Moving from screen share to web meetings Blog

Often when you start working, you have all your meetings in-person. As the workplace continues to change, and employers start to embrace and encourage flexible working, meetings start to move onto conference calls, screen share or both.

The great thing about these tools is that it enables teams to stay connected regardless of where they’re working from. It means that rather than spending hours commuting for one meeting, the tools can be used to work on projects and share updates without leaving the office.

But where to next? What we’ve found is that our customers start using our conference call service then naturally progress to video conferencing. The reason being, that people see the value in the tools enabling colleagues and customers to easily communicate with each other as if they were face-to-face. It helps them to stay productive by being able to record the whole meeting, keep meeting actions for follow up tasks that need to be completed and easily see and interact with people on the call.

But why do people move towards video conferencing? The reality is, once you get a handle on how to use audio conferencing and screen share, there are limitations that they can solve. Web meetings often have instant chat, whiteboard, video, and options of how participants can dial in. This could be dialling in via a conference call service, or via VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).

They work because they’re essentially an all-in-one solution. People understand that there’s a need to keep in touch with colleagues and clients when they can’t always meet in person and conference calls and screen share help to bridge that gap. But video conferencing allows employees to work as a team by utilising the tools and features that the tool has to offer.

So what’s our video call solution that we offer? Discover it here.