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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FreeConference.com’s Free Calling App for Android and iPhone

People have started relying on their smartphones for larger and larger tasks in their lives. Long gone are the days of the archaic flip-phone. As technology has improved, people have begun using their phones for just about everything, including social media, scheduling and planning, the latest news, and of course standard phone functionality. It makes sense then to try out the FreeConference.com free calling app, available for both iOS and Android! Don’t miss out on the next trend in smartphone technology!… Read more →

Top 4 Messaging and Free Calling App Platforms

From talking into Nokia ‘brick’ to texting on a T9 on your Motorola Razr, mobile communication technology has come a long way. Nowadays, Skyfall Blue can use our phone to browse the web, play games and go on social media. Talking and Texting still remain a huge reason why we carry our phone around but sometimes the stock ‘phone’ and ‘texting’ app is not enough! Here are some free calling app and messenger platforms that might fill some of your communication needs.

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Keep Verbatim Records with Call Recording

We’ve all been there: The Perfect Meeting. One of those conference calls where everything just goes “right”. It doesn’t happen often enough, but when it does, the synergy is palpable. The session ends, high fives are flying, and the mood in the room is elevated.

But then it hits you: What about Susie in Sales who couldn’t make the call? And Hey, does anyone remember that great tagline Jim in Marketing came up with? Suddenly the tone shifts as everyone tries to recall the details of what just transpired.

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How Video Conference Calls Can Help Your Career

At FreeConference.com, we devote our time to create the best possible experience for our customers, so it means a lot when our customers express their appreciation. One of our customers recently wrote to us and praised our service. This customer, Jonathan, is a researcher at a renowned university, and said that our service provided an accessible, convenient solution for his career needs. Jonathan regularly coordinates his research with his colleagues around the world, and often presents his findings via Video Conference.

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Teaching Classes from Home Using Free Conferencing

In these harder economic times, many people—both professionals and hobbyists—have taken to the Internet to teach classes. From gardening to small household repairs and everything else in between, free or affordable lessons are available for just about any topic you can think of.

One strategy for instructors and class attendants is free conferencing—using real-time video and audio feeds, instructors can engage with their audience in a more organic way. YouTube videos are fine, sure, but waiting for a reply to clarify a talking point or technique can be frustrating and ineffective.

Instructors: consider using FreeConference.com’s effortless and reliable video calling service. Your long distance classes will never be the same!

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Big City Living: Save on Phone Plans with VoIP and Free Web Calling

Living in a major city centre can be a rewarding, enriching experience—especially for young people working and studying—but it can also be difficult to stay afloat with expensive everyday costs of living. Housing, transportation, food, and other necessities are expensive enough, and data costs in wireless plans contribute to a budget that can already be difficult to manage. Why not save money with VoIP?

Big city living is expensive, save money with VoIP
Big city living can be stressful and expensive—let us help through free web calling.

Thankfully, for students and young professionals especially, FreeConference.com has your free web calling needs covered. Primed for any device with a browser and Internet access, our browser-based service requires no downloads, registrations, or payments—simply enjoy interruption-free calling on us.

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Curating Galleries and Museums with Video Teleconferencing

How does FreeConference.com help you stay on the ball with all your video teleconferencing needs? It all starts with clear communication. The process of curating an art exhibit can be a daunting process, requiring months of preparation, networking, and travelling to bring artworks and artists together to make a spectacular showing.

Video Conferencing to Help Organize Art Gallery
Art speaks volumes about the cultural, racial, and social situations in which it was made—that is why well-curated exhibits are important.

Exhibits and installations in museums and galleries must be carefully arranged with regards to theme, artistic and historical significance, mediums, and the identities being represented by artists and their work. Each exhibit tells a particular narrative about the human experience that is both financially valuable and culturally priceless. Art enriches the world, and curators are responsible for putting it out there.

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How to Cut Down on Distractions in Web Meetings

When a group of people needs to discuss a project and finds it difficult to meet in person, web meetings are a blessing to their productivity. However, like with any activity in the office, there are various distractions around you that can affect your productivity in web meetings.

The next time you have to have an online meeting, keep the following tips in mind and those distractions will be nothing but memories!

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5 Online Meeting Tools to Boost Your Productivity

Meetings can be a hassle, and if you don’t plan them right, they can take away from your productivity. Make sure that your online meetings are as effective as possible with FreeConference.com and use these five tools (among the many other features we offer) to make your conference call experience as convenient as possible!

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