10 Creative Places to Hold Your Next Conference Call

For today’s home-working warriors and digital nomads, they are no longer bound by the four walls of the office and can work almost seamlessly thanks to the help of technology. Sometimes though when you are working at home, your home office can seem a little dull, which leads you to consider going to the OUTSIDE world for a little refreshment. Digital nomads who are constantly on the go might need to find a place at where they are at for your next conference call. For this dilemma, FreeConference had put together a list of awesome and cool places where you can hold your conference call with your colleagues or clients:… Read more →

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Conference Call

It is true that physical, face-to-face board room meetings are in a decline with the rapid growth of telecommunication technology. With the workforce becoming increasingly remote, more people choosing to work at home, and the need for colleagues from different offices (and even from around the world) to collaborate, conference calls are turning into a common ritual.… Read more →

Conference Calling on the Go

One of the biggest complaints people have about conference calls is the time commitment required. Scheduled calls can interrupt busy days or even weekends, and often require participants to delicately plan around the meeting. It becomes even more frustrating once these participants find themselves waiting for their peers to join the call, pushing the entire affair even further into their busy lives.

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Churches and FreeConference.com: A match made in Heaven!

Conference calling has long been implemented into the day-to-day of Big Business. The rest of the working world is finally coming around to the myriad uses of conference calls, and it’s about time! In fact, conference calling carries so many advantages over meeting face to face, it’s a wonder it’s taken so long for everyone to catch up.

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How to Host a Reservationless Conference

Making a reservationless call with FreeConference.com is easy! Your dedicated dial-in number & personal conference room can be used for both scheduled and reservationless calls – so it’s as easy as sending around your URL, dial-in number and access code.

You can do this in 4 Easy Steps

Screen-Shot-2015-09-08-at-4.11.04-PM-edit copy1: Decide on the call date and time.
2: Log into your FreeConference.com account and retrieve your Dial-in Number and Access Code that have been assigned to you, or use the Dial-in Number and Access code that were emailed to you when you signed up.
3: Inform your Participants of the conference date and time, dial-in telephone number and Participant Access Code.
4: Have all of your Participants call the dial-in number at the scheduled time, and follow the directions on “How to Join a Reservationless Call”.

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The Benefits of Knowing Who’s Speaking

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There is no bigger faux pas in the business world than calling someone by the wrong name. This is particularly offensive when the mislabeled party happens to be a longstanding employee or important stakeholder. Now, it’s one thing to avoid doing it when your face to face with the person, but when you’re on a conference call with numerous people, it can be downright impossible. Virtual brainstorming sessions, disputes over a project’s direction, and intense Q&As can be cause for pandemonium. Did Julie volunteer that solution or was that Emily speaking? Did Bob ask that question or was that Bill? It’s so difficult to tell!

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Recurring Calls Feature

free conference calls on mobileWhen an organization hits its stride it’s vital to maintain its momentum. Touching base with your team at regular intervals, creates an environment of support that allows employees to flourish. This consistent interaction is even more important when you’re working with a remote team. You don’t have daily water cooler chitchats or birthday cakes in the lounge to bond over. In order to create an inclusive working culture, you have to ensure everyone on the team maintains regular contact with one another.

Thankfully, FreeConference has made it easier than ever to keep your remote team connected and bonding. FreeConference’s Recurring Calls feature provides you with the ability to schedule recurring calls in bulk. Setting up a recurring call is easy; once you’ve signed into your FreeConference account, simply click the “call later” button. From there you will be guided through a series of steps that will allow you to select a date and time for the call, as well as the frequency of recurrence. As always, you will also be given the option to name the call, set an agenda, and select the participants you would like to include.

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Introducing: FreeConference’s add caller feature

Puffin-surprisedWith so many tasks to juggle, a few things are bound to slip your mind. Forgot to pick up toothpaste? No problem! You can coax that last little bit out of the tube. Meant to empty the dishwasher before work? No worries! Those dishes will be waiting for you when you get home tonight. Forgetting a few things on your “To Do list” may not be the end of the world, but forgetting to let someone important in on your FreeConference call can feel a lot like it.

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