Ways to Thank Your Clients Across the Globe this Holiday Season

The Holidays are the perfect time to thank your clients for their business

line of pumpkins around a bed of flowers representing the holiday seasonClients. Anyone who runs a business knows clients can be difficult at times, yet, without them, we all know there would be no business to run. Whether you meet in person weekly or only speak twice a year with free international conference calling, it is especially important during the holiday season that you let your valued clients know just how much their business means to you. As a company that thrives thanks to its user base across North America and around the world, FreeConference.com understands that successful business relationships are built on communication and appreciation. So, without further adieu, here are our top 5 ways to show your local and international clients they’re appreciated this holiday season:… Read more →

How To Deal with Conference Call Interruptions

many conference call participants sitting around a table, with many conference call interruptionsThe very definition of a conference call is a telephone conference in which several people can talk at the same time. This technology structure makes it very susceptible to conference call interruptions, or just interruptions in general. Not only is it annoying, conference call interruptions can become a recurring obstacle to time management and efficiency, especially on a conference call; a platform designed to get things done. So in the spirit of getting rid of it, here is how to deal with conference call interruptions.… Read more →

Dealing with Conference Call Anxiety: A 4-Step Guide

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Stay Calm and Conference on: How to Overcome Conference Call Anxiety

For professionals of all types, conference calling can be a (surprisingly) stressful ordeal. Unlike with traditional face-to-face meetings where you can rely in part on body language and other visual cues to aid with communication, your success with conference calling depends almost entirely on how well you conduct yourself over the phone. If you’re leading a conference call or taking part in a phone interview, this can add to the pressure you feel to make sure every word that comes out of your mouth is perfect. But fear not, conference callers, conference call anxiety is very common and can be dealt with by following these steps:… Read more →

3 Tips for Creating a Professional Video Conference Background

Whether it’s for a job interview, an online presentation, or a virtual meeting, if you’re a 21st-century professional, there’s a good chance that you use—or will use—video conferencing. And while there are many aspects that go into preparing for a successful video conferencing appearance, one that often goes overlooked is the video conference background.

In addition to wearing the right clothes, preparing your materials, as well as testing your conferencing equipment, creating a clean, professional looking backdrop is an important aspect of—sometimes quite literally—presenting yourself in the right light.… Read more →

5 Great Ways to Thank and Inspire Your Volunteers

Inspire volunteers by letting them know their efforts are appreciated

chipmunk holding bouquet of flowers to inspire volunteers

Volunteer staff play an essential role in helping many nonprofits, church groups, and community-based organizations operate within their budgets. From setting up events to raising funds, volunteers are there when you need them most so it’s important to let them know they’re appreciated. As a conference service that provides free web conferencing services to many such organizations, we’re sharing some of our top picks for ways to show your gratitude and inspire volunteers.… Read more →

7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Startups

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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 →

3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hold More Video Conferences

“We Really Need to Cut Back On Our Free Video Conferencing”
– No one, ever.

Despite video conferencing technology being a relatively recent development, it has had a profound impact on the way people around the world communicate with one another. Thanks to the many web-based video conferencing platforms that are now available, face-to-face communication no longer has to happen face to face. For organizations such as nonprofits, free video conferencing helps keep operating costs to a minimum by facilitating communication and reducing travel expenses. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over 3 of the main reasons why nonprofit organizations should use video conferencing to their full advantage.… Read more →

5 Things All Non Profits Need to Do to Move into the Digital Age

Non Profits have been around for a long time, their origins can be traced back to the British Colonies, where for the first time in documented history governments granted special tax standards to charitable/donated money. Obviously, non profits have changed a lot since then, most have privatized and formalized to be more economically competitive. But to truly adapt to the digital age, non profits still need tools to help with day-to-day operations or even in times of emergencies. Here are 5 Things All Non Profits need to do to move into the Digital Age.… Read more →

How to Explain Screen Sharing to your Grandparents

Screen sharing is a useful and versatile tool, but users that are not tech-savvy can find the notion confusing and even overwhelming, the purpose of this blog is to un-package the concept of screen sharing and hopefully help our friends utilize it better in the future. Here is how to explain screen sharing to your grandparents.… Read more →