The ability to record content is one of the greatest gifts of videoconferencing software. Recording and sharing meetings changes the way that people do their work. No longer do people have to schedule their days around meetings and presentations, potentially sacrificing other responsibilities that are more urgent. Nor do they have to lose valuable information exchange during those events. With the recording function available on videoconferencing platforms like ClickMeeting, the discussions, interactions, and decisions of any meeting or presentation can be preserved for later viewing – whether it’s days or months after the event.
It’s easy to record a videoconference, and that’s just one of that things that makes videoconferencing a great tool for communicating in the office. However, it’s not always necessary to preserve each and every meeting at your company. Stand-alone meetings typically do not need to be recorded, because most of the time someone is taking minutes – though they certainly can be kept for posterity. But when is it really essential to make recordings of a virtual meeting? We break it down into three (and, possibly, a few more) situations where a recording can make your life easier and help achieve your desired outcomes.
Communicating with clients is a critical part of any aspect of business and is vital to ensuring increased sales and excellent customer service. However, what do you do if you and your client are not based in the same geographical region? Fortunately, technology has the answer.
The school year is rolling around again, and with it comes a lot of planning and preparing for the lessons ahead. Increasingly university faculty must come to terms with the changing technologies available in the classroom. Teaching and learning now expands beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom, as some students take classes partly or entirely online.
Videoconferencing is all about being able to be on the go and still attend important work meetings. If you’re out and about during parts of your workday – whether you’re running errands between tasks as a work-at-home mom or a busy executive visiting client sites – it can be a challenge to find a spot to sit down and tune into a videoconference on the fly. You need someplace relatively free of distractions and where you won’t distract others, with good lighting to avoid glare of your screen and plenty of wifi.
Large businesses that are geographically distributed can have difficulty when it comes to company collaborations. When the top planners, creators, and developers are separated, it makes putting together a comprehensive project a near-impossible feat. Even if collaborators are staying in touch via email or Google Docs, a lot can become lost in translation when all group members are not present in the same room together. Of course, getting everyone together is hard. Some people could be in other states, in other countries, or even on other continents. Thankfully, there are technologies that make in-company collaborations a breeze even when the main players cannot be in the same place at the same time. The best and easiest in-company collaboration technology to use is video conferencing.
Written content is a tried-and-true way to help your target audience get to know your brand. But when seeing is believing, video content can enhance your ability to convince potential customers even more.
There was once a time when being far apart was an inconvenience to business. In order to work with someone, you’d have to travel long distances or pay a lot of money for long-distance phone calls. It could be such a drag that many people avoided it altogether and focused just on local business, limiting their potential for growth.
Meetings are an opportunity for individuals to come together as a team for group discussion, decision-making, and debriefing. They’re far from easy: disagreements and confusion can occur, and some meetings can be long and tedious. Whether the meeting is in-person or virtual, it is up to the meeting leader or facilitator to make it as pleasant as possible for attendees, which will in turn make meeting participants more effective at achieving goals.
Videoconferencing has been helping businesses achieve their goals since its inception. Yet many businesses are still working primarily with audio-only forms of communication to communicate remotely. Still others aren’t optimizing the ways in which they use videoconferencing. The number of businesses using videoconferencing is increasing at a rapid rate, but do businesses really know all of what videoconferencing can do?