Internet Conference Calls Will Stretch your Dollar Further

by : Jim Mcdonald

In today's busy world the internet is a major necessity when it comes to doing business. Especially for large corporations.

Many times, most corporations have affiliate business partners over seas and have to hold conferences, board meetings, etc. in order to make or close deals. Many times the meeting needs to be held in a timespan that is not conducive to traveling half way around the globe. That's where a web conferencing call, or an internet conference call would be a major time saving asset, as well as being less expensive, and as they say, "Time is money".

Let's look at how internet conference calling can save you money.

By using a web conference call service you save big bucks on the cost of air travel. With air travel you have the cost of tickets, hotel or motel accomodations, transport to and from the conference site, and to and from the airport. Then there is the extraneous expenses that your company spokes man, or entourage may add to the expense account; such as food, room service, rental car, etc. The cost can easily run into the thousands of dollars. Then there are always the unexpected problems cropping up causing long lay overs at the airport which can cost you a business contract if you, or your spokes-person do not show up at the time specified.

Then there are the long, drawn out, 12 hour road trips to get to a 1 hour conference in another state. With the rising gas prices this option, while less expensive than air travel, is still much more costly than conducting a web conference call. You still have the expenses of at least one night of hotel, or motel accomodations, food, car rental, etc. The cost can still easily run into hundreds of dollars, possibly more.

The cost involved with an internet conference call depends on the company you choose to use, but to give you an idea on price it can average anywhere from $25 to $5000 for long term rentals. When comparing these prices to the yearly travel expenses, one can easily determine that the savings you and your company would receive when opting for a web conference call is substancially lower. That means hundreds of thousands of dollars saved every year, perhaps even millions.

There are many companies out there that offer Web Conference calling services and in the fast paced world of commerce every edge you can get for your company is a bonus. Next time you have to set up a meeting, or in the event of an unplanned meeting that has to be done on the spot, a Web Conference call is the smartest option, time wise and financially.

Whether your office is in your home, or in a warehouse, all you need is internet access and the requirements for the web conference call program, and the program itself. Internet Conference calling is the new way to do business in the high tech world of today.

Now, we'll take a look at the different ways to conduct a web conference call.

Video Web Conferencing: This option allows you and your clients to see each other while you speak. By using this method one can interact with over a hundred people at a time, provided they have the video apparatus for their computer systems.

Audio Conferencing: When participating in an audio internet conference call one can speak directly to the client, in their board room, or office, without the clients needing to see each other. Audio conferencing can be done directly, or with the assistance of an operator for the really large multi-way audio conferences. The cost for the audio conference call varies depending on the amount of people involved.

In the high tech, e-business world of today web conferencing is the way to go, whatever option you choose. Whether it's just one on one, or a 12 hour seminar consisting of multiple people, web conferencing is inexpensive, time saving, and reliable.

The possibilities are endless.