My Family Reunion Conference Call

My family reunion: It’s only a month away, and there are myriad details left to coordinate with other family members. Emails have proven cumbersome, family is spread all across the country — how best to get everyone on the same page?

What about a conference call with the whole family! One dial-in number, one access code, and everyone’s connected together on the same call. We can discuss everything from logistics and lodging, to food and entertainment (“Hey, isn’t cousin Tommy in a band?”). Still some loose ends to finalize? Before ending the call, I’ll be sure to make arrangements to meet again so that everyone can check their calendars.

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Keep Verbatim Records with Call Recording

We’ve all been there: The Perfect Meeting. One of those conference calls where everything just goes “right”. It doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does, the synergy is palpable. The session ends, high fives are flying, and the mood in the room is elevated.

But then it hits you: What about Susie in Sales who couldn’t make the call? And Hey, does anyone remember that great tagline Jim in Marketing came up with? Suddenly the tone shifts as everyone tries to recall the details of what just transpired.

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Conference Calling in Canada: Catering to the Technology Sector

It’s a fact: Canada is a rapidly growing sector of the business world. According to CBC News, there are already about 200,000 technology jobs between the Toronto area and Kitchener-Waterloo alone, leading some to label the 114-kilometre stretch “Silicon Valley North”. Top earning companies are expanding exponentially in Canada, and the trend does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

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Teaching Classes from Home Using Free Conferencing

In these harder economic times, many people—both professionals and hobbyists—have taken to the Internet to teach classes. From gardening to small household repairs and everything else in between, free or affordable lessons are available for just about any topic you can think of.

One strategy for instructors and class attendants is free conferencing—using real-time video and audio feeds, instructors can engage with their audience in a more organic way. YouTube videos are fine, sure, but waiting for a reply to clarify a talking point or technique can be frustrating and ineffective.

Instructors: consider using FreeConference.com’s effortless and reliable video calling service. Your long distance classes will never be the same!

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Knives Out! Cooking Classes Over Free Conferencing

Cooking is not only the driving force behind humanity’s evolution, but it is also one of the world’s greatest art forms. While much of cooking comes from preparation, food safety, and planning your mise-en-place, it takes an artful hand to make really spectacular and delicious dishes.

Not everyone is a natural cook, but that’s okay—there are many resources on the Internet for learning how to cook better. One of these ways is through free conferencing over video services: this way, cooking classes can be taught anytime from anywhere. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced chef, practice always makes perfect.

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New Features: Scheduling Calls In Multiple Timezones And More!

In our latest update, we’ve implemented a few new features to make your conference calling experience even better.

Schedule in Multiple Time Zones

This new feature allows users to view other timezones while scheduling a call through the FreeConference website. By using this feature, users can easily find the perfect time to meet with callers around the world!

To use our timezone scheduler, you first need to log into your FreeConference account, and begin scheduling a call. Then, click the ‘Timezones’ button to enter the viewing page.

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Big City Living: Save on Phone Plans with VoIP and Free Web Calling

Living in a major city centre can be a rewarding, enriching experience—especially for young people working and studying—but it can also be difficult to stay afloat with expensive everyday costs of living. Housing, transportation, food, and other necessities are expensive enough, and data costs in wireless plans contribute to a budget that can already be difficult to manage. Why not save money with VoIP?

Big city living is expensive, save money with VoIP
Big city living can be stressful and expensive—let us help through free web calling.

Thankfully, for students and young professionals especially, FreeConference.com has your free web calling needs covered. Primed for any device with a browser and Internet access, our browser-based service requires no downloads, registrations, or payments—simply enjoy interruption-free calling on us.

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How To Start a Prayer Line: A Step-by-Step Guide

Everybody understands how a conference call works: Participants dial into a preassigned number and enter a code at the prompt. But not everyone knows exactly how useful conferencing can be, and not just in a business-oriented environment! One of the most popular uses for free conference calling is for a prayer line. Churches and synagogues around the world have realized the advantage to reaching large groups at once, simply and at no cost.

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Participatory Education and Conference Calls

 

Can participatory education save polar bears from extinction?

It is a question that runs through the minds of those of us old enough to realize that our generation bears a great degree of responsibility for the complete mess the world is in.

And the tragically bad puns. Bears?

On the good side, we tore the Berlin Wall down, got the lead out of gasoline, and broke Nelson Mandela out of Robben Island into the South African presidency.

But there’s still a lot of work to be done to ensure that Manhattan does not become the “Scuba Museum of Twenty-First Century Excess.”

A city sunk by its idling yellow cabs.

As Syria goes up in smoke and Soho slowly submerges, it can be refreshing or hopeful for us guilt-wracked geezers to get involved with the education of young people. Maybe we can make their cleanup job a little easier. Or should we just focus on getting out of their way?

But some of us are in positions of influence, and changing the educational curricula to incorporate self-knowledge systems such as Meyers-Briggs profiling could only help. Enshrining conflict resolution, good teamwork and communication skills into the heart of our primary schools would be wonderful place to start too.

But here is an incendiary idea that would really help change the world for the better.

Instead of talking down to children for 12 years, why don’t we give them a revolutionary and effective communication tool called participatory education? It even comes in a digital form, and you know they’ll like that.

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Conference Calls and Multidisciplinary Design Teams

What will soon be North America’s tallest wood framed building is under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC). One of the world’s new “wooden skyscrapers,” it demonstrates that
environmentally friendly wood can be used as the framework to build large structures just as economically and safely as less ecological concrete, glass and steel.

One of the key tools in both its conception and construction will have been the conference call.

The project brought together a dozen partners, and engaged a design team on several continents. An incredible amount of information needed not only to be shared, but worked on in a collaborative process.

As a new project under a very public microscope, the residence couldn’t afford mistakes.

The project is a perfect example of how conference calls can help keep a multidisciplinary team connected for a successful project.

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