The great thing about the Internet is that it does a great job of bringing everyone in the world together, but there’s still a disconnect that you don’t get online that you do when you have face-to-face and in person meetings. And that’s where Skype comes in. Sure, lots of people use it for video chat to communicate with friends and family when they’re in different parts of the world, but Skype also serves as a great communication tool for building rapport with people you meet on various online platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
You can use it for meetings, 1-on-1 coaching calls and interviewing experts for things like podcasts. So, it’s a really valuable tool, and it’s completely free.
Additional tools that sit on top of Skype that you may find useful if you are involved in interviewing people for your podcast or maybe you want to repurpose a video interview on other platforms such as YouTube or your blog, there are Skype call recorder solutions. If you’re on a Mac there is Call Recorder and if you’re on a PC there is Pamela.
Last, another solution you may find useful if you are involved in video or you do online webinars is Demio. Demio is a great cloud-based webinar solution which you can use for live training and group coaching.