Advancements in business technology has taken traditional whiteboards to the next level. As a result the potential to engage your audience, impress clients and train employees through interactive video conferencing options greatly improves your ability to get your message across.
Using the technology is relatively straight-forward. All you need to do is hook the interactive whiteboard to a host server – usually a laptop – with either a USB or wirelessly, and visually connect with participants through use of a webcam. In this regard it is much like using an online video conferencing facility.
However, interactive video conferencing software allows users to go much further. Once you have invited delegates to attend the meeting you have the option to share your content so that other users can add comments and ideas. The content can be saved to access at a later date and emailed to all relevant parties.
Interactive technology works in a similar way to cloud technology in that it can be accessed from remote locations using a variety of different devices. This allows you to connect with clients anywhere in the world or hold meetings with satellite offices.
You can also hook interactive whiteboards up to overhead projectors to display images on a larger scale if you think that is the best option. However, authorised delegate that have been given access to the content still have the option to add connotations, make notes or include content of their own without having to leave their seat. All they need is a tablet, laptop, or even a smartphone. Interactive software is compatible with PC’s, Macs and Linux.
Interactive software is also compatible with universal document types such as Microsoft Office, HTML files and JPEG graphics so users have a wealth of options to make their presentations more dynamic and share content with the minimum of fuss. If you like, you can even print of hard copies from your host computer in the traditional way.
SMART ways to use your interactive whiteboard
There are many ways you can use interactive whiteboards to your benefit in ways that traditional methods do not allow. The most vital role is allowing participant to take an active role in the meeting or presentation. This empowers the person leading the session to engage your audience at a much deeper level.
It is scientifically proven that the human brain responds better to images than words and people take more of an interest if they are directly involved in a task than if they are just listening. Interactive whiteboards allow users to manipulate pre-prepared content or create fresh content in the actual session. As a team-building tool for learning and brainstorming, technology doesn’t get any better than this.
Users also have a choice of interactive software. The best options for business purposes is Meeting Pro 4 or GoToMeeting, both of which give you a multitude of options to deliver a performance that engages delegates and stays in the memory long after the session has ended.
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