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So Much To Do On Skype, So Little Time

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Last month I announced that I have the privilege of being a Skype Ambassador. I use Skype to IM with friends, voice chat while online but most recently I have enjoyed the benefits of another one of Skype’s features…group video chat. Whether I need to have a conference call with several PR I am working with or just want to connect with other family members video chat is a great way to have a meeting without having to actually be physically in the same place. It seems I am not the only mom out there enjoying the benefits of video calling either, before I continue check out this infographic sharing all about Moms & Technology:

I’d say the moms surveyed know the benefits to technology and Skype.  As I was saying, I love the video calling feature on Skype.  A friend, that I haven’t seen for awhile, I can call up and chat with face to face.  I love that I can call up my grandma, aunt, dad, cousins either one at a time or all together.  Being Italian we love the big group gatherings and living in different states it’s not always physically possible.  Thanks to Skype’s video group chat we can have a big group of us talking (loudly of course) visiting and it’s just as fun as if we were all being rowdy in the same room.  With pasta on hand of course!

You might be thinking well I can call and do a group chat on a phone just as easy, which is true.  To that I say, sure a phone is great but it’s so much sweeter a moment when you can see the face of someone you love.  I would much rather be in full view of the friends and family who make up my heart.  Thanks to Skype that is possible even thousands of miles away.

Not only has Skype come in handy for friends and family but for my career as a blogger and someone in social media.  There are times a conference call is in order and while we may not do it face to face every time Skype makes it easy to have a meeting through either voice or video.  Not only can I share through voice and/or video but I can also screen share.  So if I can’t make it into my office (which would be rare thanks to it being my home) or am away on vacation but have a presentation due, I need not worry.  With screen sharing I can have the presentation right on my computer and share away to the ones waiting to see whatever it is I am presenting.  In fact my friend, Sara, will one day be getting a StumbleUpon tutorial through the screen share feature.

I am so impressed with the features Skype offers it’s so hard to highlight just a few.  If you aren’t on Skype what are you waiting for!  Don’t forget to keep up  with their facebook page to see what current happenings they have going on.  Please note, some of the features mentioned are premium features for which there is a fee.  To learn more and sign up head over to Skype and get started.  You’ll be video chatting before you know it!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Skype. I received Skype credits to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    I do love being able to see who I’m speaking with, unless I don’t want to… then I don’t have to. That’s what makes Skype so great… you choose. :)

  2. 2

    I used to use Skype so much more than I do now. I need to get back to using it more.

  3. 3

    I’m jot on Skype right now but I just installed my webcam so I might give it a try real soon!

  4. 4

    I think I need to start using Skype!

  5. 5

    I really learned to appreciate Skype when Hubs was overseas.

  6. 6

    I used to love SKYPe . But they really needs to have safety security measures for teens and allow you to delete an account if need be.

    however there was this one time I was far from home and really really needed family and I skyped my mom and was able to share my room and the town I was staying in and it made me feel so much better to be able to see family

  7. 7

    Skype can be so useful and wonderful.

  8. 8

    I use skype almost exclusively for my business and online dealings.. (although I NEVER EVER VIDEO SKYPE EVER) Along with my voip # (which is uber cheap) and the app for my notsosmartphone, its all I will ever use.. <3 it.

  9. 9

    Confession: I’ve NEVER used skype. I don’t know… I just don’t like using it..

  10. 10

    I like the idea of Skype, but it doesn’t play nice with my computer. :(

  11. 11

    Love Skype!

  12. 12

    I’ve only recently downloaded Skype and just used the text and phone call features, but not the video features.

  13. 13

    Love Skype!

  14. 14

    I’ve never used Skype!

  15. 15

    I didn’t realize it had so much.

  16. 16

    Totally agree with that nfographic!

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    Stefani
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    I haven’t used Skype in a long time. I need to download it on my computer.

  18. 18

    I really need to learn how to use Skype properly and get more out of it!

  19. 19

    We use it to stay in touch with family back east!

  20. 20

    I love Skpye. My family is peppered throughout the country and I get to see them once a week :)

  21. 21

    I love Skype. My family is peppered throughout the country and I get to see them once a week :)

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    Zippy Sandler
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    I use Skype for almost ALL of my calls, messaging and video from home and when I’m traveling.

  23. 23

    I love Skype, it makes keeping in touch so easy!

  24. 24

    We use skype too and love it. My kids can talk and see their grandparents, my husband can talk to clients all over the world, and I can catch up with friends!

  25. 25

    I use skype all the time. Sometimes it’s the best way to reach people (like my mom) when they don’t have their cell phone near them.

  26. 26

    Never tried Skype, I’m sure it will be very useful when baby is here to keep in touch with family far away!

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