Audio and Video Conferencing Icebreakers

Jamie Davidson June 11, 2019

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.

How to Custom Brand Conference Calls

Kurt Birkenhagen June 10, 2019

“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.

How To Set Up A Conference Call

Jamie Davidson June 4, 2019

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
  1. Create a conference call account if you don’t have one.
  2. Select appropriate dial-in numbers for your callers.
  3. Pick a date and time for your conference.
  4. Send a conference call invite.
  5. Dial into your conference at the appointed time.

What Science Says About Productivity: 6 Strategies to Gain a Competitive Edge

Jamie Davidson May 14, 2019

In today’s competitive business environment, even small increases in productivity can be enough to create and sustain a competitive advantage. So, if you’ve tried all the routine tricks out there, these six pieces of diverse productivity research may offer new insight that can make you and your team even more productive.

Illness Causes Billions in Lost Productivity

“The cost of poor health to employers is greater than the combined revenues of Apple, Amazon,

Read Between The Lines: Client Body Language and Vocal Cues

Jamie Davidson May 8, 2019

You’ve done your homework. You’ve prepared for the big meeting. You’re standing in your Wonder Woman power pose. But, you’re unsure if the presentation is going over well. The room is silent, and you can’t read your audience.

In professional, just as in personal relationships, non-verbal communication often speaks louder than words. Are your clients interested? Confused? Bored?

Can you really get inside your client’s head?

Recognizing and interpreting body language cues can help you better understand your client’s needs.

Vast Conference’s Favorite Podcasts: 2019

Jamie Davidson April 17, 2019

It seems you can’t go anywhere these days without someone wanting to tell you about their favorite podcast – business podcast included! There’s a lot of great content out there. As of 2019, there are over half a million podcasts available with which to fill your time. Who would have guessed that an informative entertainment format that harkens back to the early days of radio days could be repackaged to make such a significant impact on 21st-century culture?

Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse: A Conferencing Service Evaluation Checklist

Jamie Davidson April 10, 2019

You have a variety of options when it comes to choosing your conferencing technology. It can be overwhelming to figure out which option is the best solution for your needs – a simple free service or a robust, all-inclusive platform? The last thing you want is to end up stuck in an iron-clad contract after making the wrong choice. To ensure you make the right decision for your business, we’ve outlined what to look for when researching and choosing a conferencing service.

Managing Multi-Generational Teams: Why Cross-Generational Mentorship Benefits Business

Jamie Davidson April 4, 2019

I’m sure you’ve heard the cliches: GenZ’ers have no interest in any history prior to their existence. Millennials don’t have a strong work ethic. GenX’ers are bitter because they left school with immense debt only to enter a saturated job market. (Who me, bitter?)Boomers aren’t tech savvy or open to innovation. Tweets and pages and posts are filled with the misperceptions people have about the Generations.

Invaluable Age-Related Qualities

Despite some negative press,