Face-to-Face Meetings vs Virtual Meetings

Face-to-Face meetings always beats virtual meetings for several reasons.  You get to see that person face-to-face.  Communication is instant.  No confusion.  No interruption.  What happens if the person you want to meet is on the other side of the country?  This is one of the reasons why virtual meetings exist. Ciscotelepresence_1

When you are unable to meet face-to-face, virtual meetings exist to allow you and the other person to meet online via web conferencing.  Not only are you able to have a greater reach via virtual conferencing but the fact that you get to use technology is amazing.   Now using technology has its limits.  Technology has its flaws and isn’t perfect.  Your meeting can be interrupted at anytime.  There are certain aspects of a person and their environment that you are limited from seeing unlike in a face-to-face meeting.  Most importantly, you can be easily distracted.

Putting these flaws, which can sometimes by minor, aside, virtual meetings are not that bad.  Reaching out to people beyond our local area is a great thing and can make your business grow and be more diverse.  Simply put, you just need to adapt to the technology, learn how to use it, and invest time into making it a great experience.

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Creating Visuals For Online Meetings and Web Conference Calls

When it comes to web conference calls, visuals are a huge must.  Not only do they illustrate the message you are trying to convey for the call but they also show data they might convince the person you are on the call with that you know what you are talking about.  Visuals might include social media data, infographs, or some charts found in a study.

Now the question comes up of not WHY do you need visuals for a web conference call or online meeting but HOW do you make those visuals.  Where do you get the images or what tools do you need to make such images? clip-art-super-mario-832109

Most people take screenshots of data they have to put in their presentation.  They might also use custom graphics or clipart.  There are dozens of sites online that give clipart images that you can use.  Canva is a great website to use for easy custom graphics.

Another way to get images is to create an infographic.  You can either use one that is already made or create your own which may take time.  You can use Easel.ly for easy templates to use.

You can use Photoshop to edit images you have or Paint or possibly even Powerpoint which lets you put text over images and you can just screenshot what you see and paste the screenshot into Paint or Photoshop.  Irfanview is another commonly used and very popular image editor and is free.

So there you have it.  Creating visuals is a great way to keep your call engaging and fun.

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Better Audio Leads to Better Sales

Ok, lets face it.  The small details count.  There are dozens of companies that make claims to being the “best” but it all comes down to the small details.  So when it comes down to doing a conference call with a potential business partner or investor and your audio sucks, what are you going to do about it?  Spend 10 minutes trying to shake up the wires and restart the phone?  Sometimes its your internet that can cause the audio to not transmit well but sometimes, and for the sake of this article, the audio is not affected by your internet but by the phone itself. audio_teleconference

Make sure you invest in a service that will provide you with top-of-the-line teleconference equipment.  Is the equipment branded? Does it have good reviews? Test it out.  Does it work well?

Charlotte Conferencing (as well as its other brands) guarantees decades of experience in providing world-class audio service with NO dropped calls and NO static.  Dropped calls and static annoys us and we want our customers to have the same enjoyable experience as we do.  Relax and focus on your presentation.  Let us give you the quality.

Who doesn’t like flexibility?  Charlotte Conferencing provides you with dozens of options to choose from mobile calling to operator assisted.

Moving around a lot? No problem!  Our services are everywhere.  You can do a conference call anywhere!  We love mobility!

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