Video conferencing is a great strategic tool that is available in the current information age. Many freelancers, large companies, small shops as well as ordinary business use this innovative tool to have their traditional round table meeting, sans the round table. This can also be used for training seminars and other work related sessions. Like everything else computer related it does occasionally have issues that are linked with wireless providers or application issues.
Companies and employees can become more productive by reducing the amount of time they spend commuting and traveling for work related meetings or seminars. The cost of booking hotels and venues are greatly reduced for companies hosting training and other such activities. Executives are able to spend the time they save traveling and put it towards more enlightening activities to help the brand move forward.
While there are a lot of advantages to virtual conferring, the face to face aspect is lost. People who rely on technology to communicate over time have trouble reacting properly in person to person situations. In addition, there is some meetings that should always be done in person. If you happen to have a power outage during an important virtual conference, you may be left trying to quickly re-connect all parties through other means. This looks unprofessional as well as makes you seem underprepared. Another concern is that not all computer run on the same software, in some cases, you may have playback issues on one or more person that are participating in your conference. This occurrence requires more time to be spent in the meeting to assure everyone is on the same page.
Virtual business conferencing has become a must have in the business world due to the global nature of most markets. There is a lot of money to be saved as well as time that could be spent working. Emails are great but can never replace an actual conversation. Being able to look your client or business partner in the face while you discuss work is something that is achieved via this communication method. While you should invest in good equipment t ensure your conference runs smoothly, you don’t have to break the bank. The cost of a average set up whether suited for your home office or for use on the go via your laptops is still far les than the cost of having a brick and mortar building or travel expenses.