16 Feb Tips TO Help You Choose the Best Web Conferencing Service
Web conferencing services is the way that business are being done these days. Web conferencing makes business meetings easier to get to, allows people to work more comfortably and conveniently, and cuts down on overhead costs. But what should you look for in a Web conferencing service? There are many out there and more are coming online all the time.
Well, any good company will allow you to have a free trial run of their service, and they will explain up front what they offer. Of course, choose a service provider that seems to fit hand-in-glove with your particular business. Any company that won’t let you test them out first should not even be a consideration for you. Beyond these things, here’s what you want:
The people who attend Web conferences don’t have to pay to attend them, so if they are prospects or clients they are much more likely to show up. Also, there should not be any per-minute or per-user fees that have to be paid, unless you are choosing a special, limited option from the company and you find it agreeable. Try to find a company that has an option to pay a per-month flat fee for unlimited numbers of meetings of such-and-such a virtual seating capacity.
The people in attendance should not need to use the telephone. Everything should be fed directly into each person’s computer at their location, including all audio (even audio inputs from them).
The software should be very user-friendly for you and your attendees. The customer help service should be top notch and highly responsive, and so should the initial set-up service. There should be free live training offered, too.
The service you choose should NOT be a peer-to-peer service. It must have the highest security possible. Your computer’s IP address should never be exposed and neither should anyone else’s.
The virtual meeting room of the service should be customizable so it reflects your company’s products and services. You need to stand out from the crowd; you don’t want to just be another same-old same-old company to your customers and prospects. You should also be able to produce and sell recorded Web conference and teleseminar products that can be branded, labeled, and customized to your company with ease and no complex encoding.
The PowerPoint and any other presentation tools should be top of the line and really stand out from the crowd. Also, look to see if a company offers you hands-off synchronized scrolling ability.
All audio and video should be in real-time and perfectly synchronized. You should be able to record anything you broadcast and have unlimited playbacks of it.
If you need to compare Web conferencing services companies more easily, look up sites on the Internet that review many of them for you to use as guideposts.