Conduct "Visual Communications" from Your Home Office Charleston WV
Conduct "Visual Communications" from Your Home Office
The Future of Meetings
By Daniel Burrus
Rising gas prices, airline cutbacks, canceled and delayed flights, skyrocketing travel costs…These are just a few of the challenges facing businesses today.
As a result, more and more home-based business owners are looking for ways to eliminate or at least greatly reduce travel expenses, and they’re re-examining how they’ll conduct meetings in the future.
In the past, some business owners have overreacted and tried to conduct all meetings virtually. Since no one had “meeting guidelines” in place, they learned some hard lessons—that there are times when you actually need to see someone face to face, there are times when an audio conference will do, and there are times when an email is perfectly fine. Companies use video and Web conferencing today more than ever before because they discovered the technology. Now it’s time for business America to step it up a notch and use the new meeting technology to not only save costs, but also to build relationships.
The Future of Relationships
Smart companies are changing how they think about meetings and the new video conferencing technology, and they’re realizing that it offers business something more powerful than they’ve had in the past. These companies are thinking in terms of “visual communications” rather than simply video and Web conferencing.
Visual communications heighten the bond you have with someone when you cannot see them face to face. It’s about adding dimension to the communication. There’s a reason why you shake someone’s hand when you meet them: The more senses you involve, the higher the connection. Those companies that can enhance their communication, both internally and externally, are the ones who can cause change faster and stay competitive longer.
How to Make Visual Communications Work