A corporate account with WhyGo gives your business a lot of advantage because you have all the benefits that come from being part of the WhyGo network.
First, you can combine private locations with our own public video conference facilities. That expands the potential of your remote collaborations from a few private facilities to over 2,500 venues across the world.
Second, you have the ability to use calendar and search features to find exactly the right meeting points, book multiple locations for your conference, and manage your bookings. Many facilities in our inventory are live, allowing instant confirmation. We even load in your IP and ISDN connection / rate card so you can display all the details of price and other important details.
Third, your own brand can be on the system. WhyGo is the framework, and your enterprise can be the label. We are okay with that because we succeed when you do.
We are pretty pleased with the way a corporate account can coordinate with our network and create a global private and public video conference & telepresence facility scheduling system. We’ve seen the way businesses, creative endeavors, education, and more, use technology to connect across miles face-to-face. As different devices become compatible with video conferencing, the need to mesh all the variables is only going to increase.
Explore the possibilities a corporate account can give you. There’s a flash demonstration, brochure, and an easy way to register. And if you have questions, our global support teams ensure that you can get an answer 24/7.
Job interviews are vitally important meetings and great care should be taken to keep your professional image impressive. One of the best ways to do this during a video interview is to be aware of the mistakes that can put you out of the running. Many times an unfavorable impression is created when the parties involved ignore the realities of cameras and microphones. Here is a short list of the top mistakes often made:
- The natural inclination is to look at the interviewer’s face on the screen. But this makes you look like you are gazing somewhere else…in order to “look in their eyes” you must look at the camera. Some people will put a picture of a friend behind the web cam and look at that. This takes practice, and both parties need to do it, particularly if one is using a device.
- Lighting can make you look terrible. The background and the type of lights in the room have a direct effect on the shadowing of your face and the color of your skin. A warm, neutral background and several sources of warm light (not fluorescent or cool LED) will make a big difference.
- Wear a suit. It is always going to look professional, no matter who you are talking to. This becomes particularly important in cross-cultural settings.
- Posture indicates attitude. Sit up straight, angle your body slightly sideways and turn your head to face the camera. Practice comfortably sitting while looking attentive.
- Eliminate distractions. Silence the cell phone, make sure the connections will all work, do some test runs with the technology so you are confident about your ability to be heard with your equipment’s mic. Keep others out of the room if you are interviewing from home.
If your equipment is not up to standard, look into renting a public video conferencing venue. Some of the rooms on the WhyGo Video Conference facility booking system are small and perfect for this purpose. You will be able to present a professional image. With all the tech support of the WhyGo team and the venue facilitator, it’s a good investment in your future career.
If you ever thought that video conferencing was a trend that would fade, the fact that Google Launches Chromebox for Meetings should make you re-think that notion. It relies on Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps and is currently priced at $999, including a $250 first-year support fee. The idea is that users can quickly set up a virtual video conference room and manage their connections from a web-based console. You still need a screen display, but laptop screens can be shared wirelessly. It can integrate with Google Calendar and get up to 15 video feeds from participating computers or mobile devices. It’s designed to be used with Gmail accounts, but Vidyo can connect traditional video conferencing systems and UberConference can connect phone-only colleagues.
This makes a browser-based video conference feasible and emphasizes the fact that business, education, and entrepreneurs are increasingly dependent on remote collaboration. Even if the Chromebox doesn’t become popular, the need for a practical and economical way to interact face-to-face with good sound and video while sharing information is here to stay. Google has a well-deserved reputation for keeping its virtual finger on the pulse of communication and anticipating the demand.
WhyGo has been in the videoconferencing field for over ten years now. We started out with the idea that it should be as easy to book public video conference facilities as it is to book a flight or hotel room. We’ve succeeded, too! The WhyGo network has over 3,500 facilities all over the world. We also have three global operations centers scattered around the globe so you can get support any time you need it. Check us out and see why video conferencing is more popular than ever.
Do you know what most people find challenging about video conferencing? It’s ensuring the actual quality of the audio and video. That’s not hard to believe because even though there are many ways to see your friends while you talk with them, there are also many ways that the connections can fail.
A friendly phone call has different standards than a business meeting. If the sound gets weird, it doesn’t affect your relationship. Video conference calls that happen in coffee shops or the hotel lounge are in an environment where you don’t control the background noise. Even the home can have audio challenges when all the family is present. If that phone call was an attempt to work out some important details that involved money or commitment, you’d need clear sound to get your business done.
Another challenge for most people is sharing content; getting the charts or reports in front of the other party so the actual collaboration can occur. You need to be on the same page (both figuratively and literally) in order to work together with any success. Chatting on smartphones is not going to cut it when a presentation is involved.
The best way to handle remote collaboration effectively is being in dedicated rooms equipped with the technology to share information instantly and the tech support to keep the quality of audio and visual high. Every link on that chain needs to be able to connect seamlessly with the others so testing the bridge between each component is vital.
If you are serious about an important remote collaboration, it is worth the rental of public video conference rooms on the WhyGo network. That gives you the privacy of dedicated rooms with the equipment you need. You have tech support available and a support staff that spans the globe and is available 24/7. Browse locations on the network and see how remote collaboration is possible for your project.