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When Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton and I started chatting about his company’s video and voice calling service, I’ll admit I was a bit unsure. I wasn’t unsure of Vidtel’s service offering, I just wasn’t sure if video calling was really for me.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of speaking with Scott, he’s quite convincing, so I decided to throw uncertainty to the wind and give his video calling service a try.

Two month’s (and many calls) later, I’m a convert. Not just of Vidtel’s service, but of video calling in general.

Many of you out there are probably like I was – unsure about video calling. Your uncertainty is understandable. After all you’ve gotten pretty comfortable with the mask your desktop phone has provided you.

But I have to tell you, video calling has increased my engagement on the calls in which I use it, not to mention increasing my comprehension of what is being discussed thanks to the presence of non-verbal queue’s like facial expressions. The result of which is increased focus and productivity – both of which leads to greater profits.

Like me though, you probably won’t believe it until you see it.

That’s why over the next few weeks I am going to be taking a closer look at video calling. Service likes video calling, video conferencing and telepresence have been slowly gaining traction and as the “next big things” for the prosumer crowd, it’s important to learn more about them.

So stay tuned for more on video calling and if you are using Vidtel’s service already, let me know so we can connect.

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is an author, consultant, and marketer with almost 20 years of experience selling and marketing VoIP solutions. Garrett has helped thousands of businesses select the right VoIP system over his career, in addition to helping hundreds of vendors, and dozens of service providers with their go to market strategies. This experience gives him a unique position in industry that allows him to cut through all the noise. Garrett has been named one of the most influential people in the VoIP, and has written over 3,000 articles about VoIP since 2004.

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