How to get started with Slack
Getting started with Slack does not require much technical insight. Go to slack.com and create a profile. You can then invite your colleagues. There are a lots of videos on YouTube and Vimeo that give good advice on using Slack. Among other things. you can install a wide range of apps so that you can, for example, connect Slack with your CRM system or via Outlook can send mails into Slack. They also have an app that works really well for both iPhone and Android, which allows you to participate in project calls even on the go.
What about client meetings?
Clearly, client meetings have either been postponed or moved to a digital platform. When clients invite us to a meeting, it happens in all sorts of different platforms. For the customer meetings, we have not chosen Slack. Often, we need to be able to choose what clients should see. We need to be able to seamlessly switch between presenters etc. Here we find that Slack is too simple for our needs. Plus, there is a limitation to Slack on how many can join (13 people). So, we needed a tool that has some more detailed features. The choice was to go with Zoom. Zoom is a dedicated conference call service that allows you to easily host video conferencing and / or online meetings with your clients.