Hosting a seminar can often be a difficult thing to arrange, especially if you need a range of professionals to be present at the same time. Finding the date that will suit everyone, and will allow them the time to get the full benefit from the seminar can often be a big act of schedule juggling.
Where teleconferencing comes in to its own is in making these seminars much easier to arrange, and thus taking a lot of the stress out of these seminars as well. When people aren’t forced to get to a certain place by a certain time, then everyone will be more relaxed and less stressed by the time pressures caused by having to be there. This will cause everyone to work better, and improve the productivity too.
With the benefits of video teleconferencing also becoming easier and cheaper to access, it doesn’t have to be a faceless environment either, as simple webcams can allow you to see everyone else on the screen of the computer or television.
Of course, the other beneficial aspect of using teleconferencing for seminars is the obvious cost benefit. Imagine the petrol savings for ten people attending a seminar, plus the lost productive time for each of those people actually travelling to the seminar as well.
The positive factors of teleconferencing when it comes to hosting seminars really are growing, and the technology is infinitely more reliable and user-friendly that it was a few years ago, so you have to have a really good reason to choose a face-to-face seminar.