Imagine the following scenario: you’re a digital marketer in British Columbia who has been tasked with an advertising project in partnership with a creative team located in Ontario – and your favorite copywriter is located in Alberta.
You want to bring everyone together to brainstorm ideas, but you’re working with a limited budget. One of the best, and most affordable, ways to brainstorm with your team across Canada is with group collaboration calls.
Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Meeting in Person?
Though it would be an excellent opportunity to meet with your team in person, it would also be costly. Several team members would need to book flights and hotels, and depending on your office space, you may need to rent a suitable meeting room.
Remember that limited budget? Do you have thousands of dollars to spare to facilitate a brainstorming session?
In contrast, a Canada group collaboration call costs mere pennies per minute. Using our Canada group collaboration calling service, everyone could dial a toll free number and share their ideas without impacting your creative budget.
For example, at a rate of $0.04 per minute, it would cost a team of 10 just $12.00 for a 30-minute group collaboration call. At rates like this, you could host group collaboration calls as often as necessary. In fact, it’s often more effective to hold a series of shorter meetings rather than trying to accomplish everything in one longer session.
Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over a Web Conference?
Web conferencing is another option for brainstorming with a team, but it has its downsides, too, especially when you’re working with external team members who don’t necessarily use the same technologies.
Some team members will need to install software or buy a webcam and a microphone. Others will need help learning how to use the software. Others will feel uncomfortable being on camera.
Canada group collaboration calls do not require any special equipment, software, or knowledge. Simply schedule your audio conference, share the conference details, and interact with your team in a phone call.
Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Email?
Email is great for communicating with your team and following up on progress, but it’s trickier for brainstorming. When you choose a group collaboration call, your communications take place in real time, allowing you to bounce ideas off one another, clarify ideas, ask questions, and get to know each other.
Plus, group collaboration calls are not mutually exclusive. You may want to hold weekly group collaboration calls followed by email as needed. If you have files you need to share, you could either email them before the call or direct everyone to a shared storage drive during the call.
You may decide to use group collaboration calls as your main communications method along with the occasional Web conference for sharing your digital presentations.
How do you use group collaboration calls in Canada or around the world?