There are some powerful business tools out there, but one you might be over looking in your business is Skype. Most people know about Skype, at least the think they do. Popularized by shows like Oprah, Ellen Degenerous, and Good Morning America using Skype as a way to talk with people on the show.
For those of you who don’t know, Skype is an online phone system that allows you to make free phone calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world. It also has a powerful instant messaging function that is very popular in many circles as well. However, those are not the reasons I am talking to you about Skype today.
How To Use Skype Screen Cast In Your Business
The point of our discussion today is to show you how to use Skype’s screen cast in your business. Most people and business owners are not aware of this feature in Skype, but it is a great one. The Skype Screen cast allows you to share your computer screen with the other person. It is a great feature for a variety of things in your business.
Most business owners have the need to do presentations in their business to prospective clients. You are not able to always meet face to face with potential clients, so utilizing the screen cast is a great alternative. Imagine pulling up your PowerPoint presentation and going through it with your client slide by slide answering any questions they may have along the way. If you like, you could play a video you have prepared as well. This options would allow you to pause it when the potential client had a question.
Your business may have a need to do some training for clients, employees or virtual assistants. This screen cast feature is great because it allows you to get on live with your trainee and walk them through all the steps they need to take for success. Despite meeting face to face, you have real-time interaction with them and are able to get the job done.
Another great use for Skype’s screen cast feature is technical support. Sometimes clients run into issues using your products or services. The Skype screen cast can fill that void in your business by allow you to show the client or customer exactly what to do to properly use your product or service. With a bit of advanced preparation, you will be ready to get them up and running in no time.
How to use Skype Screen Cast
Pointing out the uses above will prove beneficial to you in your business, but how do you use the Skype Screen Cast? Let’s take a few moments to go through this section. It is not difficult at all, but obviously you need to have a Skype account. If you don’t have one of those yet, they are free and you can get them from here: Skype.com
1) Login to Skype Account
This step is easy and obvious. Let’s get it done.
2) Call a Contact
To use the Skype screen cast feature, call someone first. It doesn’t matter if the call is audio or video. Both will work for the purposes of using the screen cast.
Once your call is connected, you will see the image below.
3) Select “Show entire screen”
This is the beginning of the screen cast. You will need to click the plus button, then select “Show entire screen”
4) Screen Share in Progress
At this point, you will see the image above letting you know your screen is shared with your caller. You can allow the training, demonstration begin at this point.
5) Change pages as needed
As you can see from these images, if you change the screen on your computer, the images change for the person viewing the screen. You can move over to your PowerPoint presentation or whatever piece of information you seek to share with your client.
Skype’s screen cast is a great tool to use in your business. Don’t neglect this opportunity to put this piece of free information to use in your business. It can only enhance the things you are doing now.
Best of luck and if you have any questions, feel free to throw them out. I’ honored to help.