Thank goodness for technology.
Remember the days when making a phone call could end up costing you a fortune? If you were using a landline, long distance calls could cost up to 15 cents a minute, depending on where you were calling. When cell phones became more accessible, roaming charges and data rates would hike up your bill. It was all too easy to rack up thousands of dollars in phone bills just from answering a call in the wrong part of town.
Then we became locked into only being able to make calls on nights and weekends. Some cell phone providers allowed you to add a select number of people to call for free, but that list was short and limiting. All that and you STILL were confined to only having voice conversations. Add in bad cell service or dropped calls, and even simple things like trying to answer a question about next week’s big meeting could lead to major frustration.
Thankfully, those days are over.
Video chat and voice calling apps have made an enormous impact on our everyday lives in such a short period of time, and the options just keep getting bigger and better. The reasons are endless, but here are five examples of how voice calling apps are making our lives better and more efficient, and why you should be using them NOW.
Instant Connections With No Traveling
When you’re working with people both across the country and around the world, it’s imperative to have video connections with clients and co-workers to build and maintain strong, meaningful relationships. The worst thing you can do is depend on constant travel for face to face meetings.
Visual Connections = More Money
Seeing people’s reactions and facial expressions can make a huge difference in the way communication is experienced. Video conferencing can increase sales due to the instant face-to-face connection between customers and clients.
How, you ask?
When you’re talking to someone via phone, text, or email, the tone of the conversation can be difficult to read. It’s much easier to relate to another person when there’s visual context to the discussion at hand.
Show, Don’t Just Tell
Setting up meetings and presentations can be frustrating over the phone, especially if you’re relying on screen shares and boring PowerPoint presentations. Now, you can show the presentation to thousands of people at a time from all over the world with one conference call.
More Effective Communication Overall
Let’s face it. Even with all this amazing technology, there are going to be times where you’ll have to travel away from your family. Using apps video and audio capabilities helps your business relationships as well as your personal ones.
Finding the best solution to your voice app needs can be tricky. Although there are many apps and technologies to choose from, Agora Quick Start is one to look into. This Agora Quick Start Guide can show you exactly what you need to do to get started.
Don’t be left behind. The future is waiting for you.