Keep in Touch Using These Communication Resources
Keeping in touch is more important than you think
Just like keeping in touch with family and friends helps keep you informed about their lives and how they’re feeling, keeping touch with your clients,suppliers, and customers is very important. Without regular updates how would your clients know how projects were progressing? How would you know the status of an order, or modify an order in progress?
Communications tools are also ideal for help you to manage a larger team. If you are thinking of expanding your business in the near future, it would definitely pay off to do a little research into the tools we’re about to mention below!
A few helpful communication tools
Wanting to say in touch is a wonderful goal, but do you know how you’re going to do it?
There are quite a few meeting and chat tools available – some require a fee while others are free to use up to a certain point. Take for example:
- Skype – Skype is an amazingly versatile tool that can be used for voice calls and text chats between two or more people and is compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android operating systems. Skype is free to use for some features while some have costs associated with them.
- MeetingBurner – MeetingBurner is a meeting facilitator that allows for screen sharing as well as video and audio conferencing. It is also compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android operating systems. MeetingBurner has a free package as well as two other packages with more features which are available for a monthly fee.
- TeamViewer – TeamViewer is a unique communication resource that contains a variety of useful features. It allows for remote desktop connections which can be used to access files from various locations or demonstrate something or even train a new remote employee. It is browser-based and is compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android operating systems. It supports meetings with up to 25 participants and is free for personal use or available to businesses for a yearly fee.
These are the best tools that we could find but there are certainly more out there if you do not see the right communication solution for you in this post. If you need to search on your own, keep in mind the operating system(s) that the people you wish to keep in touch with are using and how many people might be involved in a single meeting. These things will help you select the appropriate tool for your needs and avoid any potential problems because of incompatibilities.
What tools do you use to communicate?
Do you work with any remote employees or contractors? Do your clients want a better way to keep in touch with you?
Could you see any of these tools being appropriate for your customer service needs?