No Nonsense Conference Calls

We thought you would like to take a look at this blog on No Nonsense Conference Calls. It's the thoughts of Shawn Frey on how to utilize conference calling in training sales agents and meeting with a group of peers, ideally between four and seven callers.

A Short Primer on PC to TV Conversion

For the past few weeks I have done  experiments with transferring screen and sound from my PC to TV.  Right now most of us get our webcasts and webinars on the PC but with low cost easy to hook up technology we can watch a webcast on our TV whether it’s the news, the state of the union broadcast or an educational/business webcast. This has the advantage of larger screen views and watching in a more comfortable relaxed environment. With […]

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The Joys and Sorrows of Conference Lock

Conference lock is a feature on many conferencing systems that allows you to lock a conference after you start.  It's particularly helpful after you have done a number count and roll call to establish that everyone on the call is who you want to be on the call. After that you do the “lock down”.  No one can get into the call at that point not even an operator can get in or listen to your call. All this is […]

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Behind the Scenes on a Conference Call

Do you know what the reaction of participants to your remarks when doing a conference call? We usually have to use a trained ear or know the participants in the conference. The following video gives the host on the conference call a very multidimensional view of what is going on. To tell you more would be to take a way the surprise that awaits you on this video.

Green Conferencing

“Oh God-here they come act green.” -A husband and wife speaking to each other as another couple approaches them at a cocktail party. Cartoon in The New Yorker, August 20, 2007 In 2007 “Green was the most trademarked term made at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The conferencing industry too has joined the green club. One of our conferencing colleagues has installed a green meter on their webconferencing services to let participants know how much has been saved in […]

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Conference Call Tip: Conference Lock

Lock Your Conference. Once everyone's arrived, shut the door and lock it. Lock your conference call against further arrivals.  If everyone's there, then start without further interruptions. And it's also a great way to insure prompt attendance… It's a feature that's standard on most of our conference call services. You lock your call using the dialpad on your telephone.  NOTE: Once a guest leaves a locked conference call…they can't return. NOTE #2: An operator can't join your call, either,  if […]

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Conference Call Security Tip

Name Recording On Entry. This is a very important tip for maintaining security on a conference call. This feature prompts a caller to announce their name before joining the conference call. That helps insure 2 things: 1) only the invited attend; 2) you know who's attending AND who's leaving.

Mute and Unmute Caller Lines for Greater Call Efficiency

One great way to help ensure that your phone conference is very efficient and stays on track is to utilize the Mute and Unmute function. This feature enables the Chairperson to mute all the callers that joined your phone conference as a Participant. The Participant is able to hear everything being said on the conference, however their line is muted. This functionality is a free feature. Here are some examples of when the Chairperson may wish to Mute the lines: Chairperson […]

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Helping Make Your Conference Call More Efficient

One great way to help ensure that your phone conference is very efficient and stays on track is to utilize the Mute and Unmute function. This feature enables the Chairperson to mute all the callers that joined your phone conference as a Participant. The Participant is able to hear everything being said on the conference, however their line is muted. This functionality is a free feature. Here are some examples of when the Chairperson may wish to Mute the lines: Chairperson […]

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