Do you know what really goes on during the large conference calls you’ve been hosting? From what you can tell, they have probably been successful. But having no visual of your audience can make your assumption limited and unreliable.
It may sound easy, but paying attention to a high-volume conference call is a real bear. Participants often get caught up with other engaging yet irrelevant activities during on-call meetings. As a matter of fact, a survey concluded that 91% of employees are admittedly daydreaming, 65% are doing other tasks, 63% are checking social media or sending emails, and 55% are eating or making food whilst on call. Some are even playing video games and shopping online (25% and 21% respectively) which is a real eye opener.
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About 75% of business organizations utilize large conference calls to enhance local or global collaboration for the following reasons:
Communication is imperative to business success. While there are many means of communications used in business, there are only few that can bring staff or employees together to share ideas and plan business strategies – large conference calls being one of the most convenient ways. Unfortunately some people forget, overlook, or even intently avoid joining these meetings which deteriorates its effectivity. Easily avoid communication gap with these 10 easy tips to encourage people to attend your large conference calls:
Working remotely is convenient in so many levels for both employers and employees. However, remote or work-at-home employees may struggle with socializing and keeping up with their colleagues. The difficulty of building rapport and creating a strong working relationship is tremendous if you do not engage with colleagues in a physical setup.
The most known, effective way to communicate with your work colleagues is none other than email. It is effective for initiating discussions and relaying reminders or announcements, but the lack of proper articulation might make it confusing and ambiguous at times. There are also instances when important details may be overlooked, and not always addressed immediately. If you have company- or organization-wide concerns, hosting an event conference call and discussing it over-the-phone is a great way of being proactive – clearing things up before someone wastes time executing a misunderstood instruction.
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The success of large conference calls is also highly dependent on overall audio quality. Having multiple participants in different settings may result to many audio difficulties your large conference call may face. To keep the conference line clean, merely talking clearly and intelligibly won’t get the job done. Take some extra steps to avoid audio tragedies by following these 5 tips to improve your large conference call audio:
1. Call-in from a quiet location – This is a no brainer. Find a location that is both quiet and echo-free. Avoid calling in from windy locations as this can cause noises in the microphone, almost blocking your voice from being understood. Don’t forget to remind your participants beforehand to do the same. Stress how important and crucial it is for them to be in a noiseless location for the call.
2. Avoid making noises – You may think the line is …