The days on the calendar are quickly being crossed off and as we get closer to Christmas, my thoughts change from wrapping up that final spreadsheet to wrapping up gifts instead. I started to think about how the many conference calls I’m on each week resemble different types of Christmas trees I’ve seen over the years. (more…)
Everyone has their own style on a conference call – it’s your communications style. But there are certain things that you should and shouldn’t do while on a conference call.
We put together this list for you to keep handy. These are the moist common do’s and dont’s of the conference call world. Did we miss any?
From family businesses to multinational corporations, all companies have to face budgeting and planning season. Between the last late summer vacations and the December holiday parties, executive teams dedicate days – even weeks – to reviewing the past year and outlining detailed plans for the next.
Unsurprisingly, most business leaders dread these fall hours lost to all-day meetings and excessive Excel analysis. Here are a few ways that conferencing and collaboration tools can give budgeting season a needed rebrand, guaranteeing productivity and expediency for all involved.
When the sun sets earlier, fun-sized candy takes over supermarket shelves and horror movie marathons are on every other channel, it’s clear that Halloween is only days away. You probably won’t run into literal ghouls or goblins at the office this Halloween, but there are always a few characters to contend with during the workday.
Most of us try to portray the most professional versions of ourselves at work, but there are times when etiquette seems nowhere to be found. Conference calls tend to be a breeding ground for some scary employee habits, especially as more workers dial in outside of the physical office.
In honor of this season, we present a few of the different conference call “characters” you might run into this Halloween, and some recommendations for how meeting leaders can manage them during their next call.
With this past weekend being Father’s Day, it got me thinking a lot about my dad and everything he taught me. While I didn’t always appreciate his life lessons at the time, now, I’m grateful for them. I’ve found that many of them translate well over to the business world, and even conference calls, where it seems I spend a majority of my time.