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conferencing both for personal use and for
business is relatively new to the Internet. There have been great
the technology used over the last couple years, allowing the price to
point most business’ and even individuals can afford to send
audio and video
over the internet.
allows people located in
different locations to meet and communicate much the same as if they
the same room. There are a number of different tools and technologies
be used to accomplish this, ranging from complex and expensive to
and low cost.
Webcasting and Webinars
Another common way business use video is for Webcasting and Webinars. This technology uses streaming video to create classroom settings where the business can instruct and interact with views. These events can be prerecorded or done in a live setting where participants are able to ask questions and receive answers in real time. Software is available to help you small webcasts to full interactive webinars with professional results.
Setting up an online videoconference
There are various companies online like Mega Meeting that offer video conferencing services.
The best thing about this is that
individuals would be dealing with professionals who can assess the
needs and meet thier demands. This would also be ideal for large
international conferences, etc. Many companies are already moving to a completely remote business model by taking advantage of various virtual office locations and implementing a video conferencing system to allow for important client meetings without needing a physical office location.
Hiring the services of a professional means that
you would not have to do any of the hard work yourself. Trying to
figure out how to set up the equipment, and rig the room with slide
viewers, lights, microphones, video cameras, is not an easy task. This
is why sometimes the services of a professional is required. All you
need to do is pay the cost of this service!
But this type of service does not come cheap. That
is why this method of videoconferencing is usually reserved for large
meetings and such, which can cover the cost of these expenditures.
A cheaper approach to videoconferencing is to use
along with a webcam
to connect to other
computers. This method of online videoconferencing is usually reserved for a
person to person type of interaction; since a computer offers a limited
visual range, and is somewhat inferior in quality.
1. Those who have friends and family
parts of the world, may find videoconferencing a welcome addition to
their method of communicating with their loved ones. Also, those who
want to make new friends from various chatroom in cyberspace, may also
use this technology to have a face to face video meeting with other
who are not able to be present in
class may still participate, and learn using videoconferencing. Given
that this type of communication can access different locations.
Students from around the world now have the opportunity to take classes
that are offered elsewhere.
3. In business
videoconferencing is very
important. It allows people from around the world to do business with
each other using web meetings. International businesses
can benefit greatly from online videoconferencing. This is a much cheaper way
to bring individuals together for web meetings, transactions, sales pitch,
4. In addition to everyone using videoconferencing, videoconferencing has evolved, and is starting to take on a form of telepresence, where a virtual feel of a meeting can be experienced. Some businesses such as Facebook have virtual conference rooms and hotels around the world such as the Marriott have telepresence rooms available for use. Many telepresence locations are opening up around the world.
- Before starting an important meeting make sure
that all the equipment is working.
- Individuals should try to make an effort to
speak more clearly when
they are conducting a videoconference.
- When not speaking into a microphone turn in
off. This would get rid
of the echoing.
- Individuals should make sure that they set up
the videoconference in
a quiet place. Minimize the background noise, so communicating with the
other person would be much more clearer.
- It is usualy best to look straight into a
camera when speaking. This
would make it appear that you are looking at the person you are
communicating with from the other end.
has ushered in a new era of business
communication, allowing companies to operate from anywhere on the globe
rapid lowering of the price of the technology
has made it feasible for even home and personal use.