Nicholas Pyers, in his role as Founder and Publisher of AppleUsers.org, joined Ann MacKay of Apple Charlestown User Group, Carol Fortlage of The Villages Apple User Group and Mike Kwasniak of Suffolk Mac User Group, along with host, Tom Piper of the Apple User Group Advisory Board to present “Using Zoom as a Presenter” at the online Apple User Group University on August 18, 2020 (Australian Time).
As Zoom conferences have become part of the ‘new normal’ we should look at ways of improving the quality, and professionalism, of our video conferences. Although the original audience of the AUGU webinar was obviously very Apple Mac centric, there are many ideas and suggestions that are suitable for all users of Zoom (and even other video conference packages).
The 96 minute presentation, along with a copy of Nicholas’ slides and the links he mentioned, can be viewed at the link below.
Suggestions for Hardware
Since giving the presentation, Nicholas has become aware of some specials offered here in Australia by Kogan, that are cross platform compatible and work with Windows, Mac and Android, and we thought Community leaders in Junee might be interested in considering to improve their own video conferencing options.
- Xiaomi Mi IMILAB Webcam 1080P @ $59.00
High-defination webcam at an affordable price. The video quality is amazing for the price, but the microphone leaves a lot to be desired, so use an external USB mic
- Desktop Mini USB Flexible Microphone with Tripod Bracket Stand @ $57.60
A simple plug and play Mic that connects via USB to your computer without worrying about adaptor or amplifiers [Model of mic recommended updated 30-Aug-2020]
- Kogan 12″ LED Ring Light @ $69.99
This is an improved version over previous models. It is available for pre-order and ships on September 24, 2020
You need to add delivery to the order… but you purchase all three items in one transaction, the delivery fee to Junee is only $14.99 (and can be free if you use an appropriate Kogan Discount Code).
Other Zoom Resources
Don’t forget some of the other Zoom resources we’ve previously mentioned — Take Control of Zoom and MacVoices suggests Ways to Improve your Video Conferencing