With many of us being stuck at home, the demand for video conference software increased significantly. The two most popular ones are Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service that allows people to meet virtually. Today, though, we would like to tell you more about Microsoft Teams that is part of the subscription-based Office 365 suite. We want to share with you the ways how to make your Teams meeting more fun, engaging, and interactive.
1. Turn on your video
Turning on your video for a meeting gives you an opportunity to see another person. But remembering that 93% of communications is non-verbal, this simple action might become a game-changer. By seeing another person, you can communicate more effectively and be more productive.
2. Funny digital backgrounds
Show up to the meeting pretending you are at the beach or in a space ship. Microsoft Teams gives a great variety of fun places you can put yourself in for the time of the meeting. It is also very helpful when you have a mess in your house and don’t feel like cleaning.
3. Brainstorm on a whiteboard
One of the best things about face-to-face meetings is an opportunity to share and brainstorm ideas putting them in visual graphs and structures. In case you didn’t know, it is also possible with Microsoft Teams! There is a Whiteboard capability that lets all participants write their ideas and share their visions. To tell you the truth, this might be even better than meeting in person as Teams saves everything for you, and you can easily distribute the materials after the meeting.
4. Captions enabling
For people who have hearing obstacles or have broken speakers, Teams rolled out a new feature that lets people turn on live captions. At the moment, live captions are only available in English and in the United States.
5. Never miss a meeting
Sometimes, unpredictable situations make us miss important meetings. Microsoft Teams is here to help! You can record a meeting and have a transcript automatically generated. How awesome is that? Moreover, the recording is stored in the cloud, so it is easily accessible and sharable.
We hope you have fun trying all those great features of Teams. In case you have any questions or need help with Microsoft 365, don’t hesitate to reach out – we are here to help! Klik Solutions is an official Microsoft partner, so call us at 888.959.1196 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.