What is teleconferencing?

Teleconference is a type of remote meeting through specialized telecommunication means. Teleconferencing primarily means communication between a large number of users at a distance, united by a common topic or issue. Teleconferences can be performed in real time, via various audio and/or video communication systems, as well as through chats and email clients.

Types of Teleconference

Audio Conferencing

Audio conferencing is the process of using communication channels to organize a conference in which audio signals between three or more subscribers are transmitted simultaneously.

Choose the right type of audio conference system for your business The most important thing to know about setting up an audio conference system is that there are three basic types — distributed, local and integrated. Choosing the right one is dependent on who you want to talk to, where they’re located and how many people you want in the room.

Distributed (remote) audio conferencing brings together several participants in different locations. Local audio conferencing unites several participants in one location (conference or meeting room). Integrated audio conferencing connects remote and on-site participants.

It’s no secret that video conferencing has transformed the way we work. However, there are times when video isn’t always the best option for your business. When you aren’t able to attend a meeting in person or don’t have access to video conferencing options, audio conferencing could be a great alternative.

Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is a visual communication session between two or more users regardless of their location, featuring audio and video content transmission in real time.

In broad terms, video conferencing software is a solution that allows two or more persons to talk and see each other remotely. Initially video conferencing software only enabled users to make video calls or hold group video conferences. However, as technology advanced, video conferencing software acquired plenty of helpful tools and features for remote communication and learning.

Today, video conferencing is rather a tool for integrated into video collaboration and unified communications platforms that also offer screen sharing, slideshow, recording, instant messaging, project management tools, telephony integration among other features. As an increasing number of companies switch to remote work, video conferencing is gradually becoming the new normal, shaping the way we communicate, learn and work.

Web Conference

Web teleconferencing (or webinars) is an interactive teleconference platform that delivers visual information coded in graphics, video, audio, documents and alpha-numerics. Webinar differs from traditional web-conferences because it involves a single speaker and a large number of listeners. Therefore, in contrast to solutions for web conferencing, where participants usually have equal rights and tools, webinar services allow the speaker to fully manage the online meeting, and participants by default can only watch, listen and write messages in the chat.

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to expand your network, learn new skills, and grow your company. Whether you’re a digital marketer, technology expert, or business coach, attending web conferences can be an affordable and impactful way to make new connections that could lead to new clients or partnerships.

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Anamika Sinha
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