We all know how frustrating it can be to be on an important conference call and not be able to hear the other participants. Or to have to keep repeating yourself because they can’t hear you.
Audio and video conferences don’t have to be so difficult. Today’s technologies have advanced so that no matter where someone is in the meeting room, they can be heard.
Meetings have become more dynamic, with multiple collaborative presentation tools being utilized within a more extemporaneous delivery. It is now expected that attendees, regardless of location, will be presented with multiple media formats and multiple presenters.
As a result, collaboration has become more mobile. When we hear mobility, we think of remote workers signing into a meeting on their smartphones, following along on laptops, working from home, hotel rooms, and different offices around the world. In this case, however, mobility takes on a more traditional definition — the ability to move about the room while presenting. The need for natural movement in meetings has given rise to a new idea of active
Many companies have already recognized the need to follow participants about a meeting space. Presenters will often move from display device to whiteboard to physical display and back. In addition, multiple speakers working together at the same time will be strewn about the room. So how do we cover these speakers so that remote participants can follow along without interrupting workflow?
The key to better sound is virtual microphones that can pick up voices anywhere in a room even if people are walking while speaking. The need for natural movement in meetings has given rise to a new idea of active collaboration. Audio conferencing became a necessity for every business, and even with the advent of new technologies, audio conferencing remains a quick and simple way to connect with team members all over the world.
Our free download “Virtual Microphones: The New Platform for Audio Conferencing” discusses:
- The importance of active collaboration in making your meetings more effective
- The three archetypes of audio conferencing
- The role of system strategy in defining the best audio solution for your organization