What is the Current Universal Service Fund (USF) Rate?
- Q1 2020 – 21.2%
- Q4 2019 – 25.0%
- Q3 2019 – 24.4%
- Q2 2019 – 18.8%
- Q1 2019 – 20.0%
- Q4 2018 – 20.1%
- Q3 2018 – 17.9%
- Q2 2018 – 18.4%
The Universal Service Fund (USF) is a government-administered fund used to support telecommunication services in rural and high-cost areas to low-income consumers,
Buyer journeys grow more complex and less linear every day. As the number of channels through which brands can connect with prospects grows, companies and individual salespeople must adopt an omnichannel approach that meets them where they are.
The need to engage on multiple fronts extends to the world of social media, where it’s increasingly important to maintain an active and engaging presence. That’s because, according to Accenture’s recent On the Verge report,
What is the difference between a toll and a toll-free conference call dial-in number?
Have you heard the terms toll call, toll dial-in number or toll-free call tossed around? Are you not quiet sure of the meaning and potential costs associated with each? Below, we’ll define each type of call, the cost implications of each and which type of conference calling plan may be optimal for your business.
Toll Conference Call Dial-in Number
Let’s begin by covering a toll conference dial-in number.
SUMMARY: Content marketing is a critical component of any business’ promotional planning. One way to feed your content funnel is to use material you are organically generating while on conference calls and online meetings. By recording a conference call you automatically create a treasure trove of useful content to transform into and contribute to at least ten promotional tactics.
Repurpose Recorded Conference Calls and Online Meetings
As the saying goes, content is king.
Summary: There are two ways to manage large conference calls. One method is to host the call yourself. The other option is to run an operator-assisted call where all aspects of the event are overseen by a specially-trained professional lead moderator.
Manage Conference Calling Events With Confidence
Whether it’s the first large conference call you are hosting or your 50th, it’s normal to feel some nervousness leading up to the meeting.
No matter what type of meeting you’re having – a sales call, team collaboration, a webinar presentation. Or who you are having it with, potential new customers, remote employees, or clients. There’s one thing that remains constant – Audio Is Everything. If you can’t share your content or hear your meeting participants, everything will literally be lost in translation. So, if you’re looking for clear, crisp, high-quality audio, implement these conference call audio improvements. Download the infographic to share with your team.
How many times can you open a conference call with “one fun fact about yourself?” At this point in my career, my Name/Title/Fun Fact is on auto-repeat. However, a good icebreaker doesn’t have to illicit a roomful of eye rolls. Instead, icebreakers can be a great way to warm up the room, increase meeting participation and engagement.
A lot of conference calls are made up of people who aren’t familiar with each other.
“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” And a great way to make a positive impression with your conference call attendees is by customizing their experience. Every day we participate in numerous conference calls and video chats. With so many meetings, the calls can start to feel repetitive, mundane and easily forgettable.
Don’t let your meeting get lost among the workday clutter. Make sure your meeting stands out from the pack with signature conference call branding.