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Conducting Conference Call Meetings that Stay on Track

Online meetingHolding regular meetings or conference calls is important for building relationships and achieving shared objectives. That said, no one likes to get pulled into meetings that drag on and on but accomplish little. Not only can holding such meetings waste time and hamper productivity, too many of these types of calls can cause invitees to not take your scheduled meetings seriously. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some tips for how to conduct a conference call meeting that is more productive and less-time consuming.

Whether you’re trying to make meetings shorter or simply want to make sure all your agenda items get addressed during your conference, a little preparation along with free conference call software can help you keep meetings on-topic and on-time. (more…)

Toronto (February 7, 2018) - iotum, an Inc. 5000 company, announced its Artificial Intelligence meeting assistant, Cue™, is available to use in-market for virtual meeting platform, Callbridge™.

Callbridge is the world’s most advanced virtual meeting system and includes core features such as YouTube video streaming for Webinars, deep personalization, and an Artificial Intelligence bot named ‘Cue’.

Callbridge is the first meeting platform to provide an AI meeting assistant on a commercial basis. Cisco and Zoom have announced the intention to develop AI for meetings but as of this writing have not released a commercial-grade product.

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Renewing our commitment to keep FreeConference the premier free conference call service in 2018

With 2018 just around the corner, you might be starting to put together a list of personal new year resolutions in order to achieve greater health, happiness, or prosperity during the upcoming year. Whatever your new new year resolutions may be, we at FreeConference wish you success in your commitment to personal or professional growth. As a company that constantly strives to better ourselves and the service we provide our many customers around the world, we think that we ought to make a few of our own goals for the new year.

Here are our top four conference call commitments to our customers to keep in 2018.

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In 2017 we released a ton of new features. Here are the top 7 features you should be using right now! (more…)

Here at FreeConference.com, we’re always trying to go above and beyond for our customers. Most of the time, seeing great reviews and awesome social interactions is all we need by way of thanks, but every once in a while, we are humbled to be mentioned externally for our efforts. (more…)

It’s always difficult to balance work and play, especially on such a fun holiday like Halloween. Lately, Halloween is ascending in popularity, establishing itself as the second most popular holiday among employees, second to Christmas of course, and when the culture is set up right it can create a teamwork-enhancing motivational work environment. (more…)

Sometimes when you hang out with parents they will inexplicably bring up their kids and their childish accomplishments unprompted, and this used to annoy me quite a bit as it unnecessarily interrupts the flow of a conversation. But now I understand the feeling, they’re not intentionally trying to divert the discussion, they are simply blinded by the immense proudness as parents and want to express this feeling as frequently as possible. Since setting up in 2004, iotum and FreeConference.com has been focused on providing the best products and services to our conference calling users and have been recognized along the way, and all of the iotum awards are proof of that effort.  (more…)

 

Toronto (September 14th, 2017) Canada Business and Profit today ranked iotum inc. No. 39 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of the Maclean’s magazine and at CanadaBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

iotum inc. made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list for the 4th year in a row with a five-year revenue growth of 1783%.

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Our latest version of the FreeConference Android App makes it easier than ever to start, join, & schedule conferences on the go!

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Enjoy the convenience of being able to access your FreeConference account from a mobile device with the FreeConference app available to download onto your smartphone or tablet. (more…)

 

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

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