Video Conference vs. Audio Conference

Conference call etiquette…who needs it? You do!  According to a survey conducted by Wainhouse Research, virtual meetings now outnumber in-person meetings. The study found that virtual meetings save time and money and improve productivity. It also mentioned that conference call technology is growing at a rate of 60% every year.

This is a growing technology so it is important that you understand basic conference call etiquette:

Here is a quick review

Video Conferences should be treated as in-person meetings and therefore you should dress accordingly. Avoid clothes with patterns (such as stripes or prints) because they can sometimes cause interference when the compressed video signal is distributed. You should speak clearly, look at the camera, and don’t leave the room unless you have to.

Audio conference calls have their own challenges. You should always introduce yourself when you speak so that other participants know who is talking. Avoid using a speakerphone and turn off (literally) background noise distractions.

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So here’s something that you may not think about.  

Mostly, conferencing – all kinds, video, audio, and desktop have been used as an alternative to stuffy board room conferences for a long time. But there are many parts in the world where conferencing is a brand new experience.

One thing that is very exciting is seeing the applications of conferencing in smaller, poorer countries. I once had the pleasure of recording a conference between a school district and some “adopted” students in Africa. With a simple web camera and a telephone, the school district was able to cross a cultural divide that stretched from the North Pole to the South Pole. I didn’t listen in on things, just monitored to make sure that the recording of their video was going well, but I could see looks of joy on the faces of the adopted students.

Many programs are popping up to use some form of conferencing for education. The world is such a melting pot now, that it’s almost necessary to be able to understand the cultures of the world in order to succeed.

How will you immerse yourself in another culture and world today?

So here’s something that you may not think about.  

Mostly, conferencing – all kinds, video, audio, and desktop have been used as an alternative to stuffy board room conferences for a long time. But there are many parts in the world where conferencing is a brand new experience.

One thing that is very exciting is seeing the applications of conferencing in smaller, poorer countries. I once had the pleasure of recording a conference between a school district and some “adopted” students in Africa. With a simple web camera and a telephone, the school district was able to cross a cultural divide that stretched from the North Pole to the South Pole. I didn’t listen in on things, just monitored to make sure that the recording of their video was going well, but I could see looks of joy on the faces of the adopted students.

Many programs are popping up to use some form of conferencing for education. The world is such a melting pot now, that it’s almost necessary to be able to understand the cultures of the world in order to succeed.

How will you immerse yourself in another culture and world today?
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