Interested in working from home and conference calling? You’re not the only one. The internet has changed the way people communicate and even how they work. Increasingly faster internet connections enable you to work right from the comfort of your home and to avoid those frustrating traffic snarls and daily commutes. And with the recent coronavirus pandemic forcing more companies to work from home than ever before, conference calls are becoming a popular way for colleagues and clients to keep in contact on a regular basis.
If you haven’t made the most of conference calling already while working from home, here’s why you should.
What is a conference call?
Conferencing calling is the term for a virtual conversation between three or more people. There are three main types of conference calling to consider:
- Web-based conference calling
- Video conferencing
Teleconferencing is just one of the many conferencing solutions available for businesses, working professionals and individuals. Apart from telephone conferencing, other popular conferencing services include video conferencing and web-based conference calls. Call conferencing through the Internet gives you the advantage of being able to transfer and share files in real time, along with seeing and hearing those whom you are in a meeting with.
But for businesses and individuals who do not require real time file transfer services, phone conferencing may be a great option because all it takes is a simple telephone line to be able to start a conference call. Teleconferencing service providers connect calls through something known as a conference bridge. All you need to do is dial into the bridge and punch in the passcode to get connected to the conference call.
The advantages of call & video conferencing
Working from the comfort of your home and using conference call services to communicate with business partners, colleagues and customers bring with it several advantages.
You could save time (and money)
First of all, you save a lot of time and money by avoiding the daily commute. With the increasing traffic and cost of transportation, getting to work and back remains one of the most unpleasant aspects of anybody’s work life, whether they travel by bus, car, plane or train. By conferencing, you save a lot of time and money commuting.
They’re a great way to stay connected
When working from home regularly, keeping in touch with your colleagues is vital, whether via voice or video conference calls. From monthly meetings to daily catch-ups, conference calls can help to ensure communication continues to run smoothly when working from home.
More employees can attend
Even if you are sick or injured, conferencing allows you to work (if possible). You don’t need to wait till you are completely recovered to get back to work. If you have a good teleconference facility, you can be fully engaged in work wherever you are. Even maternity leave is easier to handle with telephone conferences.
Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of conference calling on our blog.
How to implement conference calling when working from home
If you’d like to introduce call or video conference calling within your organisation, getting started is simple. You’ll just need a laptop/computer and an internet connection, or a phone that can place phone calls. It really is that simple.
Here at WHYPAY?, we’ve helped thousands of savvy people save money on conference calls when working from home, thanks to our free conference calls package. If you require a more bespoke approach, we have affordable paid plans too.
If you do have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team by emailing [email protected].