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10 Ways to be More Effective on Conference Calls

Since last year, people are increasingly keen to learn how to hold effective conference calls. For those who lead team meetings, reflection is commonplace when it comes to making sure the valuable time spent together is as productive as possible. You might try different meeting structures or various frequencies of conference calls – you may even ask yourself ‘are conference calls effective at all?’. Balancing productivity with team engagement is the real challenge for meeting leaders. To find out how to achieve effective conference calls, read on to discover our top ten tips.

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The importance of audio quality on your conference call

Maximising the quality of your conference call is a top priority for many. After all, the importance of audio conferencing cannot be understated. Being one of the most popular means of business communication, teleconferencing and high quality conference calls ensure that a business meeting is more productive at virtually no loss to the company. It’s a solution to previous practices that have now proven unsustainable. For example, the prohibitive travel costs of a business meeting meant that a chunk of your company’s money was spent on logistics alone.

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Has 2020 built more trust among teams?

One of the big debates of 2020 was whether we should trust employees who work from home. We all had to adjust to new ways of living in 2020, especially those of us who switched to remote work. Our old routines have given way to new ones. We’ve forged new means of communication that, even post-pandemic, we’ll still use. 

Thinking about traditional modes of working, perhaps the single biggest change is in the dynamic between colleagues. More specifically: how is your team dynamic affected when the members of that team are working remotely? A Forbes article published on 27th May goes some way in arguing that employers don’t trust people to work from home.

What does this mean for the future? Is there a fundamental distrust at the heart of WFH culture? Or has 2020 built more trust among teams and between the business owner and employee? 

Read our article to find out…

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Is remote working the future? These businesses are making the switch

In late March, when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the UK, many businesses had to adapt to a remote working environment. From creative agencies to corporate lawyers, working from home soon became the norm.

Remote working certainly isn’t for everyone, and some businesses have embraced the change more than others. However, in a world of time-consuming commutes and expensive office spaces, this new way of working has been a breath of fresh air for some businesses.

As a result, these firms have recently switched to remote working permanently – here’s why.

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Five trends shaping the future of work

With the unpredictability that hit us in 2020, it’s no surprise you’re interested in knowing five trends shaping the future of work. The workplace as we know it has changed dramatically. Since the COVID-19 crisis, our working days are vastly different to what we’re used to and there are potentially more changes to come. 

 

Most rapid was our newfound working from home situations, of course – that’s a biggie. However, over the last decade or so there have been many trends shaping the future of remote work, some of which look set to shape the future of work entirely. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Effective Note-Taking on a Conference Call

Conference calls are an excellent way to work and collaborate with others remotely, whether you are two businesses collaborating on opposite sides of the world or one fully remote team looking to stay connected. There’s no doubt conference calls are a must-have tool for many businesses today, but the key to any great conference call is effective note-taking.

Learn how to take notes during a phone call (or a video conference) with our guide.

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How to create the perfect work from home setup for the long-term

Creating the perfect work from home setup is on many of our minds. Since we first covered working from home successfully during COVID-19, even more businesses have made the switch to long-term or permanent remote working. From technology giants to local consultancy firms, working from home has become the new norm for many businesses across the UK. 

Creating a healthy work from home environment is one of the most important factors to consider when making the switch to a home office. While your desk setup is important, what’s going on around you is equally as important. Follow these tips to create the perfect work from home environment.

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What’s the best time for a conference call?

No doubt you’ve frequently wondered about the best time for a conference call. It isn’t exactly clear-cut. While some of us are more productive in the mornings, there are others who, fuelled by the lunchtime break, get to the bottom of their to-do lists in the afternoon. Whichever group you belong to, scheduling in conference calls is the perfect way for you to find a balance for your team and enable communication and collaboration. But to find the best time for your conference calls, you’ll want to read on.

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How to set up a one time conference call: keeping it simple

Setting up a one time conference call should be quick, easy and free. Maybe you’re responding to an unexpected turn of events. Maybe you need to conduct a telephone interview, but want to respect social distancing. There are lots of reasons why you might want a one off conference call. And if you do, there are probably a few different criteria you want from your conference call provider. To help you on your search, we’ll tackle some of the main points to look for:

  1. Avoiding subscriptions
  2. Prioritising security
  3. Easy set-up
  4. Ease of use
  5. Free one time conference calls
  6. Free teleconference dial-in
  7. On demand conference calls

You get all of these in one simple package by signing up to a free WHYPAY? account! Try it out for free right now by clicking here:

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Want to video call or screen share? Try out Call.Group Beta today!

Now more than ever before, we are all looking for the best ways to stay connected. The coronavirus pandemic has meant an unprecedented amount of people are working remotely full time. It’s also created new challenges for teachers and students. Charities and religious organisations, too, have been getting creative and technological in a bid to keep providing guidance and support to their communities. And across the board, all of us need to maintain human connection. Loneliness is a dangerous state for our mental and physical health. Here at WHYPAY?, we’re proud and thrilled that conference calling has helped in all of these areas and many, many more as people continue to self-isolate. And to make communication as accessible as possible, we also waived Plus subscription charges up until July.

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