Perks of Virtual Meetings
In this day and age, when even the tiniest tot knows the difference between a computer mouse and the mouse named Mickey, some business people are still reluctant to open up to the virtual world. They are still convinced that face-to-face, in person meetings are more productive and more efficient than virtual meetings. However, I can state with confidence that virtual meetings are becoming more widely accepted and are being recognized as a practical – and even preferred – method of conducting meetings.
Virtual meeting software and technology has been around for some time now, but only in the past few years has awareness spread about the ease of use and technological advantages of virtual meetings. Now there are service providers all over the Internet offering virtual meeting hosting at little cost – especially when considering the cost of a tank of gas. Finding a provider to host your virtual meeting is as easy as typing in the words virtual meeting into Google. Once you visit a few providers and see what they offer, even if you still aren't sold on the idea, most providers offer free trials. So what's to lose?
So just what are the perks associated with the virtual meeting, and why is the virtual meeting strategy such a smart move. While each provider offers its own specialty services, overall when you register to host a virtual meeting with the provider of your choosing, you are likely to receive certain standard services to ensure you are able to conduct your meeting effectively and efficiently.
A benefit of the virtual meeting is the ability to increase participation, resource sharing, and collaboration. When utilizing virtual meeting technology, meeting attendees are able to communicate in real time via instant messaging and chat rooms. The written version of the conversation allows everyone in the meeting to catch up on everything being said. There's no talking over one another and missing out on important pieces of the conversation. Though there is the option to have private discussions as well and audio is also an option. Via a feature called desktop viewing, meeting attendees are able to share resources located on their desktops. No more forgetting to bring certain files or papers to a conventional meeting. Then there's one feature that is just plain cool.
Virtual meeting technology enables the entire meeting to be recorded including what is said and written and shared. It's all recorded for playback and can be utilized in any number of ways.
With all the amazing features and advantages of virtual meetings, isn't it time you host your own virtual meeting?