The Benefits of Knowing Who’s Speaking

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There is no bigger faux pas in the business world than calling someone by the wrong name. This is particularly offensive when the mislabeled party happens to be a longstanding employee or important stakeholder. Now, it’s one thing to avoid doing it when your face to face with the person, but when you’re on a conference call with numerous people, it can be downright impossible. Virtual brainstorming sessions, disputes over a project’s direction, and intense Q&As can be cause for pandemonium. Did Julie volunteer that solution or was that Emily speaking? Did Bob ask that question or was that Bill? It’s so difficult to tell!

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Recurring Calls Feature

free conference calls on mobileWhen an organization hits its stride it’s vital to maintain its momentum. Touching base with your team at regular intervals, creates an environment of support that allows employees to flourish. This consistent interaction is even more important when you’re working with a remote team. You don’t have daily water cooler chitchats or birthday cakes in the lounge to bond over. In order to create an inclusive working culture, you have to ensure everyone on the team maintains regular contact with one another.

Thankfully, FreeConference has made it easier than ever to keep your remote team connected and bonding. FreeConference’s Recurring Calls feature provides you with the ability to schedule recurring calls in bulk. Setting up a recurring call is easy; once you’ve signed into your FreeConference account, simply click the “call later” button. From there you will be guided through a series of steps that will allow you to select a date and time for the call, as well as the frequency of recurrence. As always, you will also be given the option to name the call, set an agenda, and select the participants you would like to include.

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Introducing: FreeConference’s add caller feature

Puffin-surprisedWith so many tasks to juggle, a few things are bound to slip your mind. Forgot to pick up toothpaste? No problem! You can coax that last little bit out of the tube. Meant to empty the dishwasher before work? No worries! Those dishes will be waiting for you when you get home tonight. Forgetting a few things on your “To Do list” may not be the end of the world, but forgetting to let someone important in on your FreeConference call can feel a lot like it.

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Introducing: Text Chat

Have you ever been watching a presentation and had an idea or question pop into your head? You know it would be relevant to the group and the speaker doesn’t seem to be addressing it, but you hold off – you don’t want to be rude. You have to wait for the question period, but it’s miles away. You repeat the question silently, willing yourself to remember. Finally, your raised hand is answered. You open your mouth to find the thought gone and the context from which it was hatched obliterated from your memory. Not only did you miss out on wowing your boss with your insightful question, you and the rest of your team never got that potentially helpful answer.

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Using your FreeConference Dial-in Numbers Any Time

Puffin at ComputerNo matter what line of business you’re in, snags happen. Miscommunications, hiccups in protocol, or a sudden change in direction require emergency meetings. If you have the luxury of having your entire team under one roof, calling an impromptu meeting is as easy as circulating an office memo. But in today’s technology-fueled business world, most companies are spread across the globe. Luckily, FreeConference has addressed this issue and made rallying remote troops as easy as herding everyone into a conference room.

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iotum Acquires FreeConferencePro to Join FreeConference.com

iotum’s Fourth Acquisition in Two Years

New York, NY – September 30, 2015 – iotum, a leader in teleconference and group calling solutions, announced further expansion today with the acquisition of FreeConferencePro, a Connecticut-based provider of innovative and free audio conferencing services. With this latest acquisition, iotum continues to add voice-conferencing-services providers and customers to its robust group-calling platform.Read more →

Conference Call Scheduling

time is moneyIn today’s technology-driven culture, time is at a premium. People are reachable at every moment of every day and that’s enough to max out anyone’s schedule. When you’re short on time, sticking to a plan is your only saving grace. That’s why FreeConference is pleased to offer its ultra-useful Conference Call Scheduling feature.

FreeConference’s Conference Call Scheduling feature gives you the ability to schedule calls in advance, so you can clear a time that works for everyone on the team. Once you’ve settled on and booked a time, FreeConference sends out automated invitations to everyone you want included on the call. As the call time approaches, FreeConference sends out a round of reminders to you and your participants, so no one will miss a beat.

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Announcing! Free Video Conferencing

 

Personal Online Meeting RoomIt is imperative when managing a global team or hosting a worldwide seminar to keep a clear and open line of communication. But it’s difficult to account for everyone’s familiarity with technology or predict every single problem they may encounter when attempting to join the call. Most conference calling services require lengthy downloads. … Read more →

FreeConference Announces the Winners

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Ken R of Washington!

Congratulations to our FreeConference iPad winners and a huge thank you to everyone who filled out our survey – your feedback is incredibly important to us!

 

FreeConference.com – Original Free Conference Call Service

New FreeConference.com Raises the Standard in Free Conference Calling

laptop screenshareNEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/iotum, a leader in teleconference and group calling solutions, announced today the re-launch of its flagship product FreeConference.com, with enhanced service offerings. The new FreeConference.com provides customers an enriched conference call experience with HD audio, free video conferencing and screen sharing.… Read more →