In 2020 the world had to rework and relearn how conferencing works – in schools, in business, and in everyday life. How can you continue to meet your professional needs for face-to-face communication when you cannot meet in person? Fortunately, technology has provided some workable solutions, and multi-point video conferencing is one of them.
What Is Multi-point Video Conferencing?
Where once the definition of a conference was an in-person meeting, it now means a variety of things, including meetings in person, online, or a combination of the two. This allows people from different places around the world to come together and communicate their knowledge, their ideas, and their needs. Multi-point video conferencing allows for the hosting of online meetings, classes, lectures, and other gatherings. Any group of people who want or need to get together to discuss or share information can now with this technology.
Multi-point video conferencing software is easy to use and has many advanced features that allow the organization to control the meeting, facilitate understanding, and save information shared. Some of these features include:
- HD quality resolution
- Crisp, clear audio
- Screen sharing
- Group chat
- Recording of meetings
- Muting and removal of unauthorized or disruptive viewers
What Are the Advantages of Multi-point Video Conferencing?
Even before COVID-19, multi-point video conferencing was an excellent choice for any organization. It’s not always simple to collect a group of people together in the same room at the same time. We have a global economy, but travel is expensive and difficult for some people. Video conferencing eliminates both the time and expense of traveling to meet with people. You can communicate with multiple clients, students, or coworkers from your office or home all at once.
Video conferencing also saves time since you are able to communicate with multiple people at the same time. Face-to-face meetings will always have their advantages, but with high quality video conferencing, you can accomplish the same goals without having to call every person individually. The HD quality video and clean audio make it possible for all those attending to read facial cues and body language as they would in person.
A third advantage can be found in increased productivity. The ability to consult experts from around the state, country, or world without having to travel means your organization has so many more resources than it would otherwise. While email and telephone conversation both have their place, it can be hard to read tone. Other information is sometimes lost. Video conferencing keeps people’s attention better and allows for better communication, a prerequisite for productivity. It also allows group members within your organization to work together, share their experience and knowledge, and get to know each other.
Finally, video conferencing is very convenient. You do not have to hurry around to get to the next meeting, nor do you have to build in allowances for traffic or weather. You do not have to worry if the meeting venue will be difficult for some people to navigate or if parking will be available. The software is easy to use and doesn’t require an on-site professional to manage. All that you need to do is open it and start communicating with the people you want to talk to. Simple!
At Moss, our mission is to guide our business partners to find communication solutions that work for their needs and accomplish their goals. One of those solutions is multi-point video conferencing. If you have any questions about this technology or how you can incorporate it into your organization, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss how it could help save your organization money, time, and hassle as well as increase your productivity and improve your internal and external communication.