In the past, when conferences or meetings were necessary between two or more people, it was simple to book an appointment for all parties to congregate at a given location and time.
As businesses grew, sometimes spreading out to offices in different cities or towns, this started to become a little more difficult.
In these days of high speed travel, including airplanes, the corporate world has encountered many more problems.
How, for example, do you get the managing director of one branch of a company to meet with executives of another branch when each office is on a different continent? The answer is easy – teleconferencing!
For those of you who are not technically minded this is a technique which allows three or more people to have a ‘conference’ but either through their telephones or computer and not face-to-face. It is becoming increasingly popular and has several advantages over the more traditional meeting.
Imagine the sheer logistics which go into booking hotels, flights, limousines etc. Now imagine the cost – plus take into account that everyone has to co-ordinate their available dates.
With teleconferencing the hardest part is connecting everyone by phone! Whether it is a three way impromptu discussion or a larger, more complicated, meeting you can use an ordinary phone or the whole set-up can be routed through a conference calling service.
Whichever system, or online arrangement you choose to use, it is clear that teleconferencing is an invaluable tool in today’s hectic business world and is here to stay!