Teleconferencing Advantages and
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Advantages of teleconferencing
Advantages and Disadvantages
Reduce cost of group
meeting is the major advantages of teleconferencing, the saving is primarily
due to significant reduce in traveling cost.
people to participate in regional, national or worldwide meetings without
actually leaving their local office.
Greater communication and
coordination between branches and worksite, as teleconferencing enables them
to get in touch with each other closely.
Meeting is more flexible as
participants can join the conference whenever it's necessary.
Conference can be scheduled
minutes or hours ahead of time instead days or weeks.
Disadvantages of Teleconferencing:
The occurrence of technical failure
when trying to establish a conference or during a conference.
Difficult for complex interpersonal
communication, such as negotiation or bargaining.
Impersonal, less easy to create an atmosphere of group rapport.
Lack of participant familiarity with the equipment, the medium itself, and
Socializing is less than a face-to-face meeting.
How to Minimize Teleconferencing Problems:
The following precautions will helps in reducing the occurrence of
Users should carefully
evaluate their meeting needs and goals to determine if teleconferencing is
Users should also assess their audience.
For example, consider the size of the group, their level of experience with
teleconferencing, and the extent of their familiarity with each other.
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