Video meetings are essential for a well-functioning workplace in your virtual law firm. They must also be easy, effective, and reliable so that you can use it as the default for every meeting. Don’t forget to consider whether each employee has the tech to use a video meeting. This includes a company-provided laptop or computer, webcams, and microphones/headsets.
Make sure you pick one video software to use companywide. There are many options, but if you don’t have a preference, Google Meets or Zoom work well. Google Meets is the most convenient for computer users because it runs in a browser. Zoom is the best, however, for tablet and phone users, even though it requires installing an app.
Prepare your staff to use this technology correctly, so your virtual law firm is ready to go from day one. Built-in computer cameras can work if you can elevate the camera to eye level. A great first webcam for business use is the C920S HD Pro.
Set up guidelines for how staff will show up for meetings. Remind staff to turn their video on and that they shouldn’t use their computer’s microphone and speakers. Wireless headphones can have battery life issues, but plug-in headphones with a microphone are an affordable option to reduce feedback.
Make sure you’ve got the tech to get through a client meeting without issues. You won’t look very professional if you don’t have headphones or if they die halfway through a meeting.