Best Conference Call Headset of 2017 for Home and Office

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It’s pretty common to work in an office surrounded by 10s and even 100s of coworkers, and the constant walking, talking, and business conducting could be very distracting to your everyday work. Which is why a conference call headset could make your life better or worse depending on the sound quality, comfort, microphone quality, and durability, especially if your job requires frequent communication. And who would know more about communication than us here at FreeConference.com? In this post, we present the best conference call headset of 2017 for either home or office activities.… Read more →

4 Bad Conference Call Habits to Kick Before the New Year

Bad conference call habits can make a conference less pleasant and less productive

Conference call etiquette: While the unwritten rules of conference calling are certainly not hard to follow, there are a few bad conference call habits to be aware of that can drive your fellow callers nuts (whether they tell you or not). While some of these conference calling no-no’s may seem like common sense (like calling in late to a conference), you might be surprised at how often some of these bad habits can detract from the overall experience of a conference call for all involved. With the new year just around the corner, we thought we’d share some of our top bad conference call habits.… Read more →

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

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

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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 →

Set a Professional Video Conferencing Background in 3 Steps

Are you a 21st-century professional? Then high quality video conferencing software is the technology of choice for a job interview, an online presentation, a virtual meeting, and more. There are many steps that go into preparing for a successful video calling appearance. One that often goes overlooked is the video conference background.

It’s important to choose your clothes, prepare your material and test your conferencing equipment before an online meeting. So is creating a clean, and crisp backdrop as you will meet face to face with someone on the other end. It is a critical aspect of – sometimes quite literally – presenting yourself in the best light when you join a video!
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5 Great Ways to Thank and Inspire Your Volunteers

Inspire volunteers by letting them know their efforts are appreciated

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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

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 →

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 →