Communicating Remotely with Skype
written by Kenny Harper
Posted March 20th, 2012
If you haven’t tried Skype for communicating with people remotely, take a quick moment to sign up online at www.skype.com … it’s FREE and really easy to sign up and use. (FYI – This is not a tutorial)
So why the Hype on Skype?
Skype is a free tool that you can use to communicate with people remotely and has many benefits.
- Free Skype to Skype Calls
- Video Calling
- Group Video Calling
- Conference Calls
- Screen Sharing
- Chat & File Transfer
Whether you’re using it for personal or business reasons, it’s a great tool to communicate with people remotely.
How I use Skype with my Clients & Team Members:
- Remote Meetings:
I have clients all over the U.S. and it isn’t practical for me to meet with everyone in person for every meeting. Skype give me the opportunity to have a meeting with my client that’s more personal than a phone call. We may choose to video chat and have a face to face or we may simply chat and while referencing items on the internet.
- Online Training:
I help educate my clients and show them how to use various tools from Content Management Systems to Social Media tools. Showing them from my screen makes it really easy for them to follow along. This feature is also really good for reviewing creative comps or designs.
- Group Conference:
The group conference feature is great to have a meeting between several people. Although this feature does limit the video and screen sharing abilities, it still is handy for having a group conversation.
Common Reasons I’ve heard people not using Skype:
- I really don’t know how to set it up / I’m not a computer person.
It’s extremely easy to set up, there is really not much to do besides download the program and double click it and follow the prompts for installation.
- I don’t want to do video chat / I don’t have a web cam.
Well, you don’t have to use video chat to utilize Skype, you can use it simply like a phone or texting platform.
- I don’t need another thing to keep track of.
There isn’t really anything to keep track of, you simply set it up and use it when you want to.
So if you haven’t already done it, take a quick moment to download it now at www.skype.com and enjoy using it.
Skype it up!