Holding Brazil Group Audio Calls With International Participants

While you’re in Brazil, you may be far from home, but you’re never far from your contacts if you use an international conference calling service that supports Brazil group audio calls.

Brazil Belo HorizonteAs an emerging economy and gorgeous tourist destination, traveling to Brazil on business or for pleasure is becoming commonplace.

While you’re in Brazil, you may be far from home, but you’re never far from your contacts if you use an international conference calling service that supports Brazil group audio calls.

Here’s what you need to know about staying in touch with your international team while you’re in Brazil.

1. Setting up Brazil group audio calls is easy. With our international audio conferencing service, you can set up your Brazil group audio calls in the same way that you would do using a domestic audio conferencing service. The main difference involves issuing international access numbers. Simply schedule your group audio call and invite attendees. They’ll be given either local or toll free access numbers (depending on how you set up the conference) that are local to their countries.

2. Nothing’s more important than network quality. Not all international conference calling service providers provide exceptional sound quality. We do. All of our Brazil group audio calls are routed over a PSTN fiber optic network to ensure the best sound quality possible no matter where in the world your attendees are located.

3. You can host a group audio call from anywhere and from any phone. Whether you’re in Brazil, on a layover in Miami, or visiting another country, you can host international group audio calls. Not only that, you can do so from a landline, mobile phone, or VoIP phone. Your participants can join from any country or phone, too.

4. There’s no special equipment or software required. Have you ever been invited to a web conference only to find out that you need a microphone, webcam, and software? Even if you have the hardware and technical know-how to set everything up, doing so is time-consuming and intrusive. By hosting group audio calls, you’ll never impose on your participants in this manner.

5. A multitude of useful features are available. We recommend recording your Brazil group audio calls so that you can review them later or share the recordings with those who couldn’t attend in person. MP3 call recording is but one of many useful features.

6. Group audio calls are an affordable way to stay in touch with a geographically diverse team. We offer low per minute rates and pay-as-you-go pricing, making our international conference calling plans particularly affordable and flexible. If you only need to host Brazil conference calls while you’re in Brazil on business, use our service to do so with confidence. When you no longer have the need, stop using the service without concerns about contracts or fees.

When you use a quality international conferencing service, hosting group audio calls is easy. However, time zone differences can be challenging. We’d love to hear your ideas on how to schedule international conference calls with participants from around the world.

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Bolivia International Conference Calling

Our rates are extremely competitive, making holding Bolivia conference calls a cost-effective means of communicating with your Bolivian business associates.

La Paz BoliviaBolivia has a population of more than 10 million people. It is also a resource-rich country with strong growth projections. Whether you do business in Bolivia or have business associates in the country, you may find yourself in need of Bolivia international conference calling services.

When it comes to hosting a Bolivia conference call with international participants, you’ll need a special type of conference calling service. Our expanded international conferencing plans allow you to host calls with participants around the world by providing them with local or toll free access numbers.

The Importance of an International Toll Free Access Number

You may have a high tech phone system with conference calling features and a toll free number for your business. While that’s helpful for holding conference calls with participants in your own country, it’s not practical for international participants.

First, your toll free business line only works domestically. A caller from Bolivia won’t be able to connect to your international conference call – nor will any of your other attendees located outside of your country. A workaround would be to give everyone your direct line, but then they’d all incur international long distance charges.

Benefits to Participants
If you’d rather avoid this scenario, use a Bolivia international conference calling service. The benefits to your participants include:
Familiarity – The toll free access number looks just like any other toll free number in their country. All they need to do is dial just like they always do. There’s no need to figure out Bolivia’s exit code or enter your country code. There’s no need to get the operator to help connect the call. It just works.
No charges to attendees – As the host of a toll free Bolivia conference call, you’ll be billed for call, not individual participants. They’ll be reassured about potential costs as soon as they see they’re dialing a toll free number.
Works on any phone type – You and your participants can join the Bolivia conference call using any phone including landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP phones. There’s no software to install (unless you want the convenience of our mobile app), no special equipment to buy, and no complicated software to learn.

Benefits to You
Chairing a toll free Bolivia conference call is easy to do when you use our service. We’ve built or international conferencing service on tried-and-true telecommunications technology – not VoIP. Transmission over a PSTN network translate into crystal clear audio with no dropouts, echoes, or volume issues. This allows everyone in your group call to hear one another clearly so you can focus on the issue at hand.

We’ve also included some of the most popular conferencing features such as MP3 recording, live conference viewer, attendance reports, and a dial-out option. Our rates are extremely competitive, making holding Bolivia conference calls a cost-effective means of communicating with your Bolivian business associates.

Perhaps best of all, our expanded international conferencing service is available on a pay-as-you-go basis. There are no monthly fees, contracts, minimums, or prepayments. Simply pay as you go. Whether you need to host one Bolivia toll free conference call or hundreds of them, you’ll love the flexibility of our international conferencing service.

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Chairing UK Global Conference Calls

The quality of both service and audio are essential. We offer 24/7 US-based assistance to ensure your complete satisfaction — and we use PSTN networks known for their sound quality and reliability.

UK London Thames RiverWhether managing a global team or coordinating a one-time international event in the UK, global conference calls can make your life — and the lives of your participants — much easier.

If you’ve been tasked with managing a group of people from around the world, consider signing up for a pay-as-you-go global conference calling plan. Below are a few tips to help you get the most out of your plan.

  1. Find Out Who Can Join Your UK Global Conference Calls

Before signing up for any international conferencing plan, especially those that have recurring costs or long-term contracts, make sure to find out which countries are supported. It doesn’t do any good to sign up for a UK global conference calling plan if your main participants live in a country that is unable (or is excessively expensive) to join into your conference calls. Start by checking out our Expanded Global Toll Free Conference Call Service list of more than 100 countries.

  1. Determine the Right Type of Plan for Your UK Global Conference Calling Needs

Will you be holding global conference calls on a regular and high volume basis or do you expect to chair a few international teleconferences sporadically throughout the year? Are you concerned about signing up for a long-term plan that you might not use regularly?

Many of our customers prefer the flexibility of pay-as-you-go international conferencing. There’s less pressure and fewer worries about recurring costs or underutilizing the service. In fact, many sign up for a pay-as-you-go plan because they only need to host a few, or even just one, UK conference calls. They use the service as needed and leave their concerns behind.

  1. Check Your Costs

International conference call providers offer a variety of pricing models, making it difficult to compare costs. While a flat monthly price may sound enticing, how does that figure translate into your real-world usage? Will you use the service enough to justify the recurring expense? Would it make more sense to pay for your minutes as you use them?

We publish our per minute rates per country on our website, making it easy for you to estimate the cost of your UK global conference calls. For example, if you plan on holding a 20-minute conference call each week with participants in the UK, France, USA, Canada, and South Africa, you could quickly look up the current rates for each of those countries and do the math. Spend a few minutes crunching the numbers and find out just how advantageous it is to pay as you go.

  1. Choose a Reliable Service Provider and Network

The quality of both service and audio are essential. We offer 24/7 US-based assistance to ensure your complete satisfaction — and we use PSTN networks known for their sound quality and reliability. Our plans are loaded with features and available on a pay-as-you-go, no contract basis. You won’t find a better deal!

  1. Use the Service

Finally, start using the service. UK global conference calls are a great way to collaborate with your team. Use the service to share information, brainstorm ideas, resolve issues, and build relationships — and more.

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Behind the Scenes in a Uruguay Global Conference Call

Imagine a Uruguay exporter who ships items to distributors in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Rambla Beach Montevideo Uruguay Worldwide conference calls may seem like the realm of big, international conglomerates residing in high-rise office buildings equipped with the latest PBX systems, but they aren’t necessarily.

Yes, the big players use international conference calls all the time, but so do the smaller ones. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes during a global conference call in Uruguay.

Imagine a Uruguay exporter who ships items to distributors in Brazil, Argentina, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He would like to discuss a new product’s launch strategy with representatives in each of these three countries.

Though there are some minor differences based on local markets, the overarching strategy is consistent enough that a group call makes the most sense.

However, the exporter doesn’t have a fancy PBX system capable of handling a four-way conference call. He’s also concerned about how the distributors might react to having to dial a phone number in Uruguay, especially if the call runs an hour or more as he expects it to.

The exporter does some research and finds out that he can sign up for a service that allows him to host international global conference calls in Uruguay without a contract and without monthly fees.

Among the many other benefits he discovers:

  • Low international rates to dozens of countries
  • Toll free and local access numbers
  • MP3 recording
  • Exceptional call quality
  • 24/7 operator assistance

He’s nearly ready to sign up, but he realizes that this Uruguay global conference call is likely to be a one-time need. As he continues to explore American International Telephonic’s website, he realizes that the no-contract Uruguay conference calling plan is truly a pay-as-you-go plan. He can host this one call, pay for the minutes used, and never be billed another penny.

The exporter signs up and schedules his group audio call, a process that took mere minutes. He then invites his distributors from Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. Each participant receives the Uruguay conference call details complete with a local or toll free number for their own countries.

At the appointed time, the distributor in Brazil dials a local number and joins the call. The distributor in Argentina connects to the call using our Connect App (she’s used our service in the past and loves the mobile app). The U.S. distributor dials a toll free number. But the caller in the United Kingdom seems to have forgotten about the conference.

Remembering that the service has a moderator dial-out feature, the exporter dials the UK distributor on his cell phone and immediately joins him in the conference. Everyone is connected, and the sound quality is exceptional.

The exporter records the Uruguay conference with a quick key press and leads the team through a productive conversation. The call ends after about 45 minutes.

He’s delighted with the Uruguay conference call — and with the cost which came to about $26 for 45 minutes ($11.25 for Uruguay, $7.20 for Argentina, $4.50 for Brazil, $1.17 for USA, and $1.80 for UK dial-out).

Consider that this conference call will result in a valuable economic transaction for the exporter, is it worth $26 dollars versus meeting face-to-face in a mutually acceptable city with airfare, hotel and other expenses for all?

This is but one of many ways our customers use Uruguay global conference calls to connect with others around the world. We’d love to hear your other examples.

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Facilitating International Studies with Italy Conference Calls

Our pay-as-you-go Italy conference calling plans are affordable, flexible, and easy to use.

Venice ItalyItaly, with its ancient cities and abundant national treasures, often plays host to groups of international students longing to experience their learning firsthand. Many group organizers use Italy conference calls before, during, and after their tours.

Here’s how you can use Italy group conference calls when organizing an international excursion to Italy.

Planning Your Tour with Italy Global Conferencing
It’s not uncommon for group organizers to be located in different countries, making it smart to use international conference calls to plan the curriculum and discuss logistics.

For example, you might be in the United States while your co-organizers are in France and Italy. Global conferencing allows you each to dial a local number for your respective countries to join a group call. Once connected, you can brainstorm ideas, suggest must-see sites, discuss enrollment, and so on. If you need to coordinate with local contacts, you could dial them into the call using the moderator dial-out feature as needed.

You could also use Italy global conference calls to hold group orientation calls with your students and their parents before the trip, especially if some of the key organizers are already in Italy at the time.

With an Italy global conferencing plan, callers from around the world can join your conference call by dialing a local or toll free number. These calls are then routed over a PSTN network and joined in a group call. The call quality is exceptional – far superior to VoIP and Web audio calls – and there’s no need for special equipment or software.

Using Global Conference Calls During Your Group’s Time in Italy
While your students may be in Italy, most of their families will have stayed behind. Holding the occasional Italy group conference call with parents is a great way to keep parents involved, allow them to ask questions, have students present oral reports, or share the latest events.

You could also use your Italy conference calling plan to communicate with your family members and business partners back home. Again, they’d dial a local or toll free access number. While you’re in Italy, you’d dial an Italian access number. You’d all be joined together into an audio conference.

Using Italy Conference Calls After the Event
Now that you’re back home, you may have a few loose ends to tie. Naturally, you’ll want to thank your hosts. If you plan on holding future events, this is a good time to schedule a group conference call to discuss the “lessons learned” so that you can make next year’s trip even better. Plan on holding a lessons learned audio conference promptly, when the details are fresh. Record the call so that you can review the conversation again when planning your next international studies trip to Italy.

These are a few examples of how a simple technology, conference calling, can be used when organizing a student tour of Italy. Our pay-as-you-go Italy conference calling plans are affordable, flexible, and easy to use. There’s no commitment, no contract, and no hassles.

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Setting Up a Bermuda Global Conference Call

Note that even within a single country, rates vary depending on if the access number is a local or toll free number.

Front Street Hamilton BermudaNeed to host a Global Conference Call in Bermuda?

Whether you’re a full-time resident of Bermuda or a visitor, hosting a global conference call in Bermuda with participants around the world is surprisingly easy. Here’s what’s involved.

  1. International access numbers are a must. When you host a global conference call, in Bermuda or anywhere else in the world, your international attendees must dial a phone number in order to join the call. While participants in Bermuda expect to dial a Bermuda phone number, those located in other countries will be put off by the expectation that they make a potentially costly international phone call. Some international callers will have trouble, requiring operator assistance to dial outside of their countries.

Avoid these problems altogether by using our international conference calling service. We offer both local and toll free access numbers for countries around the world and low per minute rates. Participants from Brazil will dial a Brazilian access number; callers from Canada will dial a Canadian access number; attendees from Japan will dial a Japanese access number; and so on. All will be immediately connected to your Bermuda global conference call.

  1. Make sure to consider time differences. When scheduling your global Bermuda conference call, use a world time zone map to help you select the most convenient time for the conference for the bulk of the attendees. Depending on the countries involved, it may be impossible to schedule a 100 percent convenient time for 100 percent of your participants. If so, pay close attention to the next step.
  1. Record the global conference call. Set up call recording so that those who cannot attend the teleconference as it takes place can later listen to the recording. Depending on the nature of the call, such as a sales training class, you may even want to keep the recording for future reference. Our global conference call plans create MP3 files of your recordings that can easily be downloaded and shared.
  1. Calculate the potential cost of the Bermuda global conference call. Estimate the potential cost of your Bermuda conference call is relatively easy, but you’ll need to look up the country rates for each country involved. Note that even within a single country, rates vary depending on if the access number is a local or toll free number. Mobile callers sometimes have higher rates, and if you use moderator dial-out, you’ll usually get a much lower rate.

To calculate the conference call’s cost, the basic formula is as follows:

(Number of attendees) x (country’s per minute rate x duration of call in minutes)

For example, a 20-minute global conference call with 5 attendees in a country with a rate of 7 cents per minute would work out like this:

5 attendees x (0.07/minute x 20 minutes) = $7

If you have callers from different countries or with different rates, you’ll need to perform additional calculations and then add them all together.

  1. Sign up for a pay-as-you-go Bermuda global conference call plan. Whether you need to hold regular international conference calls or have a one-time need, our pay-as-you-go plans are ideal. You’re billed only for the minutes you use, making our global conferencing solutions extremely flexible. There’s no contract to sign, no monthly fee, and no hassles. And, most importantly, call quality is exceptional for all parties involved thanks to the use of an advanced PSTN network.

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Myths about Holding Global Conference Calls in Belarus

You’ll be impressed with the sound quality no matter where in the world your callers are located.

Belarus Minsk Academy of SciencesThe CIA World Factbook describes Belarus’s telecommunications system as “lagging behind its neighbors in upgrading telecommunications infrastructure” and says that rural areas continue to be underserved. Others have said that waiting lists for phone service are long.

While Belarus may have a way to go with its telephone infrastructure, business professionals often have to get creative in how they communicate with the outside world. One way is through global conference calls. However, there are a few myths surrounding international conference calls. We’ve busted them below.

Myth: You need a sophisticated phone system to hold global conference calls.

Not true. In fact, you can host global conference calls in Belarus using a mobile phone. Our international conferencing the technology is offered as a service, and there’s no hardware to buy. You can schedule and host a conference simply by dialing an access number or launching a free mobile app. Likewise, your participants can call in using any type of phone including landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP phones.

Myth: Global participants face high costs when participating in Belarus conference calls.

This is another common misconception. However, you can set up the call in such a way as to minimize their costs — or eliminate them completely. We have local and toll free numbers for countries around the world. For example, you could set up your global conference call so that callers in the Philippines dial a local number for the Philippines. You could issue a toll free access number for callers in Vietnam. You could even dial participants directly if so desired. Our international conference calling rates to Belarus are extremely competitive, too, further busting any myths about conferencing costs.

Myth: Sound quality is problematic because of Belarus’s telecommunications infrastructure.

If you use an inferior international conference calling service, you could encounter sound quality problems, but that’s not necessarily the fault of the Belarus telecommunications system. It all depends on how the conference calls are connected. Our international conferencing service utilizes advanced PSTN networks known for their quality and reliability. You’ll be impressed with the sound quality no matter where in the world your callers are located.

Myth: Long-term contracts, high monthly fees, and early termination penalties make international conference calling feasible only for companies with high volume conferencing requirements.

This myth is true if you choose an international conference calling plan that has long-term contracts, high monthly fees, and early termination penalties. But it’s busted when you choose our pay-as-you-go global conference calling plans. You can use our service as little or as often as you like with no recurring charges, no activation fees, no contracts, no minimums, and no penalties. Whether you host a single Belarus global conference call or many of them, you pay only for the minutes you use.

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International Conference Calling for Barbados Business Professionals

Outsourcing has become commonplace, with independent contractors working on projects from afar.

Clearwater Villa Ocean View BarbadosIf you operate a business in Barbados, you may have partners, vendors, customers, and colleagues in other parts of the world.

Bringing them together in a Barbados conference call should be as easy as holding any other conference call in your office. However, you’ll likely discover that it’s not.

Why You Need an International Conference Calling Solution

For example, your suppliers in Asia may balk at having to dial an international phone number. Your European customers might not be concerned about the potential cost of the call, but they could have trouble figuring out how to dial an international conference call based in Barbados.

Fortunately, international conference calling services exist specifically for overcoming these difficulties. When you chair a Barbados conference call using our international conferencing service, your callers can dial local or toll free access numbers for their own countries. These “local” calls are then routed over a PSTN network and joined to your conference.

In order to host an international conference call from Barbados, you simply schedule the call, invite participants, provide participants with their local access numbers and PIN, and collaborate in a group call with your international associates.

When to Host International Conference Calls in Barbados
When might you need to hold an international conference call? Below are a few examples of when group calls are advantageous:

Negotiating contracts

This is especially useful if your suppliers have representatives in different countries. Instead of letting them delay the conversation until everyone is back from their trips, accommodate them all by hosting an international conference call.

Resolving issues in the supply chain

What happens when a factory manager in China blames a shipping and logistics coordinator in Miami who blames the port authority in Barbados? The blame goes around but nothing gets resolved. Hold an international conference call with everyone involved and find out what happened so that you can avoid this problem in the future.

Group collaboration / virtual team meetings

Outsourcing has become commonplace, with independent contractors working on projects from afar. Though they may be located around the world, they still need to collaborate. Holding international conference calls is one of the best, and most affordable, ways to accomplish this.

Training calls

Instead of flying a trainer to Barbados to train your team, consider conducting the training using an international conference call. Not only will you save on travel costs, you can record the training session for future employees.

High-level strategy sessions with senior management

Are your senior managers or board members out of the country? Hold regular international conference calls regardless of where they are and keep your Barbados business on the right track.

Holding group interviews with international job candidates

If you are recruiting international job applicants, conduct initial interviews in international Barbados conference calls. This will save money, ensure all managers have a chance to ask their questions, and provide you with a recording of the interviews (if you record the calls) that you can review later.

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Two plans to choose from.

Depending on where in the world your participants are located, you may find the Legacy or Expanded plan better for your needs.

Creative Uses for Venezuela Conference Calls – business and personal

With an international conference call, mourners from afar will have the opportunity to share their memories and reconnect with other family members.

Maracaibo VenezuelaYou can provide your invitees located in Venezuela a local Venezuelan toll free phone number to attend your meeting.  This way, your Venezuela attendees will not have to pay to join your call.

You likely use conference calls at work, but did you know that international conference calls are a great way for families from Venezuela to communicate?

If some of your family remains in Venezuela while others have ventured to other countries, holding international conference calls can keep you connected in between visits. Below are three creative ways to use Venezuela conference calls:

  1. Planning a Family Reunion — Your mom’s in charge of finding a venue for the reunion in Venezuela; your aunt is in charge of cooking; your brother wants to line up entertainment; your dad wants the men to spend at least some of the time fishing; and you want to keep everyone happy. Everyone has a job, but it’s not necessarily clear how everything will come together — especially because most everyone is living overseas. By hosting regular conference calls, you can all get together in a group call to iron out the details and ensure that everyone is on the same page. You can even record the call and review it at your leisure to make sure that everything is covered.
  1. Holding Virtual Memorial Services with Your Loved Ones in Venezuela — With extended family living abroad, bringing the entire family back home for a memorial service can be cost-prohibitive. While some immediate family members will make the trek, some extended family members won’t be able to do so for any number of financial or logistical reasons. Hold the memorial service as planned, but consider holding a second “virtual” memorial service using a Venezuela conference call for your overseas family members. With an international conference call, mourners from afar will have the opportunity to share their memories and reconnect with other family members. If you record the call, you could share their stories with future generations.
  1. Holding Important Family Meetings — As your parents age, they’ll need extra help. If one of them becomes injured or ill, or if tragedy strikes, you and your siblings will need to coordinate care quickly. All of this is hard enough when everyone lives nearby; it’s even harder when some are in Venezuela and others are overseas. Fortunately, you could use international conference calls to hold these important family meetings. Group calls are a great way to communicate what’s going on and what needs to happen as well as clarify roles and responsibilities. You can even invite health care providers to the Venezuela conference call to discuss your loved one’s prognosis and care needs.

These are just three, of many, ways you could use Venezuela conference calls to stay connected with your extended overseas family members. Can you think of any other uses for family conference calls?

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Chairing Kazakhstan Conference Calls

Shymkent Kazakhstan ObeliskWhether you’re a longtime resident of Kazakhstan or visiting the country, conference calling is a great way to communicate with people in other countries.

That said, it’s a bit more complicated to chair a Kazakhstan conference call with international participants than it is to host a domestic conference call. Here’s what you need to know about chairing international conference calls in Kazakhstan.

  1. Not all Kazakhstan conference calling services are created equally. When shopping for Kazakhstan conference calling services, you’ll likely find a variety of plan types including so-called unlimited conferencing services, bundled deals, and advertising-supported freebies. Some Kazakhstan conference calling services use VoIP networks where audio quality could be compromised. Our pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan is competitively priced, loaded with features, and PSTN-based for the best audio quality possible. There are no minimums or contracts, making it the ideal choice for anyone needing to chair conference calls in Kazakhstan.
  1. It’s best for international participants to be given local or toll free access to the Kazakhstan conference call. Few people are completely comfortable dialing international phone numbers. Remove the uncertainty by using a Kazakhstan conference calling service that has local and toll free access numbers for countries around the world. Instead of dialing a Kazakhstan phone number, your international participants will dial a local or toll free number to join your call.
  1. You may want to record the conference call for later. Whether you’re holding the conference call for business or for pleasure, recording the call for later is a good idea. Review the MP3 recording after the fact to make sure you understand what’s required of you, share it with your business colleagues who were unable to attend the call in person, or post it to your learning management system as a learning resource. The options are virtually unlimited — but only if you record your conference calls.
  1. Conference calling rates vary by country, access type, and even phone type. Remember that conference calling rates tend to vary based on the country your participants are in, your calling plan type (i.e., toll free or local access numbers), and even by the type of phone your participants use. Use our conference call calculator to get a better idea of your anticipated conference calling costs and plan accordingly. If you find that rates for a few countries are higher than you expected, consider using the moderator dial out feature to dial participants in those countries directly.

If you’re located in Kazakhstan and need to communicate with a group scattered around the world, Kazakhstan conference calls are a convenient, affordable way to facilitate group communications.

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Vietnam Conference Call Tips for Business

Once you’ve found a good general time for your conference calls, consider holding them weekly or monthly among key individuals.

Hanoi Vietnam conference callWhether you have relatives or business associates in Vietnam or plan on visiting Vietnam, conference calling is an often-overlooked communications method. Yet, it’s one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to chat with your families, friends, and business associates. Use the tips below to get started.

  • Sign up for a Vietnam conference calling plan. We have pay-as-you-go plans and competitive per minute rates. Your participants in Vietnam can dial either toll free or local access numbers while those located in other countries will dial their own in-country access numbers.
  • Schedule your Vietnam conference calls at the best time for the group. This can get tricky, especially when large time zone differences are involved. It’s even trickier when some participants are on opposite sides of the international date line. Use a world time zone map to find the best time possible, ideally with no one having to set his or her alarm clocks for the middle of the night.
  • Communicate the benefits of holding a Vietnam conference call. Some of your family members will question why you want to use an international conference call when you could try a Google Hangout or use FaceTime. Point out that while they may have access to a webcam or Apple product, not everyone in your group does — but everyone has a phone and knows how to use it. Reiterate that Vietnam conferencing calling is an affordable way for a group to communicate, and the sound quality is crystal clear.
  • Record your Vietnam conference calls. With just a press of a button, you can record your Vietnam conference call and receive the recording as an MP3 file. If some of your contacts couldn’t join the call when it took place live, they can listen to the call after the fact. Depending on the nature of the conference call, you may want to use a third party transcription service to have the call transcribed. For family calls, you may want to save the recording for posterity. Imagine how much your children will treasure hearing their great-grandparents giving them advice years from now…
  • Hold regular Vietnam conference calls. One of the biggest benefits of having an affordable pay-as-you-go Vietnam conferencing service is that it’s so easy to use (and cheap). Once you’ve found a good general time for your conference calls, consider holding them weekly or monthly among key individuals. Everyone will become better informed as a result, and relationships will grow stronger despite huge geographic differences.

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Jordan Conference Calls for Tourists and Business Collaboration

Jordan is one of the world’s leading destinations for medical tourism and has been a leader in this field since the mid-1970s.

Amman Jordan CityscapePlanning a trip to the country of Jordan? Plan on using Jordan conference calls, too.

Below are two examples of how having a Jordan conference calling service can help you plan a successful trip.

Using Jordan Conference Calls to Plan a Group Trip

Whether you’re holding a family reunion or a group trip with friends, the more people involved, the more you’ll need to collaborate. If some of your fellow travelers are in different countries, get a pay-as-you-go international conferencing plan.

That way, each individual could call a local access number in order to join your Jordan conference call. Your contacts in Jordan would dial a Jordan number, those in the US would dial a US number, those in Italy would dial an Italian number, and so on.

Are you going to Jordan for medical care? You can use Jordan conference calls to coordinate your care.

Coordinating Medical Tourism in Jordan with Conference Calls

Jordan is one of the world’s leading destinations for medical tourism and has been a leader in this field since the mid-1970s. Jordan actively markets its medical expertise to Europe, America, and former-Soviet states.

While traveling to another country for a medical procedure may seem costly, many patients have found that the lower costs of foreign healthcare offset the costs of travel — often dramatically so. However, a great deal of coordination is usually required when seeking medical care in Jordan. Conference calls are one tool that can help.

Several individuals, from your healthcare teams in both countries to a health tourism coordinator, may be involved in coordinating your procedure. Using group audio calls is a fantastic way for everyone involved to come together to discuss logistics, explain the process, and plan the best approach for your care.

For example, you may need to speak with representatives from the Jordan medical center as well as your own healthcare providers at the same time. Your loved ones at home may need to speak with your healthcare team or coordinate aftercare services after the procedure.

Using an international conference calling service allows your contacts in Jordan to dial a local or toll free number for Jordan to connect to the teleconference. Meanwhile, your local contacts would dial a domestic access number to connect to your conference calls.

You can also use your Jordan conference calling service to communicate with your loved ones while you’re in Jordan. For example, instead of calling everyone individually after the surgery to tell them that you are recovering, you could hold a post-operative conference call in Jordan from your hospital room or later when you’re back at your hotel.

Your contacts back home will dial a local or toll free number, thus avoiding a costly international long distance call. Since you’ll be hosting the call in Jordan, you’d dial a local access number to join the conference call supplied by AIT.

Alternately, you could use the dial-out feature to dial each of your loved ones directly at a slightly lower per minute rate.

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Business Planning and Collaboration in Japan with Conference Calls

While many would likely buy your next ebook, there are some who would be interested in getting personalized attention via a group coaching call.

Japan Conference CallIf you do business in, or with partners in, Japan, conference calls are an affordable way to communicate.

Using an international conference calling service that supports Japan and the countries your other participants are located in is highly recommended as it will eliminate barriers and facilitate group collaboration.

Why Hold Japanese Conference Calls Instead of Group Web Chats and Other Forms of Electronic Communication?

Group audio calls are efficient. Oftentimes, several people will need to voice their concerns or provide status updates. A group audio call is an ideal way for everyone to have their say and for everyone to hear the same message.

Group emails, discussion boards, and other text-based messaging systems have their place, too, but they can also lead to misunderstandings — especially when communicating with partners from different cultures. With a Japan conference call, participants can ask for clarification as well as glean context from the speaker’s tone of voice.

Business Use Cases for Japanese Conference Calling

Japan is a major international trading partner with robust import and export relationships with businesses from around the world. If you are exploring the Japanese market, holding conference calls with local authorities, distributors, media, and other partners would be an efficient use of your time. With an international conference calling service, you could also patch in colleagues and partners located in other parts of the world.

Similarly, if you will be importing goods and raw materials from Japan, conference calling can be used to negotiate contracts, coordinate orders, troubleshoot issues, and plan the next phase of production.

It’s not unusual for a business to send employees to Japan on business. While these employees will certainly remain in touch with their colleagues back at home via various means, they may need to collaborate with team members scattered across multiple countries.

For example, if you have employees overseeing IT installations in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and Ireland and need to troubleshoot a newly discovered security issue with each of these team members, an international conference call would be the ideal way to share information, brainstorm ideas, and come up with an action plan.

Another way business professionals take advantage of Japan conference calls is by holding tele-seminars or coaching calls using group audio calls. For example, let’s say you’re a professional development coach with a large following of Japanese business people. While many would likely buy your next ebook, there are some who would be interested in getting personalized attention via a group coaching call.

With a Japan conference call, your followers would dial a Japanese phone number, either local or toll free, to join the call. Meanwhile, you could be anywhere in the world. There’s no need to fly to Japan, and you could record your calls and repackage them as a training course.

These are just a few of the many ways businesses use Japan conference calling. How do you use conference calls in your business?

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International Conferencing and Communication Tools for African Startups

It’s an exciting time to be an African entrepreneur. Extend your reach with international conference calling, mobile international conferencing solutions, and international virtual numbers

Africa is a hotbed for entrepreneurs right now. Last year, Tony Elumelu, an economist, philanthropist, and advocate for entrepreneurship, declared 2015 the year of the African entrepreneur. In a recent commencement address, Elumelu said, “All they need is a business idea and the commitment to succeed.” That’s the simplified version, but the climate is ripe throughout Africa for startups and entrepreneurs to succeed.

While ideas and commitment are essential ingredients, mobile technology has played a prominent role in facilitating entrepreneurship in Africa — and it will continue to do so now and in the future. Below are some of the most important international conferencing and communication tools for African entrepreneurs and startups:

International Conference Calls

Africa is a complex continent with 54 member states of the United Nations from Algeria to Zimbabwe. While many African entrepreneurs may start local businesses, others may interact with customers, business partners, mentors, and suppliers throughout the continent — or around the world for that matter. International conference calls in Africa allow participants to connect to a group phone call by dialing either a local or toll free number specific to the country that they are in.

For example, an African entrepreneur in Ghana could host an international conference call with participants located in Nigeria, Guinea, and Liberia. Instead of requiring each to dial a Ghana phone number, the entrepreneur would issue local or toll free phone numbers for Nigeria, Guinea, and Liberia — making it easy and affordable for all participants to call. If that same international conference call has participants located in the United States, Spain, China, and elsewhere around the globe, the host of the call could issue additional local or toll free numbers specific to those countries.

Mobile International Conferencing

As important and convenient as international conference calls are to African entrepreneurs, mobile international conferencing tools are even more important.

Last year, according to StatCounter, mobile Internet usage soared by 67 percent around the world with mobile usage having overtaken desktop usage Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Mobile Internet usage in Africa is certainly helping to fuel entrepreneurship throughout the continent.

For entrepreneurs hosting conference calls, it’s more likely than not that their go-to device is a smartphone rather than a desktop. Thus, international conferencing services catering to this market need to make it easy to schedule, coordinate, and manage international conference calls via mobile apps and mobile-friendly sites.

International Virtual Numbers

Finally, African entrepreneurs can benefit from international virtual phone numbers. While an entrepreneur may be physically operating from Ghana, for instance, he or she could also set up local phone numbers in other countries throughout Africa. Callers from Nigeria would dial a Nigerian phone number, but the call would be forwarded to the Ghana business.

International virtual numbers can be used for convenience — to make it easier for international callers to reach your business — or to create a local presence in locations outside the country.

It’s an exciting time to be an African entrepreneur. Extend your reach with international conference calling, mobile international conferencing solutions, and international virtual numbers — each of which can save you money as well as give you access to superior telecommunications networks than may be available to you locally.

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Expanded International Conference Call Plan

Connect with anyone in any country uitilizing a group international conference call.

Can a participant join your conference call from their country?  

If you host a diverse conference call with guests in remote countries, network access numbers might not exist.  But this shouldn’t stop your call.

Expanded Global Conference Calls

The Expanded Plan includes in-country toll-free access in over 100 countries plus local access numbers in 50 worldwide cities.

In addition to convenient dial-in access methods enabling an attendee to login with either a local or toll-free number from inside their country, the Expanded Plan also gives the chairperson dial-out capability.

How does the dial-out option help you add inaccessible attendees to your call?

In a nutshell, the dial-out feature enables the leader to call out to any phone number globally without disturbing the meeting in progress.  This means the leader of the call can add a participant on demand in any country.

The attendee simply answers the inbound call to their phone and is immediately added to the call.

For instance, recently a customer based in New York had a project in progress in Ghana.  There is simply no easy way for Ghana attendees to access the call.  So, the chairperson uses the Expanded Plan with the easy dial-out feature to add the Ghana guests to their weekly calls.  The other attendees located in the US and Kenya access the call using the supplied toll-free numbers.

In addition to the dial-out feature, the Expanded Plan also offers a free App that enables connecting to the conference room using any web-enabled device such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry or a PC and MAC desktop.  The Connect App makes dialing in using traditional toll-free or local numbers unnecessary as long as the attendee has a WiFi connection.

Be careful with the company you choose

Some companies offer local international access numbers that you can give out to your global call participants but they may not work.

Bad, non-working access numbers are obviously something you want to avoid especially on an important business conference call with a potential client, existing customer or with a regular team meeting call.  Some of the problematic services with non-working overseas access numbers are touted as cost-free.  The saying is still true, you get what you pay for.

The Expanded Plan is an all-inclusive, high powered, intercontinental business collaboration tool with global access numbers guaranteed to be operational 24/7.

In addition to the many methods of accessing your call, the chairperson can always reach a 24 hour U.S. based operator who will connect anyone, or fix anything required.

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Calls that connect you globally

The combination of technology, low costs, ease of use, and quality has contributed to doing business internationally a reality.

Calls that connect you globallyBusinesses are connected like never before thanks to communications innovations such as  global conference calling and virtual phone number technology. Not only is this real and happening, costs are remarkably low.

Now, people can communicate with others around the world while keeping travel to a minimum and without huge phone bills by using global conference calls and virtual numbers for quickly creating a presence in another country.

Best of all, line quality has kept up with the technologies. The combination of technology, low costs, ease of use, and quality has contributed to doing business internationally a reality. While email and traditional long distance phone calls have their place with international collaboration, virtual numbers and group overseas calls have become essential.

Rather than connecting two individuals from opposite ends of the earth, a global conference call brings together an entire international dispersed team. Global Conference calls allow for cost-effective group communications and interactions. Because everyone can speak to one another and hear and understand voice inflection and tone, communication is far more effective than exchanging group email messages.

Overseas Call forwarding is an amazing way to set up shop in the communities that you want to serve, either locally or internationally, without having to go through the hassles and the expense of setting up a physical location.

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Canada conference calling is more affordable than you may realize

If the call is toll free, the attendees won’t incur any local phone company long distance fees.

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How to make a Conference from Canada?

Hosting a conference call from Canada isn’t overly complicated, especially if you go with a telecommunications provider that specializes in providing Canadians with robust, yet affordable, toll free conference calling services.

Toll Free Conference Call Rate, If you are conducting a conference call with people who are in other parts of the country you may want to consider a toll free rate. You will usually pay a small extra fee of a couple cents (per minute) to allow people to call in on a toll free number.  For instance, rates for a Canada and US joint conference call are as follows:

Canada or US Conference Call Rates

  2.9¢ minute – Canada Local Access
  3.9¢ minute – Canada Toll Free
  1.7¢ minute – U.S. Local Access
  2.9¢ minute – U.S. Toll Free

You may want to use Canada conference call services for personal reasons. Before you look for a service provider, take note of your requirements first. Find out how often you need to perform conference calling, how many people will usually participate, how long will your average calls be and how you want to control the progress of conference calls.

If you’re a participant in a conference call from Canada, your involvement in the call is relatively simple. Depending on how the call is set up, you’ll either be assigned a toll free or non-toll free Canadian phone number that you’ll dial as well an access code.

Simply dial in a minute or two before the teleconference’s scheduled time and participate in the discussion. If the call is toll free, the attendees won’t incur any phone company long distance fees.

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Conference Calls Hosting

In addition to the normal method of accessing a conference via a phone, one very convenient free optional feature customers enjoy is to use a Connect App. Essentially this is another option to access a conference call using a web enabled device.

How to Host International Conference CallsTasked with hosting an international conference call? It’s not as easy to host international conference calls as it is to do so domestically for several reasons. First, you have time zone and language differences to contend with. Second, different countries have different dialing conventions and international calling costs. And third,  if you’re trying to do it with your office conference phone, it may not be able to handle a large volume of conference call participants.

Here’s how to host international conference calls with ease:

In addition to the normal method of accessing a conference via phone, one very convenient free optional feature customers enjoy is to use the Connect App.  Essentially this is another option to access a conference call using a web-enabled device.

The Connect App work from smartphones and PC’s or Mac desktops.

Connect tools let users quickly schedule, start/join and manage their audio conferences and Web Meetings.

These tools provide an option to have the bridge call the user instead of having to dial an access number, enter a passcode or chairperson PIN, saving time joining a call and avoiding incorrectly entered numbers for the Toll-Free, access code or PIN.

These Connect tools also provide the same functionality to participants when the meeting is scheduled using the free Calendar Tool.   If you are also using Web Meeting, meetings can easily be started or joined from the same invitation/link.

1. Use a world time zone map or calculator to determine the best time for the majority of your call’s participants. It’s not always possible for all participants to attend your live call during local business hours. However, you may be able to find a time that works well for most attendees.

2. Choose a conference call service provider that specializes in helping businesses host international conference calls. Ideally, the provider you choose will support all of the countries involved as well as offer affordable rates. Keep in mind that some countries have higher international calling costs than others. To contain these costs, consider using the service provider’s “dial out” feature. By dialing participants directly, you will get a much lower per minute rate. Dial out can usually be pre-programmed so that those calls will be placed automatically by the conference calling system.

3. Choose local or toll-free numbers for your participants’ countries. One of the biggest challenges you will encounter when you host international conference calls involves providing access to the conference room. This is because each county has its own unique calling conventions. A toll-free number in the United States, for example, doesn’t work in Italy. The trick is to provide callers with either local or toll-free numbers that work in their respective countries. These numbers will then connect to the global conference call.

4. Record the call. When you host international conference calls, there’s usually an option to record the call. By all means, do so. You never know when you might want to listen to it again or share it with others. For example, you may want to use the recording for training purposes or have the call transcribed and translated. Participants who were unable to attend the call in real time could listen to the call after the fact. Recordings are also helpful for those who speak a different language as a first language. By providing a recording of the call, they can go back and listen to sections that they had a hard time keeping up with originally.

When you host international conference calls, many challenges can be overcome by choosing a global conference call service provider that specializes in overseas teleconferencing.

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How to Edit Audio from an Overseas Conference Call

If you used an agenda to conduct your overseas conference call, use it to help you decide which agenda item discussions are worth sharing and which ones need to be held in the strictest confidence.

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So, you’ve held an overseas conference call and made an MP3 recording of it, now what?

You could simply upload it to your intranet and share it with participants and employees. If your overseas conference call was relatively short, that may be the way to go.

Audio recording

If it went on for several hours, you may want to edit the audio recording. After all, few people will be willing to sit through several hours of audio content no matter how compelling the content may be.

Here’s what you need to know about editing an MP3 recording.

Plan Your Edits

Start by planning your edits. If you used an agenda to conduct your overseas conference call, use it to help you decide which agenda item discussions are worth sharing and which ones need to be held in the strictest confidence.

With the agenda in front of you, listen to the recording of your overseas conference call and jot down the start and stop times of each agenda item in hours, minutes, and seconds.

What you are doing right now is called a “paper edit.” Getting organized on paper will save you a great deal of time and frustration once you being editing the audio.

While you’re at it, decide if you will make one long edited audio file or break it up into individual audio files. Let’s say you conducted a two hour overseas conference call with the following components:

  • A motivational component
  • An analysis of consumer behaviors in Brazil
  • An analysis of consumer behaviors in Canada
  • An analysis of consumer behaviors in Switzerland
  • Guidelines for using social media
  • Questions and answers about the company’s upcoming expansion into South America

In this example, it may make sense to create individual recordings for each topic and allow your team to choose the most relevant ones to their job roles and regional interests. By splitting the contents of your overseas conference call into individual recordings, the information will be much easier to digest and potentially repurpose.

For example, once split up, you could later send a link to your social media guidelines recording to new hires or team members who will be responsible for using social media. Instead of having to listen to a motivational speech and several analyses of consumer behaviors, your team members can quickly hear what you need them to hear.

Determine How to Distribute the Edited Recordings

Next, figure out how you will be distributing the edited recordings of your overseas conference call as this may dictate the final format (and thus, the editing tool you may need to use). Options include:

  • Uploading your recordings to your intranet, website, a file sharing service such as Dropbox, a podcasting service, or your corporate repository
  • Sending recordings via email
  • Burning the recording to CD

Choose an Audio Editing Tool

Finally, you’ve completed the paper edit, decided on creating either a single edited recording or a series of shorter ones, and know exactly how you will distribute the finished recordings.

Now it’s time to start editing, but first, you’ll need an audio editing tool. A number of audio editing tools are readily available, many of which are free. Below are a few recommendations:

  • Audacity – Free, open source, and wildly popular, Audacity can import and export many audio formats including MP3, WAV, OGG, and AIFF. It’s loaded with features and is compatible with most operating systems.
  • TuneKitten Audio Editor – This Javascript-based app is very basic and designed primarily for cutting audio.
  • MP3 Cutter – With minimal features, creating short audio files from larger files is a simple matter of importing your MP3 recording, choosing the start and end positions, and clicking the “save” button.

Editing an overseas conference call can help ensure that the rest of your team actually hears your message. With a little planning and an audio cutter, you can create and distribute short snippets of your overseas conference calls.

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Repurposing Your International Conference Calls

You never know when a valuable discussion will arise on international conference calls. Be prepared by recording them.

Holding international conference calls is a fantastic way to interact with participants around the globe in real time. Not only can you connect using a group audio conference, you can also get more mileage out of your calls by repurposing them.Repurposing Your International Conference Calls

Ideas for repurposing group audio conference calls include:

• Distributing a full or partial recording to participants – Depending on the nature of the call, you might even charge for access to the recordings.

• Use audio clips in PowerPoint presentations – Did an important discussion take place that’s relevant to your next presentation? A short excerpt of that discussion could be a powerful soundtrack to your slides.

• Use audio clips in blog posts or podcasts – Your subscribers may enjoy a taste of the audio conference either in blog or podcast form. Use short excerpts as a teaser to download the full MP3 recording.

• Create an article around a discussion – Whether you interviewed an industry leader or discussed the pros and cons of adopting a new technology, you may have fodder for an in-depth article. Instead of starting completely from scratch, get out the transcript and build an article around the most engaging part of the discussion.

• Extract audio or text-based testimonials – If your international conference calls involve product feedback or training, participants may have some wonderful things to say about your products and services. The recording could be filled with potential testimonials. Extract a few choice testimonials, contact the original speakers, and ask if they’d mind if you used their comments as a testimonial on your website or marketing materials. Many will be more than willing to allow you to do so, and they’ll be relieved that they don’t have to do anything to make it happen.

Below are a few ways to get the most out of your international conference calls.

1. Record your international conference calls. Most international conference call service providers include an audio recording feature. Make sure to announce to the group that the call is being recorded. You may need to obtain permission from other speakers to reuse their talks. For example, if you intend to create an audio CD of a tele-seminar and you’ve invited a prominent industry leader to deliver the keynote, make sure that your intentions are clear and that you have the speaker’s permission to use the recording in any manner you see fit.

2. Have the recording transcribed into text. While editing an MP3 recording and packaging it as an informational product is easy enough, you may also want to have the discussion transcribed into text. Transcriptions add value to those who prefer to read and skim through content instead of listening to a lengthy discussion. Some people will listen but later refer to your transcript as a refresher. In addition, once you have the transcript, you have the building blocks in place for other text-based pieces. For example, with a little editing, sections of your international conference calls could become blog posts, special reports, or even eBook chapters.

3. Determine what can be shared and with whom. Obviously, if the call is intended for internal company use only or contains confidential information, you shouldn’t make it available to the general public. On the other hand, if you use international conference calls to educate, inform, or train customers and business prospects, then it may make sense to repurpose some of that content with other customers and business prospects. Use both the MP3 recording and the transcript to highlight key areas of the call that you may want to use later. Write down the location of the desired audio in hours, minutes, and seconds so that you can easily find it later.

4. Start reusing the content of your international conference calls. Once you’ve decided what to share and with whom, it’s time to start sharing (again, assuming you have permission and the use is appropriate).

You never know when a valuable discussion will arise on international conference calls. Be prepared by recording them.

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