- Posted July 11, 2014 by
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Video Conferencing -- Changing How We Interact With People
In today's world, you don't have to be in the same town to stay close to family and friends. With mobile phones and different types of video chatting capabilities, your loved one can literally join you at parties and special events -- even if both of you are thousands of miles away. All this can be done, of course, through things like Skype, Facetime or other types of video conferencing.
A Common Form of Communication
Video conferencing is becoming commonplace for families but is becoming an important tool for the business world. In fact, a study by GAN Conferencing found that by 2015, 50% of video conference calls will be from mobile devices. ‘’We are living in an age where people don't have to be around people to get things done. As mobile technology continues to improve, more people will be using their smartphones for video conference calls,’’ they said in an article.
Making Video Conferencing Even Better
The site also talks about how video conferencing is a communication solution that allows people to work from wherever they choose – their home office, a local coffee shop or their dining table. The use of gear, such as a portable vocal booth,can offer an acoustically sound environment -- especially during job interviews or an important presentation. These type of booths keep the squelches and echo down allowing clearer communication.
The world is changing and how to work with people and stay-in-touch with family are changing too. Video conferencing can expand communication and personal relationships further than with texting, which people feel you lose the personal interaction. Maybe someday, video conferencing may just take over.