5 Ways to Use Online Video Conferencing to Lead Your Remote Workforce

Almost every industry has embraced the concept of working remotely, necessary in the current working environment. The number of people working from home or elsewhere has been trending up in North America for the past decade. Articles have come out supporting remote work, stating that it increases productivity, efficiency and morale.

But nothing comes without challenges, and with teammates abroad, there are some issues that might arise during the day-to-day. An appropriate solution is online video conferencing, which we will discuss in this post.

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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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On a Business Trip in London? 7 Things You Should Do

black and white picture of london, englandDo you have a business trip in London? Don’t spend all of your time in the hotel lounge.

If you need to actually work on your business trip in London and have little time to be a tourist, then why not try some of these amazing locations where you can work remotely and be inspired by your surroundings.… Read more →

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 →

On a Business Trip in Toronto? 11 Things You Should Do

Downtown Toronto skyline in the morning with CN tower

Got a day or two to spend in Toronto on a business trip? Don’t waste your time lounging around your hotel room.

What are you doing here in Toronto? Are you here to take in some of the best that Canadian cinema has to offer during the Toronto International Film Festival, or are you here for something else?

Whether you’re here for TIFF, or just on a business trip, Toronto is a vibrant and sprawling city that favors more than just a passing glance. Each neighborhood boasts its own eclectic flavor and unique style, all weaved together by a bustling transit system into a tapestry of all the colors, creeds, and lifestyles that you could imagine. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is distinctly Canadian, yet a world of its own.

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Top 7 CoWorking Spaces that You Need to Visit in 2017

Since the mid-2000s, a new type of work environment has been steadily gaining popularity amongst freelancers and startup entrepreneurs—the coworking space. Thanks to a sharp rise in the number of professionals who can work anywhere tables, desks, and stable internet connections can be found, these shared office spaces have popped up in many of the larger cities in North America, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.… Read more →

3 Easy Steps to the Best Virtual Meeting You Ever Hosted

A virtual meeting is unlikely to replace in-person meetings entirely, but with rapid expansion and developing technologies, companies are cutting costs conducting virtual meetings while team members are geographically apart. While effective meetings generally follow a similar guideline, doing virtual work in the online meeting room can present a unique set of challenges — here are 3 bits of meeting advice to host the best virtual meetings.… Read more →

How Free Conference Call Services Helped Me Work Remotely

Home is where the heart is. That’s what they say, right? Or maybe it’s this: Home is wherever you hang your hat. Regardless, Home can be wherever you want Home to be, especially these days: a recent poll by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that “24 percent of employed people did some or all of their work at home” last year, a percentage that’s certain to increase over the next decade.… Read more →