Many consumers have long thought of video conferencing as a tool designed to help office professionals communicate with business partners who could be hundreds, even thousands, of miles away. However, video conferencing is actually something that can help all of us stay in touch with the people who are important to us, whether they're business partners, family members or significant others.
There are a number of video conferencing platforms that can be used from the living rooms of consumers worldwide. All that a person needs to make good use of video conferencing technology is a computer and a camera.
Using these two simple tools, anyone can make video calls to parents, grandparents or children living in another state, family members in another country or just old friends who live a few miles away. Since speaking on the phone can never be a true substitute for everything that communicating face-to-face offers in nonverbal cues, smiles and gestures, video conferencing is a great tool for everyone - from business professionals to grandmothers and grandfathers.