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7 Tips to Take Meeting Transcriptions to the Next Level

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No matter what kind of meeting, having a good meeting transcription to refer to after the fact is the most effective way to ensure continued productivity.

Meeting transcriptions can also be leveraged for online marketing materials like e-books, newsletters, and premium digital content for your subscribers. It’s a win-win!

Having accurate, quality meeting transcriptions are a great thing for your business. But creating one isn’t as easy as it might seem. You might think that creating a transcription is as simple as typing out a conversation, but transcribing is an entirely different skill.

In this post we’ll cover some of the top tips for effective transcribing to help you take your meeting transcriptions to the next level.

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What Are Conference Call Transcripts & How Do they Work?

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We’re all busy—and from emails to in-person meetings to conference calls, it can be difficult for busy professionals to remember every important detail from their day-to-day.

That’s why it’s vital for business professionals to have an efficient and easy way to review and search important conversations.

One of the reasons emails are such an important business communication tool is that they’re completely searchable. If you remember having an exchange with someone about a certain topic but don’t remember the details, it’s easy to go back to your email and search different keywords until you find what you’re looking for.

As we dive into the world of conference call transcriptions, we’ll look at the conference call transcript meaning and purpose, and how they can help make meetings as useful and easy to review as emails.

We’ll also look at what separates a bad conference call transcript from a good one.

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7 Actionable Tips for Recording Quality Conference Calls

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Conference calls are still one of the most productive ways to conduct meetings, but it can sometimes feel like participants suffer from memory loss immediately after a conference call is over.One of the best ways to help your conference call participants remember what they said or promised to do on a call is to make a conference call recording. Recordings are an accurate and easy way to reference everything that was said during a conference call—but there are best practices for recording.

Read on for seven tips for conference call recording that will make your recordings better and more effective.

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A State-by-State Guide to Conference Call Recording Laws

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Recording conference calls is a great way to supplement conference notes and increase productivity even after a conference call is over. But, is recording conference calls legal? Even if it’s never occurred to you, there are some grey areas around conference call recording laws that you need to be aware of before you start recording away.

We’ll dig into the specifics, but the important thing to remember is that each state has a different law when it comes to recording calls. So even if you’re in New York and recording calls is legal in your state, if there’s someone on the call from a different location, you’ll have to take their state laws into account before initiating a conference call recording. Let’s dive in.

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How Recording Conference Calls Can Help You Take Better Notes

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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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Toll Free Conference Call Features for Lawyers

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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

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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

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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?

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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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