Collaborating in Zoom

Turn your zoom calls into workshops that create progress and connection

There is much more to Zoom than just sharing your screen and unmuting yourself.

This workshop will leave you a pro with all of Zoom’s advanced features that can immediately level-up the next Zoom call you are hosting.


November 10, 2020


9am - 10:30am CT​


Live Online

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Interested in a private cohort for your team?

What to expect

What to Expect

You will become a pro at getting the most out of Zoom so that you can 1) Host virtual meetings that foster collaboration, creativity, and more engagement for your Zoom meeting guests 2) Manage virtual collaboration with a group of any size.

What You'll Learn

You will become a pro at getting the most out of Zoom so that you can 1) Host virtual meetings that foster collaboration, creativity, and more engagement for your Zoom meeting guests 2) Manage virtual collaboration with a group of any size.

How You'll Learn

You will learn by exploring all of the advanced features in Zoom, and then you’ll take them for a spin!


What is a Zoom facilitator responsible for?

Learn the keys to facilitating in Zoom.

Organizing Work

All of the key features to use for helping you and your participants do the work in the virtual meeting.

Facilitation Tools

Breakout Rooms, Music Sharing, Q&A, Renaming, Facilitating, and chatting like a pro.

Advanced Features

Identify what advanced features to use in the next Zoom meeting you are facilitating.

Who Should Attend


who want to keep their Zoom meeting attendees focused and engaged.


who want to create a video call that is an engaging learning experience.


who want to get the most out of the most popular video conferencing platform.


who has pivoted to remote working and needs to level up their skills.

Key Takeaways

What are all of the features available in Zoom

What are all of the features available in Zoom

Pro tips with all of the advanced features within Zoom

What settings to tweak in your Zoom account to get the most out of these features

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John Fitch

John is an entrepreneur and business coach. He is Chief Product Officer of Voltage Control, where we prototypes tools to help people facilitate better meetings. He enjoys designing technology through unlearning and the generous act of sonder. Prior to Voltage Control, John was Entrepreneur in Residence at Animal Ventures where he advised Fortune 100 leadership on their prototyping practices and led distributed software teams at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and decentralized computing. John also worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now coaches organizations how to develop rapid prototyping practices within their culture.

John is a co-author to two books with Douglas Ferguson: How To Remix Anything and Non-Obvious Guide to Magical Meetings and is an author of Time Off – a look at how modern society is burning us out, why time off and creativity will be a crucial component to the future of human work, and the solutions to help us all prioritize our “rest ethic.” John spends his leisure time farming, hosting dinner parties, and practicing Jiu Jitsu. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumni of Seth Godin’s altMBA.

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is the founder and president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based facilitation agency that specializes in helping teams work better together through participatory decision making and design inspired facilitation techniques. He has helped transform teams from U.S. SOCOM, the Air Force, Adobe, Dropbox, Fidelity, Vrbo, Liberty Mutual, Humana, and SAIC.

Douglas is a thought leader and master facilitator of Design Sprints, Innovation Acceleration, Team Alignment, Meeting Systems, Culture Transitions, and Change Transformations. He is also the author of three books: Beyond the Prototype, How to Remix Anything (co-authored), and Start Within (co-authored).

Motivated by a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings and offer meaningful meetings in their place, Voltage Control is calling upon fellow facilitators to transform meeting and innovation culture. From free weekly community meetups to Control the Room–the annual facilitator summit, Voltage Control is building a community of facilitators to change the world.
What People Are Saying

I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work.

Savannah C.


Apply for a Diversity Scholarship

A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.

Photo Disclaimer

Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

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