Tag Archives: conference calls

How to Get People to Pay Attention on a Conference Call

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Have you ever been on a conference call and asked a question to a participant, only to be met with awkward silence or a stammered response because the participant had clearly stopped paying attention and wasn’t listening when you asked …

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How to Have a Successful Audio Conference

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Conference calling has long been a key facet of corporate work life but, for many, conference calling can still be a large source of frustration. Conference call technology has improved over the years; so why are we still suffering through …

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8 Levels of Awkwardness on Disastrous Conference Calls

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Once again, your conference call starts late, runs long and is full of pauses and disruptions, but maybe no one noticed, right? Wrong! Behind the scenes, your meeting participants are wincing, yawning, multitasking and boiling with anger. Drink a cold …

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6 Phrases to Avoid During a Conference Call

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Regardless of whether you think the conference call is still relevant in 2015, they remain a staple of our business day. Whether you’re meeting with coworkers or external vendors or clients, the need to talk quickly and easily with groups …

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Office Etiquette: Don’t Be a Meeting Menace!

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Meetings are a powerful collaboration tool, and yet they’re often the butt of the joke. As it turns out, meetings themselves aren’t the problem: we may just be bad at them. Don’t let yourself be a meeting menace. Master these …

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Is the Conference Call Still Relevant in 2015?

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When an employee needs to collaborate across a distance, today they can communicate with video or even make a polished presentation using webcasting and webinars. With more engaging, interactive options available than ever, is the conference call still relevant in …

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3 Things You Should Never Say on a Conference Call

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, conference calls are an inevitable part of your workday. They’re so commonplace that Tripp and Tyler’s video mocking them has, as of this writing, over 8 and a half million views on YouTube. That’s a …

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What Conference Calls Looked Like in the Past

Effective communication is imperative to the success of any business. The tools and methods used to communicate have significantly evolved over the years. From the pony express of the 1800s to today’s innovative voice and video communications, businesses have used …

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Business Etiquette for Conference Calls

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Meetings happen every day in the business world. In fact, it is estimated that professionals attend 61 meetings per month. That’s a lot of conference calls, face-to-face meetings and web conferences. To ensure you make the best impression in your …

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The 7 Worst People You Meet on Conference Calls

There’s something about the comfortable visual anonymity of the conference call that brings out the worst in people. It’s like they think “Well, no one can see what I’m doing, so let’s see how disruptive I can be!” Here are …

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White Paper: How to Create Windows for Powerful Business Connections with Customers

Economic pressures, technological advances, and market competition have transformed the way salespeople approach the business world- streamlining communication and opening doors to global commerce. We’ve come a long way from the days of door-to-door salesmen. But the right objectives with …

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Not Your Average Conference Call

It goes without saying at PGi we host a lot of meetings. A. Lot. Of. Meetings. In fact, we’ve been the technology behind nearly half a billion meetings in the last five years. The fearless blog team, which includes some …

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