This YouTube video shows how and where to NOT join a conference call. Notice all the distractions; notice the lack of success. Watch it here. We've pointed this out many times in the past: a quiet private setting increases the likelihood for a successful, productive, conference call for you and the other callers. Or put another way: There's a ratio between the number of distractions in your setting for your conference call and the risk of its failure. It's a 2:1 ratio. The likelihood of your conference call being unproductive grows twice as fast as the number of distractions in your setting to join the conference call.