Vision Casting with Conference Calls: How to Refine the Art of Inspiration

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What is Vision Casting?

One of the first steps to success is the to have a goal, a vision if you will, then construct a strategic plan to achieve that goal. A variation of this first step is defined in churches as Vision Casting: sharing your “vision” to others so they make your “vision” their own. Having a good vision and vision casting can be a powerful tool for your institution, there are countless stories of managers refusing to quit, employees putting in extra effort, and customers showing loyalty and commitment, all because of good vision casting. In this post, we discuss the importance of vision casting, and how it can be enhanced through video conferencing.… Read more →

Best Conference Call Headset of 2017 for Home and Office

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It’s pretty common to work in an office surrounded by 10s and even 100s of coworkers, and the constant walking, talking, and business conducting could be very distracting to your everyday work. Which is why a conference call headset could make your life better or worse depending on the sound quality, comfort, microphone quality, and durability, especially if your job requires frequent communication. And who would know more about communication than us here at FreeConference.com? In this post, we present the best conference call headset of 2017 for either home or office activities.… Read more →

4 Bad Conference Call Habits to Kick Before the New Year

Bad conference call habits can make a conference less pleasant and less productive

Conference call etiquette: While the unwritten rules of conference calling are certainly not hard to follow, there are a few bad conference call habits to be aware of that can drive your fellow callers nuts (whether they tell you or not). While some of these conference calling no-no’s may seem like common sense (like calling in late to a conference), you might be surprised at how often some of these bad habits can detract from the overall experience of a conference call for all involved. With the new year just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our top bad conference call habits.… Read more →

Happy Thanksgiving from FreeConference.com

happy thanksgiving banner with pumpkin plate and text "give thanks"Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve always felt lucky that we get 3 months in a row with a major holiday in each month, and Thanksgiving seems like the most straightforward holiday. Mix turkey, squash, mashed potatoes with gravy, and of course, a day off, will get you the perfect Thanksgiving recipe. Since we don’t have a day off on Thanksgiving because a free conference call service never takes a day off, we decided to… pumpkin spice up the office this year… I’ll come up with a better one.

So once again, we have a couple of Thanksgiving office scenarios and would like our esteemed panel of judges to decide which traditions are worth keeping.… Read more →

Ways to Thank Your Clients Across the Globe this Holiday Season

The Holidays are the perfect time to thank your clients for their business

line of pumpkins around a bed of flowers representing the holiday seasonClients. Anyone who runs a business knows clients can be difficult at times, yet, without them, we all know there would be no business to run. Whether you meet in person weekly or only speak twice a year with free international conference calling, it is especially important during the holiday season that you let your valued clients know just how much their business means to you. As a company that thrives thanks to its user base across North America and around the world, FreeConference.com understands that successful business relationships are built on communication and appreciation. So, without further adieu, here are our top 5 ways to show your local and international clients they’re appreciated this holiday season:… Read more →

How To Deal with Conference Call Interruptions

many conference call participants sitting around a table, with many conference call interruptionsThe very definition of a conference call is a telephone conference in which several people can talk at the same time. This technology structure makes it very susceptible to conference call interruptions, or just interruptions in general. Not only is it annoying, conference call interruptions can become a recurring obstacle to time management and efficiency, especially on a conference call; a platform designed to get things done. So in the spirit of getting rid of it, here is how to deal with conference call interruptions.… Read more →

Dealing with Conference Call Anxiety: A 4-Step Guide

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Stay Calm and Conference on: How to Overcome Conference Call Anxiety

For professionals of all types, conference calling can be a (surprisingly) stressful ordeal. Unlike with traditional face-to-face meetings where you can rely in part on body language and other visual cues to aid with communication, your success with conference calling depends almost entirely on how well you conduct yourself over the phone. If you’re leading a conference call or taking part in a phone interview, this can add to the pressure you feel to make sure every word that comes out of your mouth is perfect. But fear not, conference callers, conference call anxiety is very common and can be dealt with by following these steps:… Read more →