Benefits of Videoconferencing
These days, videoconferencing is seen as a necessity in business. Any communication issues caused by distance can be solved with VC. Here are a few of the main advantages of using videoconferencing in business:
Save on Travel Costs
The most well-known and widely recognised benefit of videoconferencing is the money that can be saved on travel costs. Whether you’re holding a meeting with your entire sales team and their 45p-a-mile expenses, or you just need a catch up with a client who’s based in another country, you’re certain to save money on travel costs as you can each be in the meeting from your own location.
Videoconferencing is a great tool for making your business run more efficiently. It’s not just the precious money you’ll save by not having to travel, or even the time employees can save in their day by attending their external meetings right from the office, but videoconferencing also gives organisations a much easier way to communicate effectively. Normally, a phone call could take place and things could be described wrong or seem unclear, but with videoconferencing, what is being spoken about can be physically shown to the person on the other end of the call, improving efficiency and ensuring a highly communicative exchange has taken place.
Improved Communication and Understanding
Body language and facial expressions make up a surprising amount of what and how we interpret a conversation. Tone of voice alone can actually count for less than 10% of meaning interpretation at times. Being able to speak to the person on the other end face-to-face, and having that added understanding, can be the difference between a good call and a bad call.
Imagine a global company that has multiple offices in different countries, and they want to hold a meeting with the manager of each location. How much fuel would it have taken for all these people to meet in one place 20 years ago? Nowadays, they can all videoconference each other on the same call, from where they’re based. This solution is so much more economical than traveling, and with the amount of money that is saved on travel costs, companies have even more of an incentive to choose videoconferencing.
Better Client Relationships
Of course, there’s no beating a face-to-face, in-person meeting with clients when it comes to building rapport. However, what happens when you and your client are both extremely busy, and are based far away enough from each other that a weekly meeting is just not feasible? A phone call may suffice, but as covered in the points above, it’s hard to fully communicate using just your voice as so much is missed. That’s where videoconferencing comes in. A videoconference call takes no travel time from your busy schedule, and only takes up to a couple of minutes to get set up. Videoconferencing is as close to a face-to-face meeting you can get, without being physically in front of the other person. This helps to create solid, long-lasting client relationships without all the extra hassle of meetings.
Our Videoconferencing Solutions
Clear VC are proud to be at the forefront of technology when it comes to videoconferencing solutions. With our partners, we are able to install some of the best videoconferencing software and hardware available. Take a look at our Videoconferencing page for more information, or to get in touch and book a free demonstration of the technology we offer, give us a call on 0800 368 7358.