Go Async with Video Mail

📣📣 FINALLY – the ability to create async “Video Mail” in Zoom using Zoom Clips! For years, as part of our hybrid leadership skills workshops, we have been teaching teams how to incorporate Video Mail into their hybrid and remote team communication toolkit since it’s an especially great way to provide info without scheduling yet another meeting.

 

In many situations using Video Mail can be more effective than written communication because:

1️⃣ We can talk faster than we can type

2️⃣ We can add so much more context when communicating verbally via video and through screensharing

Video Mail can be a great replacement to live meetings for:

✅ Info that is just an update or FYI

✅ For providing some inspiration or food for thought

✅ For visually describing instructions for a simple task

✅ Or as a recap to a long meeting (who has time to watch an hour-long meeting recording, when they could watch a 5 min video recap of the next steps, decisions, & key discussion points?!).

One big watch-out though…

Don’t re-record multiple times – that will defeat the purpose and take too much time. Yes, the first few times it’s ok as you get used to the tool and get used to being recorded. Start out small by sending a Video Mail to a close colleague or your direct team to try it out and get comfortable.

There are many fantastic tools for creating Video Mail (Loom, Vidcast, Microsoft Teams Video Clips and Slack Video Clips) but it is now even more convenient for it to be integrated right into Zoom.

 

Zoom Video Clips Info

Upsides:

✅ Seemlessly integrated into Zoom

✅ Simple to record and share

✅ Can screenshare

✅ No limit to your recording length if you have a paid Zoom account

 

Downsides:

❌ Free version of Zoom limits you to 5 clips per month, no longer than 2 minutes each

 

Calls to Action:

1️⃣ Download our Zoom Clips Resource Guide for step by step intructions for how to use it

2️⃣ Try a Video Clip instead of scheduling an FYI or Update meeting

3️⃣ Use a Video Clip to say hello to a colleague you haven’t talked to in a while

 

You can download the Zoom Clips Resource Guide when you sign up for free access to premium Virtual Work Insider content.

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