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What’s the best audio for video conferencing?
I’m not talking about video conferencing software.
I’m talking about what’s the best audio to use.
Well, while we’re on the subject, I believe that GoToMeeting, by far, is the best video conferencing software that’s out there.
And the reason I’m saying that is that GoToMeeting has a built-in transcription service.
So it is transcribing everything that I’m saying, and that if I was on a call with a prospect or client, it’s transcribing everything that they’re saying also.
So in this particular case, I’m shooting a video.
But at the same time, the GoToMeeting Service, the Transcription Service, is also making it very easy for me to write a blog at the same time.
So, let’s get back to the audio.
I said, what is the best audio to use?
And I’m here to tell you, I mean, if you are a client of mine, or not, I’m here to tell all of you that are using video conferencing software.
It’s not your computer microphone.
It’s not your USB mic.
It’s not your earbuds you’ve got inter-connected to your iPhone, as an example.
It is the old, conventional telephone, landline.
And by the way, it is not your cell phone, either.
All of those types of connections, your computer microphone, a USB, mic, earbuds, even your cell phone, they wind up creating lags when you’re on the phone, with the prospects, or the clients that you’re speaking to, and it creates unnecessary interference.
It’s absolutely essential that you have a 100% solid connection with the prospects and clients that you’re speaking with.
And I would highly recommend, as we do here at leading advisor, we request that our clients are using a landline to speak with us through video conferencing so that we’ve got a 100% solid connection without interference.
Calls being dropped and lags in a sense in respect to when we’re talking on the phone.
Now, I speak with Advocis and NAIFA board members all the time about speaking at their chapter events, and I always ask them: What are the three biggest improvements that advisors want to hear about, and what are the three biggest roadblocks that they’re facing?
And right now, what I’m hearing is advisors are not comfortable going virtual, doing video conferencing with their prospects and their clients.
What they’re saying to me is that advisors are having difficulty being able to see the visual cues and hearing the auditory cues.
Well, in relationship to the visual side of it, just go ahead and buy a bigger monitor, and at the same time, use the old-fashioned, tried, and true telephone, and in my case, I’m using a headset.
So you’ve got an absolutely solid audio connection.
And again, direct people that you’re speaking with on your video conferencing calls.
Make it a strong request to be able to have them use a landline using video conferencing so that both of you can have a solid connection while you are on your video conferencing.
It’s absolutely essential, and I’m coming from the place where I’ve been a virtual consultant for over 20 years; 1% of the work that I do is or was live speaking.
99% of the work that I do is working with clients over the phone, and over the last ten years, we’ve added video conferencing, and I’ve been using GoToMeeting for the last ten years.
So, I hope you got value from this message and that I will look forward to the next video on Simon TV.
And we’re going to be talking about how to get over virtual stage fright; see you next time.