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5 Best Practices When Using Screen Sharing Feature on Gumzo

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Remote working, Video Call

Planning to host a video conference with your friends or customers and intend to use Gumzo’s screen share feature? If so, you need to prepare well to avoid some goofs that can compromise your presentation. The last thing you want is for your presentation to seem unprofessional simply because you didn’t plan.

Using Gumzo’s screen share feature is a powerful way of keeping your audience engaged during a presentation. However, to make the most of it, you need to follow some basic best practices.

Here are five video conferencing best practices to follow if you’ll be using the screen share feature during your presentation:

Test Screen Sharing with a Friend

Just signed up with Gumzo and you would like to make a presentation to your audience? You don’t want to learn how to use the screen sharing feature during the call. Imagine the impression you’ll be making to your audience when you are lost looking for the screen share menu.

To avoid embarrassment, test the screen sharing feature with a friend or co-worker beforehand. This way, you’ll know where the buttons are, how to activate screen sharing, and what you can achieve with it before you start the presentation. 

Prepare Ahead of Time

Preparation is key to having a great Gumzo presentation. Before the online conference starts, gather all the slides you will be using, URLs you’ll be sharing, and other online assets you may want your audience to see.

For example, if you will be sharing the results of your services or testimonials of your customers, get them prepared in advance by your graphics team. Also, make sure you have rehearsed all your talking points that will go together with the slides or graphics.

Turn Off Notifications

Don’t you just hate it when a Skype notification pops up, informing you that a contact is online, while you are working? Well, your audience doesn’t like it either.

Most of us work with multiple apps at the same time. Slack, Facebook, Skype…you name them. These apps can lead to a poor conference experience when their notifications pop up. 

Therefore, before starting your Gumzo call, it’s a good idea to turn off all notifications. Simply close the apps or set the notifications to OFF. You don’t want Kamau to embarrass you during the presentation with a WhatsApp message asking, “landlord alisemaje juu ya rent?”

Screen Share feature in Use on Gumzo

Close Extra Tabs

You probably keep 10 or more tabs open during your day-to-day work. When holding a Gumzo conference, this is not the time to keep the tabs open.

The only tabs that you should keep open are those that you need during the presentation. You don’t want your audience to see you frantically searching for a particular tab from the 33 that are open during the presentation. This not only wastes time but also makes you look unprofessional.

Control Screen Sharing

Finally, you should also control what your audience can see when sharing your screen. When you launch the screen share feature on Gumzo, you’ll be presented with an option to share your browser’s open tabs, the applications you’ve opened on your laptop, or just Gumzo’s presentation tab. 

Select the right option to prevent your audience from seeing other irrelevant content or applications that may be running on your laptop. 

You can also choose whether to share your laptop’s audio during the screen-share session. For instance, if you are playing a video clip to your audience, you’ll want the audio sharing feature enabled.

Use Gumzo’s Screen Share to Connect with Your Audience

Whether you are using Gumzo conference features for personal or business use, it’s important to understand the features that can make your presentation more engaging. One of such features is the screen-share option.

Follow the above best practices to ensure a smooth video conferencing experience with your audience. 

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