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The Benefits of Video Conferencing for your Business

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Another late flight out of town, just for that hour long meeting tomorrow morning, just to fly back again later in the day. If this is a common thought of yours, then you might like to hear about the benefits of video conferencing! It’s cost effective, productive, innovative and just about every other ‘ive’ you can think of. Here’s the full rundown.

1. It’s Cost effective

The beauty of video conferencing is that there is only a one-off payment of buying the equipment (such as a webcam, or microphone etc.), although most technological devices in this day and age come with these tools built-in! So let’s say your computer/laptop is one of the few on the market that doesn’t have a webcam already installed – to buy a webcam brand new will only set you back a measly $40. This sounds a lot better than a $200-600 return flight, plus maybe an overnight stay in a hotel at a minimum of $100… and that maybe every time you attend a conference!

2. It will Create a Better Balance between Work and Home

Super fun, long plane flights and stingy hotel rooms – the removal of these costs will not only save money for your business (or you!), but it will also improve the work/life balance for yourself and your employees. The effects of this are extremely noticeable; everyone affected will feel more positive about their jobs and their lives at large. Video conferencing either from home or even work will also save employees’ families that little bit of extra stress that was never needed in the first place.

3. Technology is the Future

Technology is only improving and advancing every single day. The sooner you jump on the bandwagon, the better! To be seen as a reliable, new and innovative business, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest technological trends. Not having the ability to video conference with a potential client can leave you with a missed opportunity, so it’s vital to be ahead of the game. Get started by checking out video conferencing specialists such as Com2 and see how they can help your business.

4. Your Employees will be More Productive

There is no doubt that with video conferencing, employees can boost their productivity. There are many reasons for this – one of the most obvious is that video conferencing is just simply so easy to set up! Let’s be honest, where this is minimal effort, individuals are more likely to respond better and employees are no exception. In addition to this, video conferencing technology allows for the sharing of information, such as presentations, photos and videos. Say goodbye to lengthy, complicated email threads – with conferences, everything can be instantly seen and discussed by everyone.

Finally, the whole process of video conferencing is also faster than arranging a physical conferencing. You could have 5+ video conferences in a day without leaving your chair – think of the productivity! Compare that to physical conferences which involve travel time and money and general effort; which one would you prefer?

What do you think? How has video conferencing improved your work life? Share what you think in the comment section below.

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Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’

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Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’

President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”

“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”

The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable AppleCaterpillar and 3M.

“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”

Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration

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11 kids quotes we’re all feeling

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Ok so there’s always that time when you just wish so bad you could straight up say whats on your mind, but you know you really shouldn’t, so you don’t. Well leave it up to kids to say exactly what you’re feeling, no hesitation or regret. Check out these kids quotes that say everything you wish you could!

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How to become a better businessman in 6 steps; Priceless advice from Entrepreneurs

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Become a better businessman in 6 steps following this priceless advice from accomplished entrepreneurs.

  1. “Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is the hot passion of the day.”

    Jeff Bezos accentuates having passion for what you are doing, because if you don’t love it you are much more likely to give up. It’s hard to take an idea and turn it into reality, especially by yourself or when people whom you respect tell you it can’t be done. The passion and love you give to your project will determine it’s success rate over time.

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  2. “Don’t let people who you may respect and who you believe know what they are talking about tell you that it can’t be done.”

    Pierre Omidyar continues to say that often they will tell you it can’t be done and that’s only because they don’t have the courage to try it.

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  3. “If you know exactly who you want to be, you need to spend as much time [as possible] with people that are actually that already.”


    This advice from Gary Vaynerchuk is actually priceless when it comes to success in the business world. Think as well “It’s not what you know but who you know,” and surround yourself with people you look up to. Human’s adapt to their surroundings quickly, and soon you won’t just want to be an entrepreneur, you will also know how to act like one.

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  4. “Come up with 10 new ideas every day.”


    Coming up with at least 10 new ideas every day will keep your “idea muscle” in shape, which is critical for an entrepreneur in order to keep going and stay ahead of the fast paced business world. James Altucher continues to say that once you’ve done this for about 6 months you will be an idea machine. New ideas keep passionate projects alive and ensure growth in every direction.

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  5. Realize that, “naturally, nobody is interested in your ideas. You have to persuade them, and you have to show them that you are the one person out there that can do it.”



    Robert Greene, an American author known for his books on strategy, also says that “no one is really going to help you or give you direction.” Realizing this sooner than others will give you a head start and the ability to stop looking for recognition in others. Instead, you can focus on your passion project and make it perfect, and the world will not be able to ignore it.


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  6. “Don’t think about ‘how do I get big fast.’ That will happen if you build something meaningful and important.”




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    Danae Ringelmann’s advice is not something to skip. If you rush your ideas or your product you will be relying on luck more than anything to create success for you. While luck is certainly involved in alot of things, relying on it or betting on it to ‘get big fast’ doesn’t help you become a better businessman. Being proud of what you create, instilling passion into your work, and working hard will ensure success more than anything.


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