Today’s business world is made up of high tech teams that are connected virtually and CEOs are now allowing work-from-home situations. In fact, did you know that 21 percent of video-conference business use is for customer/client meetings or to close a business deal, and 16 percent is for job interviews?
Video-conferencing with an important person always runs the risk of ruining important business deals – like when the weak free/public Wi-Fi at coffee shops leads to an embarrassing business faux pas.
Has this ever happened to you? Has it ever happened to you when you were trying to talk to a very important person overseas? A new real estate deal? Talk with a new client overseas?
• A sudden dropped call, which leaves your caller hanging
• Bad, choppy quality of calls, which make it impossible to understand anything you’re saying
• Closed user groups, which means both callers need to have the same app installed
• Running out of credits mid-call
• Lost credibility to your business, since using Skype or another similar app may make it appear as though your business is “small” and “cheap”
• Loss of privacy – Because, given the very recent PRISM breach, how safe is your data?
Here are 5 simple things that you can do to avoid embarrassing disruptions – and start right away:
1) using apps that use open user groups
2) using 3G/4G or 5G technology
3) using services that don’t require subscription fees
4) finding a platform that doesn’t upload your contacts or conversations to the cloud, like Localphone.