3 Tips for Creating a Professional Video Conference Background

Whether it’s for a job interview, an online presentation, or a virtual meeting, if you’re a 21st-century professional, there’s a good chance that you use—or will use—video conferencing. And while there are many aspects that go into preparing for a successful video conferencing appearance, one that often goes overlooked is the video conference background.

In addition to wearing the right clothes, preparing your materials, as well as testing your conferencing equipment, creating a clean, professional looking backdrop is an important aspect of—sometimes quite literally—presenting yourself in the right light.… Read more →

7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Startups

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Use free video chat and these new tech tools to get your biz off the ground.

As an entrepreneur in the 21st century, technology is your best friend as well as one of your biggest challenges. The digital age has opened the door to a whole wide world of opportunities—and competition. In order to succeed in such a fast-paced and crowded business landscape, small businesses and the people who run them must learn to embrace all of the latest tech resources at their disposal and use them to their full advantage. Read more →

3 Top Questions Small Business Leaders Ask About Our Conference Call App

conference call speakerphone in meeting room “So how does this work?” We often get questions like these from tutors, non-profits, or any business that runs webinars. Many of our readers are gradually seeing the trend in Mobile app use for conference calls but haven’t downloaded a conference app yet, wondering if FreeConference.com is compatible with their business. This blog will address the top 3 questions that are asked by small businesses. … Read more →

How to Use Free Conference Calling to Keep and Grow Your User Base

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Utilize free conference calling to expand membership—and donorship—for your nonprofit organization.

Regardless of their size or mission, nonprofit organizations depend on being able to communicate and collaborate with their members, volunteers, and donors easily and at little cost. One of the many such ways non-profits do so is by taking advantage of free conference calls in order to allow people from anywhere in the country (or the world) to connect together in real time. In this blog, we’ll be going over a few simple ways that nonprofit organizations can use free conferencing services such as ours to hold virtual meetings.Read more →

How Screensharing Can Make Group Study Sessions Even Better

How to use screen sharing and chat to hold group study sessions with FreeConference.com

freeconference.com online meeting room during group study sessions

In many cases, the transfer of knowledge requires a personal touch, but sometimes study-mates could be in remote locations. This is often the case for university and religious study groups, while online/distance education is an industry testament to the success of online group studies that took this concept to a whole new level.… Read more →

6 Times You SHOULD Test Your Call in Advance

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

It’s a phrase uttered by performers, singers, and public speakers to test out their microphones before a show starts. It’s a very simple but important thing for them to remember to do before a performance to make sure everything is working —and sounding— as it should. So, what do performers testing their microphones have to do with conferencing, you ask?… Read more →

How SMS Reminders Saved My Meeting and Helped Me Make a Sale

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John pulls into his driveway on Friday night, “Wow, what a day, what a week rather, thank goodness it’s the weekend.” The sun was almost fully set and the windows in the house are completely dark, it seems that his roommates aren’t home yet. John locks the car door behind him and gets into the mood to unwind and rest after a tiring week.

“SURPRISE!”… Read more →

How To Eliminate Conference Call Echo

Echo is one of the most annoying distractions that you can have on any type of conference call.

Echoing can happen on any type of conference call: a video conference, free conference calls with a dedicated dial-in or even on a conference call with toll-free numbers. As someone that has tried to communicate with a caller while they were echoing, I can honestly say that being unable to hear someone is extremely frustrating. While conference calling technology has enhanced our communications, it has created unique issues that need to be addressed — namely, conference call echo. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when dealing with it.… Read more →