Why We Love Video Meetings
Six Benefits of Video Meetings
Video conferencing is the technology that allows you to hold meetings with several correspondents who are located in different places while seeing and talking to them in real-time. It is different from simple video calling, which is normally one-to-one video communication.
Some time ago, video calling or conferencing was a luxury that required expensive and (then) complex equipment and expertise. Today, you literally carry it in your pocket. You can participate in or host video conferencing sessions on your smartphone and mobile device as well as on your computer with basic hardware and adequate Internet connectivity.
Video meetings seem to have become a fixed part of our working day. Although there is an abundance of ways and technologies to keep in touch with remote colleagues, partners, and customers, there is probably nothing more engaging than a video meeting. What exactly are the benefits of meeting through video?
NO NEED TO TRAVEL
It costs a lot of money and a lot of time to travel to meet people. With video conferencing, you can organize and hold a meeting within the hour with participants from remote places all over the world. They only need to have the necessary equipment and be present in front of the screen at the chosen time. The pre-meeting organization can be done via email or instant messaging.
BIND YOUR MOBILE WORKERS
Your workforce may be scattered around the city of around the country if they are mobile workers. They connect back to base through their mobile devices. You can leverage this existing mobile infrastructure to conduct video conferencing meetings with your workforce. Besides, the visual nature of video conferencing even allows you to check the activities and whereabouts of your employees.
IT AIDS TELECOMMUTING
Video conferencing is also an essential tool for teleworking or telecommuting- working away from the office, often at home. If your business has a quite open timetable and your workers or co-workers work from home, one way to curb the lack of interaction within the workforce and the lack of downward instruction or upward reporting is video conferencing.
ORGANIZE MEETINGS INDEPENDENT OF TIME
Now that meetings online are free from the huge obstacle of travel expenses and restrictions, they can be organized more often. You can meet people around the world every day or even several times a day. This allows your business to move at the speed the world is moving. Your business moves without you having to move and that’s very fast.
HUMANIZE YOUR CONVERSATIONS
Take this point in contrast with voice communication or email correspondence. A video is moving pictures, which are worth more than a million words. By showing yourself and seeing others, you can work the charms of body language, which is so important in business and other activities involving human interaction. Also, seeing someone while talking to them completely changes the nomenclature of a conversation, be it for business or in a personal relationship.
LEARN AND TEACH ONLINE
There are great courses being offered and great teachers teaching everywhere, but most of them are probably very far from you. If you are a teacher or trainer, your market may be far from where you are. Video conferencing is a great way of acquiring and sharing knowledge beyond hurdles. While it will not be like being physically present, the interaction is adequate. You will be able to use multimedia facilities like online interactive whiteboards, and you can use online collaboration tools.