How to Run Seamless Conference Calls in an Open Concept Office

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Tips for Conference Calling in an Open Floor Plan Office

Though intended to facilitate communication, open concept offices can sometimes feel like they do anything but that for people who hold conference calls in them. In today’s blog, we’ll be offering some tips for more effectively holding conference calls and improving productivity in offices that feature open floor plans.

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Dial-In Your Sales Process with Conference Calling for Business

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Expand Your Customer Base Using Dial-in Conference Calling

Whatever your product may be, it is important to make yourself accessible to as many potential customers as possible. For many businesses, this may mean email marketing, social media, sales calls, and even conference calling lines. Businesses of all types and sizes utilize telephone dial-in conference calling to grow their memberships—and their bottom lines. In today’s FreeConference blog, we’ll be exploring some of the ways that telephone dial-in conference calling can help your business offerings reach more people.

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Why Meetings May Be Ineffective – And How To Fix Them

We as a population have undertaken many studies lately, in the efforts to find out why meetings work – or don’t.

Often, we’ve been labeling them an inefficient tradition; usually seen as a waste of time (unless people actually came prepared) and it’s safe to assume we have all come to at least one meeting unprepared. So what gives? Why are meetings so hard to care about? Why are they so difficult to manage? Why do we keep having them?

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Leverage Alliances with a Free International Conference Call

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How to Utilize Your International Conference Call Line to Strengthen Your Global Ties

Thanks to new technology and a rise in globalized commerce, the world has shrunk significantly over the past several decades. With more and more organizations expanding their reach beyond political and geographic boundaries, the need for maintaining relationships with business partners and colleagues around the world has never been greater. In today’s blog, we will be discussing how international conference call platforms like FreeConference are facilitating live communication between people all across the globe.

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Making the Most of Your Meeting (Agenda)

 

If you have ever had to sit through an interminable meeting, you probably had the time to come up with ways you would have done it differently. Meetings, if poorly planned, are difficult to mediate without concise agendas; decision-making becomes muddied by unfocused discussion and lack of informed participation. Designing an effective agenda is one of the ways one can harness the power of a strong team, as it provides both the necessary structure and informative content to get things accomplished properly.

Whether your meeting is daily, weekly, or quarterly, the necessity of a strong timeline is essential to maintaining efficiency, in groups both big and small. Listed below are some important factors to keep in mind when designing the agenda for your meetings. Consider the following:

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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 →

Dealing with Conference Call Anxiety: A 4-Step Guide

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

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 →