There are many ways to interact during an online meeting: whiteboard, switch presenter, file transfer, participant pointer, etc. – and all from the convenience of everyone’s own desk!
However during a presentation, you as the participant might wish to raise a question but don’t want to interrupt the presenter. Alternatively you may want to show your approval or disapproval about a meeting discussion. Such situations are handled easily with the Mikogo emoticon list.
The Online Meeting Emoticon List
During any Mikogo session you can click on the drop-down menu next to your name in the Participant List to open the menu. You’ll be presented with a range of different emoticons, as shown in the screenshot.
The emoticons are quite self-explanatory but please let me know in a comment below if you have any questions about them.
Whether you are presenting your screen or viewing a presentation, you can access the emoticons at any time. These are very helpful for sending feedback within the team during a meeting.
For example, let’s say you are the presenter and you are pitching a new business idea to your company team members, your meeting participants can raise their thumbs using “I agree”.
Or if you are conducting a sales demo to a potential new customer, it would be great if you see the smiley face pop up next to their name – great feedback on a successful sales pitch!
You will also see three additional features at the bottom of the list:
- Rename – this allows you to change how you are named in the participant list
- URL Push – this opens a small window where you can paste a web link (e.g. http://www.mikogo.com) and click Send. All participants will then receive this on their end and can click to visit the link you sent.
- Change color – This changes your participant color next to your name and will also then be reflected in the color of your chat messages and participant pointer.
Discussion: Do you use the emoticon list during your meetings? If so, for which use case – meetings, sales demos, etc.? Are there any other emoticons which you would like to see added to the software?