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Google+ Hangouts: What They Are and How They Could Work for You

There’s no such thing as too many free tools when it comes to building your online business and facilitating communication between members of your team. Whether you’re in need of a way to seamlessly manage a conference call of up to ten people or arranging a quick video chat with your virtual assistant, the Google+ Hangouts tool might be just the thing you’re looking for.

A major leap forward in video conferencing technology, Google+ Hangouts allows you to conduct a business meeting with members of your team with your Android or iOS device, as well as granting you access to a host of virtual networking tools. The built-in productivity tools foster collaborative work with the ease of use that Google users have come to expect, making it easier than ever to manage your projects without spending a fortune on expensive software.

Rather than shouldering the exorbitant travel costs of bringing all of your team members together, Google+ Hangouts facilitates a team meeting that’s closer to the in-person real thing than any other. Each participant’s video feed is minimized until they speak, allowing one person to hold the floor. The days of clumsy conference calls are over; Google+ Hangouts keeps all of your team members engaged and active in the conversation.

Working with a virtual assistant or other team members that telecommute is a snap with Google+ Hangouts, as screen-sharing capabilities and access to Google Drive collaborative tools are built in to the model. Editing a release, tweaking the graphics for a new layout or even planning a big event with a team member is a snap, whether you’re across the street from one another or across the world. Because collaborative work is so easy with Google+ Hangouts, it may very well become your preferred method of tackling team projects.

Entrepreneurs specializing in consulting work or working in an advisory capacity can also use Google+ Hangouts as a means of offering their advice as part of a webinar series with almost no overhead or start-up costs, because the recording and broadcasting tools are completely free.

Do you have a major announcement that will cause real shake-ups in your industry? Google+ Hangouts will also allow you to broadcast live. Hold a press conference, break big news and create a record of your milestones with the power of Google+ Hangouts.

 photo credit: Magnet 4 Marketing dot Net

Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Rachel Braam, Office Manager

1 Comment »

Caelan Huntress says:

I like the idea of a virtual press conference. If you’re putting together a press release anyways, why not invite the press from around the world?

Posted: March 26, 2013 @ 5:41 pm


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