Even though people may live far apart, sometimes it becomes necessary to bring them together. In order to compare notes, to have meetings, or to unveil new programs, companies often have to bring satellite offices together. Friends and family may also want to get together even though they may live states or continents apart. Traveling across the country or the world just for a meeting or a chat is very expensive.
Even if it’s just for a few minutes, conference calling is much less expensive and it allows people to discuss what they need too. There are programs out there that will allow you to have free conference calling and then there those companies that charge. Conference calling is what you should use to bring your employees, friends or family together even if you have to pay a little extra.
Let’s say for instance, that you are the CEO of a company based in Seattle, Washington. You have satellite offices in Houston, Phoenix, St. Louis and Los Angeles. You want to discuss the progress of each office, get some sales figures and you want to tell them about some new policies that just came into play. Sure, you could email the information to everyone but email can be unreliable. You’d much rather tell them in person, or at least let them hear it from your own mouth. Conference calling allows you to do just this. You can all call into the same number and everyone can listen and participate as if you were all in the same board room. It’s extremely convenient and it allows you to connect with your employees, even if it’s just briefly, and it’s cheaper than flying all over the country.
Friends And Family
Conference calling is also great for bringing everyone together if you have family spread all over the country or the world. Sure, you won’t be able to see them or touch them, as you could at a family reunion, but at least you can hear their voices. You can also conference call through your computer with the use of a web cam so that you can see your friends and family, or you can just talk to them on the phone. Just hearing the voice of a loved one is sometimes the best thing for you if you’re feeling down, and it’s great to be able to talk to many of your friends and family at once through conference calling.
Contact your cell phone provider or your phone company to see if they have conference calling capabilities. There are also conference calling services that you can call. You’ll all be given a pass number which you can use to be transferred to your own virtual ‘conference room’ where you can all talk at your leisure and catch up, whether it’s for business or pleasure.
Author: Jeff GlasserThis author has published 26 articles so far.