How many virtual meetings are held in your office in a given month? How about during a regular week? For many professionals working in remote and in-office jobs alike, the number may be growing. In a recent Successful Meetings survey, 33% of respondents said that they plan to hold more virtual meetings in the coming year (compared to just 2% who plan on fewer) — an increase that’s larger than any other type of work meeting in use today.
Why Hold Virtual Meetings?
With the rise of telecommuting, remote offices (like our own), and completely virtual teams, the need for reliable, online-only meetings has become hugely important. Virtual meetings are hugely popular for a number of reasons:
- They can aid in the streamlining and efficiency of meetings (up to a certain amount of time, at least).
- They help small businesses, remote teams and startups to save money on costs related to chat and calls.
- You can share your screen with coworkers, run a presentation, or discuss with live visuals.
- They allow international, or cross-country teams to see, hear and work together — much like how we get things done in our business.
- They actually reduce travel time and help improve productivity in many cases, since they don’t have to leave their environment to dial in.
With every virtual meeting held through video conferencing comes a need for a thorough agenda, accurate meeting minutes, and follow-up items. While the average employee can type at a decent speed, having a single person responsible for capturing a record of each meeting can be an impossible task.
How to Record Video Calls
A newer technique being adopted by remote-operating businesses (and those using video conferencing) is to use a video recording solution in tandem with notes and minutes. Replay Telecorder is the most powerful, easy-to-use video conference recorder out there — you can record virtual meetings held on Skype, Google Hangouts, Join.me, GoToMeeting, and every other application you can think of with perfect accuracy.
With simple, one-click recording to start right away and a fast background mode to capture and multi-task, it’s a super-efficient solution to recording and saving every virtual business meeting, brainstorm, and more. Here’s how to record every virtual business meeting using Replay Telecorder:
- First, open up Skype, Google Hangouts, or whichever conferencing app you use for business. Then, launch Replay Telecorder on your computer.
- If you’re using Skype for your virtual meetings, Replay Telecorder will automatically detect the window for you. If you’re using a different video conferencing application, just click Mark to manually select the area of the screen that you want to record.
- Click Record to start recording.
- Click Stop to stop recording.
- Click Play to playback the last recording.
Please Note: For best results, when recording on High Definition displays (1920×1080) or higher, keep the size of the video window to a minimum. Do not use full screen or larger size windows. Skype™ consumes a lot of CPU on HD displays when large windows are utilized.
Ready to start making your remote business more efficient with perfect, high-quality recordings of every virtual meeting?
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Legal note: In many countries, it is illegal to record a phone call without the consent of the other party. We recommend telling all participants in a phone call that they are being recorded when using Replay Telecorder.