Tag Archives: Online Meetings

Looking for Effective Communication Tools? Try Google+ Hangouts

Yes even Barack Obama does hangouts!

Google+ hangouts is a video chat program that allows a speaker to connect to nine more users to start a chat. There’s a lot of educational possibilities to be enjoyed when you use Google+ hangouts to discuss a business idea with clients. People from around the world can enjoy real-time conversations without leaving the comfort of their own homes. This is a more beneficial and cost-effective option than traveling to meet everyone in a faraway place.

Make meetings more manageable and easier to set up with a Google+ hangout. Here are some steps to follow to set up an online meeting using this marvelous piece of technology:

  1. If you don’t have a Google account yet, create a Gmail account and set up your own Google+ account. Everyone who needs to participate in a meeting with you should have their own Google+ account.
  2. Make sure you are all connected with each other. If not, send contact requests so you can soon start to enjoy video chatting.
  3. Integrate YouTube and Picasa accounts with your Google+ account. This will make it easier for you to immediately share videos and photos. You can also show your screen to everyone in the chat using the “share your screen” option.
  4. Test the system to see that the video and audio are working properly. This will minimize hassles and installation troubles by the time you set up your group conversation.

Still confused? Check out this how to video tutorial we have made to help you get started.