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Using Skype In Your Personal And Business Life

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We’ve come a long way from the old telegraphs that were used over a century ago, coming through telephones and moving towards email and chatting, but today there is something that beats out all the rest, Skype and business conferencing. With Skype you can call someone on the computer, if you have a webcam and/or microphone, and chat with them, face to face. This technology has a lot of uses in today’s world, both in your business and your personal life

For personal use, it allows you to see people you haven’t seen in a long time face to face, and while a lot of the time the quality can be poor, it’s still very nice to see old friends and chat with them, watching each other’s faces light up at the sight of each other and the wide smiles you both share. You can use Skype to chat with your parents or grandparents, keeping in touch even if you live far away, and you can use it when you have children or grandchildren, and keep in touch with them or with family members when you’re off on a vacation or something of the sort. It’s a great tool to let you see and interact with your family members, and it’s definitely a good idea to look for a nice webcam and microphone to use with your computer—it’s worth it.

For business use, it’s great to bring together your company, if it has lots of different branches located all over the world, it’s important to have the managers and CEOs of each branch talk to each other to discuss business strategies and to relay information on sales or major milestones in each company. Video conferencing also has lead to the disbandment of the employee who is solely there to fire people. Now bosses can simply do it over video conferencing, and it retains its private and personal nature, while taking the stress off of the boss, who would rather not do it in person. It allows you to communicate with your employees as well, and you can unify your team with Skype. Skype keeps them on the same page if they aren’t all able to be in the same room, and it’s a lot easier to hear each other over headsets then it is in a large room with computers in every corner. It allows employees to contact family members when they’re on business trips, which makes business trips a lot more viable, you’re able to get more willing employees, who don’t mind going on business trips if they can still see the face of their loved ones.

You can make conversations with a potential client a lot more personal, and this can make your customer a lot more comfortable and more inclined to buy your product, if they aren’t able to meet up with you face to face. You can bring in a lot more sales with Skype than you can with phone calls, and if you’re able to use Skype with a customer, you’ll have an advantage over a lot of different companies. You can avoid interrupting the customer, as it’s easier to tell when you should and when you shouldn’t talk when you can see their face in comparison to when you talk over the phone and you can’t see their face. One thing that is important to make sure you have for your company is a good camera, a good, clear microphone and a decent internet connection. You need to provide the best service possible, and you can’t really do that if you’re client is having a hard time staying connected, or if the conversation comes out choppy and hard to understand.

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