Often a company will find that one of its biggest expenses can be the costs associated with corporate wide meetings or training sessions. Bringing employees to a central location can be expensive. There are transportation costs, stipends, room rates and hours of employee time lost while traveling.
One popular new solution to this problem has been the use of web conference software. Because corporate meetings run in the thousands of dollars per event, the start up costs of web conferencing software can easily be paid off within a couple of meetings. And quite often, you don’t even cop any expenses to get started.
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Web conference software allows employees from across the country to connect together. Most web conferencing software supports application and document sharing so that all attendees can view and share relevant reports, charts and other visual aids. Because of the high quality (in terms of speed and picture quality) of desktop sharing used in web conferences, the “attendees” still have the valuable eye-witness point of view of any presentation material that may be needed during the conference. This creates a situation similar to being in the same room as each other.
For those of you who have familiarized yourself with a conference solution, you’ll have no doubt realized the wonderful benefits of meeting online as opposed to face-to-face. There is no stress about packing or traveling. Attendees log in to web conferences from their desks and partake in the meeting. One of the greatest things is that attendees can still be connected to the rest of the office. This allows you to have all your files and folders at hand and readily available, all while still participating in the conference at hand. You can review reports, find that vital email, edit documents, etc… Once finished attendees simply log off and go back to their normal work.
Web conference software supports all types of meetings, whether it is a web training session with only one speaker followed by a question and answer period, or a full meeting with discussion and visual aids; web conferencing software can fill a company’s needs while saving money. Of course, web conferencing software has one downside, you no longer have as many excuses to travel to exciting places on the company dime – but from the point of view of management, this is a strong incentive to use web conferencing.