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Be Our Guest: Introducing Web Access

At Voxeet, we believe everyone should have a chance to experience the clearest, simplest conference calls around. That’s why we’re introducing our friendliest feature yet.

Meet Voxeet Guest Access, a new way to connect to calls right from your web browser. Intuitive and inclusive, it’s one of three easy options Voxeet users now have for joining the conversation:

Web: The NEW Voxeet Guest Access lets your guests join a call from their Firefox or Chrome browsers without downloading the Voxeet app. Firefox users can even experience our proprietary True Voice Technology during their call.
Phone: With Voxeet Dial-In, meeting participants can dial…

Group call fails: Top five conferencing frustrations

For many people, conference calls are a necessary but deeply unpleasant part of life—something akin to getting a cavity filled or sitting in traffic. But what exactly makes them so mind-numbingly bad? We polled our customers on the conferencing frustrations that drove them completely insane (or at least prompted them to switch to Voxeet). Here are their top five:

 

Epic PINs: Shockingly long and always impossible to locate at the exact moment you need them, PINs are the fickle gatekeepers of the conference call kingdom. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll accidently mistype one of the very last numbers in…

Making the most of your conference calls

Of all the tools we use to collaborate, conference calls are, as I mentioned last week, one of the very best we have in terms of simulating in-person communication. If they’re well planned, well facilitated and well executed, regular conference calls can do wonders for your team’s communication, camaraderie and productivity. Here are a few tips for making the most of every minute.

Consider sound quality
Many a conference call has been rendered more or less useless—and thoroughly frustrating—due to poor call quality. As teams grow increasingly distributed, regular calls are often the only opportunity workers have to hear each other’s…

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    Organizing business meetings across three continents (or more)

Organizing business meetings across three continents (or more)

The past few weeks, we’ve talked about distributed teams and their future. One thing we didn’t mention is how these largely more fluid, distributed, often international teams communicate with one another. Maintaining clear, consistent communication can be a challenge for any team, whether its members all sit in the same office or work all over the world. As teams become increasingly distributed—often across multiple time zones and continents—it’s essential to find ways to keep everyone included, organized and working toward the same goals. Here are a few of our favorite strategies for effective meetings with international teams.

Google Docs
Ideal for creating…

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,…