How to Be in Two Places at Once: Going Mobile with your Conference Calls
September 19, 2013 @ 02:29 PM | By Jill Huselton
Imagine this: your company is having an audio conference with a group of investors to discuss recent developments concerning a new office branch in Austin, Texas. So, you decide to go the extra mile to show the board just how invested your company is in this new branch by dialing in “live from the new site” in the boardroom that is under construction.
When you invest in mobile conferencing services and online meetings, you gain the ability to log in to your important conference calls from anywhere, without having to physically be there. You will have instant access to every feature that you would have on your desktop computer or VoIP phone, on-the-go. And for this reason, employees are becoming liberated more and more from the desk and are being sent directly out to engage with clients and customers.
In fact, last year U.S. residents alone accounted for 460 million business purpose trips—including meetings, events and incentives. And for every dollar invested in business travel, businesses typically gain $12.50 of increased profits—as well as $3.80 of new profits. In other words, through the power of unified communications, employees can virtually “be at their desk” while they are on the road. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets allow for all of the features that they would typically need to communicate and do their job.
Today’s mobile phones allow workers the benefits of managing a complete conference call right from their own personal device. It is possible, in other words, to see who is waiting inside of a meeting, who plans on attending and who is speaking at a given time. And with a smartphone, it is possible to text directly to the virtual conference room to leverage increased communications.
When you mobilize, it means joining the global trend to move out of the confines of an office and into the world. And with today’s unified communications and conferencing software, this is becoming easier than ever before.