Conference Calling

Screen Sharing For Businesses – An essential tool?

Effective communication is essential for successful business. Whilst face-to-face communication may appear quick and simple, in many situations it isn’t practical or possible due to distance or costs of travel. Thankfully, advances in technology have provided businesses with novel alternatives to meeting in person and screen sharing is one of these methods. Software which enables screen sharing for businesses, allows people to share their computer screen content live for others to stream to their own screens elsewhere. ...

Online Conferencing Tools – Making Things Easier

We live in a world where a significant chunk of our communication occurs via the internet. We therefore need reliable and efficient tools to initiate this communication. ‘Online conferencing’ or ‘Web conferencing’  is a novel communication method which is rapidly growing in popularity. It holds a range of advantages over traditional telephone conferencing and is the best-suited method of communication for a number of business scenarios. What are online conferencing tools? Internet-based conferencing provides a wide array of additional features in order to help us communicate and collaborate effectively. Online conferencing technology is constantly developing, bringing new capabilities for online business meetings. Unlike regular conference calls, web conferencing gives participants access to a number of tools which hold the power to share a lot more than just audio. One of the features includes  video conferencing - a tool which allows attendees to turn a call into a virtual face-to-face meeting by switching on their...

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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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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...

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Headsets – Why You Need One and What To Look For

As communication technology improves, it's becoming easier to simulate face-to-face meetings right from our computers. With modern conferencing solutions, we can now see each other, talk to each other, share and present files and documents, and even share what's on our screens - all from the comfort of our desks. These new solutions for collaborating are great, and generally don't require any extra equipment. But one piece of kit that lends itself well is a headset. Headsets have been around for a while - they're basically a pair of headphones with a built in microphone. But a subtle features make them great for web conferencing. If you make conference calls (or even just phone calls) regularly, it can be worth investing...