Following on from the last blog on moving (yes, please read that first) … I said I would do one on skyping.
So much is done online these days. When you want to know something you find it via Google or Youtube, when you want to learn something you attend a webinar, when you want to share something you do Facetime, or use Go To Meeting and everyone is connected up on Facebook. Businesses use LinkedIn and there are online degrees, lectures and school work, even in the classroom.
More than half of the people who come to me for help have found me online and my consultations over the last 6 years have been run not only in my little therapy room, and in Moorgate, but also on skype. So, in line with what people want, I am now expanding the skype side of my business even further online, and that’s where you come in.
I regularly have skype sessions with clients in England and overseas. We form our own little space and, with a cuppa, settle down just as we would if we were both in my little therapy room. A skype session typically lasts 60 minutes compared to the usual hour and a half because we get such a lot done.
Skyping is quick; it saves time and money travelling; it saves stressing out over weather and road conditions; it saves dressing up, and it saves energy; it is very easy and it is cheap. It is like picking up the phone and talking only free.
Skype is good for those who are housebound for any reason, for those with time restraints and those who are shy. It is good for people who want instant help and for those who have already seen me and want someone they know. We can do it like a telephone, or with the video effect as well.
So what about you? How does this affect you?
You are one of almost 1000 people who receive this newsletter and have probably been to see me at some point. You may have felt that at some point in the future you may like to return if the situation arises but there I am living in Australia so unfortunately it is out of the question. Or is it?
Yes, I will be in Australia, half way around the world, but had you thought about a skype consultation? And why not? Skype links us instantly it’s like talking on the phone only completely free! And, you are right, there is a slight time difference but we make the appointment by email first and I always book it with people in their own time, so I am not concerned about this at all.
I am planning a webinar to go through how a consultation works on skype later in March or early April and will keep you in the loop.