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Integrated Conference Calls – The Best of Both Worlds

In recent years the common conference call has evolved into something altogether more sophisticated. We can now hold conference calls via the internet - which provides a whole host of additional features to help us communicate effectively. But traditional telephone conference calls still have advantages and might be preferable in certain circumstances. Telephone-based conference calls are a simple, familiar and easy way to collaborate....

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Do Free UK Conference Calls Exist?

Today there are a large number of conference calling services on offer, and many of them claim to be "FREE". Just type the words "free UK conference calls" into a search engine and you will see this for yourself. But as we know well, most "FREE" services are a little too good to be true, and it's rare to find a genuinely free service that doesn't have any drawbacks or withhold some of its features....

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The Top 4 Benefits of Conference Calling

Conference Calling is an excellent communication tool. It's used all around the world, in many different ways, and the technology behind it is developing rapidly. In fact, recent advances in conference calling platforms can make traditional telephone-based conference calls seem out of date! Modern conference calling services now offer the opportunity to bring the experience to life, and much better simulate a face-to-face meeting....

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Conference Calling – An Evolution

Being able to get together and communicate in groups is pretty much a human requirement. We do it more than we even realise. We hold group meetings at work and send group messages on smart phones. Sometimes we even sit around dinner tables in the evenings to communicate collectively with loved ones! But if we're in different locations can we still communicate as a group? Well, we've technically been doing this for millennia. We used to use smoke beacons and drum signals, although recently we've developed more efficient methods. Conference calls are an excellent solution for group communication. They aren't dependent on location, and can be set up instantly. Many professionals use conference calls regularly for work. They might use them for job interviews, meetings with clients, or even customer support. When a meeting can't be held in person, conferencing is a great option. Telephone Conference Calls Traditionally, conference calls have taken place over...

Screen Sharing – Taking Advantage of a New Tool

In some ways screen sharing is similar to a video call, but instead of showing your camera you show all or part of your computer screen. This gives the effect of your participants being 'virtually' over your shoulder, watching as you use an app or website. They can see you click on different windows, fill in forms, or cycle through images. There are lots of uses...

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

MOVE AROUND LESS Do you really need to travel as much as you do? The carbon footprint produced by our often daily use of motor vehicles is significant, and the impact of aviation is even more concerning. Did you know that a return flight from London to New York has been estimated to contribute to a quarter of the average person's carbon footprint for a whole year? And that's accounting for the number of individuals on the plane (around 2.2 tonnes of CO2 each).  When you look into the numbers, travelling for business (which for many involves frequent flying) can be VERY damaging to the environment. Modern remote working practices and connectivity tools like online meeting software allow members of staff to do their usual work, carrying out meetings and staying connected, without having to travel and meet in the same locations. We are now more connected than ever, and many businesses are realising the...

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Web Conferencing – An Introduction

'Web-based conferencing' or 'web conferencing' is a new and popular communication tool. Web conferencing uses your web browser to make conference calls via the internet. It has many advantages over traditional telephone conferencing. In fact, in many situations it's the more appropriate option. Web conferencing is similar to a phone call. It involves an exchange of audio between two or more people. However, it comes with lots of added features and tools, which create a more realistic communication experience. You can do a lot more with web conferencing than you can with a phone call...