Why You Should Record Your Meetings

At the end of a meeting, have you ever thought, “Wow, it was an awesome meeting with so many amazing ideas”, but only to have your ideas fade away a week later when you want to revisit them? Let’s face it, there are so many distractions in a day that people fade in and out during meetings, particularly meetings that are over an hour long.

There can be times where nothing seems to stick in your mind even if you are paying full attention. While making notes might help, not all of us are expert note-takers; when the meeting topics are too complex or there are is too much technical jargon involved, it can be hard to jot things down or make organized notes that are easy to understand. But rest assured, FreeConference.com has got you covered with our Conference Call Recording feature.Read more →

3 Cool Features That We Know You’ll Love!

Some of the most rewarding parts of using technology are all of the useful features waiting to be discovered. Well-designed features can change the way people go about their days, and save users hours of frustration and unnecessary hassle.We’ve been hard at work at FreeConference implementing and improving some new and existing features to save our users’ time and money, and make our service as simple and user-friendly as possible. Here are three features we believe do just that!… Read more →

The Best Story Conference is a Virtual One

Lauren Hill
Lauren Hill, holding a pair of the Sanuk sandals she writes about to help pay her surfing bills.

A writer I know wrote a book sitting at her landlord’s dining table in Ontario, then flew to a beach cabin in Bali and wrote the sequel. Meanwhile, she’s an employee of a publishing house in New York City.

She goes in to “the office” about twice a year. The job of “escritor” has evolved so much recently.

The carefree nomadic existence of “surfer/writers” like Lauren Hill, the Queen of Funky Sandals, would not be possible without virtual story conferencing.

The interesting thing is that virtual conferences are actually better than traditional sit-down meetings. And not just for the writers with sand in their toes.

Getting on the same page

People think writing is a completely solitary activity. Yes and no. There is a reasonable amount of sipping a piña colada beachside and tapping away on a laptop. But writing a book is a highly collaborative team process involving senior editors, copy editors, graphics and layout artists, and then the publicist. An agent is involved too, personal “readers,” and in many cases the subject of the book.

The virtual story conference gets all these people on the same page, and keeps them there, with no “dreaded overhead.”

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