Business Tips and Advice

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How to moderate a conference call – an easy guide

Given the universally acknowledged usefulness of conference calls for businesses, you probably participate in one on an almost daily basis. In fact, it seems nearly half of all workplace meetings happen via teleconference, according to a Voxbone study. But, as we all know to be true at social events, attending and hosting are often very different experiences. If it’s your first time running the show, it’s natural that you might be unsure about how to moderate a conference call. Luckily, there’s help at hand. Arm yourself with both brilliant tips for planning conference calls and powerful moderation tools, and your participants will be coming to you for advice on how to moderate a conference call.

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How to set up a custom conference call greeting

At WHYPAY?, we pride ourselves on our super reliable, high-quality calls. And we know our participants appreciate the reliability of the service too. You only need to glance over Trustpilot to see it! Our reviews often talk about WHYPAY? calls’ simplicity, ease and constancy. But simple and reliable doesn’t have to mean basic, boring or predictable. In fact, WHYPAY? has just had an exciting refresh. Some of these brilliant new features we’ve introduced allow for awesome custom-branding on your conference calls. One effective and easy way to give a strong impression of your organisation is with a custom conference call greeting. Here, we outline how to do just that.

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Conference call etiquette: the ultimate guide

In today’s world, conference call etiquette is a vital part of your professional toolbelt. In fact, because of the many uses of group phone calls, knowing the expectations for hosts and participants is becoming a basic inter-personal skill. At the same time, though, planning a conference call requires you to consider some factors that don’t come into play in a business meeting.

And maybe the practice isn’t all that familiar to you. There are certain industries where adoption of new technology has been slower. Look at the charitable sector, for example. Despite how much charities can gain by embracing technology, and how useful conference calls are for non-profits, it’s a field notorious for struggling to keep abreast of developments.

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6 business communication quotes that really hold true

We’re all trying our best to find success, whatever it might mean to us. Often, this requires innovation and individuality. There’s a great focus on thinking outside the box and pushing boundaries. But while blazing your own trail is undeniably admirable – and important – there’s a lot of wisdom out there that we can benefit from. In the world of business, many have gone before us and learned from their failures and their successes. Luckily, a lot of them have left behind sage words to share their learning. To help each of us in our quest for success, and encourage everyone to keep prioritising open and easy communication in the workplace, we’ve put together a list of some of the most powerful business communication quotes out there. Take note; they could change the way you work, talk and listen forever.

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Project management tips for beginners: A simple, effective guide

An interesting distinction exists between ‘job’ and ‘project’. According to marketing expert Seth Godin, the latter is more open, dynamic and less about obligation. In fact, a lot of us have projects totally unrelated to our professional lives. It might be to learn how to cook Thai cuisine, run a 10k, or practice meditation every evening. But many of us do get assigned projects as part of our working lives. If it’s the first time you’ve headed up a team and task, it can feel a little daunting. But with these project management tips for beginners, you’ll be feeling like a natural-born leader and trailblazer in no time!

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Reservationless conference calling: Your best friend, in business & leisure

A good teleconferencing system is at your beck and call 24/7. Always ready and waiting.

Much like a loyal pooch, your WHYPAY? telephone conference room is at your service with the click of your fingers (or a few taps of your smartphone). It asks for nothing in return for the service (it’s free to set up and use), and it’s always ready and waiting for you to dial-in with colleagues or friends on-demand.

Once you’ve created a WHYPAY? conference room it’s permanently yours. All you need to start a conference is…

  • Your dial-in number
  • Your room number
  • Your PIN
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Are free conference calls really free? What’s the catch?

Most of us were brought up to believe there’s no such thing as a free lunch. There’s doubtless a lot of wisdom in this proverb. So naturally, people hear about free teleconferences and think no way are free conference calls really free. Given how useful conference calling is for businesses, and for a whole world of fields and projects outside business, it’s hard to believe anybody would provide it for free. But that’s a grave mistake: genuinely free conference calls really are possible.

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The advantages and disadvantages of conference calls: A summary

Despite having found their place in most people’s everyday work life, the advantages and disadvantages of conference calls remain a sometimes contentious topic. As technology has developed and different types of teleconferencing emerge, the debate gets more complicated. Add the increasing number of alternative affordable communication tools, and it can be difficult to figure out which channel is best for a given situation. To try and clarify things a little, we’re looking at the key advantages and disadvantages of conference calls.

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Conference calls a waste of time? Not with these simple tips…

Most people admit teleconferencing is a hugely valuable tool. Conference calls have great benefits for businesses, but they’ve also been put to all sorts of amazing uses outside the business world. Having such ubiquity and popularity, how could anyone consider conference calls a waste of time? Group phone calls have many potential applications for anyone who likes to speak to more than one person at a time. NHS conference calls have saved our health service millions, allowing the money to be better spent on treating illnesses. Teleconferencing’s beneficent potential has also shown itself in conference calls for charities and non-profits, and groups like BIBBA have used audio meetings in their mission to save the bees – and the world.

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Extinction Rebellion: Crisis identified, solutions ignored?

Over the past couple of months, we have surely all heard of the movement which has recently surged up like the mammoth tidal waves it warns about. Extinction Rebellion is a group which is refusing to let us ignore the environmental crisis at hand. Through often headline-grabbing and city-shutting protests, they have certainly helped to amplify the cry for serious attention and change. But few amongst us could claim not to have known about the crisis Extinction Rebellion is so desperately urging us to address. So what makes Extinction Rebellion so distinctive? And what could we be doing to avert the impending doom which our environmental irresponsibility spells?

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