Conference calling has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. Conferences, formerly plagued by glitches, freezes, and inadequate audio/visual recording devices, have become accessible by businesses of all shapes and sizes. Mobile technology has brought quality audio and visual devices into the hands of consumers at increasingly affordable price points.
From affordable video cameras (Go Pro for under $500) to mobile phones capable of quality speaker calls, hardware makes conference calls very feasible. Increasing internet infrastructure has smoothed out audio/video freezing while increasing the use of different apps for conferencing. Conferences are now being used for sales meetings, for setting up telecommuting offices, and for personal relationships.
Apps and Software
Applications increase business’s uses for conference calling. Salespeople deliver presentations to multiple computing devices paired with audio and visual interactions to create effective virtual sales pitches. Conference calls are recorded and integrated with mobile apps, allowing businesses to collect responses as people are watching the conferences.
When used as a part of a communication package, conference calling now gives businesses the ability to manage multiple locations cheaply and efficiently. When a manufacturing facility discovers a large loss of inventory, top management can meet with the business executive immediately via conference call. This is faster than air travel, which gives the business faster response time, and may prevent the air travel altogether.
Communication is key to the networking age, and conference calls have become an important part of modern communication. Businesses with the right internet infrastructure engage with interoffice communication and calls between vendors and customers. The right conference calling plan increases the quality of communication between supply chain members. The right technology increases customer service, especially if your sales team includes outdoor sales positions. Board meetings can be conducted swiftly and cheaply, even if board members are in multiple time zones or countries, using VOIP systems and more.
With modern technological advances, many companies are re-discovering the power of teleconferencing for their businesses. Customers, investors, suppliers, and employees all benefit by the increased connectivity produced by conferencing. If your business could benefit from increased communication and long distance management, please contact us.
Clarus Communications is a leading, national provider of telecommunications technology. Clarus specializes in providing over 60 telecom provider options to businesses that need dependable, scalable and innovative technology solutions. Since 2001, Clarus Communications has been successfully helping clients make the best decisions regarding their phone service, phone systems, wireless and data needs. For more information about Clarus Communications, please visit www.clarusco.com or call toll free 855.801.6700.