Using Skype for consultations
MaryLee Trettenero | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 17, 2018

Using Skype for consultations

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Skype

I use Skype for clients who can't come to see me in person but still want the visual of seeing me. I do 30-minute and 60-minute client consultations using Skype. Mostly for overseas clients. I offer either Skype or Facetime when someone wants to have a remote face to face meeting.
  • Client meetings are very affordable for overseas clients.
  • Provides a quality visual remote experience for clients that can't come to my office
  • The screen can freeze during a call and usually requires disconnecting and redialing. This happens approximately one in four calls.
  • Sometimes there is a reverb in the background so I hear myself talking a few seconds after I am actually talking.
  • The screen sometimes pixelates for a while during the call.
  • Skype has had an overall positive impact on my business objectives though I find that other platforms are requested by my clients instead of Skype.
  • Skype has allowed my clients who can't visit me in person to have a better personal experience than a phone call. So a positive effect on my business objectives to provide flexible, quality services to clients
  • I'm not aware of all the features Skype offers so it's possible there are other benefits to using Skype that I'm not taking advantage of.
I chose SKYPE because for the most part it works for me and I understand it. I don't like using FB for more than just social media due to lack of privacy issues.
Skype is well suited for one on one meetings. It's also well suited for spontaneous meetings where you need to connect with someone without advance planning. Not well suited for meetings that are critically important due to technical and connectivity issues.

Skype Feature Ratings

High quality audio
6
High quality video
6
Low bandwidth requirements
6
Mobile support
6
Desktop sharing
6
Whiteboards
Not Rated
Calendar integration
Not Rated
Meeting initiation
Not Rated
Integrates with social media
Not Rated
Record meetings / events
Not Rated
Slideshows
Not Rated
Live chat
6
Audience polling
Not Rated
Q&A
6
User authentication
Not Rated
Participant roles & permissions
Not Rated
Confidential attendee list
Not Rated