April 2014

All posts from April 2014

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Reduce travel costs with conference calling

The recent economic downturn has prompted many companies, big and small, to have a close look at their expenses. Business travel forms a major chunk of annual expenses for several companies, so that is one of the areas where a lot of cost cutting is involved. But to run a successful business, it is essential to keep communication lines open. Without communicating regularly with business partners and clients, there is little chance that any business will survive in the highly competitive market of today.

So how do smart companies manage to cut down on travel costs, yet communicate with major stake holders and colleagues on a regular basis? The answer is teleconferencing. By availing of the sophisticated conferencing solutions offered by reputed teleconferencing service providers, businesses can have the best of both worlds.

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Recording a conference call – meeting minutes made easy

Taking minutes is an important activity that is part of every meeting, whether it is a normal face-to-face business meeting or a conference call. Accurate minutes reflect whatever was discussed during the meeting and make a permanent record of the discussion. Sometimes it may so happen that the person taking the minutes may forget to include some vital points or he may not even have heard them because he was busy scribbling down the previous point of discussion. By recording a voice conference, you can ensure that none of the important discussion points are missed. If the call is important enough you can even nave the entire call transcribed and sent to participants at a later date.

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No more high charges for conference calling

Traditionally, conference calls have been associated with large corporations who have budgets to buy expensive equipment and host their own conference bridge. But now, the technology has become affordable to all. There are many affordable conferencing services in the market and depending on the nature of your business and volume of calls, you can choose the most appropriate among the conferencing solutions available in the market.

Telephone conferencing is not just for businesses, but for individuals as well. If you need to talk to a group of friends or family at the same time, what better then a voice conference where everyone is present at the same time.

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Modern businesses embrace conference calling

The modern world is very challenging for businesses. Customers are getting more demanding and the budgets are getting leaner with every passing year. To maintain their lead in the market place and to maintain healthy profit margins, smart companies bank on affordable yet effective technology. One such technology that comes to the aid of modern businesses is telephone conferencing.

Today’s businesses are spread all over the world. No longer are they restricted to any specific locality. With business partners, investors, customers and colleagues in different geographical locations, one would think that it is very difficult to keep in touch with everyone on a regular basis. But with call conferencing, any number of people anywhere in the world can communicate with ach other almost instantaneously.

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Conference calling: the easy way to communicate

The world today is highly advanced when it comes to communication. Many companies use video and audio conferencing solutions to a great extent to regularly keep in touch with business partners, colleagues and customers spread across the globe and also to save their time and money.

It might not be feasible for you to keep travelling to different places to connect with business contacts, friends or family. In this situation, conference call services prove to be the ideal solution. Through regular conference calls you can connect with any number of people located anywhere in the world.

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Conference calling reduces carbon impact

Teleconferencing is the preferred means of business communication today because it helps save time, money and even the environment. Call conferencing eliminates the need for frequent travel and cuts down the greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by automobiles and air crafts.

The long distance business trips taken by professionals all over the world runs to millions of kilometres. This results in serious ecological and environmental consequences. By making use of conferencing services, business can reduce their carbon footprint due to frequent travel to a considerable extent. Several million passenger miles are logged every year to attend conferences, trade shows and meetings.

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Conference calling helps businesses grow

Conference calls help businesses to connect with customers, employees and partners no matter where they are located. It also helps them drastically cut down on travel and accommodation expenses.

Telephone conferencing has always been a preferred option for companies to communicate with their clients. Even important managerial decisions can be made via a voice conference where different people from different geographical locations can come together at a moment’s notice, discuss issues and make key decisions. Phone conferencing does not need expensive equipment; the participants can connect to the conference bridge by dialling the given number using a normal telephone. Conferencing services these days are affordable and accessible to anybody.

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Conference calling: work from home with confidence

Working from home is a very appealing concept. Small business owners and self employed professionals find it very beneficial to work from home because they do not have to bear the expenses of a separate office space. Even those who work in regular offices for large companies may find it advantageous to work from home if they are a bit under the weather, or cannot get to the office for a few days due to any other reason.

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The benefits of conference calls: from saving money to saving the planet

The benefits of conference calls are clear.

It doesn’t matter too much how large your organisation is. Huge corporations and tiny prayer groups alike can save time & money, improve communication efficiency and gain green credentials by making more conference calls.

By holding telephone conference calls on a regular basis, organisations all over the country can see direct positive impacts.

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It’s up to you (or your seniors) whether you choose to measure the impacts internally. You could go full nerd-mode and meticulously compare travel times, costs and estimated emissions before and after a conference calling phase. Or you can simply start replacing at least some of your face-to-face meetings with conference calls, knowing that the advantages will having a real effect in the background.

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Conference calling is for everyone – not just for business

Conference calls have always been one of the most popular options for businesses to communicate with remote parties without anyone leaving the office. This saves on a lot of time and money, particularly if you have business partners, suppliers or colleagues who are based in different countries. Call conferencing lets you assemble everyone working on a project in different locations and get immediate feedback. A voice conference eliminates the chance of miscommunication because everyone can be present at the meeting; there is no need to relay the information from one person to the next by word of mouth.

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