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As the coronavirus lockdown has forced more of us to work from home, so more of us have had to conduct meeting remotely, meaning 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 the conference call is concerned. Although our conference calls are simple to set up, we have no control over what goes on once the call is connected, and people’s conference call etiquette can often leave a lot to be desired.

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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There’s more than one way to make a conference call, from video conferencing to straight up multi-participant phone calls, and more than one provider to choose from, but what you’ll find with many operators is they’ll either charge for the service, ask you to sign up with them, or both – this means they’ll then have access to your data and may even sell it on to third parties who will then bombard you with emails and phone calls for other services.

That’s not the case with ConferenceCall.co.uk – all you and your participants need to make a conference call to anywhere in the world is a landline or a mobile.

There’s no sign up. No fee to pay. And you can make great savings on the cost of conference calling to anywhere in the world.

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The coronavirus lock down means more of us than ever before are working from home, many for the very first time. This means a growing number of meetings are being held via conference call, but if you’re not used to conference calling, it’s easy to get it all wrong and disrupt the flow of the conversation.

Here are our top 9 tips for proper conference call etiquette…

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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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The Dominican Republic has played a major part in the growth story that is the Latin American economy.

The Caribbean island shares around half its land mass with Haiti, is home to 9.4 million people and is a middle-income developing country with the largest economy in the region – not least because of the relatively recent boom in holidaymakers seeing it as a cut price way to do the Caribbean.

The economy has been enjoying steady growth since 2005 but is currently going through a slight downturn – GDP has average 6% in the last nine years but currently sits at 4.1%.

Tourism is the country’s leading foreign exchange earner although agriculture, construction and mining all play an important part in keeping the country ticking over.

And its strategic geographical location means its ports and airports offer easy access to the rest of the Caribbean, the US and Latin America.

So if you’re thinking of doing business in the Dominican you’ll need an east-to-use and reliable international conference call provider – so here’s how to set up a call in a few simple steps…

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