A Complete List of FreeConference & iotum Awards

Sometimes when you hang out with parents they will inexplicably bring up their kids and their childish accomplishments unprompted, and this used to annoy me quite a bit as it unnecessarily interrupts the flow of a conversation. But now I understand the feeling, they’re not intentionally trying to divert the discussion, they are simply blinded by the immense proudness as parents and want to express this feeling as frequently as possible. Since setting up in 2004, iotum and FreeConference.com has been focused on providing the best products and services to our conference calling users and have been recognized along the way, and all of the iotum awards are proof of that effort. … Read more →

On a Business Trip in London? 7 Things You Should Do

black and white picture of london, englandDo you have a business trip in London? Don’t spend all of your time in the hotel lounge.

If you need to actually work on your business trip in London and have little time to be a tourist, then why not try some of these amazing locations where you can work remotely and be inspired by your surroundings.… Read more →

360–Degree Video Conferencing: The New Face of Online Education

sample image of camera for 360-degree video conferencingWhen the 360-degree camera was first introduced to the mainstream last year, I couldn’t help but to think it was a gimmick, a fleeting trend, or at least it would have nothing to do with me. But wait, it’s not just a horizontal panorama? It has multiple lenses that give you the points of view from all around you? It integrates with virtual reality or even just a regular Go-Pro footage? The wonders of the 360-degree camera venture far off the millennial playground and video enhancement, and have made their imprint on education, especially online and distance education. 360-degree video conferencing could be in your future.… 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

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 →

AI Conferencing: Why You’d Never Want a Robot Hosting Your Call

Man sitting at table with robotic arm in futuristic setting

Of all the recent technology developments, robots are becoming a mainstream bandwagon that a lot of businesses are trying to hop on. However, while this trendy tech topic could significantly benefit our society in the near future. I would argue that for now, let’s keep the AI conferencing to a minimum for everyone’s benefit, and here are a few reasons why:… Read more →

3 Top Questions Small Business Leaders Ask About Our Conference Call App

conference call speakerphone in meeting room “So how does this work?” We often get questions like these from tutors, non-profits, or any business that runs webinars. Many of our readers are gradually seeing the trend in Mobile app use for conference calls but haven’t downloaded a conference app yet, wondering if FreeConference.com is compatible with their business. This blog will address the top 3 questions that are asked by small businesses. … Read more →

How to Use Free Conference Calling to Keep and Grow Your User Base

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Utilize free conference calling to expand membership—and donorship—for your nonprofit organization.

Regardless of their size or mission, nonprofit organizations depend on being able to communicate and collaborate with their members, volunteers, and donors easily and at little cost. One of the many such ways non-profits do so is by taking advantage of free conference calling in order to allow people from anywhere in the country (or the world) to connect together in real time. In this blog, we’ll be going over a few simple ways that nonprofit organizations can use free conferencing services such as ours to hold virtual meetings.Read more →

How to Use Your Mobile Conference Call App to Host Better, Shorter Meetings

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Hold more productive conferences anytime, anywhere with the FreeConference Mobile App

Well, that’s 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back!

If this how you feel after coming out of a business meeting, there’s a good chance you weren’t the only one. Even though business meetings are always planned with the best and most productive of intentions, too often they end up wasting precious time and money due to poor organization, irrelevant discussions, unnecessary attendees, or any combination of the three. Today, we’d like to share some ways that our mobile conferencing app<, along with some meeting management tips, can be used to make virtual meetings shorter, easier, and more productive. … Read more →

On a Business Trip in Toronto? 11 Things You Should Do

Downtown Toronto skyline in the morning with CN tower

Got a day or two to spend in Toronto on a business trip? Don’t waste your time lounging around your hotel room.

What are you doing here in Toronto? Are you here to take in some of the best that Canadian cinema has to offer during the Toronto International Film Festival, or are you here for something else?

Whether you’re here for TIFF, or just on a business trip, Toronto is a vibrant and sprawling city that favors more than just a passing glance. Each neighborhood boasts its own eclectic flavor and unique style, all weaved together by a bustling transit system into a tapestry of all the colors, creeds, and lifestyles that you could imagine. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is distinctly Canadian, yet a world of its own.

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