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Conference calls are here to stay

Alexis Madrigal’s recent blog post on NPR.org is titled “Have We Reached The End Of The Line For The Conference Call?” The answer is, quite simply, no. Conference calls are still, by and large, the way teams communicate. They offer a way to connect and collaborate across distance and different types of technology. They let us hear each other’s voices. Conference calls don’t have to die; they just have to work—and sound—much better.

Certainly, making conferencing easier is part of the solution. At Voxeet, we’ve built a solution that simplifies conference calls down the essentials. You can start your call with…

Time management tips: why checklists are still important

Out of all the strategies you employ to save time, most save only a few minutes each day. However, there is one time-saving technique that has stood the test of time. It’s simple, requires practically no effort on your part and is probably something you’ve already tried out in the past. If you don’t currently structure your day around a checklist, you may be wasting far more time than you realize.

Forget nothing

Forgetting a birthday party or anniversary is bad enough, but forgetting to finish a presentation or attend a meeting can cost you your job. When you write checklists,…

HD voice alone is not enough to solve call quality issues

Molly Wood’s recent New York Times piece about HD voice nicely articulates the frustrations of poor call quality that most of us experience every day. We agree that calls, personal or group, don’t have to sound terrible. In fact, they should sound great. But the standard HD applications she mentions are only another half step toward strong, consistent sound quality—not the solution.

As the CEO of Voxeet, I spend every day (and more than a few nights) thinking about how to create mobile calling experiences that provide clear, consistent sound quality, no matter what device you’re on, where you’re calling from…

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    “You’re Doing It Wrong!” How to Make Your Conference Calls More Effective

“You’re Doing It Wrong!” How to Make Your Conference Calls More Effective

Conference calls are invaluable. They foster long-distance cooperation while keeping your projects on track, but most of the time, they’re also mind-numbingly boring. While most calls are 30 minutes or less, you’ve probably been stuck in at least a few that stretch more than a couple of hours.

Here are the five best ways to keep your conference calls nice and short:

1. Preparation

Have you ever made a conference call before? If not, now is the time to familiarize yourself with the software and equipment (if any). The minute you take a break to figure out a feature, the entire conference…