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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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Reservationless conference calling: Dial-in on demand, any time, any place

On demand is more than a ‘buzz’ idea right now – it’s a necessity. And reservationless conference calling is perhaps telecommunications’ most powerful on demand capabillity. The world, particularly the business realm, is increasingly fast-paced. Development is constant, with revolutionary innovations and ideas sprouting every day. Huge changes can happen in a heartbeat, and failing to keep up can spell disaster for companies in countless fields.

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Gabi JamesReservationless conference calling: Dial-in on demand, any time, any place
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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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How to create a charity website: the ultimate guide

If you don’t already have one, it’s probably time for you to create a charity website. Over recent years, we’ve been hearing time and time again how organisations need to embrace technology to stay in the game. It’s really difficult to really flourish in any industry without making use of the digital resources available. At the end of the day, it means that you’re able to reach much fewer potential customers than your competitors, making it easy for them to edge you out. Even the people who do find ways of interacting with your organisation will find it much less convenient and easy to do so. When we’re all used to being able to browse a website at leisure, even make purchases with one click, having to pick up the phone can feel positively arduous.

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Gabi JamesHow to create a charity website: the ultimate guide
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Conference calls for charities and non-profits: A vital tool

For any organisation to run smoothly and successfully, collaboration is crucial. And the key to collaboration is communication. If you’re working for a charity or non-profit, you know how important teamwork is to getting anything done, and if some people aren’t sure of what’s going on, or what’s expected of them, chaos tends to ensue. Without maintaining open and easy communication, you’re in for a stressful, frustrating and unproductive ride. But with more and more people embracing flexible and remote work, it’s not always as simple as tapping somebody on the shoulder or having an impromptu meeting. That’s why conference calls for charities are an invaluable tool which the sector should ensure is part of their day-to-day running.

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Gabi JamesConference calls for charities and non-profits: A vital tool
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Embracing technology in the charity sector – adapt and flourish

There’s no getting around the fact that we’re living in a digital age. No sector or organisation is excepted, and none can afford to ignore modern developments. Yet sadly, one field where technology stands to make a world of difference is struggling to keep up: there is an unfortunate lack of technology in the charity sector. Non-profit organisations appear to have a difficult time adopting and implementing new technologies, even though they (and the causes they help) could gain so much.

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Gabi JamesEmbracing technology in the charity sector – adapt and flourish
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Group phone calls: how to make them and their many uses

Group phone calls are an incredibly powerful and wonderfully simple tool. In fact, it’s partly this simplicity which makes them so flexible! And considering the importance of collaboration for success, it’s not surprising that a communication tool which brings more people into the conversation should be so popular in all different kinds of fields. In fact, the amount of uses for group phone calls is almost overwhelming – after all, how often do we find ourselves wanting to talk to more than one person at a time, in all areas of our lives?

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Gabi JamesGroup phone calls: how to make them and their many uses
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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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Best free meeting locations

For anyone who does a fair bit of remote working as part of a flexible working routine, or because they travel a fair bit, the value of free meeting locations will be immediately apparent. And people who fit into that category is ever growing: with working life being revolutionised, particularly thanks to remote working becoming an increasingly realistic option, you might not have such a fixed idea of where your ‘place of work’ is these days.

But although you get tonnes done from the comfort of your sofa, there might also be times when you need to cast a slightly more professional aura. That’s why having a list of meeting locations is always a good idea.

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Gabi JamesBest free meeting locations