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It has never been more important than ever to continue communicating with your clients. Just because you are confined to your home, now is the time to adopt technology to help you grow your business and keep the conversation going. Don’t let your customers forget about you, if you are not communicating with your clients perhaps your competitors may be.

Luckily, modern technology enables us to hold face-to-face meetings without needing to be in the same country, let alone the same room.

You may be saying to yourself “I don’t understand technology”, “this is far too complex”. Let me tell you, I have got the most technophobe person in the world to communicate weekly with me. It doesn’t have to be complex!

You can keep it as simple or complex as you wish, many of you may already be using Facebook Messenger or Face time to talk to your family, why not use it for business?

Let’s discuss virtual meeting apps on the market that fulfil everyday, basic professional needs. You can place calls, host meetings, and schedule time with peers and clients. But as remote work becomes the standard for many teams, more reliable communication tools will be necessary.

The most popular communication tools are already ahead of the curve, releasing new features and benefits that make remote work smoother and seamless. I would suggest investigating the following apps.

Zoom

Zoom is easy to install, download the app and within 5 minutes you are up and running. 

A few benefits of Zoom include the following:

  • You can quickly access Zoom from your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone.
  • Zoom has easy-to-use, intuitive features like instant messaging, file sharing, whiteboarding, screen sharing, and call recording.
  • Zoom has a free version that allows 40 minutes of video calling at a time.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a popular tool to hold voice and video conversations from your computer or phone.

A few benefits of Zoom include the following:

  • Integrate hangouts with Gmail and other Google products.
  • Sign-up, download, and get started with chat and conferencing for free.
  • Send messages, texts, hold a group chat, or place a video call.
  • Have up to 10 people in a call at the same time.

Skype

Skye is software that millions of individuals and businesses use to make free video and voice one-to-one and group calls, send instant messages and share files with other people.

A few benefits of Skype include the following:

  • If a person on a computer calls out using Skype to another person’s mobile phone who has Skye on that mobile phone, then that Skype call will be free.
  • With a Skye number, people can call you from a landline or mobile, and you can pick up the call on Skype. It’s great if you have friends, family or colleagues who don’t use Skype, as they can simply dial your Skype number.
  • Its free to send and share files.
  • Send instant messages.
  • Video call for free.

Good luck and keep the communication going with your clients, you dont want your competition to pick up where you left off.

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