It's been said that first impressions are everything. In the business world, that means presenting yourself in the most professional manner possible at all times. However, that's easier said than done in today's mobile culture.
With that in mind, it's unclear why so many people are missing out on the cloud business feature that can help them with just that: enterprise mobile apps.
When attempting to show clients and associates how professional you are, nothing quite kills the look as much as a personal number showing up on the caller ID, especially with the proliferation of scammers and shady telemarketers in the world.
Maintaining consistency with a mobile workforce can be difficult, to say the least, unless you take advantage of enterprise mobile apps. Integrated with your cloud business phone system, these apps allow you to don the professional look of someone in a fancy corner office even when you're calling from the corner of a coffee shop. Personal identities are seamlessly covered up with business accounts, even on personal devices.
Back in the good old days, there were really only two ways to communicate with people in the business world. You either rang them up on the telephone or showed up in person. As the years and decades rolled by, new technologies popped up, from fax machines to Snapchat.
It comes as no surprise, then, that professional communication comes in many forms these days — and no, Snapchat isn't one of them. The unfortunate side effect of this flexibility is that your clients could prefer a method that's outside your wheelhouse and leaves you scrambling to set up a less-than-professional substitute.
Again, with a cloud business phone system that offers enterprise mobile apps, you can plug and play new methods of communication on the fly, under the same identity and software umbrella, with less hassle and less margin for error.
Speaking of first impressions, showing up late to a virtual meeting because you had to fumble through app authorizations and password resets is a sure way to leave a sour taste. While Business Insider noted that being late looks different in various parts of the world, it's universally frowned upon as a characteristic of professionalism. Yet as mobile and remote users are forced to leverage their own infrastructures, reliability can often falter.
Cloud communications platforms are the easy answer. With one-click passwords and dial-in numbers, cloud business phone systems replicate the turnkey operation of office environments out on the road. In addition, with tight integration to business calendars and CRM platforms, mobile users are kept effortlessly up-to-date on their responsibilities.
What it really boils down to is this: Professionalism is all about appearances. When it comes to virtual interactions, your appearance is tied directly to your ability to communicate consistently and reliably. A cloud business phone system with enterprise mobile apps is simply the best way to do it in this mobile world.
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