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How Recording Conference Calls Can Help You Take Better Notes

Conference calls are still one of the most productive ways to bring people together who are working from separate locations. When an in-person meeting is out of the realm of possibility, hosting a conference call is the next best option. Plus, since conference calls don’t require anyone to travel (and participants can even take a conference call on the go!) they are significantly easier to schedule than in-person meetings.

Just like how taking meaningful meeting notes is imperative with an in-person meeting, ensuring that you follow up your conference calls with well-summarized and organized conference notes is important too. Taking conference call notes does present its own set of challenges, though. Things like bad connections and short attention spans can lead to less than productive conference calls. Luckily, there are easy ways you can combat this, and it all starts with 1) how you take notes, and 2) recording conference calls. Here, we’re detailing some best practices when it comes to taking notes on a phone conference and how free conference call recording from Branded Bridge Line can enhance your note-taking

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Benefits of Toll-Free Conference Call Services

Toll-free numbers are popular for customer service and main phone number lines for large, national businesses. Originally introduced in the 1950s and 1960s in the U.S., toll-free numbers were designed to eliminate the burden of long-distance fees for businesses that operate nationally. But over the past 20 to 25 years, toll-free numbers have exploded in popularity.  

Though most people don’t have to worry about paying long-distance and out-of-area-code fees anymore thanks to mobile phone plans, there are still many benefits of toll-free conference calling.  

In this post we’ll take a look at seven benefits of toll-free conference calling to help you decide if including toll-free conferencing in your phone conference plan is the right move for your business.

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Toll Free Conference Call Features for Lawyers

No matter how big or small a law firm is, it’s undeniable that conference calling is a large part of keeping things running smoothly. It’s likely even part of the day-to-day operations for many of the lawyers and paralegals on your team.  

But not all phone conferencing services offer conference calling features that law firms really need. 

There are tons of conference calling features that aren’t just nice-to-have, but must-have for law firms and lawyers alike. If you’re looking to invest in a conference calling service for your law firm, these are the features you’ll want included.

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Toll-Free International Conference Numbers

Every day the internet connects more people together, and it follows that each year more companies are doing business internationally. Email and internet messaging make it easier than ever to connect with people around the world – but that doesn’t mean that phone calls are dead. 

There is something about talking to someone over the phone, no matter where they are in the world, that is more productive and meaningful than sending an email or a text.  

That’s why so many businesses still opt for an international toll-free conference call solutions to help them get more done.  

If you’re looking to add an international toll-free number to your company’s marketing toolbox, there’s a few things you need to know before diving in. Read on to find out more about toll-free numbers, international conference calling, various international toll-free solutions, and whether an international toll-free number is right for your business.

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Audio Conferencing & Toll-Free Numbers in the US

Toll-free numbers have been around for decades in the United States. While the internet has changed the way many companies do business, there is still a need for phone conferencing and phone bridge meetings today.  

/While doing business over the phone might seem outdated, toll-free numbers are alive and well in the U.S. Need proof? The fact that the FCC continues to release toll-free prefixes to allow for more companies to use toll-free and vanity numbers each year says a lot!  If you’re on the fence, find out if a toll free conference call plan might be right for your business here. 

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Does Your Church Need a Conference Line?

It’s no secret that people are getting busier and busier as we move further and further into a technological age. Whereas most people used to set aside an entire day for church-going and church-related activities, now people might miss church entirely one weekend if their schedules pile up. Additionally, getting to church can prove challenging for elderly people and anyone with a mobility issue.  

But one thing that hasn’t changed is people’s need for good prayer and support. And that’s where a toll-free prayer line can really help. Setting up your own conference bridge service is easy, and the benefits are innumerable.  

In this post, we’ll walk through the steps required to set up a unique and toll-free prayer conference line for your church so you can be sure your entire congregation is consistently getting the prayer and support they need. 

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Large Calls Are A Small Feat For Branded Bridge Line’s Conference Calling

Whether you’re conducting a company-wide meeting or presenting to 1000+ callers, when you are broadcasting conference calls for large meetings it’s vital that you choose a reliable conference solution. 

The last thing you want when you’re broadcasting conference calls to a huge number of people is to experience technical difficulties. It’s hard enough to schedule a time that works for larger conference calls – imagine having to reschedule a meeting that large because you skimped on phone conferencing software? 

Branded Bridge Line has years of experience providing business conference call solutions for meetings with anywhere from 100, 500, to even tens of thousands of participants. We can help you prepare for a large group call in addition to reliably bringing an unlimited number of callers together onto a single conference.

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How to Conduct Better Conferencing Calls

Everyone in the office knows that conference calls can be tedious at best. But, however tedious they might be, they are an undeniable part of most offices’ productivity workflows. 

Tedious or not, conference calls are still the most effective way to conduct meetings when everyone can’t be in the same room together. So, how can you and your team start having better conferencing calls? Just because they get a bad rap, doesn’t mean they have to be a waste of time! Keep reading for tips and tricks on how to bring better conference calling to your team as soon as today. 

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How to Create a Conference Call Agenda

Anyone who’s led a meeting before knows the power of a good agenda. If you have a well thought out agenda going into a meeting, you’re likely to waste less time, make more decisions, and come out of the meeting with clearer action items. The same is true of a conference call agenda. After all, conference calls are just meetings! If you would already make an agenda for a meeting, then why aren’t you making agendas for your conference calls? In this post, we’ll cover how to make a really effective agenda for phone conferencing, so that you’re more likely to: 

  • Keep phone conference meetings on track 
  • Set clear expectations for contributors and participants 
  • Waste less time 
  • Feel more prepared and confident 
  • And leave the meeting with better, clearer action items for the whole team 
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