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How to Conduct a Tele-Sermon

Tele-sermons, more and more, are growing in popularity as a way to share inspiration with people who otherwise might be unreachable due to geographic, health or transportation limitations. Faith-based organizations are using traditional as well as new teleconferencing technologies to conduct their services and extend their reach into their congregations. Read More

We’ve increase caller capacity from 500 to 3500 callers!

In most situations, the more the merrier proves to be true in conferencing. Once you have more than 10 people on a all it’s most likely a “one person talks, the others listen” type of format (e.g lecture mode.) And, while this is often used by churches and non-profit organizations, we also have clients who host commercial teleseminars in the same format. In those cases, the hosts are getting a payment from the attendees, either per call or for a subscription to several calls. So indeed, increasing capacity 7X for these customers is a huge win! We’re proud to be able to push the limits with innovative technology!

Toll-free is still hot!

When we started Branded Bridge Line, we thought, let’s keep the pricing simple. Let’s offer toll-only plans since no one uses toll-free anymore. Well, we were wrong. Toll-free is still in high demand. We missed the obvious connection that toll-free says something about your brand. Toll-free says that your organization is professional and sensitive to your customer’s needs. It says that you want to provide them with the best, even in accessing your conference call. Branded Bridge Line has always had the ability to offer toll-free, but never advertised it. Because toll-free numbers are in such high demand, we decided to write a blog article about it, letting you know we offer toll-free and understand how important toll-free numbers are to your brand. Toll free numbers began as an answer to collect calls in the 1960s. Very quickly companies began offering toll-free access to their customers as a way to make their businesses more accessible. Studies showed that consumers preferred doing business with companies that offered toll-free access. Toll-free access lent a certain credibility to the business. Although cell phones have eliminated the concept of long distance toll charges, the idea that a business offering toll-free calling is more credible hasn’t faded. Businesses continue to offer toll-free access to their customers. Branded Bridge Line offers toll-free numbers for the US and Canada through our normal number search. Adding a toll-free number to your plan costs $10/month and 4.3 &cent per minute, one of the lowest toll-free per minute fees in the industry. We also offer toll-free numbers in most of the countries we support. To get pricing for a specific country, email our Customer Support Team or chat with us live. Find out more about Branded Bridge Line’s Toll Free Conference Calling!

Top 10 reasons not to go with free conference calling

We’ve all been there, overcome with the urge to sign up for a free conference call service. We quickly rationalize that it’s just a conference line….everyone’s doing it….my money should be spent on building the company, not running the company. As the new generation of conference call platforms emerges with a nice blend of powerful features and affordability, it’s getting harder and harder to rationalize going with a free service. Here are 10 reasons to go with a paid service rather than a free service: Read More

International Conference Calling – Tied Lines

Today, it’s not uncommon for even the smallest companies to conduct business globally. Whether your customers are abroad or you have remote teams as part of your workforce, many companies have the need to collaborate from great distances. Most companies rely on conference call services to bring them closer to their clients or their remote offices. However, conference calls can be challenging internationally. Joining a conference call hosted in the United States can burden your international customers with international toll charges they incur by dialing an international number. Or if you have global teams to collaborate with, fees associated with conference calling could skyrocket. In addition to the expense, phone numbers from other countries can feel long, burdensome and unfamiliar to international callers increasing the likelihood of dialing errors and meetings that start late. Read More

And we have a winner!

Congratulations to Blayne Wagner for winning Branded Bridge Line’s 2015 Fall Scholarship. We are always looking for talented students who will be paving the way in communications. Blayne attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, CA and wrote the following essay that we’d love for you to read. Way to go Blayne! Insects, rodents, mammals, and marine creatures alike all possess notorious traits which identify them as a species. The male cricket chirps in order to allow his presence to be known to females, while simultaneously warning other male crickets of territorial ownership. Dogs outstretch their front legs while raising their back end into the air, when they are in a playful mood. Scout bees dance in front of the other bees in the colony, in order to signal the location of nectar. One thing that all of these traits have in common, is simply that they are forms of effective communication in the animal kingdom. While humans similarly have our own distinguishable methods of showing ideas (voice, posture, facial expression, etc.), our signals are often misinterpreted by others, leaving room for a false understanding. Read More

Trust trumps all critical decision factors (when price allows!)

Just because someone ranks in the top 5 listings for a term doesn’t mean they’re trustworthy. We all know trust comes from a variety of means, some more direct and easier to put words to, while others are perhaps too subtle for words. But without question, brand mention carries some trust. We’re proud of the companies that trust us to handle their conference calling needs. We handle thousands of calls and millions of minutes for clients like these every day, and since you’re likely to recognize one or two of them, hopefully a bit of that trust in our site is passed along to you– even if it’s of the more subtle variety.

We’re often asked– who uses your conference services?

We cant get them all into buckets, but here are some loose groupings:

agency conference call service

It’s hard to think of someone more in need of a unified brand experience. Today’s advertising, branding and digital marketing agencies all need to sound like they have their own brand in order before a client will trust them with their brand. Agencies like canvs.tv, HoneyBook and BlueCadet trust us for their conference calling needs.

medical conference calling

Daily rounds between satellite offices, or doctors having regular consultations with specialists with whom they collaborate, these are “medical conferencing” use cases, and we’ve found there are many folks that need just that. A dial in number that can be printed on a label right under the phone in the Triage room to get on a “stat” bridge call. Companies like Valley Surgical and DialysisPPO trust us for their medical conferencing needs.