Anyone who has been on a conference call knows there’s a balance in speaking up and listening - you want to avoid awkward silences, you don’t want to speak on top of each other, and you also want to leave pauses for thought and consideration! Video conferencing makes this easier, as you can see everyone’s physical reactions. 

Plus, seeing someone deepens the relationship you build - you really feel like you’ve gotten to know another person, not just a voice.

For these reasons, we ask that you strongly encourage your Squad to call in to the video conference when they can.