Due to the Coronavirus, many Americans have had to find an alternative way for face-to-face meetings. As a result, video conferencing software is more popular than ever.
Let’s be honest, seeing the person you are talking to is much more effective than just hearing their voice. Seeing facial expressions helps you tell the difference between a serious remark and one that’s supposed to be taken more jokingly.
Now with video conferencing software like Zoom, BlueJeans Meetings, Microsoft Teams, and GoToMeeting, you’re able to do that. All you need is a webcam or a mobile device and you’ll be set.
With many Americans working from home, and companies with employees working all over the world, companies are turning to video conferencing software. No matter how spread out employees are, these software are able to provide high-quality videos and full-featured collaboration tools.
Zoom’s conferencing software allows people to meet one-on-one or in large groups. It also allows for companies to perform training sessions, webinars, and global video meetings. Zoom allows up to 1,000 participants at once, and as many as 49 HD videos on the screen at the same time.
Zoom’s free tier allows unlimited one-on-one meetings but limits group meetings to just 40 minutes and 100 participants. Paid plans begin at $15 per month per host.
BlueJeans Meetings focus on instant connections. This software includes background noise cancellation and integrates with hardware-based conference room systems and enterprise applications like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Facebook Workplace. The software also includes a wide variety of whiteboard and screen sharing tools, making this a great software for any meeting.
Once you’ve gone through your initial free trial, BlueJeans Meetings requires you to choose one of three plans, which can be billed monthly or annually.
If you are a small business or someone who plans to have meetings on an individual level, The Me plan is the plan for you. This plan allows up to 50 attendees and doesn’t include advanced features. The Me plan costs $16.65 per meeting host per month or $149 per year.
The My Team plan allows up to 75 attendees and includes 10 hours of cloud recordings per host. This plan is $19.99 per host per month or $199 per year.
The third and final plan is My Company plan. This plan allows up to 150 attendees and has unlimited cloud recordings and an assortment of enterprise-focus tools. It also requires a custom quote.
Microsoft Teams is a feature of Office 365, and anyone can sign up for it. With Microsoft Teams, business owners have access to a full range of management, security, and compliance tools. It also allows team members to share files, schedule meetings, record meetings, and collaborate with one another. Up to 300 members are able to use Microsoft Teams at once.
With GoToMeeting, team members are able to take notes in real-time, which are then embedded and saved in the meeting transcript. It also allows you to capture presentation slides from a meeting and share them in a PDF.
After a free 14-day trial. You will have to choose between the Professional, Business, or Enterprise plan. The Professional plan costs $12 per month and allows up to 150 attendees. The Business plan costs $16 per month and allows up to 250 attendees. The Enterprise plan allows up to 3,000 attendees.
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