Personal experience has shown me that videoconferencing is more effective overall than the typical audio call. How many times do your calls sound like this?
“Videoconferencing can solve some of the problems. The technology is increasingly inexpensive and easy to use, and a growing number of applications, such as Vidyo and Blue Jeans Network, can connect users on a variety of devices, including webcams, laptops, tablets or smartphones, says David Coleman, founder and managing director of Collaborative Strategies Inc., San Mateo, Calif.
The technology can create other challenges, though. Mr. Smith says participants who aren’t tech-savvy often consume valuable meeting time getting used to unfamiliar systems.”