There’s a lot of stuff going on in these parts; we’re in the middle some site upgrades, have brought together a team of people to help us with GEM and I have a couple of truly exciting things up my sleeve (watch us grow). You’ll recall a few days ago, I told you that I rely pretty heavily on Skype to get it done; building a brand on a budget is no joke and the free internet calling helps me save a bit of money. So I thought I’d give you a better idea of how exactly I use Skype and why I’m such a believer. Here’s a day in my life using Skype.

10 AM: Skype with book collaborator. As some of you know, I am currently collaborating on a book project. My co-writer and I have to talk over chapters, direction the book is taking, a little bit of marketing and more. The first time we spoke, we used cell phones. Fine until, at the end of the call, my hand and ear felt hotter than the surface of the sun. That can’t be good. The next call and each subsequent one, we have used Skype. I use the camera on my laptop and plug in the mic I use to record my podcasts; that way we can talk for hours and no one’s ear is red at the end of the call.

12:30 PM: Skype with business manager. As some of you know, I write for a number of sites other than my own. Parentables is one of those sites and Skype is the way I communicate with my editor. I like being able to see when she’s online and early in the morning we don’t even turn the camera one. Whew.

2:30 PM: Skype Conference Call. As I mentioned at the top, there are a lot of moving parts to our little operation here; everything we do is virtual and so Team GEM needs a way to communicate seamlessly. We use a virtual office space for written content but there are times we need (and want) to see each other and for that we use Skype’s video calling feature. It’s easy, convenient and the price is right for a fledgling business like mine.

Skype also makes it easy to keep in touch with your social media contacts.

That’s how I use Skype for my business but I also use it to chat with my mom, who’s living on a fixed income.

What about you, if you run a business, how do you keep in touch? Do you use Skype and if so, what’s been your experience?

 

 

It’s time to say more and stay human. It’s time for Skype.

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.