app. You can broadcast messages online to bigger audiences. Present your screen to others or give control to someone else. Start meetings with IM voice or video calls. Check when teams are available. Your clients can attend even if they don’t have Skype for business.
YouTube Live Stream
This is an easy way to reach your audience in real-time and manage your business online. You may be hosting a Qand A session, providing a workshop or teaching a class. You can host webinars or do a Vlog all in real-time. There are various options via webcam or desktop and mobile as well as encoder streaming. This depends on your requirements. If you want to find out more about how live streaming your event works, have a look at this post.
Having considered the above, you can see that the prospect of managing your meetings and events online is not as daunting. Review these options on the websites. Choose the one that works for your requirements and budget. Do let me know in the comments box if you have used other options that work well during this crisis. Other readers can also benefit. Alternatively, do contact me to discuss how I can help you to progress if you have a need,
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