Disadvantages of Video Conferencing
There are a number of advantages to using video conferencing for your business, most notably cost and convenience, but there are a few drawbacks too. No product or idea is perfect, and always has room for improvement and moreover, not all your customers has comfortable for using video conferencing due to some technical problems.
1. Technical Problem
The most commons problem for using video conferencing is technical problem. If you’re new to videoconferencing, know that these little snags happen to everyone. We need smooth transmission for using video conferencing. When you are trying to launching your video conferencing, suddenly your network is failure or network going down. This is making you lost confidence and competence to presentation your project. In addition, no matter how familiar you are with the system there is nothing you personally can do if something wrong with the software such as Skype, mega meeting, etc. Moreover, you need your IT support personnel to help you to fix the technical issues during the meeting. What you can do is prepare the equipment as much as possible.
2. Lack of Personal
Some of customers may feel that video conferencing takes away from the personal aspect of the conversation by video conferencing. Distance Learning requires an abundance of self-motivation since the atmosphere isn’t there by video conferencing. You may have faulty or untrustworthy equipment that may cause you to miss important information. You cannot actually shake someone’s and an eye contact using video conferencing. In industries where face-to-face interaction is especially valued. Those are essential aspects of many business meetings. And confidential documents may need to be viewed and signed in person.
3. International Time Zone
The difficult thing for using video conferencing is you should be available to communicate regularly with other people from many countries that different time from you. This can be difficult simply due to time zone differences. There is no time constraint to conduct a video conference.
4. Need Extra Money
Setting up video conferencing in an office can need extra money for small-sized companies. Simple features can fit into the budget, but the advanced ones cost a little too much. You would buy a webcam, microphone and video chat network.