Tools for Remote Networking and Client Meetings

By March 2, 2013Marketing

In today’s day and age time seems to be continually shrinking. We pack more into a day than ever before. Luckily there are tools available that can help us maximize efficiency. It is understood that everybody is a huge fan of new technology but if you’re in business you must learn to leverage these tools if you want to be able to be efficient in comparison to your competitors. Below are some tools for Remote Networking and Client Meetings.

While I enjoy meeting with my clients in many cases it is not practical. For clients in other cities it is hard to arrange but even arranging to meet with local clients in Jacksonville can be a challenge to schedule especially if only a quick meeting is needed.

Tools such as Google HangOut and Skype are free and easy to use. They provide many benefits including:

  • View and hear each other via web-cam & microphones
  • Share your computer screen to review items or provide instruction
  • Pass messages and text via chat
  • Upload and pass filesGoogle Hangout

I use both Google HangOut and Skype to have meetings with clients, review items and discuss ideas. This is really handy when you need to discuss small matters or review visual items together. This can save a lot of time for both parties.

Both tools also have a mobile apps that you can use on the go if you have a mobile device such as a phone or tablet.

Google.com/hangout – Up to 10 people can connect at the same time on the free plan.

This can be a great way to have a networking meeting among several people without the challenge of trying to get everyone in the same place. It’s an upgrade from a phone conference due to it’s visual sharing abilities.

Skype.com

There are many other tools out there so feel free to share ones you like.