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Managing a successful audio or web conference is no small task; there are many aspects that need to be considered. One of the best ways to improve your audio and web conference managing skills is to watch a good facilitator perform. Consider what it is they do well, and how you can apply that to your future meetings with your own personal twist. And if you don’t happen to know any good facilitators, don’t worry. Our team at ConferencingShopper.com has compiled a list of a ways that you can improve your next audio or web conference:
- As a general rule, you should try and keep your meeting as short as possible – anywhere between 30 minutes and one hour. However once you pass the 30 minute mark, it’s a good idea to add one more presenter. This is because offering a mix of presentation styles and voices increases
As a leading global provider of cutting-edge audio, video and web conferencing solutions, PGi brings over 15 million people together in nearly 4 million meetings every month. And while the number of users continues to rise one thing has always remained the same: PGi makes your conference security a top priority.
Let’s face it, as a professional businessman or businesswoman you have more important things to do than worry about online troublemakers. PGi understands this, and takes all necessary steps in order to protect your information.
PGi’s own Trisha Zimmerman even recounted a time when she first started at the company as an intern, “Before my interview, I signed confidentiality forms in the unlikely event that I would overhear client information while walking by our Operators on calls. Of course I didn’t hear anything, but that form spoke a very loud message that I did hear – PGi takes no Read More»
Get a Room and Make a Profit
Cutting a business’s travel expenses in today’s tough economic times is one thing, but trying to do it while improving productivity is another. This is especially true when you are dealing with geographically dispersed customers, partners and employees.
According to a survey that was conducted by the Harvard Business Review, in-person meetings are the most effective method of meeting new customers and crucial for sealing the deal. It wasn’t long ago that the only way for a businessman or woman to meet with a new or existing client was to hold an in-person meeting; however this would require not only a considerable amount of planning and forethought, but also a substantial amount of time and money in order to reach each destination – something that even large enterprises are currently struggling with.
But all of that has changed thanks to modern audio and Read More»
Although web and audio conferencing has been proven to significantly reduce the time and expenses associated with business travel, it seems as though many participants are still running short on time. According to a survey conducted by PGi in 2010, more than 50% of the respondents admitted to secretly multi-tasking thought one or more meetings.
While this can seem discouraging to hosts, there is good news; as a host you do have a great deal of control and influence. By keeping your attendees fully engaged and participating, you lead them to better, faster decision making, an increase in sales, a decrease in follow-up meetings as well as a multitude of other advantages.
To help get you started, we’ve compiled a small web and audio conferencing best practice list:
- Customize your conference call settings – getting a large number of participants on one conference call at the same time can
Finding the perfect time to schedule an audio conference call with one or more clients or employees can be extremely difficult. Especially as we enter this holiday season, our schedules are jam-packed with stuff to do. This can make it difficult – if not impossible – to hold an audio conference call wherein all invited participants are able to attend. Thankfully, InterCall offers a simple solution with their Reservationless conferencing service: the record and playback feature.
With InterCall’s record and playback feature you can record your audio conference with an easy-as-apple-pie command, and archive it for future playback. What’s more is that InterCall offers even more control by allowing you to stop recording during your conference if you only wish to record specific parts or create segmented portions. Once you have recorded your conference, you have a number of user-friendly options to select from, including downloading a transcription or Read More»
Earth Day has come and gone, but that is no reason not to continue to being earth-friendly! In the telecom industry, it’s no big secret that audio conferencing and web conferencing can dramatically cut your travel time and expenses – virtual meeting rooms replace the rides to the airport, daily/weekly parking fees if you drive there yourself, hotels, meals, etc. – but many overlook the fact that those services also radically shrink your business’s carbon footprint.
For years, InterCall has been a leader in the global conferencing market. In 2010 alone they provided an impressive 20 billion+ minutes of conferencing which resulted in eliminating several tons of pollutants and emissions – the eco-friendly cherry on top of the customer savings sundae.
And they don’t stop there.
InterCall leveraged its decades of managed and hosted services experience and has been strategically designing and creating services and solutions that Read More»