Category: Conference calling

Player transfers are a major part of professional football – £835 million was spent by Premier League clubs in  the last transfer window – and so it’s surprising to hear that one of the world’s biggest football clubs has announced it’s unlikely to be doing any business during the next window.

Even more surprising when you hear it was announced to investors and, in turn, the world, via an international conference call.

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Yesterday we looked at hold music and whether or not you require a licence to play it.

Today we stumbled across some top pop music based on making a conference call and being stuck on hold. It could be metaphorical, it could be literal, but who cares when it sounds this good?

Want to hear it? Of course you do…

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As more and more of us are now getting the option to work from home every on a more regular basis – apart from the poor employees at Yahoo! who have had the remote working rug pulled from under them – so conference calling is playing a bigger and bigger part in the working day.

And while working from home has its benefits – notably, you’ll miss the daily commute but never have to miss an episode of Come Dine with Me again – it’s also filled with potential pitfalls, particularly where conference calling is concerned.

It’s can be complicated enough when the teleconference is done over the phone; eating is out and coughs must be stifled to avoid deafening the other participants. And throwing video into equation makes things even worse as this means you actually have to get dressed for work – if only from the waist up.

If the idea of a remote conversations gives you the pip, then simply follow our three top tips to avoid conference call catastrophe…

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Conference calling News

If you’ve ever been on a conference call, you’ll appreciate the importance of the ‘mute’ button – just because you can’t see the people on the other end of the call it doesn’t mean you can’t hear them, or that they can’t hear you.

And so the mute button comes in handy to mask everything from eating during a lunchtime conference call to an unavoidable coughing fit. It can also help to mask the myriad of other things you could be doing while on a conference call.

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