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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…

How WebRTC changes the game for mobile apps

A little more than a year ago, my team at Voxeet set out on a quest to create a mobile app that reimagined communication and the conference call for the 21st century. To do so, we needed to banish the familiar features of conference calls today — walkie-talkie static, an opaque interface that obscures who’s talking when, an inability to travel from one device to the next — and introduce modern, mobile-optimized and 3D-immersive-sound features in their place. To do that to its maximum potential, we needed WebRTC.

WebRTC is a free, open project built from the ground up made…

Introducing Google Integration (plus some other cool stuff)

Sure, Voxeet already makes it pretty easy to sign in and set up your account. But when have we ever settled for pretty easy (or pretty clear, or pretty good)? Introducing our latest improvements, designed to make accessing your account and adding contacts even easier: Voxeet has gone Google. That means you can now log in to Voxeet using Google, plus search and import contacts directly from your Google account to your Voxeet contact list.

Additionally, our new version serves up a bevy of bug fixes and performance improvements that make it easier than ever to connect from any device,…

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,…

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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…