How Teleconferencing Helped Spread Christmas Cheer

The festive period has drawn to a close, meaning many of us are returning to work, healthy-eating, money-saving and generally re-introducing the moderations and self-control which allows us to function as adults. For a lot of people, the break was a very welcome one and brought with it much-needed respite from meetings, deadlines and the sometimes dreaded conference call. With all the mistakes which people continue to frequently make when teleconferencing, it’s not a wonder that some of us can hardly help but roll our eyes when we hear of one being scheduled. But we have a lot to thank the trusty teleconference for, especially around this time of year. […]

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Balancing Work and Leisure During the Festive Period

The season is upon us once again when every weekend is filled with reunions, parties and dinners. You’re seeing old friends and getting all the family back together again, maybe for the first time since the last holiday period. Hopefully, you’ve managed to keep in touch , but we all know that striking a healthy balance between your commitment to your work and the time dedicated to your family is always a tricky area. Thankfully, the situation is improving for a lot of people. A general trend towards more flexible work structures, the work of pioneers like Vanessa Tierney and the increasing availability of technology to facilitate remote work mean […]

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Why Do Some People Think They Can’t Work Remotely?

These days, it is easier than ever to get work done far from an uncomfortable office chair, labelled stapler or communal kitchen. Thanks to new technologies like Virtual Reality, as well as less recent developments like the humble telephone, we can stay in touch and on the ball pretty much around the clock, from anywhere in the world. And yet, a lot of people continue to face the daily slog into work every single weekday morning. In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics, the amount of people who commute into an office every day comprises a huge majority of the country’s professionals, with the figure coming in at […]

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Conference Calls for Travellers

As summer reaches the northern hemisphere, the numbers of people jetting off are steadily increasing. While we have had uncharacteristically warm weather recently in Britain as the thermometer reached its highest point in forty years, many of us seek even sunnier pastures, or simply want the excitement of travelling somewhere new. But though being in a brand new place can be truly exhilarating, it doesn’t come without some challenges. For many, it is the distance itself, the very thing a traveller is seeking, which can be difficult. Whether its straightforward homesickness, an unexpected family crisis, or falling behind with work, being hundreds of miles away from everything you know is […]

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Can Remote Working Really Work?

Recently, we have all heard – with varying levels of excitement – about the possibility of remote working. This means the opportunity for people to carry out certain parts of their work, or a particular set of hours, or even all of their job, away from an office. That means people can work from home, from coffee shops, from hot desks, or even from across the globe. How can that really be possible? Obviously, technological developments are a crucial factor. Thanks to instant messaging services, and the availability of genuinely free, reliable conference calls through providers like WHYPAY?. These tools allow workers to remain in contact as frequently and for […]

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The Power of a Call: Anglican Alliance’s Conference Call to Offer Help to Sudan Following Famine Warning

Conference calls have a huge amount of potential for all sorts of different people in countless areas of life. Teachers and tutors, for example, have found them to be a great way to stay in touch with each other and their pupils. Similarly, sports coaches and sportspeople have made great use of them in preparation for big events – not to mention the conference calls that follow big sporting competitions, like football matches. Even musicians have tapped into teleconferences’ potential to perform new music to fans around the world.   But conference calls can do more than help you in your intellectual, sporting, and musical endeavours (not that this is […]

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Who is Paying for Your Free Conference Calls?

A lot of people’s immediate reaction to being offered something for free is disbelieving skepticism. The assumption is that there must be a catch, a condition, a hidden cost. Sometimes, these sage cynics are right; a lot of conference call services claiming to be free do end up costing you money. Sometimes it’s in sign-up fees, sometimes they charge you for what they term ‘extras’, but which they know are almost always essentials, and sometimes it’s only free if you have a very small number of participants or a very small number of minutes. Wherever the charges are hidden, it’s causing a lot of confusion and mistrust in an industry […]

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How Secure is Free Conference Calling?

Very often, people hear the word ‘free’ and become immediately wary. There is, of course, the knee-jerk reaction that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. In this increasingly cynical, avaricious, money-centric world filled with false promises and loopholes, it’s an understandable reaction. Still, having even given WHPAY?’s website or blog a cursory glance, you would, by now, know that although we can make no promises about lunch, there is such a thing as a genuinely free conference call.   The second misgiving can be a little more pervasive and enduring, though. This is a question of the quality of service that you can expect, when you aren’t actually […]

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Free online chat tools with LivePerson

At WHYPAY? we believe that effective business tools shouldn’t cost the Earth, which is why we set out to make the best free conferencing service out there. This got us thinking: if you can get conference calls for no cost, what other great services can you get for free? That’s why we’ve scoured the web to find the best free services to help your business and to bring them to you weekly. This week we look at how you could add another string to your customer service bow with online chat tool LivePerson. Why use live chat? More than ever, companies are finding that they cannot limit themselves to a […]

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Free project management: Organise your working life with Trello

At WHYPAY? we believe that effective business tools shouldn’t cost the Earth, which is why we set out to make the best free conferencing service out there. This got us thinking: if you can get conference calls for no cost, what other great services can you get for free? That is why we have scoured the web to find the best free services to help your business and to bring them to you weekly. This week we look at a very visual way of organising your work with Trello. Visual organisation Trello was originally created by Fog Creek software back in 2011 as a solution to high level planning issues. […]

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