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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Get More From Your Meetings – With Smart Search

Using FreeConference software means that you’ve chosen to take full advantage of some of the world’s leading virtual conference technology, and that you’ve done so at no additional business costs. However, in choosing a Freemium service, you also know that some companies leave much to be desired.

Luckily for you, the affordable nature of FreeConference software upgrades means you don’t have to sacrifice your life’s savings to access quality, premium features, or useful upgrades.

We’ve recently rolled out some exciting upgrades to our FreeConference plan. You can access this feature for only 9.99 a month. It’s called SmartSearch.

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Get More From Your Meetings – With Smart Summaries

 

We know that you probably already want to get out of your meetings. They aren’t always run in a smart fashion. But have you considered trying to get more from them?

It’s easy to get jaded when certain studies cite that meetings take up around a third of your time, but some meetings are important – that’s why we keep having them.

 

Data-Driven Interactions

Since communion is essential to collaboration, and no business is built alone, FreeConference has been developing some impressive features looking to improve the way we interact with our colleagues and with our data. The main concerns we have been looking at addressing are issues of time, clarity, continuity and accountability.

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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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Ways to Thank Your Clients Across the Globe this Holiday Season

The Holidays are the perfect time to thank your clients for their business

line of pumpkins around a bed of flowers representing the holiday seasonClients. Anyone who runs a business knows clients can be difficult at times, yet, without them, we all know there would be no business to run. Whether you meet in person weekly or only speak twice a year with free international conference calling, it is especially important during the holiday season that you let your valued clients know just how much their business means to you. As a company that thrives thanks to its user base across North America and around the world, FreeConference.com understands that successful business relationships are built on communication and appreciation. So, without further adieu, here are our top 5 ways to show your local and international clients they’re appreciated this holiday season:… Read more →