Video conferencing is becoming immensely popular as it allows individuals, groups and business executives to work together despite being distributed spatially and temporarily. It allows real time communication and it is more than an approximation of face to face communication, it has a richness and complexity of its own.

Video conference poses unexpected uses such as

  • Video interviews– numerous organisations are now using video conferencing to reach a number of experts at once. A video interview aid in finding the best people for the job and eliminates unqualified candidates. It is cost effective to everyone involved, it allows the interviewer and the interviewee to respond
  • Teaching – due to technology long distance learning has become a reality. Teachings can be done through video courses without requiring the teacher to be in the same room as the student. It creates opportunities for designing student work outside of the classroom.
  • Meetings –essential information can be exchanged via video conferencing. Business conferences and trainings can be conducted through skype.
  • One on ones– it is important as it regulates the conversation flow and provides feedback on how communication is perceived by the viewer. Video conferencing communicates evident emotion and prevents the input of excess communication saving time and money.
  • Business Administration– a business can be managed through the web. Virtual staff has become a standard set up of doing business interacting through emails, chats and video conferencing. Employers can now make contact with freelancers creating an effective work place.
  • Working from home– is conducive for an expectant mother as they can communicate with co-workers in a realistic way through conferencing.
  • Distance diagnostics– symptoms can be identified without being in a health facility.
  • Legal environment-courtrooms are now utilizing video conferencing to connect with unwilling prisoners or witnesses that may be struggling to appear before the judge.