How to Make Sure You Don’t Miss a Beat While Working From Home

Technology has allowed more people to be able to work from home,

Conference call recording, transcription, and other essential tools for professionals working from home

Whether you’re a freelancer, remote employee, or simply sparing your coworkers back at the office from whatever contagion you’ve become stricken with, working from home has both advantages and drawbacks. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some of the reasons why more and more people are choosing to work from home as well as some of the tools, such as conference call recording, that they may utilize in order to stay connected with others.

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Here’s Something New – Using Dial-In for Crowdfunding

Using Dial-In for Crowdfunding

Entrepreneurs are starting new projects at an unprecedented rate, and crowdfunding has grown with it. In the past, people had to apply for bank loans to start a business, which was difficult since banks consider startups risky. Crowdfunding was the alternative to that method, tapping into a “crowd”of friends, family or people on the internet for capital. Crowdfunding gives the entrepreneur a single platform to build and customize, without vetting key players, like banks or VC firms.

You can never have enough fundraising, especially for a start-up. In this post, we discuss how to use dial-ins with your crowdfunding for reach, PR and marketing.

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Think Outside the Classroom: Video Conferencing for the Modern Teacher

Online Video Conferencing video conference call

Web-based video conferencing has quickly become a preferred method for virtual meetings between friends, families, and business professionals in the 21st century. As technology enables more and more actions to be performed virtually, it’s no surprise video conferencing has also become a widely-used medium for online education. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some of the ways that teachers of all kinds can utilize video conferencing to make their courses more accessible, more interactive, and more engaging.

Creating virtual classrooms

In the old days, students had to be physically present in a classroom in order to receive the teacher’s lecture or lesson. Now, thanks to video conferencing and online education, teachers and students are no longer bound the confines of an actual classroom. Not only does this make educational courses accessible to students anywhere in the world, it eliminates any overhead expenses associated with having a classroom of students under one roof. This savings can be used to make classes more affordable and thereby accessible to more students.

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Board Meeting Promises to Make and Keep in 2018

holding a successful board meeting

Run Shorter, More Effective Board Meetings in 2018 with FreeConference.

The new year is a time when we set goals for ourselves to help us look better, feel better, and be more successful. If you are involved with a business or nonprofit, the start of 2018 is the perfect time to rethink the way your organization conducts meetings. In today’s new year blog post, we’d like to share with you some ideas that can make your group or company meetings better and more productive in 2018.

Here are our 4 top conference meeting tips:

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7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Startups

Easily set up video conference calls

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 →

AI Conferencing: Why You’d Never Want a Robot Hosting Your Call

Man sitting at table with robotic arm in futuristic setting

Of all the recent technology developments, robots are becoming a mainstream bandwagon that a lot of businesses are trying to hop on. However, while this trendy tech topic could significantly benefit our society in the near future. I would argue that for now, let’s keep the AI conferencing to a minimum for everyone’s benefit, and here are a few reasons why:… 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 →

How to Get Your Team to Embrace Screen Sharing

Get everyone on the same page quickly by using the screen share feature for presentations and online meetings.

We’re all creatures of habit. When it comes to incorporating new technology into our workplaces and personal lives, it can often be met with some degree of resistance by our peers and colleagues. Fortunately, not all newer technology is complicated to use. Some tools, such as online screen sharing, can prove to be quite simple yet extremely useful for things like virtual meetings and group presentations. Don’t worry, your team will embrace screen sharing before you know it!… Read more →