I was struck by a social media memory across the Gildshire desk the other day. It was a recipe for a dessert that my wife made six years ago. I sent it to her as a memory of when we used to actually go into stores to shop. Remember doing things in a big room with other people present? You picked up your children from the school they attended in person and got out of your car to shop for items you hadn’t already pre-selected. Mindblowing, isn’t it? Well, the world has changed, and we have changed with it. Business trips have given way to video conferencing. Do you know how to teleconference in a way to make your partners comfortable and well-informed? First of all, we start with some basics.
What Is Meant By Video Conferencing?
It is a technology allowing users in different places to meet face-to-face without having to be in a single location. It’s convenient for businesses with branches in far-flung cities because it saves them the time and expense of business travel. Video conferencing’s advantage over teleconferencing is the fact that users see each other, allowing individuals to build stronger relationships.
There are many ways to conduct a successful video conference. Web cameras are one vehicle, but smartphone cameras will work, as well.
Businesses build dedicated video conferencing rooms, equipped with high-end HD cameras and screens for the very best in communication clarity. The academic world uses video conferencing to connect the traditional classroom to students a considerable distance from school.
A video conference may also be used to connect shareholders with the Board of Directors about moves the company is preparing to make to ensure market share. The better hotels have conference centers, so video conferencing services are available to guests requiring such a service.
What Is The Best App For Video Conferencing?
“A Zoom call.” The term has become synonymous with video conferencing. In fact, Zoom is feature-rich, with various plans, at prices ranging from free to $19.99 a month per host (with a 100 host minimum) for large enterprises. The features for the enterprise-level video conferencing plan includes up to 200 participants, with unlimited cloud storage, custom emails, and a vanity meeting URL. We can’t ask for more features, especially at that price point.
What Is The Best Free Conferencing App?
Anyone with a Google account had access to Google Hangouts, but things have changed. The company has officially removed the name, Hangouts Chat from G Suite. Along with this change, the company rebranded Hangouts Meet as Google Meet. Google Meet allows ten people to video chat, if necessary, all at no charge.
Video conferencing has become so popular that the market is only going to grow. Already, Google relaxed some of its rules in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Through the end of July this summer, all users accessed the most advanced features. A trend since, after all, the coronavirus looks as if it will drag on into next spring. Stay tuned, though, and be assured that as the tech improves, your friends at Gildshire will be on top of the changes.