Alternatives to Skype for small business owners?

by twersk
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Hey guys...

If I wanted an easy way to talk to prospects on their computers from my computer...so they can see a live person, before they buy from me...what would I use? And more importantly, what would they have to do too (these people are very internet ignorant?)

Skype would be good...but most of these people would have to create an account first to speak with me and I am trying to make this easy for them?

Go WF!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
    There are some solutions for this but your prospects will have to do some setting up like copying some code that you send them. This could be even more troublesome for them than creating a Skype account.
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    I dont think it would be a problem ,Everyone uses skype and it is the most popular among everything ,

    If you go for something else then it could be a problem ,as most of them would not have heard about it ,

    and they would have to create a new account there

    Chyanit
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  • Profile picture of the author xjokker
    Everybody either uses skype , or knows the name, I would stick with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenCash
    I have two that I use depending on which one offers me a better connection that day. The aforementioned Skype and "Fuze Meeting" Fuze is a solid free program and I highly recommend.
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    • Profile picture of the author twersk
      Steven, you are right! I just downloaded it...they make it easy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tonyaslist
      Originally Posted by StevenCash View Post

      I have two that I use depending on which one offers me a better connection that day. The aforementioned Skype and "Fuze Meeting" Fuze is a solid free program and I highly recommend.
      Thanks for the tip Steve! I also just finished setting Fuze up and it is looking very very promising. Skype is pretty good for what it is but it is definitely not 100% reliable and more often really laggy when I'm on a rather large conference call.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    You can use Skype or Facebook video call. You can also try facetime. If they don't know how to create accounts for Skype or FB, then go and make a tutorial video and send it to them. Let them watch it and you guys can talk all you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ola Rybacka
    Take a look at Warbench - really useful tool for company calls. I wrote a case study about them in the end of last year.
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  • Profile picture of the author SpinnerHawk
    I agree that sometimes people are reluctant to register to skype.

    For alternative, I would suggest:
    1. Facebook Video call
    2. Messenger that works with smartphone, such as Whatsapp, Line, Telegram. Mst people already have this on their smarphone. You can record your video directly from your smartphone and send it to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author teresateresa1947
    You can make a new apps by which one can make video chat without any account. There are many freelancer who are ready to make this kind of application. Thanks for your advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You should check out GoToMeeting. I think it has everything that you're looking for in this particular kind of software.
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    • Profile picture of the author twersk
      Thanks to all you guys!! The Thanks button does not work...creates some sort of coding box when u click it...thx again...

      Go WF
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  • Profile picture of the author nowservingpixels
    You could always put a live chat on your website. There's a free one I used for a while, I believe it's called My Live Chat. All you have to do is put the box on your site, download the messaging software, and any visitor to your site can live chat directly with you.
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    • Profile picture of the author StepDadventures
      I believe Join.Me might suit your needs as well. They have a free version and I'm 99.9% sure you can do voice calls along with screen sharing.

      Best of luck!
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  • GoToMeeting is nice but I prefer Glance since your prospect doesn't have to download anything, they just see it all thru their browser. But for audio I think you'd still need to be on the phone with them if you use glance so take that into account.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmcgehee
    Google hangouts could also work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fuentes
    Twersk,

    Check out TokBox from OpenTok here =>> https://tokbox.com/about-webrtc

    They offer browser-to-browser (no install necessary for your customers, unless they want to use IE or Safari, which requires a plugin that can be quickly downloaded and easily installed) video chat, voice chat, text chat, screen sharing, archiving, encryption and multi-party capabilities ...

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