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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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Teleconferences cut traffic: Could we have avoided one of the worst nights on Manchester’s roads?

Reducing traffic is on most people’s agenda. Teleconferences cut traffic, so anyone who’s in favour of fewer cars on the roads should consider using them more. For some it’s about the impact of air pollution on health. There’s also the pressing concern of greenhouse gases accelerating climate change. With Extinction Rebellion hosting demonstrations, celebrities and royals lambasted for flying, and Greta Thunberg sailing across the Atlantic, we all know reducing transport – particularly in private vehicles – is a good idea. Many of us would also simply enjoy a shorter commute, or not planning our day around avoiding rush hour.

Last Wednesday 29th January has been described as one of the busiest nights of the year around Manchester, and people were advised to leave their cars at home. This might seem a little surprising. Not the Christmas rush? Not the day we all return to work and school, bleary of eye and slow of reaction, clogging up the roads as we crawl somewhat unwillingly back after those wonderful weeks off?

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Setting up a conference call in Outlook: It’s easier than you think!

Setting up a conference call in Outlook is a great skill to have. It can save you valuable time, and can help ensure neither you nor your attendees ever miss a teleconference. And don’t worry, you’re in luck. It’s so easy, even the word ‘skill’ might be a stretch. If you frequently use Outlook in your professional life, read on to find out how you can integrate your routine conference calls into your Outlook usage. You’ll be setting up a conference call in Outlook before you know it!

Before setting up a conference call in Outlook, set up a WHYPAY? account

If you’re already a WHYPAY? user, you can, of course, skip this step. But for those who might not yet have discovered how much free conference calls can benefit your business, you’ll need a few seconds to create your free WHYPAY? account. And yes, we really do mean seconds.

To get started, you can simply visit the WHYPAY? homepage and hit ‘Create a FREE Conference’. Or, even easier, click the button below.

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Teleconference Options: Find your perfect solution

By now, we all know how useful conference calls can be, and how they can benefit your business. Given how powerful this simple communications tool is, it’s extremely popular. Plus, as we all try to do our bit to protect the planet, cutting down on commutes is a growing priority.

There are now lots of different teleconference bridges to choose from. Trying to pick from a bunch of teleconference options can become a bit tricky. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choice, answer the questions below to find which teleconference option is the best fit for you. For those who already know they want to use free conference calls, there are still lots of teleconference options. To get you started, you can look at our round-up of the best free conference call services in the UK.

 1. What is more important to you as you consider teleconference options:
a) reliability and accessibility, or b) sophisticated collaboration tools?

a) reliability and accessibility

Every teleconference is unique, and has its own set of needs. That’s why it’s so great that there are so many teleconference options! The features you’ll want will depend massively on the purpose of the call, and on its participants. If your call is for a simple debrief after an event, or a weekly update with your team, you might not need a lot of fancy tools. You might essentially just be talking, but all or some of your team want to work remotely.

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AI and business communication – what can we expect?

AI stands for Artificial Intelligence, and it’s a slightly tricky topic. What we do know is that AI and business communication have developed a close relationship. And it seems built to last.

What is AI anyway?

But in the public consciousness AI manages to be at once ubiquitous and mysterious. Despite appearing in news stories and general conversation on a daily basis, there remains confusion about what AI actually is.

There are certainly helpful definitions of AI. Some experts even divide it into smaller categories. This has been done according to the technology’s scope, for example, with some classifying AI as either Artificial Narrow Intelligence, Artificial General Intelligence, or Artificial Super Intelligence.

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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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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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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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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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