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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.

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Strategies for success with distributed teams

We’ve been talking a lot about the workforce of the future, but the reality is, distributed and remote teams are already a big part of the current work landscape. According to Inc. Magazine, at least 2.4 million U.S. employees telecommute two or more days each week. And even among employees who spend most of their time in an office, TECHi statistics suggest that more than 90 percent of workers use smartphones and other portable devices to work remotely.

With these numbers in mind, I want to acknowledge the realities—and challenges—of coordinating and managing remote team members and offer up a…

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Getting the message

We covered a lot of ground last week about how we envision the future of work, one that’s largely about more fluid, distributed, often international teams. But one thing we didn’t mention is what technology these teams will use to communicate. Certainly, we believe that the right conferencing solution will remain a vital tool, but what about messaging? According to a recent MobileMarketing article by Tim Maytom, the future of messaging has already arrived, and it’s all about over-the-top (OTT) apps.

OTT apps like WhatsApp, which work over an Internet connection and don’t incur the charges SMS texts do, make…

  • Voxeet conference call new UI

Voxeet Launches New Version of Award-Winning, Immersive 3DHD Conferencing Platform for Android and Windows-Based Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and PCs

Voxeet 3.0 Amplifies a User’s Experience with a New Look and Feel, Increased Ease-of-Use; Takes Audio and Sound Quality to the Next Level

Voxeet, a communications innovator that is redefining group conferencing with highly immersive and clear 3DHD audio, today launched Voxeet 3.0, the newest version of its award winning group conference calling app. With a new look and feel, richer audio and other feature enhancements, the new version improves the conference calling experience and makes Voxeet even more intuitive and easier to use.

“Android and Windows enthusiasts power the Web and are ready for an even greater disruption in audio…

  • Voxeet conference call new UI

Attention Android and Windows fans: Voxeet 3.0 has arrived

Hey, Windows enthusiasts and Android-philes. We’re debuting a brand new Voxeet, just for you. Built for Android and Windows users, Voxeet 3.0 boasts a redesigned look and feel, lots of exciting new features and a batch of bug fixes for a flat-out excellent conference call experience. Here’s a look at what’s new:

New look: Our totally redesigned interface looks cooler, feels more intuitive and makes every interaction simpler—it’s like a whole new Voxeet.
New features: Fresh onboarding and dashboard features make managing your contacts and scheduling conferences easier than ever:

A split menu and news feed make it a breeze to view…