I've been using VOIP Technology to communicate with my staff and clients for close to a decade, but it always meant using costly H.323 endpoints, or unpredictable software. That's all changed. I've ditched my mobile voice kit. Why? Skype. Skype is transforming the way I communicate with others over the internet. Download it, install it, and it works. It works. Oh, it's also free.
This evening, I enjoyed a Skype conference call with Marc Orchant, in New Mexico, and Michael Sampson, in New Zealand. If you listened to my recent podcast from the digital sandbox, then you heard David and me use Skype to drop in on Marc on our geek day. Amazing, isn't it?
Skype boosts my productivity in three ways:
- I can see when my contacts are on-line -- presence awareness
- I can chat instantly with my contacts
- I can instantly talk with one or more of my contacts
In short. It is now easier for me to communicate with people and for them to communicate with me. The barriers have been lowered.
My VOIP address has been on my business card for years. In that time, only a handful of people have had the tools (or ability) to successfully call me via phone.ica.com. Now, with Skype, anyone can.
Alright, I'm beginning to sound like a commercial for Skype. Skype Skype Skype. I can't help it.
If you'd like to say hello, my Skype address is eProductivityGuy.