It used to be that if you were going to have a teleconference, you had to get out of bed, get ready for work, go to work, hook up all of the video and audio equipment for a teleconference, dial in over a phone line to the office where the conference was held and use various pieces of equipment to speak and listen to the presenter. This old technology also prevented larger attendees from being present at the conference, thereby taking up more of the presenter's time because he or she would have to present the same information more than once. Now, you can attend a conference from your bed, and here is how it is done.
Teleforum: More Than Just a Telephone Conferencing System for Government
While teleforums for government agencies is rather new, the technology behind them is not. In fact, you can take the same technology and hardware from teleforums and apply it to teleconferencing. All you need is a laptop, a good WiFi or internet connection, and the number you are supposed to patch into on the day and time of the conference.
Then you can:
- Log into the website provided by the conference or forum presenter.
- Click on "Dial" to dial the teleconferencing number and connect.
- Make sure the volume and webcam (if applicable) are turned on and up so that you can see and hear and be seen and heard.
- Wait for the rest of the attendees to sign in.
- Keep notes and write down questions to ask at the end of the teleconference/forum presentation.
- Logout when the meeting is completed.
The best things about teleconferencing via this new method and latest technology is that no extra equipment is needed, you do not have to get out of bed or get dressed, you can attend a conference even if you are sick, and THOUSANDS of people can attend the same conference simultaneously, so long as they have the correct login information and international connection codes. (The United Nations uses a very similar system to conduct daily activities, and it is very secure and simple to use, regardless of where in the world the delegates are currently operating.) You could even present a topic via this method and invite anyone and everyone to attend, and as long as the local internet servers and providers can handle the influx of activity, you are good to go. For more information, contact companies like Strategic Campaign Group political campaign consultants.