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Forget Zoom. Here's a better virtual meeting app for home and remote teams

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All Hands helps you to pre-record and send frequent video updates to your team. It helps you ... More

Editor's review

Published 25 Sep 2020

With so many companies around the world being affected by the pandemic it's no wonder that there's been a bit of a problem in getting relevant information out there to your workforce. Zoom seems to have become the go-to platform to communicate with your team. However, that has its own problems. For a start, it requires everyone to be in front of their camera at a certain time of day so that you can get your message across. This either means a disruption of the working day or the 'meeting' takes place out of office hours. Another problem lies in the fact that so many companies have staff members in different time zones all over the world and your 10am Zoom call in London could well be an 8pm hook up in Sydney for some. On top of that there are dodgy internet connections, people all talking at once and the well documented concerns over the app's security. 

However, we believe that we might have come up with a very viable alternative for you. All Hands is an SaaS communications app that helps you pre-record and send frequent video updates to your team. You don't have to worry about Bruce having to be available in Sydney after hours or Gretchen not being available because she's picking the kids up from school or Yusef having to stop work to take the meeting. You can combine segments recorded by everyone who has something to say into one seamless update and everyone gets a copy straight away. Seems quite simple and straightforward really, doesn't it? But wait...there's more.

You can share these combined updates via the web or Slack and your team can add their own feedback while they watch as well as reacting with emojis and sending relevant comments. All Hands also helps you constantly improve your in-house information sharing and lets you build up a communications habit with reminders and detailed analytics. You'll be able to measure engagement and see which parts of your video updates capture the attention of your team and which parts need more work on them next time. The instant feedback you get from your team can then be used to improve your message on the next submission and, pretty soon, All Hands will become the best way of sharing your messaging and business updates. 

To start things off you can easily record your own part of the message - on your phone, if you wish - before adding anyone else who needs to make a contribution. They can even pre-record their own messages and add them when it's time to send. There are no extensions to add and no apps to download. All Hands will even send you a reminder when it's time to update. When your update is complete you can share it with your team members via Slack or Microsoft Teams etc so it doesn't matter where they are in the world.  AI closed captions, super-fast CDN video delivery and fast playback speed give your team everything they need. To judge your video's effectiveness you'll be able to see exactly how many people viewed, the percentage of people who watched it all the way through, see the average time that your audience watched and see exactly how many reactions you got. 

The beauty of All Hands is that no one has to stop what they are doing immediately to join in because your team can watch and comment as soon as it's convenient for them. It can be wherever they are and in any timezone. You can gather up and join all of your team's insights and comments together and go through them later on so you can see who understands and contributes and who might need some help. The fact is, the better informed your team is, the better decisions they will make. CEO's and managers can pass on information in a matter of minutes and get instant feedback. No one will complain that they didn't hear part of the message because they'll get 100% of your high bandwidth, high quality video. All Hands will cost you NZ$79 per month + GST for 20 engaged employees with your first update being a free one. If you have a larger team you can contact them for a special price. 

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