By this time in January, most of us are already starting our plans for 2015—meeting to talk about executing them and where we’ll be in six or nine months. 2014, though, was just a few weeks ago so it’s equally important to reflect on the year that was: the mistakes made, lessons learned, surprising moments or bizarre headlines. (more…)
Bland hold music has been a necessary evil of conference calls for years—a feature so traditional that it often fades from meeting participants’ consciousness completely. But in a world where employees can dial in from their smartphone and share video content with attendees miles away, why should we settle for the same antiquated pre-conference call rituals?(more…)
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.