Auditory communication can only engage people to a certain degree, especially across miles, or between locations. A conference call, for example, allows people to participate verbally, but not to illustrate complicated points, pull ideas together in a cohesive pattern, or place aspects of a project in order of priority. It also tends to make people’s minds drift. They may try to pay attention, but can end up doodling, consulting their calendars, or even nodding off. That reduces the effect of long distance training, impedes progress, and diminishes the results of business meetings, remote classes, and government collaborations.
Visual Communication Options
Live Video Streaming allows a presentation, class, meeting, lecture, or demonstration to be sent to one person, a few people, or many people at the same time in different locations. The results can be streamed to any device capable of an internet connection. That includes desk tops, SMART televisions and whiteboards, tablets, iPads and iPhones, and Roku machines. Services from companies, such as Discover Video, also provide the option to have event published on social media site through embedded coding.
Video On Demand is ideal for education libraries, showing procedures to medical students, and reviewing training exercises for military maneuvers or first responder protocols. Facilitators, business owners, teachers, researchers, and project managers can select any video and recall it for review. It is perfect for fact checking, comparing test results, measuring the progress of projects, or reviewing design specifications. Instant access can expedite results, improve problem solving techniques, and help creators and contributors continue with brainstorming efforts.
Live Webcasting is yet another option for visual communication provided by experienced companies like Discover Video, for example. This provides an effective and professional way to frequently update website information, launch products, make announcement, and engage site users. Websites with video experience higher volumes of visitors, increase repeat traffic, and keep browsers on their sites longer than websites with no webcasting capabilities. The whole point of investing in a website is to create exposure for the business. Adding affordable webcasting services will help attain that goal.
Other clever uses of visual media systems includes digital signage in common areas, interactive office directories, and displaying announcements in classrooms. There are systems, products, and services designed specifically for classrooms. SMART boards, for example, are designed to be viewed from every angle of a classroom, and can be used as a viewing screen or whiteboard. Teachers and special guest speakers can show recent news stories to discuss current events. Emergency alerts, important breaking news, and events that are history in the making can be displayed to all appropriate classes. DEVOS systems for on-demand videos are other products available for an array of visual communication capabilities.
Most manufacturers of visual communication components have websites that explain products in detail. They highlight the advanced technology utilized in the creation of each model, and present a list of the innovative functions, software, and accessories included with the purchase. What they typically do not do is sell products directly. They include a page on their websites to direct customers to the nearest distributor of their products.
To be efficient, required information includes industry or intended uses, physical location of primary use, budget for the project, and the name or email of a contact person. A follow up call is made by a representative of the authorized dealer and service provider in that area. In New England, for example, the caller could be from CCS Presentation Systems. Another company would be responding from a different region.