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7 Must-know Video Conferencing Stats

The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. These conferences are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways.

Here are 7 statistics that show video conferencing is on the rise:

1) Skip the travel

70% of people would rather video conference than travel to a meeting. Travel takes time out of the day and hurts productivity. When possible, give employees the option to join a video conference vs. traveling.

2) Save money

Businesses using video conferencing see a 30% reduction in travel costs. By skipping the cost of travel (think gas, rental cars, flights, etc.) companies can save a significant amount of money and still meet face-to-face.

3) Higher attention span

Average attention spans: video call= 35 minutes, regular call= 23 minutes. With visual accountability, video conferencing can help keep your team engaged better than a traditional conference call.

4) High interest

56% of global CFOs would invest in video conferencing to reduce travel. As executives become familiar with the cost and time saving benefits associated with video conferencing, we’ll likely see higher adoption from companies large and small.

5) Increasing popularity

75% of senior management agrees it will replace conference calls. For companies interested in video conferencing, technology improvements have reduced the barrier to entry. With low costs and no extra equipment, more businesses are enhancing their traditional conference call systems.

6) Better communication

Up to 93% of communication is non-verbal. We’ve all heard how important body language is to a conversation. Companies can improve meeting efficiency and prevent miscommunications by enabling teams to actually see one another.

7) Find talent

66% of candidates prefer to use video during the interview process. For both HR teams and potential employees, video offers an easy way to meet face-to-face.

To learn more about video conferencing solutions, visit us at http://www.pgi.com

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About Carlye Creel

Carlye Creel
Carlye currently interns under the Strategic Communications team at PGi. She studies Visual Communications at the University of South Carolina and loves cheering on her Gamecocks. Carlye has a passion for design and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time.

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