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Looking to Break the Ice? These are the Best Zoom Apps for Networking

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January 22, 2024

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Networking is crucial to the longevity of your career. When done correctly, networking will create a foundation that you can build upon to create long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. Making networking a two-way process of giving and taking will help you formulate more meaningful connections.

While networking outside of your organization is important, it is also important to network and cultivate strong relationships within your organization. Cultivating strong relationships with your coworkers means you will have a solid team to collaborate with when you need it most. Spending quality time or initiating impactful conversations with your employees or teammates by encouraging check-ins and casual chats is a great way to build lasting connections and strengthen relationships within your team. 

In a world that has largely adopted remote gatherings and events, networking online as opposed to in person is becoming increasingly more popular. Zoom apps like Polly, Warmly, Circles, Team games, and Meeting Timer are all excellent resources that can be used to create engaging networking experiences on Zoom. Keep reading to learn more about the best Zoom apps for networking! 

5 of The Best Zoom Apps for Training and Workshops: 

  1. Polly

Networking can be difficult, especially when you aren’t sure what to talk about. Polly is an excellent icebreaker and online resource that eliminates awkward silence by sparking fun conversations. Polly eliminates the risk of awkward silence by prompting Zoom meeting participants with icebreakers, Q&A’s, polls, and surveys with immediate, anonymous feedback. Engage, entertain and empower your Zoom meeting participants to connect and network in a lighthearted way with Polly. 

Notable features: 

  • Live Q&A.
  • Instant feedback.
  • Icebreakers and hot takes.
  1. Warmly

Hosting a virtual networking event? Warmly is the tool for you. Warmly is a one-of-a-kind networking tool that loads Zoom meeting participants' information into Zoom meetings to make all information easily accessible by participants. Warmly gathers information such as participants names, companies, positions, and locations. Additional data presented by Warmly can also include information such as organizational charts, calendars, and mutual LinkedIn connections. 

The Warmly Zoom app is ideal for professionals that are looking to network and get to know like-minded folk with minimal research and memorization. This tool can also be used by internal teams to get to know their colleagues on a deeper level. 

  1. Circles

Circles is a revolutionary tool that makes interacting with your peers a breeze. Oftentimes we find ourselves closing or minimizing our Zoom screen in an attempt to open a different tab, respond to an email, or skim over meeting notes. Circles created an entirely new way to experience Zoom by turning meeting participants into a small circle on your screen so you can get Zoom out of your way to take notes, multi-task, or take back control of your desktop. This is especially important if you are networking or attempting to get to know your colleagues on a deeper level. Not only does Circles permit you to multitask more efficiently, but it also mimics the classic meeting arrangement that would be found in a boardroom when meeting in person. 

  1. Team Games

Have you been struggling to create a fun dynamic between Zoom meeting participants? If so, team games may be for you. Whether you’re searching for the perfect icebreaker or looking for fun ways to liven things up with your teammates, Team games is a great Zoom app that makes it possible for you as the meeting host to host games and launch challenges between meeting participants. Simply download the Zoom App, get a shared link, share it with meeting participants, and you’re ready to go! Games and icebreakers include things like minigolf, hangman, Pictionary, and trivia! 

Notable features: 

  • Ever increasing list of new games.
  • Unique links for each outing or game.
  • Accessible games for teams of all sizes. 
  1. Meeting Timer

Networking events are excellent ways to get to know people in your industry and they can even be great for getting to know your teammates on a deeper level. One downfall when it comes to networking via Zoom is not having control over how long your interactions last. In order to connect with as many people as possible, it’s important that your interactions are organized and timed. To avoid lengthy interactions, you may want to consider leveraging a Zoom App like Meeting Timer that makes it possible for you and other meeting participants to set time limits for every interaction. 

Meeting Timer is an online tool that makes it possible for you to time all aspects within your meeting. This tool provides clocks, agenda timers, and simple countdowns that can be visible by all remote employees during your Zoom meetings or webinars. From starting a simple timer to keep meeting attendees on track to leveraging the countdown feature when your meeting is nearing its end, Meeting Timer is a great tool Zoom app to help streamline networking events. 

Notable features: 

  • Customizable timers and sound alerts to notify teammates when they are running out of time. 
  • Built in analytics that allow you to determine how much time you and your teammates are spending on Zoom. 

Host the Networking Event of Your Dreams with Remo 

Remo makes it possible for you to connect with others in real-time by providing you with the tools you need to immerse yourself in an event, host round table discussions, create a workshop, or brainstorm with your teammates. Our one-of-a-kind interactive virtual event and meeting platform will empower you to recreate natural interactions in any type of gathering, from global events to remote work meetings with your peers and our Zoom integration makes it even better. 

Our Zoom integration combines Zoom’s easy-to-use platform with our dynamic immersive environment to create the perfect online meeting space. We’re transforming the way people around the world connect online by humanizing online interactions. Interested in learning more? Start your FREE TRIAL today!

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