The week before last I wrote about how Skype helps me keep in touch with my parents, grandmother, sisters and aunts on the east coast. But, I actually use Skype for much more. I also have family in Canada and Italy and Skype is a huge cost saver because we can call or video call internationally – all for free. All we use is our internet connection and we have a digital family reunion.
Skype comes in really handy too when my husband is away on business. Unfortunately business travel is part of his job and he can be gone for a week at a time. The Tiny Dancer is at an age now where she feels her papa’s absence and asks for him so having a daily Skype call with my husband is essential. She gets to see her papa and we get to have a family moment if only for a few moments while he is away.
I also use Skype for my business. Since I have three websites, and all of the work I do is mobile, when I look for interns I open up the positions to people anywhere because the job is done all online. I conduct interviews for interns online via Skype – it’s the next best thing to a personal interview and much better than an phone interview. Once I have a team of interns together, I conduct meetings online. We catch up, go over assignments and answer any questions we may have. Sometimes, if I’m showing them how to do a new assignment, I can use the Share My Screen Skype feature and show them the process on my screen. If you’re doing a presentation you can have people Instant Message questions to you and you can transfer files right on the spot.
Skype is a tool that I use almost every day, either on my phone, tablet or computer. Whether it’s to keep in touch with friends and family, or to keep my business running it helps me stay connected.
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skype via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skype.