Getting Started with Zoom

Ellevate Squads use Zoom for video conferencing; of all the platforms we’ve tried, it’s the most reliable and easy to use. 

Your Squad Mod will set up a recurring call for your Squad. In order to join, you do not need to have a Zoom account; however, you do need to download the Zoom plugin to your computer or the Zoom app to your smartphone. 

FAQ: How do I use Zoom?

Zoom Help Center:

If you’ve never used Zoom before, take a few minutes to try it out before your first Squad Meeting.

Setting up Your Calendar

Ellevate Squads meet at the same time for twelve weeks - for example, every Tuesday at 1PM. 

Your Squad Mod will send you a calendar invite with Zoom video conferencing details, but it doesn’t hurt to block out your calendar in advance. Squad meetings only take 30 minutes - in less than the time it takes for a lunch break, you can make investing in yourself a part of your routine.

Be sure to hold open the day and time of your first meeting, the Mandatory Kick Off; if you miss the kick off and don’t follow up within 24 hours, your Squad Mod will remove you from the Squad. 

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