Remote work has become the norm for most companies since the pandemic in 2020. For teams to complete projects, collaborate on daily tasks, or even stay in contact requires adopting new digital technologies. Neil Patel shares his list of the top video conferencing software.
With remote work quickly becoming a critical element of operations for companies around the globe, finding the right video conferencing software for your business is essential. Most people have heard of Zoom, WebEx, and Cisco, but there are many other options for video conferencing. More importantly, not all solutions will work for every company or team. There are some key factors to consider before making a decision.
Neil Patel, Co-founder of Neil Patel Digital, a performance marketing agency for marketers, shares his list of the top video conferencing software. As a globally recognized influencer, he understands communications, collaboration, and marketing. Neil has also spoken at over 300 conferences. He has helped market and grow global companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Airbnb, Google, Thomson Reuters, Viacom, NBC, Intuit, Zappos, American Greetings, General Motors, and SalesForce.
Neil recognizes the importance of using web-based conferencing tools to help teams stay connected and communicating effectively. He shares how to choose the right video conferencing software as well as his top picks for video conferencing software.
Choosing the right video conferencing software
Before jumping into the list, he says call size, simultaneous video streams, video quality, team collaboration features, and industry-specific use cases are vital factors when deciding which tool is right for your company and teams.
Some plans may restrict teams to 25 or 50 callers, while the highest tiers can be 10,000+. While you might get a plan with a large call size, it still may not allow everyone to stream their webcam simultaneously. When it comes to video quality, Neil says make sure to experiment with free trials and read reviews from current customers. He also suggests looking for features such as file sharing, cloud storage, screen sharing, presentation mode, and integrated live chat and ensuring the software will work in your industry.
Neils says it’s also important to understand that there are different types of video conferencing tools such as:
- Cloud video conferencing software
- Desktop applications
- Mobile video conferencing
- Meeting room systems
Neil’s top picks for video conferencing software
His first pick is BlueJeans, which he says is best for remote work, Cisco Webex is Neil’s pick for the healthcare industry, and if you’re looking for an alternative to Zoom, he suggests Lifesize. For those who want to find the most straightforward video conferencing software, Neil believes Whereby is the best option. If international video conferencing is essential, he says consider going with GlobalMeet by PGI — and last but not least, he lists RingCentral as the best all-in-one communication suite.
If you’re still unsure and want additional resources, here are some other video conferencing software reviews that share details or pros and cons.
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Moira Alexander, PMP, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, is a recognized project management influencer, thought leader, a regular correspondent for PMI’s Projectified podcast, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of PMWorld 360 Magazine, Founder of Lead-Her-Ship Group, and author of “LEAD or LAG: Linking Strategic Project Management & Thought Leadership”. Moira has over 25 years of experience in business (IS&T) and project management for small to large businesses in the US and Canada and has been quoted in various publications including Forbes. She writes thought leadership content for top-tier publications and business blogs and oversees or writes sponsored content and software reviews on PMWorld 360 Magazine.