Hosting International Conference Calls in Taiwan

Whether you need to host a single conference call in Taiwan or plan on using the global conferencing service on a regular basis, our plans are as flexible as you need them to be.

Taiwan Taipei at NightYou’re in Taiwan on a business trip when it dawns on you that you need to host a group audio call with partners in Taiwan, other parts of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Normally hosting a conference call wouldn’t cause you much stress, but because you have participants around the world, you realize that this international conference call in Taiwan could be challenging.

Plus, you’re staying at a hotel where it costs a small fortune just to call your office back home — and your regular conference calling plan won’t work in Taiwan. What do you do?

As challenging as this scenario appears at first glance, it’s actually not all that difficult to host international conference calls in Taiwan — if you use the right international conferencing service, that is.

Our Taiwan global conference calling plans are the answer. With a pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan, you can use the service as needed and let it expire without penalty when you no longer need it. Meanwhile, our Taiwan conference calling service will allow you to:

  • Connect with participants around the world at low per minute rates
  • Use fiber optic PSTN telecommunication networks for the best call quality
  • Enjoy advanced conference calling features like MP3 call recording and moderator dial out
  • Host global conference calls in Taiwan on the fly (no reservations required)

In addition, your callers will be able to:

  • Dial into your global conference call in Taiwan by dialing a local phone number, or a toll free phone number, for their own countries
  • Access your Taiwan conference call from any type of phone including landlines, VoIP, and mobile phones

With our Taiwan conference call service, only those located in Taiwan will ever need to dial a Taiwan phone number. As the host of the call located inside Taiwan, you’ll immediately reduce your personal access costs by dialing a local, rather than international, access number. Therefore, you can bypass your hotel’s excessively priced international long distance service.

At the same time, your attendees in other parts of Asia will be issued local numbers for their countries as will callers from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. They, too, will avoid international access fees. Not only does this reduce, or eliminate, their costs, it also reduces confusion related to dialing foreign access numbers. There’s no need for them to figure out their country’s exit codes or request an operator’s assistance.

Our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service is easy to use for everyone involved, and it’s an affordable choice with its competitive per minute rates for countries around the world. Whether you need to host a single conference call in Taiwan or plan on using the global conferencing service on a regular basis, our plans are as flexible as you need them to be — and the quality is exceptional.

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GEORGIA Global Conference Calls

For example, if you’re located in the United States and would like to host a Georgia conference call, our extended global conference calling service allows you to do just that.

Tbilisi Georgia Capital at nightThe country of Georgia has been recognized by the World Bank, since 2003, as one of the world’s fastest-reforming economies and as a leader in fighting corruption.

As of 2012, the World Bank has ranked Georgia as the ninth in the world in terms of ease of doing business. Whether you’re already doing business in Georgia or exploring the possibility, you may find it necessary to use a Georgia global conference call service from time to time.

What You Need to Host a Georgia Global Conference Call
In most countries, holding a domestic conference call is fairly straightforward. For example, your PBX system may have the ability to join multiple callers into a conference call.

If not, domestic conference calling services are readily available in many countries. However, once your conference call involves international participants, it immediately becomes more complicated.

For example, if you’re in the United States but need to have a conference call with attendees in Georgia, will you expect them to call your main phone number and incur all of the long distance costs associated with the call?

This is a major barrier that can adversely affect attendance. Some international attendees will not participate because of cost concerns. Others will have trouble dialing an international number. Giving them your toll free number won’t help matters because toll free numbers only work domestically.

The best approach is to use a global conference call service that supports the countries involved. International conference calling service providers offer services that address the unique needs of global conference calls.

For example, if you’re located in the United States and would like to host a Georgia conference call, our expanded global conference calling service allows you to do just that.

Georgia Conference Call Rates

Toll Free access from Georgia = $0.28 /minute
Dial-out to Georgia = $0.22 /minute

(get the same $0.22 rate using the included free Connect App)
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US toll free access = 2.6¢ /minute

View all worldwide conferencing rates here

Georgia Tbilisi City Caucasus For your attendees (and yourself) in the United States, you can issue US access numbers just as you would for any other domestic conference calls. For your attendees in Georgia, however, you would issue toll free access numbers specific to Georgia. They’ll dial a toll free number, thereby eliminating any concerns about cost or operator assistance, and be connected to your global conference call at no cost to your participant.

Your Georgia conference calls can also include participants from other countries. For example, if you need to host a global conference call with participants from the U.S., Georgia, France, Ireland, Australia, and Hong Kong, you can easily accommodate all of these participants from around the world.

The hardest part of hosting Georgia international conference calls with our service is dealing with time zone differences, and that’s beyond any of our control.

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Greece Global Conferencing

For example, your participants in France will dial a number local to Paris or France toll free number while your participants in Denmark might dial a number local to Copenhagen.

athens greece acropolisNot sure what you need to conduct a global conference call while in Greece?

Global conferencing is a bit trickier than hosting a conference call with attendees residing in the same country, but it’s quite easy once you have the right service provider.

Here’s what you need for successful international conference calls from Greece:

  • A reliable, high quality Greece global conferencing service provider. While it may be fine to use VoIP, Google Hangouts, or Skype to communicate with loved ones overseas, you’ve likely encountered a few glitches and sound quality problems along the way. These are undesirable when hosting business conference calls. Our Greece global conferencing plan utilizes fiber optic PSTN networks for the best sound quality and reliable available — and our rates are highly competitive.
  • Any type of phone. There’s no software to download or hardware to buy. In fact, you can use virtually any type of phone including landlines, mobile phones, or VoIP phones. So can your Greece global conference call participants.

Is it really that easy to host conference calls in Greece? For the most part it is. Once you’ve signed up for a pay-as-you-go international conference calling plan, you can begin hosting conference calls in Greece and around the world. Here’s where it gets tricky: your attendees will need access phone numbers in order to join the call.

With traditional, domestic calls, everyone dials the same access number so setting up the call is a simple matter of scheduling it and sharing the start time and access number with the group.

With Greece global conference calls, you’ll have participants around the world. If you were to give them a Greek access number, many won’t join the call. Some will join, but with reservations and potential resentment about having to pay international long distance charges. Others will try to join but have trouble dialing out of their countries.

That’s where having an international conferencing plan proves invaluable. With our Greece global conferencing solution, you can host the call in Greece and issue international toll free and local access numbers to your participants.

For example, your participants in France will dial a number local to Paris or toll free while your participants in Denmark might dial a number local to Copenhagen. With each participant having a local or toll free option, your call participation rate should be much higher than if you had issued a Greece access number for the conference call.

We’re proud of our Greece global conferencing plan. It’s flexible, affordable, high quality, easy to use, and loaded with premium features such as 24/7 US-based operators, MP3 audio recording, moderator dial-out, and a free Connect App.

We offer international conferencing plans on a no-contract, pay-as-you-go basis with no cancellation penalties.

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Denmark Conference Calls

Our international conferencing plans have no contracts and no cancellation fees.

Copenhagen Kobenhavn DenmarkDenmark’s economy has transitioned from largely agricultural to a highly service-based and export-oriented one. Among Denmark’s export offerings are: furniture, clothing, pharmaceuticals, industrial equipment, and, yes, windmills.

Whether you find yourself in Denmark on business or for pleasure, staying in touch with your team back home — and around the globe — is possible via Denmark global conference calls.

Here’s what you need to know about using our global conferencing service when in Denmark:

• You can host global conference calls from anywhere in Denmark. Whether you’re in Copenhagen or a smaller community like Ringsted or Skive, all you need is an active phone and our pay-as-you-go international conferencing service.

• Your conference call attendees can participate in your global call from virtually anywhere in the world. Again, as long as they have active phones, they can join your call. They do not need to have an account with us. They can use landlines, mobile phones, and VoIP connections to join your Denmark conference calls.

• You control how participants join your global conference call. Rates vary by connection type (mobile, landline, or dial out), country, and access number (toll free or regional). For example, you could choose to provide toll free access for everyone around the globe (where available) or you might choose a combination of toll free, local access numbers, and direct dial out as a means of reducing your conference call’s total cost.

• You can schedule conference calls in Denmark at a moment’s notice or well in advance. There’s no need to make a “reservation” with our international conferencing service. Thus, if you have an urgent need, you can quickly gather your colleagues into a Denmark conference call. On the other hand, you can schedule your global conference calls in advance, allowing plenty of time to plan a successful meeting.

• Operators are available to assist 24/7. Our US-based operators can help you with your conference call at any time, day or night. Whether you need technical assistance or would like an operator to patch in a caller from another country, you can count on us to make it happen.

• You have access to premium calling features. Our Denmark conference calling service has both budget-friendly rates and premium features such as superior audio quality via fiber optic networks, MP3 call recording, a live event viewer, and a mobile app. Our premium calling features are included at no extra cost.

• You can hold has many Denmark conference calls as you’d like — or as few. We don’t hold you to a predetermined usage requirement. Whether you want to hold conference calls every day, once a month, once a year, or once in a blue moon is completely up to you. You’ll pay only for the minutes you use. If you don’t use any minutes, you don’t pay.

• You can host conference calls outside of Denmark, too. You’re not limited to a single country and can use your international conferencing account to host conference calls from virtually any country in the world. If you’re a world traveler, a single account opens the doors to international conferencing no matter where you may happen to be.

• Our international conferencing plans have no contracts and no cancellation fees.

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International Collaboration by Phone

For example, Americans would dial a toll-free number for USA while Australians and Chinese callers would dial Australian and Chinese toll free phone numbers.

International Collaboration by PhoneIf you have a team scattered around the world, international collaboration by phone is essential to your team’s success.

Though newer technologies such as email and online collaboration tools have emerged, they haven’t completely replaced international collaboration by phone — nor should they. In fact, these technologies can work together.

For example, email and online file sharing tools are fantastic for sharing files or quickly leaving a message despite time zone differences. They’re less attractive, however, for brainstorming, discussing complex topics, and communicating important missives.

In addition, email discussions can take days, if not weeks, to move forward. When real-time dialogues need to occur, international collaboration by phone is the way to go.

Benefits of International Collaboration by Phone

International collaboration by phone allows team members to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas, clarify instructions, and much more in real time. With a phone call, misunderstandings can be avoided.

For example, verbal cues, such as voice inflection or tone, are absent in email and online discussion boards yet readily available in phone conversations. At the same time, international collaboration by phone is incredibly efficient. The conversation takes place, questions are answered, tasks assigned, and the next meeting scheduled.

Considerations When Collaborating Internationally

First, you’ll need a means for international team members to connect on the phone. We recommend using an international conference call service. With such a service, you can issue country-specific local or toll free phone numbers for participants to dial into the conference room.

For example, Americans would dial a toll-free number for USA while Australians and Chinese callers would dial Australian and Chinese toll free phone numbers. All would be connected to the same conference room regardless of the number they dialed to get in.

Next, you’ll want to schedule a convenient time for international collaboration by phone. This isn’t always possible when participants live around the globe. However, if your team regularly collaborates by phone, you can rotate conference call times and let each team member serve as the “host.”

Call quality is another major consideration. Interference, dropouts, static, tinny sound quality, and delays are unacceptable. Look for an international conference call service that uses a global PSTN network for the best sound quality possible.

Another consideration involves international conference calling costs. International collaboration by phone is a cost-effective choice, but it does incur costs. You can contain these costs by choosing a pay-as-you conference calling plan with no minimum usage requirements or monthly fees.

Another way to contain costs is to use the service’s moderator dial out feature to dial participants directly. This is especially useful when some participants live in countries with high international calling rates. By using the dial out feature, the call will be billed at the much lower dial out rate.

Your team should know when it makes the most sense to use each international collaboration tool available. Consider issuing guidelines describing which collaboration tool to use under which circumstances.

International collaboration by phone is a straightforward and affordable choice for real-time communications. A number of cost-effective international conference calling plans are available including pay-as-you-go plans with no monthly fees, long term contracts, or minimum usage requirements.

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International Conference Calling for Human Resources

When an employee is transferred to a different region, international conference calls can aid in the transition at various stages including the interview stage as well as before, during, and after the move.

International Conference Calling for Human ResourcesWhether you are part of a large organization or a small one, international conference calls can help you tap into an international talent pool as well as expand your knowledge without incurring excessive costs.

Below are just a few of the many ways that human resources managers are using international conference calls to their advantage.

1. Virtual job fairs

Virtual job fairs are online events where employers and job candidates come together to learn more about each other. While a virtual job fair typically starts in an online environment, several channels are commonly used in conjunction with the event itself including chat rooms, instant messaging, and teleconferencing. One option is to host an international conference call as part of the event and invite job seekers to call in to learn more about your company, its culture, and current opportunities. Depending on which countries are involved, you could order toll-free access numbers for each country you are targeting.

2. Prescreening recruitment calls

International conference calls are a cost-effective tool that you can use during the interview process. Early in the process, you could hold an international conference call with a job candidate and various decision makers located around the world. Each participant simply dials a local access number, enters a PIN, and joins the conference call. This is a fantastic way to get acquainted, learn more about the candidate, gauge how well the candidate responds under pressure, and share more about the job opening. The cost of international conference calls is minute compared to flying candidates to your headquarters at this stage of the process. As you narrow the field of candidates down through prescreening, you can then bring in only the most qualified.

3. Virtual orientation meetings

International conference calls are also a cost-effective choice once you’ve hired a group of new employees. Use an international conference call in conjunction with other tools to help your new hires get started. For example, you could hold an international conference call focused on your company’s employee assistance and wellness program or other benefits.

4. Training classes

International conference calls can also play an important role in your training program. For example, you could use an international conference call to deliver training or as a live enhancement to video courseware. Since you can record your international conference calls, you may be able to repurpose a single call multiple times.

5. Relocations and transfers

When an employee is transferred to a different region, international conference calls can aid in the transition at various stages including the interview stage as well as before, during, and after the move.

6. Exit interviews

When a key employee leaves the company, it may be useful to hold an international exit interview. This allows managers from various regions to get their questions answered even if they are located in different countries.

7. Virtual leadership retreats

You can also use international conference calls as virtual leadership retreats.

For example, instead of sending executives offsite for a few days of leadership training, schedule a series of international conference calls that cover the same topics. Again, these training sessions can be recorded and reused as you see fit.

These are but a few ways that international conference calls can be used in your human resources department. With budgets tighter than ever, using an international conference call allows you to accomplish the same thing but at a fraction of the cost.

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International Conference Calling – A Team Collaboration Tool

If a team leader would prefer to preschedule an international conference call, this is easy to do.

International Conference Calling - A Team Collaboration ToolWhen it comes to collaborating with international team members, you have a number of great choices including instant messaging, web conferencing, online file-sharing tools, interactive whiteboards, and more.

Teleconferencing has long been the gold standard for team collaboration, and it continues to deliver.

Teleconferencing is especially helpful when teams are geographically dispersed as the entire group can come together to brainstorm in a real-time, voice centric environment.

In a world filled with technological marvels and the latest apps, the humble international conference call may not have the wow factor of its competitors but it shines in its simplicity. For example:

  • Just about anyone can easily participate in an international conference call. All you need is a telephone, mobile or landline or even Skype. There’s no special software to download or equipment to buy.
  • With a voice call, you can hold dynamic group conversations and gain a deeper understanding based on verbal cues such as tone of voice, pauses, and pacing. With instant messaging, email, and threaded discussion boards, nuances are often difficult to catch and misunderstandings all too common.
  • You can call into the international conference call from virtually any location on earth. Whether you’re assigned to a remote outpost or traveling on business, a quick phone call immediately connects you to your team – even if you do not have Internet access or a computer.

As with other team collaboration tools, international conference calling is only effective if teams are empowered to use it.

With this in mind, many worldwide companies make it as easy as possible for team leaders to hold scheduled and impromptu global conference call. One way to do this is to set up easy-to-use international conference calling accounts for your teams.

Reservation-less conference calls can be held at the spur of the moment, allowing your team leaders to hold a group conference call any time the need arises. If a team leader would prefer to preschedule an international conference call, this is easy to do.

You can even set up the conference call so that the system automatically dials each participant if desired. Using automated dial-out is a great way to reduce the per minute cost of the call as well as help ensure that each participant is promptly connected. =

Many international conference call service plans are available including pay-as-you-go so no prepayment is required.

Help your team leaders choose the right collaborative tools for the task at hand by holding a basic collaboration training session. For example, your design team may find that using an online collaboration tool is best for task management and file sharing but cumbersome for requirements gathering, brainstorming, and problem-solving. You may find it helpful to create a matrix detailing the various collaboration tools available and when to use which one.

Finally, the golden rule of choosing a worldwide team collaboration tool for any given situation: When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with an international conference call!