Zoom video conferencing to the rescue – updated


I am updating this post in light of the coronavirus outbreak in the Seattle area (and now nationwide).

WebCami Site Design will not be booking in-person meetings out of an abundance of caution until further notice. However, this does not mean that I can’t meet with new clients or colleagues!

Zoom online meetings have become a regular occurrence in my business. It all started with the Viaduct coming down as my article below discusses, but it also was a huge help when I was recovering from a broken ankle last fall.

Zoom meetings and old fashioned phone calls are always available to my clients.  If you are a client that wants to learn how to use zoom, you can always reach out and I’d be happy to show you the ropes online!

I will be closely following directives from our federal, state and local governments and make adjustments accordingly.

Seattle viaduct at sunset

Seattle viaduct at sunset

Originally posted on January 13, 2019

Here in Seattle, we are about to experience the Seattle Squeeze and it’s time to find alternatives to meeting in person. Our beloved Alaskan Way Viaduct has closed forever and for the next few weeks, Seattle is down one major freeway. As a resident of West Seattle, I am wondering what this means for getting out of my neighborhood.

Luckily, I have Zoom! Zoom is a video conferencing tool and much of its services are free to use. You just need a computer, webcam and can even use your phone to chat with others online. With screen sharing, I can easily review a website with a client just like I would if we were meeting in person.

I’d love to increase my Zoom meetings in 2019 for many reasons:

  • Less time on the road means more time behind the computer.
  • Driving in Seattle is, well, awful.
  • It’s better for the environment to meet online.
  • You can meet with more than one person online easily.
  • Did I mention, it’s free?

Even if you don’t have a webcam yourself, you can log in and see my screen. You can also use your phone for audio if your computer doesn’t have sound.  There is also an app for your phone.

I was introduced to Zoom by GoDaddy as a member of a customer advisory council.  It’s routine for me to be on a Zoom chat with 20-30 people from all over the world on my GoDaddy video conferences.

I do have clients that I routinely meet with on Zoom.  I’d love for you to try it, too! If you’re interested, I will email you a Zoom meeting invitation. Here are two helpful videos about using Zoom:



As a client, would you like to give this a try? Perhaps you can use Zoom for your own business, too!

To schedule a meeting, visit my Calendly page:

RESOURCES: Zoom Web Client

Cami MacNamara

Owner/Designer at WebCami Site Design. Providing web design services in Seattle since 2002. Follow me: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
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