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Do you need an app for conference calls?

Conference calls have become a staple of the business world. There’s a good chance you’re participating in one almost every day of your professional life. And if you’re not, maybe you should be. In fact, even outside of the business world, group phone calls have lots of amazing uses. A lot of people think that to get the most out of this potent telecommunications tool, they need to have an accompanying app on their mobile. But do we really need an app for conference calls?

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Gabi JamesDo you need an app for conference calls?
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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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Gabi JamesProject management tips for beginners: A simple, effective guide
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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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Gabi JamesThe advantages and disadvantages of conference calls: A summary
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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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Gabi JamesConference calls a waste of time? Not with these simple tips…
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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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Gabi JamesExtinction Rebellion: Crisis identified, solutions ignored?
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The best startup communication tools that won’t break the bank

Good communication is at the core of every successful project, be it in or out of the business world. But when pulling together all the elements that go into getting a new business off the ground, making sure your team can stay in touch is paramount. At the same time, as a budding business you probably don’t have a big budget to be dedicating to bespoke or hi-tech communication tools. At WHYPAY? we firmly believe that nobody should be having to fork over cash for clear communication. That’s why we provide genuinely free conference calls, why we put together a collection of wonderful ‘Freemium’ services, and why we’ve collated this list of some of the best startup communication tools that won’t cost you a fortune!

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Gabi JamesThe best startup communication tools that won’t break the bank
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The complete guide to successful business meetings

Holding meetings is part and parcel of professional life. In almost every industry, there is some element of collaboration, and good communication is an essential pillar of teamwork. While there are lots of business communication tools to keep your team connected, meetings will always be a crucial aspect of business. And yet, though meetings are really the bread and butter of our working lives, they often fill us with dread. They can feel dull, unproductive, time-consuming, and sometimes even hostile.

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Gabi JamesThe complete guide to successful business meetings
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The best podcasts for business owners

Owning a business is exciting, rewarding and, of course, challenging. It’s also unique; other jobs might be high-pressure, high-stakes, high-demand in other ways, but there’s nothing quite like carrying the business on your shoulders. But that doesn’t mean you need to feel alone! While you might not have lots of other business owners in your life (or even if you do), there are great podcasts for business owners filled with relatable anecdotes and valuable advice.

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Gabi JamesThe best podcasts for business owners
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Have your cake and meeting

At WHYPAY? we are firm believers in balance. Taking a holistic approach over black-and-white thinking seems to lead to the best results, and a little bit of anything in moderation is good. That’s why we endorse a flexible work schedule which combines remote working with face to face meetings, fuelled with a few morale-boosting eats and treats. From tasty vegan lemon drizzle cake at Tibits to a hearty lunch at Pret a Manger, we don’t shy away from eating while we work. And with the savings you’d make from using WHYPAY? for genuinely free conference calling, you can afford that extra slice of cake and a refilled mug.

Is remote working the right choice?

Before diving into advice on how (and where) to work remotely, it’s worth taking a look over some background information to help you decide whether it’s right for you and your place of work.

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Gabi JamesHave your cake and meeting
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Does customer service really count?

In today’s fast-paced, rough and ready world, do we still care about how we treat one another? Do feelings have any place in the professional world, or should we be shifting our attentions and budgets away from customer services in favour of delivering quantifiable results?

It’s understandable that some companies might consider the latter the most logical approach. Wouldn’t people prefer to quickly receive the product or service than be treated courteously while they wait? Actually, no. And this is a mistake which can have seriously damaging results.

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Gabi JamesDoes customer service really count?