The New Year has been rung in, and the resolutions have shot off at the starting line. Hope and good cheer are bountiful at this time of year, with endless possibilities for change and improvement and the promise of a fresh start.

If you haven’t already started using videoconferencing in your work, 2015 is a great year to do it. There are dozens of uses for videoconferencing, from making a sales pitch to hosting a webinar about your services to holding an emergency meeting with your team. With the concept of “technology anywhere” on the top of 2015’s technology trends, it’s clear that the business world can barely function now without mobile capabilities.

A common resolution is to be more productive and effective at work. Videoconferencing is an ideal way to achieve that goal. Whether you’re going to try a virtual meeting for the first time or are creating your fifth webinar, consider including one or more of these videoconferencing resolutions in as part of your plan in the New Year.


Try Working From Home

While it may not be possible for everyone to work from home every day of the week, more and more employers are becoming open to the idea of letting employees work from home one or two days a week. Videoconferencing software makes it possible to attend meetings with your boss and work teams while avoiding traffic and being able to tend to things at home.


Cultivate a Space For Your Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings are often on the fly, and you might be in the middle of an airport or in your car when they happen. But if you have more time to plan and control over the setting of your meeting, make the space look nice. Clearing clutter out of the way and setting up a plain background will keep distractions at bay and help others in your meeting or webinar focus on you, and not what’s around you.


Curate Your Webinars and Presentations

You put a lot of work into the webinars and presentations that you create. Why not showcase them on your professional or company website for all to see? Creating an online portfolio of your work is a great way to gain recognition and to bring attention to not only your professional skills but the product or service you offer. Maintain a dedicated web page with links to your presentations for easy access and descriptions that guide clients through your content.


Keep Up With Technology Trends

Success in business depends a lot on harnessing the power of technology. And you can’t take advantage of it if you don’t know about it! Stay ahead of the curve by reading up on new technology trends and uses for existing technologies. A few good websites to monitor include Forbes, Wired, and Mashable.


Collaborate in the Cloud

Cloud-based knowledge management and productivity applications are the best way to be able to communicate and work with your team remotely. You can also use them to share documents when you’re meeting online. The best cloud collaboration tools work in real time, let you see others users’ activity, and are as secure as a bomb shelter. Google Drive/Google Docs is probably the most popular choice, but there are many options like Evernote, WordPress, and Tello are also good options (and they’re all free).


Meet With Clients Virtually

The last thing you ever want to do is inconvenience a client. Meeting you at your office or a coffee shop isn’t always the easiest thing for them to do. Instead of asking them to drop everything and face traffic (or having to take the time to do it yourself), suggest a videoconference. If they’ve never used web conferencing software before, take the time to explain how to use it. They’ll be grateful to you and will remember you as an efficient and thoughtful business partner.


Make the Most of 2015

Learning how to do a videoconference or expanding your use of videoconferencing is a great way to ring in the New Year and meet your work-based goals. It can make you more time-efficient in your work, and allow you to get more done and be more reachable for clients and coworkers. Happy 2015 and all the best in your business endeavors!

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Posted by Agnes Jozwiak

Agnes is the Brand & Communication Director at ClickMeeting.

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