COVID-19 has us distancing ourselves from our families, friends, colleagues, and customers. Instead of making time to visit them in person, we’re relying more and more on video conferencing keep in touch. There are many platforms to choose from. There’s FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Slack. But the one that has taken the world by storm, is Zoom.
Zoom has taken great strides to make their platform available during this crisis. So much so, that not only are their shares up 40 percent, but in the last three months they’ve already exceeded the total number of new users from last year. In 2019, they added 1.99 million new users total. At the time of this article, they’ve already added 2.22 million this year.
If you’re a little bit like us, and are looking for some relief from the stress that comes with living in a world separated by social distancing, you need to have a little bit of fun during your video conferences and remote sales meetings.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Zoom meeting virtual backgrounds to use during your remote sales calls and team meetings. Some are tranquil (who doesn’t need that these days?), some just hide your messy office space, and some will put a smile on your face.
Directions to download and use:
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Peace and quiet
Looking for a tranquil soothing background? Here are some eye-pleasing backgrounds to provide some stress relief.
Wrap yourself in the beauty of the rainforest.
Get cozy before a storm.
Or fly off into outer space.
The element of disguise
Don’t worry about that sock on the back of the couch over your shoulder. (How’d that get there?) We’ve got you covered.
Do you want to work in a contemporary, modern, and sleek office?
How about this one?
Or maybe an old library office with one of those sliding ladders is more your style.
Or maybe this "office" is your thing.
Catch up with some old Friends
Enjoy a cup of coffee at Central Perk.
Have a beer with Norm and Cliff.
Hang out on Jerry's couch
Or maybe Homer's couch is more your style?
Before we keep going... checkout our guide to remote selling during COVID-19 for insights and industry trends
Feel the need for speed?
Jump in the racing seat with Lewis Hamilton.
Or throw your arms in the air on a roller coaster ride – or don’t, because you might need to white knuckle the shoulder restraint like us.
Of course, during such trying times, you might want to leave Earth behind altogether.
You can board the International Space Station.
Or take over for Han in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.
Turn that frown upside down
Personally, we’ve taken to trying to make people laugh. These days, we all need to find a reason to smile. This one is a favourite.
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Stay safe, stay healthy, and try to keep smiling.