The internet is humming around the clock with meetings of all kinds. The connections are alive with individual chats, webinars, class sessions and video conferencing.
A Special Form of Telecommunications
Generally, two or more people will join a video conference, which is an audio-visual telecommunications call, for a meeting. For many established and new companies, schools, organizations and other groups, video conferencing is a key tool to conduct business remotely.
Basic equipment and resources needed for video conferencing include access to the internet, a computer and a display device, such as a laptop or desktop computer monitor or a television screen, and software.
A video conference may be conducted among computer-users, or a session may be a more complex production involving a meeting room supplied with cameras, microphones, writing screens and other equipment. The extra equipment may be appropriate for larger, instructional meetings with people speaking and interacting more than in a talking-head scenario.
A Route With Benefits for Business
Video conferencing is among many ways to conduct business in today’s creative virtual meeting environments. Some benefits are listed below.
- Connections with staffers: Video conferences can bring together employees at offices across town or at sites across the country or beyond, and such meetings can help stay in touch with traveling staffers.
- Cost-effective gatherings: Meetings, classes or training sessions presented through a video conference can save not only travel and lodging expenses but also the time needed for employees to reach a meeting location.
- Recruiting and interviewing platforms: Job candidates can be interviewed via video conferencing, which can help geographically expand the applicant pool and practically reduce it to finalist candidates.
- Sessions for sales personnel and clients: Video conferencing can be held regularly for sales teams and as needed for sales calls with customers.
An Online Path to Successful Outcomes
Video conferencing doesn’t allow some of the more direct and social interactions of an in-person meeting. However, the remotely conducted sessions offer face-to-face communications that can be more satisfying and successful than speaking over a traditional telephone setup.