Last week I went to the local copy shop to have some formal letters printed up for a new product release. Color printing on decent stock was a bit more than I’d anticipated, so when the woman behind the counter said she could toss in the letter-folding at no extra charge — normally three cents apiece for 100 units — I was delighted!
Why was I so happy? A “gift” of three dollars when I was already spending big bucks? Here’s why: Everyone likes getting free stuff. There is literally no greater perk than “FREE.”
And that’s why FREE conference calls are so awesome! Sign up for an account, distribute your dial-in information, tell people when to call. No fuss, no muss. “But how much does it cost?”, participants will ask. “It doesn’t,” is the correct response.
Sure, a free conference calling account often requires dialing into a Midwest-based phone number. But with the proliferance of unlimited long-distance plans and the usage of cell phone minutes, calling across the country is no longer as prohibitive as it was even just a few years ago.
Many will resort to that old battle cry: “A free service? You get what you pay for, right?” — and assume that because we’re able to offer so much at no cost whatsoever, that we must be compromising the quality of service rendered. Not so! All-digital connections and a robust network of carriers allow us to provide superlative conferencing, and at no charge.
Take advantage of outstanding web applications and a user-friendly scheduling/invitation system to make your next conference call a great one. And the best part? It’s free!