March 2016 5

How to Stay in Touch While Working Remotely

March 29, 2016

Congratulations – you’ve scored the privilege of working remotely!

While working remotely comes with a whole slew of personal benefits (wearing sweatpants to work? Check. Being home to answer the door for UPS? Check!), it can be perilous professionally if you don’t handle it well. If you’re not visible, you’re replaceable.

But there are ways to make yourself visible. While your boss or clients might have mental images of you scarfing bon-bons in your boxers on the couch,

Universal Service Fund (USF) Quarterly Rates

March 28, 2016

What is the current Universal Service Fund (USF) fee rate? Q2 2019 18.80% Q1 2019 20.00% Q4 2018 20.10% Q3 2018 17.90% 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, government facilities such as schools and libraries, and to healthcare facilities across the nation.

All telecommunication companies, including conference calling services, collect the Universal Service Fund Fee at the rate provided by the FCC.

The Benefits of Operator-Assisted Conference Calls

March 22, 2016

When to Use Operator-Assisted Conference Calls

When the time comes to blow the socks off your clients, investors, or membership, you should leave nothing to chance.

Would you run the Boston marathon without proper running shoes, water, & training? Would you sit for an important job interview without getting to know the company, preparing your resume, and dressing appropriately first? Nope. Not if you wanted to perform well or make a good impression.

Run HOA Meetings via Conference Call

March 15, 2016

Running HOA Meetings with Conference Calls

No matter what your community looks like, it’s an almost guaranteed headache to get all of your HOA members in the same room on a regular basis. Whether the homeowners are traveling for work or pleasure, or have other family or professional demands, it’s difficult to get everyone on the same page often enough to get things done.

Have you considered running HOA board meetings virtually for some members unable to be there in person?

How to Close More Sales with Live Demos

March 1, 2016

Run successful live demos Seeing is believing, right? Live virtual demos can help turn a prospect into a customer more quickly.

But not all demos are created equal. Giving a live demo online can be a great opportunity – but only if you do everything you can to prepare and present in your best light. Nothing like a bad demo to put a sour taste in your prospect’s mouth.

When done right,