5 Effective Business Communication Techniques To Start Implementing Now

Conference CallWithout crystal clear effective communication – the most vital tool for any and every business owner – the success of your company is compromised. Properly articulating your point or negotiating can be the difference between shaking hands on a deal or walking away from a lost opportunity! Everywhere you turn there is potential for new business so if you can’t breakdown company policies to customers, answer on-the-spot questions from clients or simplify procedures to employees, you might have to reevaluate the way in which you send and receive messages, literally and figuratively.… Read more →

How To Set Up A Successful Donation Campaign Using Video Conferencing And Add Ons

If the idea of raising funds for your next donation campaign sounds daunting, consider using video conferencing and productivity-focused add-on features like a virtual whiteboard to turn your thoughts into reality. When organizing a successful fundraiser, everyone experiences a moment of “can I pull this off?” Yes, you can, and these are the tools you need to lay the groundwork for a successful campaign.

CollaborationFrom the beginning, the process requires crystal clear communication, trustworthy delegation, and the manpower to get it all done on a timeline for as little cost as possible! A successful campaign, no matter how big or small, needs time, volunteers, a committee, branding and lots of upbeat energy! To help all of these moving parts run like a well-oiled machine, read on for a few tips when starting out on your next donation campaign:… Read more →

5 Benefits To Taking Your Coaching Business Online

For any coaching business, your success is built on a one-on-one connection. This is why free online calling technology that includes video calls has been instrumental in the way in which coaches are able to conduct their services. Second to being in person, anyone from anywhere can have a face-to-face interaction with real-time conferencing, giving coaches the tools they need to be able to connect with their clients virtually.

CoachingIn person, coaching gives you a sense of what your clients are saying even if they’re not really saying it. Nonverbal communication is critical in a coaching session and reveals a deeper understanding for a coach to gain insight – but since it’s not always possible to set up an in-person meeting, group communications technology offers am exceptional second option. Here’s how going virtual is a win-win situation for you and your clients.… Read more →

Why Video Conferencing Is The Tool You Need For Your Best Fantasy Sports League Yet

Diehard sports fans, this one is for you. If you thought fantasy sports leagues couldn’t get any more fun, this just in – it can. Your adored fantasy football or baseball league can get exponentially more entertaining and engaging by adding in the element of video conferencing.

Fantasy FootballCreating a fantasy sports league is your chance to let your passion for sports shine. While it may not be “real,” it is still high-stakes and extremely competitive, and arguably, pretty darn real especially if you’re playing for keeps! Leading up to the first week, undoubtedly, you’ve pored over player statistics for hours, spent countless nights researching players and matchups and fiendishly fussing around with lineups over and over again to come up with the golden team that will win in your league. It’s time to show off your starting lineup and bring home some winnings!… Read more →

Top 10 Nonprofits You Don’t Know, But Should

10 Non-Profits you should know

A look at ten not-for-profit organizations that are doing outstanding work within communities across the U.S and beyond

While we all (hopefully) strive to do good in our daily lives, few can say they live up to this ideal more than those who spend their time and energy working for community-serving nonprofit organizations. As a service that provides a conferencing platform for numerous nonprofit organizations, FreeConference would like to recognize just a few of the many nonprofits out there that are doing great work in the communities they serve.… Read more →

6 Times You SHOULD Test Your Call in Advance

musician testing microphone It’s never a bad idea to test your technology

Performers, singers, and public speakers routinely test out their microphones before a show starts. This could seem mundane but the audio quality (or problems) can make or break the entire performance, so performers always check to see if their equipment is working before letting their hard work go to waste. So, what do performers testing their microphones have to do with conferencing, you ask?… Read more →

FreeConference.com  Ranks No. 4007 on the 2017 Inc. 5000

 

FreeConference.com Ranks No. 4007 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 70%

Los Angeles, August 21, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked FreeConference.com NO. 4007 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“It’s been an incredible year for iotum. Excitement is building for the public release of our new Enterprise platform – Callbridge. Our beta clients love it. It is a thrill for us to make it onto the Inc. 5000 list for the second time! Thank you to all our customers who have made it happen,” says Jason Martin, CEO.

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

More about FreeConference.com

FreeConference.com is the original free conference calling service. Founded in 2000, FreeConference.com offers a more complete set of free audio and online meeting features than any other provider, setting the standard for free conferencing. FreeConference.com is committed to providing reliable and affordable tools for gathering groups of every size no matter their location: quickly, conveniently, and without restrictions.FreeConference.com is a service of iotum, a global leader in teleconferencing solutions. For more information visit https://www.freeconference.com/

Media contact:
Sarah Jezek
VP, Sales & Marketing
sarah@iotum.com

Methodology

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

For more information contact:
Inc. Media
Drew Kerr
212-849-8250
drew@four-corners.com

3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hold More Video Conferences

“We Really Need to Cut Back On Our Free Video Conferencing”
– No one, ever.

Despite video conferencing technology being a relatively recent development, it has had a profound impact on the way people around the world communicate with one another. Thanks to the many web-based video conferencing platforms that are now available, face-to-face communication no longer has to happen face to face. For organizations such as nonprofits, free video conferencing helps keep operating costs to a minimum by facilitating communication and reducing travel expenses. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over 3 of the main reasons why nonprofit organizations should use video conferencing to their full advantage.… Read more →

Why Screensharing is the Perfect Non Profit App

While cost management is important to all organizations, it is essential to the mission of those which work for causes rather than profits. For this reason, nonprofits of all sizes utilize a variety of tools that allow their staff to collaborate effectively and on a tight budget. Not surprisingly, many such groups depend on services such as FreeConference to allow their members to hold virtual meetings via phone or internet. With features such as web conferencing and screen sharing, FreeConference.com is the perfect non profit app that contains everything that a non profit would need.… Read more →