Videoconference, a media to connect with your emotions

Make the message stick

Meeting that involves real people creates far more intense emotions, you can’t help but feel involved and live meetings offer the opportunity to get your message across on so many different levels, meaning the message sticks in the memory that bit longer.

Ask yourself this question: What did I watch on TV a few weeks ago? If you can remember, can you remember how you felt whilst watching; the emotions it stirred in you? Most people can’t remember the plot line from their favorite soap a few months back. Do the same exercise on the last event or meeting you attended, I’m willing to gamble it’s a lot easier to pinpoint how you felt there.
What it comes down to is that sitting in front of a screen is a less effective form of communication than actually meeting. The other people can’t see you, so you don’t have to concentrate; you don’t have to conform.

Establishing the Right Tone

When you see something on screen it’s emotionless, it doesn’t appeal to all five senses. And therefore has less impact. In many cases, the person talking isn’t even aware if you’re watching or listening, and certainly has no feeling for the mood you’re in and therefore what the appropriate tone of voice is. And as a I know how important it is to get the tone right. Communication in any form simply misses the target when the tone is wrong.

Video technology can be used to great effect as part of a conference or seminar and there are situations where the ‘human aspect’ of meetings is less important, at these times video-conferencing can save time and money. Being able to download a conference or seminar you missed to watch at your convenience is a massive bonus and adds to the success of the live event. Clearly, there’s a place for video-conferencing in the business world, as there is with much new technology, everything has its place and its role should always be to enhance and hone the delivery method. Video and live meetings can get on well; many of them work in harmony creating great effects together, so let’s stop putting them at loggerheads.

HD Conferencing – Under the Spot Light!

What does HD mean for business users video conferencing? They will see people clearly, in full-size, with no fuzzy image. They will be able to see facial expressions and body language clearly, hear everything and share multimedia presentations with ease. In essence, they will love it and the usage and return on investment will increase dramatically.
The video conferencing industry is undergoing an exciting transformation. High definition (HD) video codecs and flat panel display screens have made traditional videoconferencing virtually obsolete. Every form of video is moving to high definition, so arguably no longer should any video communication investment be made without the capability to use higher definition at low bandwidths.
The good news is that you can maintain existing SD investments and move to the next generation of HD video conferencing. With HD video conferencing you will see nearly 10 times the quality for the same cost as legacy videoconferencing systems. And, new generation HD video systems will work with SD capable systems because they are both standards-compatible.