The Difference Between Zoom Rooms and

Zoom Breakout Rooms:

  • Purpose: Breakout Rooms allow a large group to split into smaller, private sessions for discussions or activities. It’s commonly used in virtual meetings, webinars, and workshops to facilitate smaller group interactions.
  • Usage: Participants can be assigned automatically or manually to different breakout rooms, and participants can join, leave, and move between rooms. Hosts can also broadcast messages to all rooms and bring everyone back to the main session when needed.
  • Collaboration: Breakout Rooms enhance collaboration, engagement, and focused discussions within smaller groups while maintaining the overall structure of the main meeting.

  • Purpose: is a platform designed to facilitate quick, timed interactions between participants who have indicated a specific objective for meeting other professionals who match their desire to connect.  This ensures each meeting will be meaningful rather than a random meeting that is not productive.  Participants rotate through a series of brief one-on-one conversations to meet and explore their common interests.
  • Usage: Sessions are structured with specific time limits for each interaction, after which participants move on to the next person. This format allows individuals to meet a selective number of people based on their criteria for wanting to meet in a short period of time, maximizing the value of time invested.
  • Collaboration: Speed networking is focused on efficient networking and quick introductions, aiming to maximize the number of meaningful personal connections made within a limited time frame.