Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Virtual Meeting Applications

“In teamwork, silence isn’t golden, it’s deadly.” – Mark Sanborn

So many people are finding that meeting virtually really works well and during these unique times, it is a lifesaver. Several products are being used and have been discussed on the CPA Firm Management Association discussion board.

I have used Zoom, as have many others. Here’s what Lori Ellinger, Firm Administrator of Kirsch CPA Group with offices in Oxford and Hamilton, Ohio has to say about using Zoom. I am hoping her comments about how they are using virtual meetings will be helpful to you:

“We started using Zoom last week.  Our 30+ employees are all remote and Zoom works great.  You can see a picture of each person – they are even having fun with changing their background picture.  We started doing a 15-minute “water cooler” meeting just to catch up.  We pick a person ahead of time and do a get-to-know-you Q&A.  It’s a nice break and since we have several new people its good for them to get to know others.

We have not had problems with sound or delay on zoom.

Now, on regular phone lines, we are experiencing poor call quality.

We also use Microsoft Teams for meetings.  We use to use GoTo Meeting but that is going by the wayside lately.”

Don’t forget about your newer people. Communicate continually with your entire team and think of extra ways to “touch” your newbies.

  • "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."
  • Helen Keller

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