Video conferencing is becoming a bigger part of people’s lives these days. People use video conferencing for meetings, to call their significant ones or to hangout with their friends online. Since there are some people who still may want to figure out what is going on with this video chatting craze we decided to make a list of the best uses for video conferencing. Here we go.
1. Talk with friends and family:
Probably the first main use of video conferencing websites when they came out. Video calling apps are a great tool to talk with your friends and family. People loving staying in contact with their friends, family or significant other and what is a better tool to allow you feel the warmth of your close ones than video conferencing even if you’re 5000 miles away. Using apps you can call them, talk with them and see them as if you guys were all hanging out together. Also long distance relationships have become much easier to bear and maintain because of video conferencing.
2. Interact with a community
Ever joined a forum and had a great conversation with a member and wanted to get to know them more, right then. Or have you ever felt like hanging out with a community you followed. Well luckily for us video chatting has since made that much easier, with apps like google+ hangouts and tiny chat you could just hangout with a community you like online for hours as if you guys were together.
3. For meetings
Remember the movie Up in the Air where George Clooney travelled from city to city just to fire people. I have to admit, I like the travelling but today companies don’t need to pay these costs when through video conferencing you can get meetings done with people from anywhere in the globe. Be it shareholders, advisors, the board, colleagues etc all you need to do is pop a camera and connect with the rest of the meeting and talk. That much easier and that much more convenient.
4. Online learning
A lot of things have been disrupted by the internet and while the internet has been a good companion for school, online schools could soon chip away at physical schools. People can now stay at home and take classes online and join video conferences of their classroom to be able to have a discussion. As simple as you can learn with others online through video chatting, you can also teach a bunch of people through video chats.
5. Host an event
Wanted to watch a show of your favorite singer performing in town? Well before you used to have to buy concert tickets to the show and drive there to watch it. That still happens today but today they are other options to watch shows like online through video streams. You can watch games, movies, shows etc with your friends online and reap the same pleasure from being behind your computer as if you were at the game.
6. Interact with following
Video conferencing makes it much easier for celebrities to communicate with their fans. Using ustream, livestream and google+ hangouts, celebrities have hanged out with their fans on numerous occasions. Whether it’s to show their fans around their house or to communicate to their fans about important updates, video has made that easily possible. You too can use it to host an event. You could be in a band and broadcast a concert from your garage to a stream of millions of fans. Maybe that would be the way concerts are held in the future.
7.Saves money on travel
Hey, how is this not an important use of video conferencing. Now that you have apps like skype, viber, oovoo etc, you don’t need to actually go to your parents’ place every other weekend. You could just pop on skype and talk to them for hours like you guys were at home together. That saves money on travelling. Same goes with meetings. Why buy plane tickets to fly to the meeting why you could catch it up on your laptop and participate on it from your laptop.
So there guys, there you have it. 7 reasons to use video conferencing.