When I talk to anyone, I like to look into their eyes. Eyes are very important for they tell you a lot about the listener. It seems this Skype stuff is the closes thing to a real time conversation. I've never experience it though.
In order for me to feel comfortable in a conference call conversation, I depend heavily on the tone of people's voices. It usually paints the picture of their eyes as they talk. Until technology solves my hang-ups,
I will have to be more trusting toward voices and forget about the eyes for a while.