The Benefits of Web Meetings in Place of Face-to-Face Meetings

Posted by Sabrina George on Wed, Dec 14, 2011 @ 11:17 AM

describe the imageSome business professionals still feel that face-to-face contact is the only good way to build solid business relationships. These relationships are essential to the success of many businesses. However, the use of the Internet and social media networks has expanded the reach of businesses and allows them to interact with potential clients and business partners across the globe. Just like with face-to-face meetings, these meetings occur in real time and allow your users to interact with each other.

Interaction Options

During a web meeting, users can interact with each other in ways similar to face-to-face meetings. For instance, users can make use of audio/visual or text chats before the meeting begins and after the meeting ends to share ideas and get to know each other. While the meeting is going on, users can use text chats to share notes and ideas without interrupting the presenter. This allows users to share ideas and get feedback before offering those ideas to the presenter.

Other Benefits

Using online web meetings for your business can provide you with additional benefits as well. One of the biggest benefits of using a web meeting over a face-to-face meeting is the speed at which the meeting can progress. When you have a face-to-face meeting, if attendees begin private discussions, the noise level slows down the meeting. Online interactions prevent this disruption and provide a more fluid meeting. You also don’t need to worry about fitting everyone into one room or making sure everyone has a clear view.

The use of web meetings over face-to-face meetings provides a business with more options. Your meeting will maintain the interactive options while saving you from making sure you have the room for everyone. If your attendees come from different areas of the country or the world, you can save on travel costs and time by holding an online meeting instead.

Tags: web conferencing, online collaboration, conferencing

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