Life Coach? Save Your Clients’ Money With Free Web Meetings

While one of the main goals of a life coach is to help a client with some aspect of their life—such as relationship issues, career goals, or overall well-being—it is also important for coaches to be reasonable, transparent, and empathetic in how they charge clients for their time. Clients pay life coaches for someone to actively listen and encourage them, and these services can be costly, depending on the extent of coaching required by the client.

Web meetings and free video calling services, like, are an invaluable way to cut down on costs towards your client, allowing them to spend more time with you and get the most out of your services. Here are some of the features that offers to help life coaches better plan their rapport with their clients, and to help clients get the most out of their coach’s guidance and mentorship.

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How Life Coaches Use Web Meetings to Mentor 

Everybody needs a spiritual “lift” now and then—whether you are unsatisfied with your relationships, your career, or your overall happiness and well-being, life coaches can assist you through the more difficult, uneasy times. Although it is important not to confuse life coaches with therapists or psychologists, life coaches can help you find a more significant purpose in life and motivate you using your unique traits and identity.

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Protecting organizational integrity with conference calls

In May 2015, 10 Swiss plainclothes law enforcement officers burst into the luxurious Baur au Lac Hotel in Zurich and slapped handcuffs on a number of high ranking FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Board members as part of indictments of 14 officials who, in the words of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, have:

“Abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.”

They assumed the next World Cup would be allocated to the highest bidder, not the most worthy.

The high-flying luxury lifestyles of FIFA officials are coming to an end. Conference calls could have helped FIFA find the road to integrity as an organization, but they chose a different path. Some of them will do jail time for that choice.

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Could conference calls help AA meetings?

Conference calls are no longer the expensive privilege of big corporations. They have become so cheap and cheerful that churches are using them to broadcast sermons, and many other grassroots community organizations are keeping in touch and promoting better communication with teleconference technology.

But each organization has its own unique structure and operations.

Could Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) benefit from adding teleconferencing to the mix?

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How Freelance Writers Cut Costs with Free Online Meetings

The Internet has completely changed the landscape for freelance writers, opening up new markets, and allowing us to live where we want, but still find the right employers, wherever they might be.

The Cloud has changed the economics of writing, too.

Freelance writers use free online meetings to cut overhead costs, so we can charge more for our writing time.

Low overhead wins

For self-employed writers, the Cloud-based free conference call technology, we set up our online meetings with is perfect because it literally carries no overhead.

There is no software to purchase. No monthly fees or charges, for an incredible array of services. No ads wasting our time. Signing up takes just a few minutes, and it syncs automatically with Google Calendar.

All that communication power just sits in the Cloud—and we can use it for free.

There are no apps required, although we can use the free Mobile Conference Call App to set up and make free group video calls on our cell phones from anywhere in the world. It seems like free web meetings were created for just for freelancers, but companies like them too.

They win two ways; both by saving money on regular staff by using freelance writers, and by keeping their corporate communication overhead to a minimum. For example, instead of paying for employees’ phone plans, they can offer far-flung freelancers an inexpensive Toll Free Number and keep their costs “pay as you go.”

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5 Tips for Writer’s Groups to use Free Video Calling

Writers are famous for being a solitary, grouchy bunch, who warm their tired fingers by feeding critical reviews of their work into rusty wood stoves, in mossy-roofed cabins perched on lonely mountain slopes.

But actually, we need feedback, and to see a fresh face now and again. Say, once a month or so. That’s what writer’s groups are for.

As we have traded the Underwood for the MacBook, we have also started to include the Internet as a location to hold meetings for our writer’s groups. Sometimes the core of a group meets in person while others attend virtually, but sometimes the whole meeting is online.

This freedom to meet “wherever, whenever,” is enabled by a new conference call technology called free group video calling, which is allowing writer’s groups to collaborate more efficiently over distance and share our work. Here are five tips for using it.

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4 Tools for Conference Call Productivity


Keeping your conference call a positive experience for all parties can be a little tricky, but offers tools to make everything run more smoothly. Check out these tips for a more productive conference call:

Use Moderator Controls

Keep your participants muted for as much of the call as possible. The call Organizer can mute the other parties by pressing *7, which is a three-position toggle in this order: Conversation Mode, Q-and-A Mode, Presentation Mode and Conversation Mode. A voice prompt will alert you to the current mode each time you change the configuration. Proactively muting the conference through the use of Organizer controls is generally more effective than asking callers to mute their own lines.

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Web Conferencing makes a Harvard education accessible

If you’ve always wanted to include a Harvard education on your résumé, but didn’t think you could travel that far, or afford the tuition cost, you should check out Harvard’s new web conferencing academic courses. A new technology called “web conference calls” has just made a pre kindergarten education accessible to anyone, from anywhere.

Harvard, and many other universities and colleges are embracing the concept of eLearning, built on conference call technology, expanded to include the web.

Web Conference Calls have always been a great solution for keeping costs down and eliminating distance as an obstacle.

Now you can use them to get the education you want.

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How Conference Calls Help with Time Management

Time. There’s never enough, is there? We all start out with a finite amount of time on the planet; it’s up to us to make the best of it. But how?

Conference calls are a fantastic way to be more productive with your time: How many hours have been wasted trying to get everyone together in one room on the same day? One person is traveling, another works remotely, and the boss just happens to be in a field office at the moment. Conference calls bring everyone together at the right time, all in the same virtual meeting room. No more trying to match up competing schedules — with conference calls, participants can dial in from literally any phone in the world.

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How Video Calls Can Help the 21st Century Manager

In the old days of business, a manager woke up every day and went to the office, worked 9 to 5 and came home. Once home, they would be completely shut off from the world. Nowadays it’s not so easy… or not so hard, depending on how you look at it!

A manager nearly always has a cell phone and laptop, and rarely works the typical 9-5; they’re lots more flexible. With current technology, it’s convenient to take the appointment during the day and work the extra hours in the evening.

No matter how you arrange your schedule, there are bound to be times you will be away from your team. Whether it’s a snow day, you’re traveling on business, or you or a team member just needs to work from home. As a manager, you need to prepare yourself, because there are certain to be times when you will need to communicate with your team no matter the distance.

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