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5 video conference horror stories

May 8, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Eric Vidal / iMedia Connection

In-person meetings are ideal, but sometimes they're just not feasible when information needs to be spread quickly. Many times projects get behind schedule because not everyone is able to meet in the same room, on the same day, and at the same time. Video conferencing eliminates that barrier and makes it easy for the sales team and account management team to hop on a video conference -- no matter where they are located. This helps accelerate product launches, sales proposals, and customer communications, etc.

In addition, the advanced technological capabilities of today's video conferencing solutions allow presenters to keep the attendees' attention better than the standard, lecture-style meeting. They also provide exponential savings -- eliminating the need to buy plane tickets, hotel rooms, conference lunches, or venues.

However, because video conferences can be done outside the office, people often forget the meetings are still professional communication events. This can lead to unprofessional and embarrassing slip-ups that could've been easily avoided. To prevent these common mishaps from happening, and to brush up on your skills, learn from these real video conferencing horror stories.

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