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No One is Paying Attention to the Conference Call (And How to Fix That)
08
Oct

No One is Paying Attention to the Conference Call (And How to Fix That)

Do you find yourself disappointed in the quality of your team conference calls?

Conference calls are extremely helpful to businesses that host employees worldwide. Despite the distance, conference calls allow employees from all over the world to communicate effectively as one team.

Despite the convenience of the conference call, it's not always easy to ensure that the call is productive.

If

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7 Common Conference Call Phone Fails and How to Prevent Them from Happening to You
28
Sep

7 Common Conference Call Phone Fails and How to Prevent Them from Happening to You

Conference calls should be like a routine check-up with your doctor: as clear and painless as possible.

Too often, though, they're like a trip to the urgent care clinic: the people there seem confused or bored, and there's a lot of waiting.

How can you avoid phone fails during a conference call? Read on to learn about some common blunders.

1. Talking Over Each Other

Interjections and

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8 Tips for Conducting a Phone Interview On a Conference Call
18
Sep

8 Tips for Conducting a Phone Interview On a Conference Call

When businesses are looking to hire a new employee, each vacant position attracts roughly 250 candidates. While most people won't make it to the interviewing process, there can still be a lot of people to meet.

Conducting a phone interview is beneficial for businesses and applicants. This process can save both parties plenty of time, money, and stress. Since most calls typically last no longer

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Self Introduction Examples You Can Use for Your Next Conference Call
04
Sep

Self Introduction Examples You Can Use for Your Next Conference Call

While most voices are completely different from one another, our human ears can barely tell the difference.

That's why we're so accustomed to introducing ourselves to one another, even when we make a call to someone we know well. With the help of a few self-introduction examples, you can make sure the conference call process is less painful and clearer to everyone involved.

Try out these five

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Now Offering International Conferencing Services in the United Kingdom
29
Aug

Now Offering International Conferencing Services in the United Kingdom

We’re happy to announce that now it’s easier than ever for people all over the United Kingdom to get the word out about all the great things they are doing! With the free premium international conferencing services offered through Conferencetown.com, you’ll be able to run any meeting, plan any event, or catch up with a group of old friends even if you’re miles apart.

And

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How to Teach Remotely with Free Conference Calling & Other Tools for Teaching
20
Aug

How to Teach Remotely with Free Conference Calling & Other Tools for Teaching

Technology offers many benefits to individuals, but one of its greatest uses is in education.

Remote teaching is growing at a startling rate. As of 2017, 6 million students were enrolled in distance learning education. The growth is leading to new measures and platforms created for the sole purpose of exchanging information online, a necessity for teaching remotely and on-campus.

Thus, finding

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5 Common Problems with Conference Calls and How to Fix Them
03
Aug

5 Common Problems with Conference Calls and How to Fix Them

Conference calls are an awesome way to communicate with a larger group of your employees at the same time, and to ensure that everyone gets to voice their opinion.

Of course, learning how to make a conference call that goes off without a hitch can sometimes feel next to impossible.

In this post, we'll tell you how you can finally put an end to irritating conference call problems like static,

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How Do Conference Calls Work to Save Your Business Time?
27
Jul

How Do Conference Calls Work to Save Your Business Time?

As an employer or manager, you know just how much time is wasted at work.

And sometimes, you feel like you can't do much to stop it.

But how do conference calls work when it comes to saving you time and helping to make sure that everyone has a say?

That's what this post is all about.

When you're ready to spend less time scheduling calls and more time actually exchanging ideas and assigning

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7 Best Phones to Use for Your Company Conference Calls
17
Jul

7 Best Phones to Use for Your Company Conference Calls

Conference calls can often be a pain. Sometimes the audio isn't great or the microphones aren't picking everybody up so you have to repeat yourselves all the time, it can be a mess.

We are all looking for ways to improve our conference calling experience.

Perhaps what your company needs to do is to invest in a new device. There have been some great advancements to conference calling in recent

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7 Things to Consider Before Creating Your First Conference Call
12
Jul

7 Things to Consider Before Creating Your First Conference Call

You've gotten to the point in your career where you're ready to start leading conference calls. It's an exciting time, but if you don't know what you're doing, problems may arise.

It's not as simple as dialing a number and starting a meeting. There are a few things you need to learn first.

This way, even before you make your first conference call, you'll already look like a pro. Which is why

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How to Have a Conference Call on Cell Phone
03
Jul

How to Have a Conference Call on Cell Phone

Conference calls are, historically, tricky business, even with a dedicated setup.

You have to make sure you have good reception at the time of the call, and that they've got equally good reception. Everybody's got to clear their schedules, and nobody's allowed to mumble or the whole thing can be a complete wash.

And all that's usually before you've even made sure everybody can even make the

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How to Set Up a Conference Call on ConferenceTown.com
27
Jun

How to Set Up a Conference Call on ConferenceTown.com

Let's face it.

Holding traditional meetings can be costly. Plus, it's not a guarantee that all the attendees will be present. These are some of the reasons that are making a lot of businesses to consider conference calls.

The numbers say it all. About 87 percent of businesses and customers prefer using conference calls for instant communication. ConferenceTown.com is one of the best tools you

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How to Conference Call: Top 5 Do's and Don't's
19
Jun

How to Conference Call: Top 5 Do's and Don't's

Conference calls are an amazing technology. It allows us the flexibility to work from anywhere. For many of us, this has both impacted and improved our everyday lives.

Need to drop off the kids at school? No problem--take your first conference call from a nearby coffee shop. Dentist only open from midday? Just schedule your meetings around your appointment.

In fact, conference calls save

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How to Make Your Conference Calls More Engaging
13
Jun

How to Make Your Conference Calls More Engaging

Conference calls are becoming the go-to when it comes to an effective and efficient meeting set-up. Businesses are realizing it helps them meet company goals in a convenient way.

However, when you're not face-to-face with everyone, it can make engagement quite a challenge.

So, how do you get everyone involved when you're communicating through a phone line? Are there ways to keep everyone's

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7 Things You Need to do to Have a Successful Conference Call
05
Jun

7 Things You Need to do to Have a Successful Conference Call

Executing a productive conference call isn't as easy as some may think. When people aren't physically present in a meeting, it's more tempting for them to get distracted or try to multi-task.

Studies have revealed many startling ways conference call attendees spend their time. Hint: it isn't taking notes. From catching up on lost sleep to writing emails and browsing social media, leading a

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10 Unwritten Rules to Remember When You Set Up a Conference Call
30
May

10 Unwritten Rules to Remember When You Set Up a Conference Call

More than ever before, American employees are working from home. In fact, in between 2005 and 2015, the number of workers who do the majority of their work remotely increased by 115%.

This means that face to face meetings are decreasing and conference calls are on the rise.

But, just because it's a conference call it doesn't mean it's casual or unofficial. A conference call is just like a

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How Secure Conference Call Solutions Can Help Your Business
22
May

How Secure Conference Call Solutions Can Help Your Business

In business, security is everything. There's a ton of data being shared across various mediums - computers, smartphones, and even phone lines.

If your company holds regular conference calls, then having security solutions enabled is a must. These calls are invite-only and many times contain vital and private information that should only be between specific parties.

However, anyone with the

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5 Things You Should Avoid Saying on a Conference Call
16
May

5 Things You Should Avoid Saying on a Conference Call

If you run a business, there are so many benefits that come along with holding conference calls regularly.

More than 90 percent of people who work for companies remotely report being more productive as a result of attending conference calls. At the same time, about 70 percent of employees say they prefer jumping on a conference call once every so often as opposed to jumping on a plane and flying

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What Goes On Behind the Scenes: Conference Calling
11
May

What Goes On Behind the Scenes: Conference Calling

Roughly 63% of employees have admitted to doing other work while participating in a conference call. 25% shared that they are playing video games, and 9% shared that they are exercising during the entire conference call.

Does this show conference call collaboration? Conference calls seem to have a negative connotation which makes people participating feel like they only need to give 50% (or in

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8 Features to Expect from the Best Conference Call Services
02
May

8 Features to Expect from the Best Conference Call Services

Companies that utilize conference calls have found up to a 30% reduction in travel costs.

Would you be interested in saving money while still being able to meet face to face with clients or other employees? This is the beauty of conference calls.

However, not all conference call services are created equal. It's imperative that you find one with the features you need.

And we've compiled the 8

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How Conference Calls Help Your Business Goals
23
Apr

How Conference Calls Help Your Business Goals

We all want to run more streamlined, efficient businesses that keep excessive spending to a minimum while still delivering on our goals.

Communication is the lifeblood of any team, but getting everybody in one place at one can be a challenge, especially if you're spread across different countries or regions.

Conference calling can be a great way to achieve your business goals.

Here's our guide

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How to Always be Productive During a Conference Call
16
Apr

How to Always be Productive During a Conference Call

The amount of time being wasted during conference calls equates to billions of dollars in lost productivity. This is why so many professionals seek out conference call tips.

According to LoopUp's Enterprise Conferencing: User Behavior & Impact Report, U.S. and UK professionals waste an average of 15 minutes each conference call, which leads to $34 billion in losses.

The truth is, running an

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Why Conference Calls Help Manage Your Remote Employees
10
Apr

Why Conference Calls Help Manage Your Remote Employees

Running a successful remote company or campaign be quite the juggling act, at times. There are so many moving parts, which can sometimes be working independently on separate continents. There are so many opportunities for things to get lost in the shuffle or not operate at peak efficiency.

Yet remote work isn't going anywhere. 20 - 25% of the current U. S. workforce telecommutes with some

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How to Lead a Teleconference Phone Call like a Pro
30
Mar

How to Lead a Teleconference Phone Call like a Pro

Most people who work in a professional setting have been on a conference call before.

These are often used to bridge the gaps between different departments that are located in various places. Conference calls also come in handy when communicating with clients from all over, or in order to get various partners on the same page.

However, not everyone who has been on such a call also knows how to

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How Conference Calls Help Your Business Goals
22
Mar

How Conference Calls Help Your Business Goals

We all want to run more streamlined, efficient businesses that keep excessive spending to a minimum while still delivering on our goals.

Communication is the lifeblood of any team, but getting everybody in one place at one can be a challenge, especially if you're spread across different countries or regions.

Conference calling can be a great way to achieve your business goals.

Here's our guide

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How to Set Up a Conference Call That Won't End in Disaster
15
Mar

How to Set Up a Conference Call That Won't End in Disaster

Company conference calls offer a myriad of benefits, including cutting the traditional costs of holding traditional meetings. Plus, you can communicate information easily and fast to your team members or partners.

But, like most office activities, these calls are vulnerable to several problems that can make them awkwardly disastrous. Some of these problems include background noise, low

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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Attempt a Skype Conference Call
08
Mar

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Attempt a Skype Conference Call

With nearly 90% of all businesses now relying on some form of conference calling for customer contact, there are just a few companies dominating the scene. With Skype being integrated into several office software suites, it takes up the biggest portion of the market. But that doesn't mean a Skype conference call is without its problems.

When Microsoft bought Skype for $8 billion about 7 years

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5 Essential Audio Conferencing Features for Lawyers
01
Mar

5 Essential Audio Conferencing Features for Lawyers

With 85% or Fortune 100 businesses using conference calls as part of their day-to-day business practices, it's likely your firm uses them too. Love it or hate it, audio conferencing is the best way to get people at remote locations together to hammer out an issue. A great system makes life easier.

Older systems were riddled with bugs with most calls beginning with a series of troubleshooting

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Audio Conference Calls 101: What You Need to Know for 2018
19
Feb

Audio Conference Calls 101: What You Need to Know for 2018

It's been arranged for a while now, and you have the whole set-up prepared for it. But, how do you manage audio conference calls once they begin?

How can you make sure you all stay on-topic and everything is communicated smoothly?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. In this post, we're going to take you through the best call courtesy, tactics for better communication results, and other handy

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What is Audio Conferencing? Is It Right For Your Business?
05
Feb

What is Audio Conferencing? Is It Right For Your Business?

Are you curious about audio conferencing and what it can do for your business?

No matter what business you operate, communication is essential. It's critical for you to connect with employees, clients, and colleagues in an effective and rapid manner.

Audio conferencing is a communications tool that can benefit all business operations in your industry.

If you're asking, "What is audio

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How Conference Solutions Can Grow Your Network Marketing Business
17
Jan

How Conference Solutions Can Grow Your Network Marketing Business

Are you trying to grow your network marketing business?

Signing up new consultants, distributors and members is exciting when building your team. But when people live in different locations and have varying schedules, how do you keep your team motivated? How do you hold meetings, trainings, and coaching sessions to help everyone build their business?

Conference solutions.

Holding regular

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How to Choose the Best Conference Call Service
03
Jan

How to Choose the Best Conference Call Service

You always give your clients your undivided attention. But what happens if something goes wrong during that all-important call? If you don't have the best conference call service, you're putting your business at risk.

Your technology should never get in the way of progress. It should never jeopardize a client relationship either. But too many companies ignore their conference call problems.



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How to Successfully Manage a Large Conference Call
13
Dec

How to Successfully Manage a Large Conference Call

Very few of us look forward to attending meetings, whether in person or over the phone. And often, a large conference call can feel like an unruly waste of time. But it doesn't have to be this way. You can successfully manage your meeting to get the most out of each participant with the least amount of pain.

Before you gather your team and dive headfirst into your next conference call, check out

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How to Improve Audio Quality During a Live Conference Call
22
Nov

How to Improve Audio Quality During a Live Conference Call

If you're using live conferencing technology for your business, you have undoubtedly experienced poor call quality. From dropped calls, because other callers can't hear you or they're frustrated with muffled sound, to poor audio, the frustration mounts quickly.

But how can you alleviate annoying noises and create the best audio for your business meetings and other events?

There are a few things

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How a Conference Call Service Can Save Your Business Time
07
Nov

How a Conference Call Service Can Save Your Business Time

Do you still deal with traditional in-person conference meetings?

Are these meetings consuming your business' time and money? You can save your resources seven-fold by switching to a conference call service.

A recent study shows that an audio-based conference costs seven times less than an in-person meeting. People also save three times the amount of time when they use a conference call service

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8 Essential Tips for Good Conference Call Etiquette
04
Oct

8 Essential Tips for Good Conference Call Etiquette

Almost 4 million U.S. employees now work on a remote basis. Many workers never step foot in an office. Instead, they do everything they need to from home or while they're traveling.

As the business world becomes increasingly remote, conference calls have cemented a place in the daily routine.

While conference calls can do wonders to connect people, a faux pas can derail a productive

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