As a company in today’s global commerce world you may have clients around the world. Sometimes email just doesn’t cut it. You need to speak face-to-face. You can’t avoid meetings but you can avoid the costs. Google Hangouts provide an easy way for you to do just that via video conferencing.
In 2009 businesses in the United States spent over $263 billion just on meetings. Of that amount, companies spent nearly $143 billion on travel, food and lodging, car rentals, and other incidentals. That doesn’t even include the work missed out on while workers were out of the office!
No need to call the caterers or secure a venue – video conferencing platforms such as Google Hangouts can bring everyone together without anyone having to leave the office.
Many video conferencing platforms exist providing a wide variety of functions, but you will run up a decent bill paying for those features. Despite having less functionality, you can use Google Hangouts completely free to:
*Host virtual networking events
*Demonstrate a project
*Share your desktop
*Network with potential clients around the world
Hangouts allow you to converse with other participants through a video chat, and distribute information through desktop sharing and document uploads. You can use Hangouts to promote events and create buzz saving on heavy advertising and promotion costs.
Google+ provides the ability to send out virtual event invitations via email and automatically schedule your event or meeting directly into the recipient’s calendar. You may also record and share your meeting or presentation on Google+ afterwards.
With the time saved using social media to plan and conduct meetings, you can free up more time for yourself to get things done. By reducing the costs spent in planning and organizing these meetings, companies can utilize those funds elsewhere – such as focusing on the growth of their business.
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