September 24, 2022

3 of the Best Video Conferencing Tools

Written by:

Harry Roper

If you're like us, then you've most likely found yourself at home not able to leave the confines of your room and struggling to figure out how to connect with your clients and customers. It may be that you need to be running therapy sessions, meetings or client catchups. In any of these cases and more, video conferencing can be the light in the dark that will help you stay connected.

What is video conferencing?

If you're like us, then you've most likely found yourself at home not able to leave the confines of your room and struggling to figure out how to connect with your clients and customers. It may be that you need to be running therapy sessions, meetings or client catchups. In any of these cases and more, video conferencing can be the light in the dark that will help you stay connected.

Whereby

Whereby (formerly appear.in) is a great and lightweight video conferencing call hosted on the web. You can quickly send a link to clients customised to your company. Our whereby link for example is whereby.com/imaginaryspace. Being able to share browser links on the fly really helps with getting people into meetings fast. Without the need to download any additional software this is definitely a good way to get even the most non computer savvy clients into a call, fast.

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Zoom

Zoom is currently the crowd favourite when video conferencing. Having used zoom myself I can definitely recommend its robust features for anyone wanting to host a call larger than 4 people. Zoom has an expanded amount of features including the ability to schedule calls and live record the meeting for later use. Like whereby, you can send links to clients for them to join the meeting although they will need to download the associated software to be able to join. These can also be pin code protected if you require the meeting to be confidential.

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Google Hangouts

Google hangouts is one of the first video conferencing tools to surface on the internet considering it was launched back in 2013 (6 years ago)! The tool integrates nicely with your existing google account (if you have one) and can be used in conjunction with googles calendar app to schedule meetings easily. If you are wanting to phone people as well you can top up the account balance and place calls via your laptop for as little as 0.001p a minute! Hangouts also provides an instant messaging feature that most video conferencing tools have but do not offer outside of the call you are placing.

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Conclusion

Imaginary Space uses video conferencing for client meetings that we cant make in person. Some of the rules that we have in place make our meetings more efficient and friendly:

If you need help with setting yourselves up online or just need some general advice then send us an email at hello@imaginaryspace.co.uk

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