Video Conferencing: A Grossly Under-Used Tool

Video conferencing was once a vision for the future. That is no longer true, as this technological advancement is used today in many industries as a means of sharing information across long distances as well as in education for “virtual field trips”. Unfortunately though, neither business nor school has used video conferencing to its full potential, and there are many other industries that could benefit from it as well.
In terms of business, video conferencing is simply cost-effective. It not only saves you money in airfare, car rental and hotel fees, but it also saves on lost time due to travel. One could set up and give a presentation on the east coast which can be viewed by employees or perspective clients on the west coast all in real time. There is no worry about jet lag or inclement weather that can delay flights; it is simply a meeting that …