What is that? Great question! A Google+ Hangout is a video-conference tool powered by Google. If you have a Gmail account you have a Google+ account, you just need to activate it. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Participating in a Hangout lets you see everyone you are talking to on one screen, up to nine people. Why would you want to video-conference instead of doing a conference call?
Here are 3 reasons why:
1. Face recognition: Being able to see who you are talking to helps reinforce the relationship you have with that person, or helps you build a relationship faster. Seeing their face will make it easier to connect with them online in other social networks. This is a great tool to use with clients and prospects.
2. Facial expressions: Being able to see how someone expresses the message they are delivering is much easier on video than it is over the phone. This also helps you in the same way. Isn’t it easier to sell your products in person than it is on the phone?
3. Show you care: When someone asks me to video chat, and actually looks at me the whole time I’m talking, I am impressed. How often do you do a call with a client or friend, and end up multi-tasking by sending emails while you’re on the phone. Your clients deserve your attention, show them.
Do you use Video to communicate?