Here on our Conference Shopper blog we often write about the many benefits that audio conferencing or web conferencing services provide. Aside from the obvious cost-savings you get by eliminating the need for business travel, conferencing services serve as an effective alternative to in-person meetings.
Today’s audio conferencing services have seen significant improvements since their pioneer days. Users now have the ability to hold reliable, high-quality calls with participants at a moment’s notice. These conference calls can be set up from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, the majority of audio conferencing services offer a comprehensive list of user-friendly features for convenient conference management and moderation; these features include participant dial-out options, the ability to mute/un-mute one or multiple lines, session recording, sub-chat, etc.
Web conferencing services have also seen a dramatic improvement since they first appeared on the market. Modern web conferencing services allow participants to meet and collaborate with the effectiveness of in-person meetings for a fraction of the price. As with audio conferencing services, web conferencing services offer a robust list of easy-to-use features, including Outlook® integration, desktop/application/presentation/document sharing, private and group chat features, the ability to record and store your conference, etc.
But what if you were to blend both audio conferencing and web conferencing together? To put it simply, you would have all the necessary tools needed to conduct powerful, effective, and engaging meetings between you and your participants.
One great example of this is PGi’s GlobalMeet solution. PGi GlobalMeet combines audio and web conferencing into one affordable solution for simply better meetings. By offering all the benefits that audio and web conferencing services provide, GlobalMeet makes it easy to host or join meetings – anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
GlobalMeet gives you audio and web conferencing with a single Outlook toolbar for both, making scheduling, starting, and managing your meeting from your desktop as easy as the click of your mouse. Participants are never required to download software to join your meeting; all they need is a web browser. And for that in-person connection, GlobalMeet gives everyone webcam video, and the active speaker feature eliminates the guess work by letting you know who’s speaking at all times.
Let’s be honest – business presentations can be not only monotonous, but expensive and draining endeavors. Fortunately, with the help of modern conferencing solutions like PGi’s GlobalMeet, adding dimension to your meetings and keeping your participants engaged is easy.
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