As spring turns into summer 2020, it looks as if many of us may be working from home a bit longer. Therefore, we thought it beneficial to revisit an oldie, but goodie post about executing sales pitches and presentations on a conference call. We have recently found that even though many remote workers and sales reps at home are using online meeting platforms to pitch potential clients and customers, that doesn’t mean they are using the video conferencing feature to meet attendees face to face.
Who Needs a Meeting Agenda?
Every successful conference call starts with a meeting agenda.
- Before the call, the agenda informs participants what they need to prepare
- During the call, the agenda keeps discussions on-topic and on-time
- After the call, the agenda is a reference, documenting outcomes and assignments
A functional agenda does more than just list items—it drives effective action. But one size doesn’t fit all.
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.
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.
Setting up a conference call is simple. Learn how by following these easy steps and start your conference call today.Setting Up a Conference Call
- Create a conference call account if you don’t have one.
- Select appropriate dial-in numbers for your callers.
- Pick a date and time for your conference.
- Send a conference call invite.
- Dial into your conference at the appointed time.
Whether you’re facilitating a meeting or participating in one, you have an important role to play and duties to fulfill. Collectively, these roles and obligations work together to produce meetings where things get done. When they’re omitted or ignored, your meetings become unending complaint fests or time-sucks everyone tries to avoid.Assign These Roles Before Your Next Meeting
Here are four meeting roles to transform your next board meeting,