How to Have a Good Conference Call

girl-laptopAn in-person meeting has traditionally been the most effective, and reliable way to convene but with workforces growing and stretching across the globe, conference calls are more important than ever. If you’re a large group or small to midsize business, your unique needs require clear and concise communication.

Think of a conference call as a virtual conference table where everyone is available to participate in the conversation no matter where they are. Conference calls facilitate group collaboration and are a perfect alternative to meeting in person, saving you commuting time, travel costs and accommodation.… Read more →

4 Ways To Socialize Remotely During The COVID-19 Outbreak

man with laptopIn the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are living in a time we never thought could possibly happen in the modern world. For now, we are being urged to slow down our lives as our health and the health of others comes first and foremost.

But just because life as we know it has been put on pause, it doesn’t mean we have to come to a complete halt. It just requires a creative solution.

Yes, there are lots of question marks.

Yes, we need to create space and stay at home.

Yes, we need to take necessary precautions to ensure one’s physical health is in top shape.

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Here’s How To Set Up An Engaging “Green Screen” For Your Next Online Meeting

Green ScreenThe benefits of using a green screen for video conferencing, online meetings and creating video content are plenty. As outlined in Part 1, you have complete creative control over the look and feel of your message, brand and output. Imagine having access to endless scenic backgrounds without having to shell out lots of money or step foot out of your office or home? Consider how a clean and polished looking background positions your brand front row and center and gives life to your message, making you extra memorable. And how about a green screen as the secret weapon to making your video content stand out amongst the competition? These are only a few reasons how a green screen can positively affect your business, and we’re only just scratching the surface!

Now that you’ve established your online meetings can be taken up a notch or two, here’s how to incorporate a green screen so you can use it to enhance your meetings or add a sprinkle of “je ne sais quois” to your webinar, tutorial, demonstration and so much more.… Read more →

Enrich Your Bible Study Group With Video Conferencing

Bible studyIf you’re a voracious reader, chances are you’ve got plenty of books to go through on your list. Amongst your coveted curated list of literary goodies, most likely there’s a religious text. For a large portion of Christians, the Bible is a must-read amongst their community. Some have read it front to back, while others engage in Bible studies as a way to break it down into more easily digestible chunks.

Want to gain a more thorough knowledge of the holy book? Set up a Bible study group through your church (or on your own) using video conferencing technology. Leading a group makes for a more engaging and compelling read through such a thick text, plus it serves as a way to bring the community together. Not only will intaking an ambitious read be better understood, you get more out of the text with structured meetings in a group setting, better discussion and plenty of insights. With the help of video conferencing, starting and leading a Bible study group doesn’t require many logistics, and the benefits are plenty.… Read more →

Do Freelancers Need Video Conferencing To Be Successful?

Video ConferencingThe value of meeting clients face to face whether in person or with video conferencing is imperative to making a good impression and securing work. It’s your opportunity to put your best foot forward, and literally, be the face of your brand. With such a huge rise in the gig economy, however, the landscape is competitive and it begs the question, do freelancers need video conferencing to make their business successful and stand out?

One of the biggest hurdles for freelancers when attracting clients is providing them the peace of mind that they are paying for a hard-working, dedicated professional who they may likely never meet in the flesh. It’s important to bridge that gap if freelancers want to ramp up client in-take and bring in more jobs for themselves. Standing out doesn’t just get you jobs – creation, connection and collaboration by way of video conferencing does.… Read more →

5 Ways Your Meetings Can Be More Professional In 2020

Professional MeetingNew year, new you, new goals for your venture to grow! Whether you’re a solopreneur looking to ramp up your client intake or a small business eager to scale, the start of a new year is the perfect opportunity to set achievable goals and hit them out of the park; starting with how you present yourself and your brand to the world.

Every business, established and budding, has a communications strategy in place to ensure projects are on track and collaboration is top-notch. This year, feel confident knowing your online meetings are up to par with technology that’s reliable, effective and convenient. After all, you’ve got a business to run and there are only so many hours in a day. Let some of the menial digital tasks like scheduling, note-taking, invitations and more become less of a hassle to carry out.… Read more →

How To Use Video Interviews To Hire Standout Teachers

Video ConferencingThe quality of a student’s education is greatly affected by the quality of the educator. Hiring teachers who have the background and cultural fit that meshes with the values of the school (or educational content) empowers learners. Naturally, this is a win-win situation for all, as teachers then feel empowered to teach when the environment is a nurturing one.

With such an influx of educators from around the world, each one bringing to the table their own expertise and learning style, how can administrators feel confident they can find the right person for the role? It’s a time consuming process to filter through resumes and conduct one-on-one interviews. Meeting in person excludes candidates who work remotely or are currently overseas applying for a role in the future. Plus, phone interviews are only helpful towards the end of the interviewing stage. So how do you effectively cull down candidates at the beginning without potentially discarding what you’re looking for?… Read more →