Having to communicate with recently with friends in different parts of Europe over the web I’ve had to rely on MSN and Skype. Skype tends to freeze the camera and has a very poor image quality whereas MSN Messenger is temperamental, crashes and often won’t connect.
Neither can really be relied upon for communicating with friends, let alone for business. A more reliable and professional solution would be a Video Conferencing application such as AccuConference. They offer video conferencing for as little as 15 cents per minute
If you’d like a demo of the service they can arrange one for you, plus they also recommend a selection of hardware peripherals you could use with their system.
The main advantage with video conferencing is that you can save time and money on travel times to and from your meeting, and of course never worry about forgetting to take any information or equipment with you. If your meeting is in Germany and you’re in San Francisco, that’s quite a saving of time and money!
For those of you out there, like myself, that always look at a site like this and think; how could that make me money? Well, they’ve also got an affiliate scheme with 3 separate methods of earning revenue. The best in my opinion being the first method which earns you 5% of your referred customer’s monthly spend.