One of the essentials to successful integration of your Philippines based staff and your local staff is regular communication. Over and above a 1:1 meeting that can be done via Zoom or Skype, you will need to have larger group meetings from time to time. It may be for an event, workshop style training, company briefing or a department meeting.
If you’re thinking about working with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, or maybe you’re looking at growing your Philippines-based team, a functional video conferencing setup is really useful.
This is what we use:
You need a mic and speaker so you can hear the other party and they can hear you.
Its good to set your meeting room up with a big screen TV, it makes having meetings with groups of people so much easier and makes everything all the more personal.
Any TV will do, as long as it has a USB port, pick one that fits nicely in your meeting room.
You could also use a projector (with a USB port).
The final thing you need is a computer you can connect to your TV and run your web conferencing application.
We use an Intel Compute Stick CS125. These sticks plug straight into to the TV’s USB port and can run Windows, your web conferencing applications, web browsers etc.
They are small and compact which reduces the clutter and cords in your meeting rooms.
You can pick these up for just under $200.
At the Beepo office in the Philippines, we provide our staff with meeting and training areas, a cafeteria, lockers and an area to chillout and relax while on breaks. One of the important considerations is being able to provide staff with a private place they can meet with their clients away from the noise and distraction of the main floor.
Where to from here?
Now you know how to easily and relatively cheaply turn your office meeting room into a state of the art video conferencing facility. With today’s technology there really is nothing stopping you from leveraging the benefits of a Philippines based outsourced Real Estate team.