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Use R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers to Plan Your Next Party Online

April 17th, 2015

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Web conferencing offers a powerful online meeting solution. Frequently used by Fortune 500 companies, web conferencing makes it possible for organizations to collaborate without the need to meet face-to-face. This is a benefit that has proven to be particularly important in an increasingly global business environment. With web conferencing, organizations can meet with prospective clients, conduct training, and hold in-house meetings even when the relevant parties are scattered around the world.

While this may be among the most common ways to use such tools, web conferencing also provides a number of other functions beyond the normal day-to-day business activities.

Wedding Planning with Web Conferencing
One example of other ways in which web conferencing can be used is as an event planning tool. For instance, web conferencing can be used to plan everything from weddings to holiday parties to family reunions. The same tools that make web conferencing a must have for companies, also make it an easy way to plan your next event.

Web conferencing can prove to be an excellent tool for planning a wedding because of the many document-sharing features offered. For instance, with this feature, you can upload seating plans, invitation, menus, and much more so that everyone involved in the planning of your wedding can see everything in person. You can also leverage the benefit of fun, colorful annotation tools that allow you to highlight various elements. You can even bring new ideas into the chat box.

Planning Holiday Parties Using Web Conferencing
Such tools can also be great for planning holiday parties and other events using the video chat feature. With this feature, everyone can get together using their webcams and even share their thoughts without the need to be in the same place at the same time. All of this can be accomplished from any computer that has a microphone and a webcam. As a result, everyone is able to provide input into the event planning process.

Planning Family Events with Web Conferencing
Need to plan a summer picnic or a family reunion? Web conferencing gives you the ability to do so easily. Use the document sharing feature to upload a calendar to discuss which dates will work best for everyone. In addition, you can even add a survey that allows friends and family members to provide feedback. For instance, suppose you are considering including certain events, such as genealogy workshops to your family reunion, or want to solicit feedback from everyone regarding events they would like to have included. Using a survey is a fast and efficient way to collect information from everyone regarding their preferences.

These are just a few of the ways in which you can take advantage of web conferencing outside of the traditional work environment in order to make event planning easier and more efficient.

If you would like to receive a free demo of our web conferencing product, R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers, call us at 1-866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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6 Interesting Stats About Desktop Video Conferencing for Business

March 26th, 2015

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Are you considering upgrading to a desktop video conferencing solution in your business, but want to be sure you have all of the relevant facts and details before doing so? Making the decision to upgrade is an important decision and is not one that should be made without understanding how your business can benefit. Below are six stats about desktop video conferencing of which you should be aware in order to make a more informed decision:

  1. Increased Connectivity. When working remotely, 87% of desktop video conferencing users report feeling more connected to their teams and colleagues. Connected teams are able to benefit from a clear understanding of work tasks and thus are able to work more efficiently, which can drive increased productivity.
  2. In-Person Communication. While important, verbal communication only accounts for 35 percent of all communication. For this reason, there are numerous occasions when picking up the telephone simply is not enough. In order to truly understand and relate to one another, we must be able to see facial expressions. Desktop video conferencing provides face-to-face communication without the need to be in physical proximity with one another. As a result, even when teams are in different geographic locations, they can still benefit from in-person communication.
  3. Elimination of Need to Travel for Face-to-Face Communication. 95 percent of working professionals believe that face-to-face communication actually improves the quality of communication. By deploying desktop video conferencing solutions, it is possible to enjoy face-to-face communication from any location without the need to travel.
  4. Effective Alternative to Inability to Meet in Person. 54 percent of professionals think that if you are not able to meet in person, desktop video conferencing is the next best thing to meeting in person. This number is more than double the percentage of people who believe that telephone calls are the most effective form of communication.
  5. Complements Smartphone Technology. By the year 2016, 70 percent of video conference calls will be made from mobile devices. In the smartphone age in which we now live, mobile devices are increasingly chosen over standard PCs. As mobile technology continues improving, more people will opt to use their smart-phones for making video conference calls.
  6. Ability to Work from Alternate Locations. 94 percent of workers believe that they would be able to work better from home. Desktop video conferencing offers an effective communication solution that makes it possible for people to work from any location they choose, whether that is a home office, local café, or even their dining table.

As you can see, all of the most current statistics indicate that desktop video conferencing will be an increasingly popular and vital tool for business communication in the years to come. If you are considering upgrading to a desktop video conferencing solution and would like to experience desktop video conferencing for yourself, we invite you to sign up for a free trial with the R-HUB desktop video conferencing solution at http://www.rhubcom.com

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How Conducting Webinars using R-HUB Web Conferencing Solutions Helps your B2B Business Grow

March 18th, 2015

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Webinars can be a highly effective tool for business-to-business marketing. Previously, the only way that a B2B business could deliver a message to large audience was to hold a conference or seminar, a method that required travel expenses as well as attendees to juggle their schedules. Today, technological advances have made it possible to replace such old school methods with web-based seminars or webinars.

With these modern tools, it is possible to deliver the exact same message without participants needing to spend money on expensive travel or take time from their busy schedules in order to travel to a central location. A highly versatile tool, webinars are now being used to achieve a variety of different business goals. As a result, webinars have become one of the best tools available for B2B marketing. Below are just a few of the ways in which webinars can be used for B2B marketing purposes:

Developing Business Contacts
If you are attempting to break into a new industry, webinars can be used to introduce your business while building your brand name and connecting in a more interactive manner with attendees. By providing the audience with the ability to interact with the speaker, business becomes more personal. The strong connection also helps to build credibility.

Product Promotions
Webinars provide the ideal platform for promoting and selling new products. Using webinars, speakers are able to show off what makes their product unique and stand out from the competition through live demos, video clips, and photographs. The ability to provide product demos can be particularly beneficial when your service or product is complex in nature and is best explained or demonstrated live. Decision makers will also be able to benefit from the ability to receive live resources and answers to any lingering questions. After the webinar is concluded, guests can be directed easily to a sales page to close the deal.

Training
In the past, when you needed to provide training to new customers, it often meant sending a sales rep out into the field. With webinars, you can deliver training in a cost-effective, interactive, and convenient manner to provide new customers with the training they need in order to be successful with your service or product.

Lower Expenses
Holding seminars and conferences can take a huge bite out of your business’s budget. By hosting a webinar, you can attain the same benefits at just a fraction of the cost. The money that you would have spent on travel arrangements as well as renting facilities and the myriad of other expenses associated with hosting a conference can instead be reinvested into other areas of your business.

Along with the benefits listed above, webinars can also assist your business in growing a global presence, capturing more sales leads, and maintaining better relationships with clients. As a result, you can leverage the opportunity to develop new sources of revenues.

To learn more about how webinars can enhance your business, check out our R-HUB web-casting solutions today at http://www.rhubcom.com

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Will A Web Conference Solution Pick Up Background Noise?

March 12th, 2015

Web conferencing solutions are one of the best ways to bring a group of people together to share and collaborate. No matter how big your business or group is, you’ll want to take every step possible to ensure everyone can communicate in an effective manner. Part of that process is using tools that provide quality sound. When choosing and using web conferencing tools, be sure you choose a solution that allows you to maintain quality sound throughout its use. With the right software, the right tools, and a bit of organization, you’ll minimize the risk that background noise impacts your call.

How to Ensure a Smooth Web Conference Happens

To ensure everyone on the web conferencing experience is able to get the best communications and connectivity, there are a few things you’ll need to do first.

#1. Choose a High Quality Web Conferencing Solution

Not all products are the same. Some are inferior and less effective in terms of creating a solid connection and good sound quality. In short, you’ll want to use the right company to set up your communications. Doing this is going to ensure you get the best level of service from the provider. Be sure the company offers:

  • Good sound quality
  • Good image quality
  • Versatility to allow computers and/or phone communication
  • Can handle as many webcams as you need
  • Offers simple-to-use features

Once you know this is in place, you’ll want to take a few extra steps to ensure the communication continues to be good.

#2. Ensure Your Noise Level Is Low

Depending on how you set up the conference, you may be speaking from your location over the phone or Internet to others at the presentation. In this type of situation, you’ll want to make sure you are in a good area that’s quiet. You’ll want to ensure your Internet connectivity is good. And you’ll need to ensure any background noise at your office is minimized. If you are using microphones or phones, be sure the sound quality on these devices is good, too. Do this before you log in for your web conference.

#3. Mute the Guests Out

The final step to ensure there is no background noise during your web conference is to mute out everyone else. There are generally two options here. First, you can have your guests who will not be communicating during the duration of the call mute themselves. You can also mute all guests in one step. You can unmute these individuals when you are ready for two way conversations. By doing this, you block out all background noise from your guests.

There is no doubt that this web conference can go well when you take the time to set up and manage your communications properly. Take a few minutes to put together your event. Be sure to communicate to everyone involved the steps they need to take to keep background noise to a minimum. Within a few minutes, you’ll be ready to go.

 

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Improving Your Sales Training Using R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers

March 12th, 2015

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With R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers, you gain much more than just a collaboration tool. You might be surprised to discover that R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers can also be used for improving your sales training. Below are three ways that R-HUB can be used to improve your company’s sales training.

Recording Customer Demos
Turnover is a simple fact of life for sales organizations. Yet, bringing new sales reps up to speed usually cannot happen fast enough. Even worse, sales managers often assign a new sales rep to a tenured rep to listen to calls and demos, effectively tying up the time of two people. In a best case scenario, the new sale rep hears one or two decent calls. In the worst case scenario, the sales rep picks up some bad habits that the sales manager likely does not even know that his best reps are using. Or, the entire day could be spend unproductively as the new rep listens to someone simply leaving voice mails.

R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers offers the ability to record customer interactions, thus providing the perfect sales training tool. Customers love this option because they are sent a recording of the demo that can be shared with other key decision makers. Your company is able to handpick recordings based on your selected best practices. Any time that is spent listening to calls becomes 100% efficient and productive because you can be assured that every demo and call a new rep reviews is good. Perhaps best of all, you are able to maintain a consistent model for good calls, ensuring that all new reps receive the best examples during training.

Testing
You can also use R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers to test your sales team. Select pieces of demo calls and ask reps to then carry the demo forward based on the information they have heard up to that point. For instance, you can solicit recommendations for features to be shown to the client or to even highlight what was left out of the call. This helps to ensure that everyone understands the best practices to utilize for different demo scenarios. Choose to test on an individual basis or perform testing live in groups with teams, the choice is up to you. Both options provide critical insight into how much your team knows while giving everyone a chance to improve his or her sales skills.

Role Playing
While the ability to see and hear real calls can be tremendously helpful, much of this knowledge simply does not stick until it is actually practiced. Instead of running the risk of a new sales rep trying out their newly developed skills on real clients, you can take advantage of role playing to give your new sales reps real life practice. R-HUB allows you and your employees to role play utilizing the subject matter and scenarios you would like to highlight. You can also opt to stop a recording at any point as well as continue the call. This option can be particularly beneficial for the tricky parts of a sales call, giving you the chance to role play, and then play the remainder of the call to demonstrate how it should be conducted effectively.

Regardless of whether you have your own sales team or you know someone in this situation, R-HUB Web Conferencing Servers can help to improve sales training. Recording customer demos, testing, and role playing are just a few of the effective ways you can begin using R-HUB web Conferencing Servers to improve your sales training. To begin a 30-day free trial of R-HUB today, visit http://www.rhubcom.com/v5home.html For a quick demo, call us at 866-758-0984 or email us at sales@rhubcom.com

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