Most of us experienced the power of videoconferencing firsthand when we first purchased a web camera for our personal computer. Now, the process of installing and setting up the web camera in a personal computer is a very simple task. Once the drivers are loaded, instant messaging software applications like Skype will automatically recognize the camera and offer video calling facilities immediately.
This often leads us to conclude that setting up videoconferencing with a client will also be equally simple. Well, the underlying logic is pretty much the same but things can become difficult when you are operating on a network in your office.
If you have a wireless or wired local area network in your office and if multiple individuals in multiple computers shall be interacting with a single client simultaneously, you will need professional service providers to setup the entire system. You can make use of conference calling facilities offered by instant messengers but you never know when a single bug may cause a specific individual to go offline.
If you spend the first 15 minutes of your conference call simply trying to get everybody on the same page and the same window, it is obvious that your meeting is not going to work on well. If you want to impress your client, the infrastructure required for videoconferencing should be irrelevant as far as the actual meeting is concerned. The client should be in a position to interact with you as if you and your team is sitting in front of the client.
If you come up with such an impression, you will be admired for your professionalism and efficiency. On the other hand, frequent call drops and loss of video and repeated interruptions is going to create an impression that you are excited with technology and are interested in it but do not know how to use it in a professional manner.