Many of us have used Skype to video chat with our friends or family members, while others have used it to keep in touch with their children studying overseas. Did you know Skype can be used for much more than this? Skype is a revolutionary tool for communication and we know that one of the keys to running a successful business is communication. With its simple, inexpensive and easy to use features, Skype has now become the standard for voice calls over the Internet, as well as chat, video conferencing and file transfers. As an added bonus, Skype is free to use on just about every operating system and mobile device.
There are several advantages that you can gain from utilizing Skype in your business operations. One of which is acquiring an additional phone number for your business. Other benefits of Skype include:
Collaboration – With Skype you have the ability to keep in touch with your clients as well as your Virtual Administrative Consultant. You can also conduct training sessions and daily meetings using Skype. You can also can send instant messages, share and transfer files, and initiate calls or video chat, especially when your clients are geographically diverse. In addition, you can host free conference calls and share your screen with your clients as well.
Convenience – You can redirect your Skype number to a physical phone of your choice as well as access voicemails at your computer or phone. Furthermore, with Skype you enjoy the convenience of making calls through your telephone or computer. By installing a “call us” button on your Website your potential clients will be able to reach you or leave a message for you.
Cost – As previously mentioned, Skype is very inexpensive to use. When you acquire your Skype phone number you can make both international and domestic calls at a low price. However, when you are contacting your clients or team members who use Skype, both calls and 1-1 video chat are 100% free.
Are you using Skype in your business? Do you have other benefits to add? I would love to hear them.
About the author
Genovia is an experienced and highly skilled administrative expert and owner of Genwil Business Solutions, LLC. She specializes in providing ongoing administrative support to Coaches who want to grow their business by finding more time to focus on other profitable activities such as engaging more clients and increasing their revenue, while enjoying their business success.