5 Ways Video Killed the Radio Star

January 19th, 2016 by admin

"I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two, lying awake intent at tuning in on you." We don’t communicate like in fifty-two, especially when it comes to business interactions. The future is video and the benefits almost speak for themselves. It’s easier and faster than ever to connect “face-to-face” anywhere in the world while providing necessary visuals for clear communication. We are connected almost everywhere, and video makes it faster and easier than audio alone to get more done. Having the ability to communicate and collaborate just about anywhere with different devices solves some of the biggest communication challenges. You could be using today's communication tools to help almost any department of your organization — allow your global team work on marketing collateral around the clock, let your engineering team diagnose and resolve problems without travel, speed up your candidate selection process, train new employees faster (even in large groups), and give your sales team access to places and people faster.  

Video is taking over — here are five reasons video killed the radio star.

1. "What did you tell them? Video killed the radio star." Out with the old, and in with the new.

Communication has changed since the introduction of phones; today, we can work everywhere and on many devices. Business interactions that used to seem unconventional are becoming the new norm. People close sales digitally, hold meetings while commuting, and use call forwarding to link all of their devices. We love to take advantage of flexible tools that let us choose where and when we work. Video lets you do just that and customize your preferences to meet your needs. white space

2. "You were the first one. You were the last one." Businesses are not run the way they used to be.

It may seem like it's difficult to hold one’s attention for more than a few minutes and that's because it is! The average attention span during a phone call is 23 minutes while the average attention span during a video call is 35 minutes. Not only will images hold your audience’s interest longer, but you can expect that your audience will be more engaged with the message. We're using more technology to work faster and break the barriers of time and distance — and video conferencing is the key to it all.

3. "And now I understand the problems you can see." Your message is clearer with visuals.

Video conferencing today is not just adding a face to phone audio. When up to 93% of communication is nonverbal, having visual references is imperative. New features make it fast and easy to collaborate on projects. ShoreTel Connect lets you switch between IM, voice, an online meeting and web desktop share interchangeably with one click. Avoid miscommunication and share your projects to accomplish more, and faster than traditional communication methods. Once you start using these features, you won't be able to go back to the "old ways" of collaborating. white space

4. "In my mind and in my car, we can't rewind we've gone too far." Video is better for your external contacts too.

Video conferencing is not only about working efficiently with internal contacts, but your clients and partners as well. When you can make it as clear and simple as possible to communicate and collaborate on your work, everyone will be delighted. Face time is important, but traveling comes with expensive fees and wasted time. Businesses save 30% in travel expenses by leveraging video conferencing. Eliminate the pain points that come with traveling to meetings, and make your meetings more meaningful and efficient using video conferencing features. white space

5. “Video killed the radio star” because video is better!

It's all about simplicity, savings and effective communication. Your organization demands the optimal means of communication so that you can get more done. Avoid the hassle of traveling for meetings, collaborate with ease and prove that your organization is partner and customer-centric. 75% of senior management agrees that video conferencing will replace conference phone calls. With easy implementation and minimal overhead, organizations are thrilled to allow video features increase productivity and minimize travel expenses. Cloud technology that lets us share, organize and work in collaborative, open manners brings abundant advantages to every department of your organization. While the cost benefits are clear, you'll also see better business relationships and even contribute to environmental health by reducing travel emissions.    

Resources:

Remote Work Research 10 Stats That Will Change the Way You Think About Working Remotely 7 Must-Know Video Conferencing Stats    

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