Zoom Tips For the Presenter
Equipment Set Up
- Download the Zoom desktop appliction and encourage guests to do the same.
- Decide whether you will use one monitor or two monitors.
- Put on a headset and microphone if you have them, to reduce background noise.
- Test your audio and video.
- Close unnecessary tabs in your browser and turn off notifications such as e-mail or messaging.
Tips for the Presenter/Host
- Make sure the lighting in your room comes from the side or in front of you.
- Your background should be simple without distractions.
- Have your computer camera as level and close to your face as possible.
- Look directly at the camera so the participants feel the conversation is aimed at them.
- Introduce yourself or have the moderator do this.
- Describe what is on your screen with descriptive directions (e.g. “notice this”) and indicate the location on the screen to better focus the audience.
- Using Chat in Zoom meetings.
- For the Chat, it is preferable to have a Chat monitor appointed before the session.
- You can choose to mute the audience’s microphones and also unmute them at any point during your presentation.
- Presenter/Host Window
- By clicking on Manage Participants in the window above the presenter/host can choose to mute or unmute the attendees
- By clicking on Participants in the window above the presenter/host can choose to mute or unmute the attendees, view chat, activate Share Screen, have participants take part in a pool, record the session, turn on Closed Captioning/Live Transcript, and setup Breakout Rooms.
- To activate the Closed Captioning/Live Transcript, click on the CC icon.
- More on using Closed Captioning.
- Remember to begin recording the session by clicking the icon at the bottom of the presenter/host the Zoom window.