Anyone who has ever read my weekly newsletter or blog posts most likely knows how much I love Skype. It IS my go-to for quick and easy communication.
If you don’t already use Skype, you might want to check it out. I use it for a multitude of reasons, on a daily basis.
I use it to communicate with team members, prospects and clients via Skype texting calls, Skype calls and video calls. I can also share my screen with others and upload files. I must say it’s very handy. I also pay a whopping $2.95 per month to get unlimited calling to land lines in the US and Canada! Plus … if you are calling Skype to Skype, you can talk to anyone, anywhere in the world for free!When calling Skype to Skype, you can talk to anyone, anywhere in the world for free!Click To Tweet
For those of you who already use Skype and have been wondering how to set it up so it automatically starts when you start Windows, and to automatically set your status as “Away” when there is inactivity. Here is a quick and dirty “how to” tip. Just go to to “tools,” then “options,” and check the three boxes as shown below. You can set your non active time to whatever you like. I chose 30 minutes. This screenshot is for Skype version 220.127.116.11, so if yours is older it may look a little different than mine does. You’ll still find it in the same place though.
Another thing I like about Skype is the ability to record my conversations so I don’t have to take copious notes while on the phone. Personally, I use iFree Skype Recorder, which is also free! I’ve got it set up so it will automatically record my calls. It’s so much easier to concentrate on calls with clients and prospective clients when I’m not distracted by taking notes because I know I can simply listen to the recording when I’m done. I can also forward the recording to the appropriate team members so they’ll know the full scope of the conversation.
OK, I could go on and on about how much I love Skype and why, but the main point of this post is how to set it up so it automatically starts and logs you in when you start your computer!
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