WRITTEN BY BILL BRADY
The Basic Zoom Skills Needed to Facilitate a Zoom Encounter. (An encounter is what we used to call an ascension.) You will need two sets of skills to be ready to facilitate a Zoom encounter. First, you will need basic skills to run a Zoom meeting. Second, you will need basic skills for facilitating an encounter. None of these skills are difficult to learn. It will take you a few hours of preparation and practice. Then you will be ready to facilitate your first Zoom encounter.
This page will address the basic skills needed to run a Zoom meeting. If you currently have a Zoom application on your smart phone, or Zoom on your laptop or PC, then you can see all the Zoom controls needed for a two person Zoom encounter. You can’t see the controls needed for an encounter of three or more people until you have three or more people on a Zoom encounter or meeting. So how are you to practice in preparation for leading a Zoom encounter of three or more people?
Navigate to the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/pricing to learn about Zoom pricing. Basic Zoom is free. On Basic Zoom, you can host meetings of up to 50 people for a meeting of up to 40 minutes. You can host a meeting with two people with no time limit. Pro Zoom costs $14.99 per month and allows you to run a Zoom meeting of up to 50 participants for an unlimited meeting time. Pro Zoom is what you will need to facilitate an hour and a half encounter with three or more participants. If you are facilitating an Ecclesia Framework encounter you will likely be able to my Zoom account to do that.
Next, watch a few tutorial videos and read some instructions. Video Tutorials on Zoom meeting controls can be found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/201740096-Training. Look up Zoom Video Tutorials. The place to start is with the Meeting Controls tutorial. On this brief tutorial you can see the Zoom controls that you would see if you were running a meeting of three of more people. Below the Video are Instructions that explain the function of each of the controls including how to change who is the host of the meeting. Watch the Meeting Controls tutorial and read the instructions.
Other tutorials at the same location will show you how to schedule a meeting with Zoom, Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar. Other helpful training videos for audio, video, screen sharing and recording are located at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/201137166-Audio-Video-Sharing.
Once you have watched the tutorials and read the instructions, then get together with two others to practice using Zoom to run a meeting. Whoever is hosting can see the Zoom controls for running the meeting. Simply practice and take turns hosting. Once each of you are comfortable with Zoom controls, then you are now ready to learn the basic skills needed to facilitate an encounter. If you have been on a Zoom encounter before as a participant, then you have already observed a facilitator using the skills needed to facilitate a Zoom encounter. You will find that you already have these skills. You learned them at home or at work. Or you absorbed them by participating in encounters. Many encounters facilitate themselves.
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Founder of the ECCLESIA framework in 2013, and the Heavenly Realms Support Group. Jane has worked in many different leadership capacities from being a professionally qualified Christian Leadership Coach for 13 years to many Christian leaders, to leading a ministry with the Navigators, to being a Senior Learning and Development Manager of a multimillion corporation, advising the management team on strategic approaches to get the best out of their people. She has developed considerable experience with Investors in People taking several companies through to successful accreditation and training as a consultant for them. Hence she understands the amazing impact a tool based on this principle can have.
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