Reselling your video conference room doesn’t mean you lose control of it, but it does mean that it won’t sit empty and useless. WhyGo’s reseller solutions provides a way for you to add an income stream by tapping into the $200bn meetings market as a public video conference room venue on the world-wide WhyGo network.
There are three ways to do it:
Every option gives you full control over when your facility is available, and you have the added support of the WhyGo Global Support Team, three top-notch groups of remote conferencing experts providing support from London, Sydney, or Dallas. That means every time zone, every day, no matter what you need to ask about our services there will be someone on the job.
Many businesses have found that being a reseller provides a passive income stream that more than pays back their investment in a room designed and equipped for video conferencing or telepresence. If they need the facility themselves, it is simple to block those times out on their calendar. If they don’t need it that day, it can be available for rental to a group or individual needing to set up a video conference in a good facility.
Everybody wins with WhyGo’s Reseller Solutions. Take a look at your expensive video conference meeting room and all the time, effort, and expense you invested in having a professional venue. Then take a look at your options with WhyGo for turning that empty room into an income stream by becoming a reseller on our network.
There are a lot of reasons why renting a public video conference room is a good idea, and since there are over 3,500 venues around the globe on the WhyGo network, it’s easy to find a room near your location. More than 1,100 of these venues are live, so you can instantly see if that particular facility is available and get a confirmation at the same time.
Good Reasons For Public Video Conference Rooms
Here are some of the top reasons for using a public video conference room:
- You don’t have to invest in a dedicated videoconference or telepresence room, equipment, or staff
- Money is saved by eliminating travel costs
- In some cases, public video conference room rental is a tax write-off as a business expense (you have to check with your accountant on this one but it’s worth asking about)
- Access to professional equipment and support is included in the cost of room rental
- You can utilize several of the high-quality public video conference facilities in your area and see what works for your enterprise before investing in your own facility
- You help save the planet by partnering with others to share facilities
- You help save the planet by not making your attendees travel to your location
- Time is saved by a quick local video conference instead of a business trip
Of course, some of these reasons apply to those who have video conference rooms in their building but the fact is, many do not. Even a conference with some attendees using their own facilities will often include attendees who need to find a way to participate, and public video conference room rental provides that need with professionalism.
It isn’t difficult to schedule a video conference in any of the rooms on the WhyGo network because you can use the online booking system, or use any of the contact methods we’ve set up — email, phone, or online live chat. Of course, some methods work faster than others, like the online booking system gives you instant availability in many cases.
We do our best to provide you with the requirements you need, but sometimes an alternative has to be arranged and you’d be consulted about those details. It’s a good idea to book your conference in advance, if possible, to avoid scheduling conflicts.
At the time of booking you’ll need to provide all the information needed to set up every location. This can include your contact information, the times of the conference, conference room locations along with any ISDN numbers of private locations, and service needs in the rooms like parking, refreshments, and stuff like that. The service needs do vary because they are provided by the local facility.
There will also need to be clarification on who is paying. Usually, the person booking the meeting will pay unless otherwise arranged. Bookings don’t happen until the confirmation of agreement to pay for the services and facilities.
Special services and equipment have to be requested at the time of booking because these may not be available at the last minute. Confirmation of all the arrangements is made with an email from WhyGo and if you don’t get one you need to let us know as soon as possible so we can look into the problem.
There are a lot of issues that go into diplomatic talks between countries. Things like security, travel, war zones, and more, come to mind, but there needs to be a way for the leaders in even warring countries to talk to one another and maybe work out a solution for the good of all.
Recently, the Eurasian integration discussed in a Moscow-Astana video conference illustrated the advantages of face-to-face discussion of delicate subjects. Reports by attendees on attitudes in the various countries toward Eurasian integration differed widely in perspective and the current conflict in the Ukraine complicated matters. Many Central Asian states are “watching the fight and waiting for one of the sides to win” while others at the same conference thought foreign influence or Russian Imperialism was stoking the fires of conflict.
So many viewpoints in one room can be combustible as well as a security nightmare, but the ability to express one’s opinion safely via technology provides effective communication without fear. It’s interesting to see how video conference technology has changed the face of diplomacy, and we look forward to seeing what happens in the future.
In the past ten years we’ve seen video conferencing go global with a passion and vigor that proves it isn’t a trendy fad. People need to communicate, people want to communicate face-to-face, and people appreciate the convenience (and sometimes the safety) that using video conference technology provides.
Instead of air fare, security details, and scary situations, a diplomat can discuss sensitive matters with other diplomats and know they are communicating privately and successfully with video conferencing.