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This post has been inspired by three of our friends in Active Rain.  First, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 commented on my post that it would be great to share my uses for Zoom in our businesses (and personal life, for that matter).  I thought that was a great idea and planned to do it.

Today I read a great post by Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Marketing Savvy: The Importance of Marketing Perspective! The take away - Be kind, caring, and compassionate.  Give freely to help others in this time of need rather than taking advantage.  They linked to another post by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD   And now for some good news...

I want to do my part, give back and present good uses and information that will improve your business and even your personal life.  Why Zoom?  Let me show you.

I can share a PointPoint presentations but agents could host a virtual open house different from a video because you would move the pictures as if conducting a real tour and taking questions as you go.  Here is what the Zoom screen looks like in the Gallery Mode (all participants appear along the side)

Zoom with sharing in Gallery ModeBelow it is in Speaker Mode.  This is great if you are giving a presentation and someone asks a question.  Zoom highlights the current speaker and this is much more engaging.

Zoom with sharing in Speaker modeIf you would like to hold a group meeting you can virtually gather people from all over into the Zoom Room like this.

50 person Zoom Gallery ViewNow if you want people to ask questions and highlight the person asking the question speaker view will fill the screen while the other participants' pictures are accross the top.

Tommorrow morning at 7am I will be visiting a BNI chapter holding a Zoom meeting.  Then at 10am I will have a coaching session with a manager in an organization.  At 2pm I will be doing entrepreneur business coaching.  Then at 3:30pm I will participate in a early virtual happy hour.  I could not have accomplished that much in a day if I were going in person.

On Saturday I will conduct my virtual HR Certification class from 10am to 3pm using Zoom.  We will take a half hour for lunch.  I cover the same and have conversations and engagement but I don't have to drive back and forth to Fordham University.

Oh yes, and it has personal benefits.  We have Zoom meetings all at once with our children and extended family almost like attending a virtual family gathering.

There is a free version but it limits you to one to ones or 40 minutes with multiple people.  The paid version starts at 150 per year.  That's it!  At one time I was renting conference space at 150 each time!  This is a no brainer!

If anyone has any individual questions please reach out to me.  I would love to help you.

Grant Schneider

Performance Development Strategies




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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Joe - yes, now that laptop is getting the work.

Apr 05, 2020 11:42 AM #32
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Zoom seems to be the biggest thing ever! I hear people talking about it and people are using it for social events and business! Thank you so much for this wonderful post!!  I heard the stock is going up on this too! 

Apr 06, 2020 01:00 AM #33
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, every webinar I have watched for the last couple of weeks has been on Zoom.   Great platform for this purpose.

Apr 06, 2020 10:05 AM #34
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

I'm seeing all the cool kids using Zoom and our office has started using this platform.  My question is how do you get those cool backgrounds that you sometimes see  - like the Golden Gate Bridge?

Apr 06, 2020 11:34 AM #35
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

I had heard about Zoom but did not really paid attention until last week when a relative was teaching my mom how to use it.  I then Zoomed mom and then my son Zoomed me and we all Zoomed together and we got to watch my grandson walk, it is amazing!!!

Apr 06, 2020 01:36 PM #36
Susan Rupert

Grant, thanks for sharing what all Zoom can do. We just started about 2 weeks ago using Zoom for our weekly sales meetings since we have the Stay at Home for PA. It works well. I'm going to use it more. 

Apr 06, 2020 05:50 PM #37
Lois Rubino
DeLex Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker/RE Agent in AZ

Thanks for all the information, Grant. I've been in Zoom meetings and found out today that I can use it on my iPhone! We've been making video tours and slide shows for our listings...will be taking buyers on Zoom tours to protect them, the sellers and us! 

Apr 06, 2020 06:46 PM #38
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Grant Schneider 
You are always so generous sharing your knowledge here with us in the 'Rain.
Hope you and yours are all well and continue safe.
All the best - Lynn

Apr 06, 2020 06:48 PM #39
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge about Zoom. Have you compared Zoom with RemotePC? if yes, which in your opinion is best and why?

Apr 06, 2020 11:26 PM #40
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Debra - on Sunday we had a family reunion between New York, Florida, and Connectiicut.

Joan -  I am using it 3 or 4 times every day.

Francine - you may go to your setting and check a virtual background.

Christine - yes, isn't than amazing.  Great extended family use.

Susan - that will certainly be what many people will do.

Lois - that is right.  Just share your screen as you conduct the tour.

Lynn - thank you.  I am inside and getting everything done.

Kimo - I have not but I will have to do that.

Apr 07, 2020 06:00 AM #41
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

From what I read Grant Schneider  there are some security issues.  By invitation only appears to reduce most of those security issues on Zoon.

Apr 07, 2020 08:00 AM #42
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Great post; I've been using Zoom since 2015 for my Podcast and client meetings. I love the creativity it has allowed the last month with virtual Toastmasters, Virtual Chamber Networking meetings, coffees meetings, fun Happy Hours with friends and so on. Zoom has allowed our COVID-19 experience tolerable and functional.

Apr 07, 2020 08:37 AM #43
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Grant clearly zoom has many benfits and sure does save a lot time and driving. That is awesome.  Great post.  I'm also been hearing about all the zoom bombings going on but I'm guesing they'll find a fix for that, hopefully soon.

Apr 07, 2020 09:36 AM #44
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Zoom seems to be the Newest Tool in the box for staying in close contact -- yet socially distanced -- with everyone from business to friends to family. I am going to have to check it out!

Apr 07, 2020 05:48 PM #45
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

There are so many techniques that we can use now to learn how to better serve each other in the future such as working a couple days out of the office remotely

Apr 07, 2020 11:34 PM #46
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love Zoom!  I've used it for years for committee meetings. It's a valuable tool.  Plus the upside is that people will eventually learn to listen more than they talk.  Not every comment is necessary or adds value either.  It's great that you are accomplishing so much! 

Apr 13, 2020 10:57 AM #47
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Grant Schneider ,
so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday series. I'm using zoom for meetings, happy hours with friends and fun connecting with family! Its definitely a valuable tool

Apr 18, 2020 03:08 PM #48
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hi there

Thank you for sharing how you are showing you are communicating now by using Zoom.

Apr 25, 2020 03:03 PM #49
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, I think everyone will be a Zoom expert before we can get back into a normal routine.   It does work great for virtual meetings.

May 02, 2020 09:08 AM #50
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Zoom is the virtual choice of sooo many users. Whether for business, family or distant learning, Zoom has hit the big time. You can Zoom on a pc, tablet, notebook, iPad, or smart phone.

It is changing the way we interact and part of that change will be permanent after the Covid 19 issue has gone away.

May 26, 2020 03:48 PM #51
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