International Conference Calls from Luxembourg

Hosting international conference calls from Luxembourg is easy and affordable with our pay-as-you-go plan.

Luxembourg CityWith its charming mix of medieval and modern buildings along with its prestige as a financial hub, you could find yourself in Luxembourg for business or for pleasure.

Luxembourg’s government recently announced its intentions to fund asteroid mining research, making Luxembourg even more attractive to those in the space and mining industries.

No matter why you may be in Luxembourg, there’s a good chance you’ll need to communicate with your family or business partners back home — or around the world. One of the easiest and most convenient options is to host international conference calls from Luxembourg. Below are a few tips that can help.

  • Evaluate your international conference calling options. Hotels often offer business services to their guests, but you may find that international conference calling is not an option. Even if it were, you can bet it would be offered at a premium price. If you’ll be working out of a corporate office of one of your Luxembourg-based colleagues, you may be able to use their teleconferencing system. However, the best option is to bring your own international conferencing call service along for the trip. Our pay-as-you-go Luxembourg international conferencing plan is perfect: it’s easy to use, has low rates, and is loaded with high quality advanced features.
  • Determine what you want to accomplish during your global conference calls. It’s important to have a clear goal for each call, invite the right people to join your conference call, schedule the call at a convenient time (this is tricky with a global audience), and actively manage the meeting. We recommend creating an agenda, using a world time zone map, and setting up alerts to help you stay on track.
  • Take advantage of international conference calling technology. Our Luxembourg conference calls are easy to schedule and initiate using standard telephones. They’re even easier if you download the free Connect app or use the online tools included in your online dashboard. You can schedule and join international conference calls with just a few taps or clicks, record your group audio calls with a button press, and even dial participants directly (which further reduces your costs) using the moderator dial-out function.

Hosting international conference calls from Luxembourg is easy and affordable with our pay-as-you-go plan. Since there are no contracts, you can sign up and use the service for the duration of your trip and then cancel when you return. In fact, you don’t even need to cancel your plan because if you do not use it, you will not incur any costs. Many of our users keep their plans and use as needed.

Since our international conference calling plan supports 60+ countries (100+ on our Expanded plan), you can host conference calls from virtually anywhere, not just Luxembourg — and you can have participants connect using local and toll free numbers specific to their countries.

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International Conference Calls and the Hospitality Industry

Hold International Conference Calls with VIPs depending on the VIP’s requirements, your conference calls may include participant’s from around the world.

International Conference Calls and the Hospitality IndustryInternational Conference Calls and the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry uses international conference calling for a variety of purposes including internal brainstorming sessions, formal training, contract negotiations, procurement, guest relations, and even as a service offered to guests. The possibilities are nearly limitless! Below are a few ways that you can use global conference calls to communicate internally and externally to collaborate with regional managers, employees, vendors and suppliers, event planners, and guests from around the world.

Six ways to Host Virtual Meetings with participants around the world

International conference calling allows you to hold virtual meetings with participants from around the world in a private, voice-only “conference room.” In order to access the virtual meeting, each of the global conference call’s participants uses a standard or mobile phone to call in. There’s no need for computers or software. In addition, each caller receives an access phone number that is local to their country which avoids unnecessary dialing confusion or concerns about the call’s potential cost.

You can use global conference calls for meetings with:

  • Your executive team – Is it hard (or expensive) to get your executive team together for routine meetings? Teleconferences are a low-cost way to keep everyone informed of both routine and major events.
  • Regional managers – With facilities around the globe, international conference calling is a must to ensure that each regional team feels connected to the larger organization. Use global conference calls to support, encourage, train, and troubleshoot facilities around the globe.
  • Employees – While it may not be necessary to hold companywide conference calls on a regular basis, occasional group conference calls can be used for a variety of purposes such as for making major announcements or holding training sessions. You can also record your group calls, allowing employees to listen in at a later time and date if desired.
  • Lawyers, publicists, and other professionals – Need to strategize with external partners such as lawyers, publicists, or consultants? A global conference call allows you and your executive team to connect with professionals from around the world in a private, convenient teleconference. Get your questions answered and brainstorm your next move without having to arrange flights or hotel accommodations.
  • Suppliers and vendors – You can also use international conference calling to hold procurement teleconferences, negotiate better deals with vendors, coordinate projects, and much more.
  • Event planners – Global teleconferences are also useful when working with event planners who intend to hold conferences, exhibitions, banquets, trade shows, sporting events, and other events at your venue. Because global conference calls are so convenient, your meetings can include crucial personnel involved in planning an event so that the event planners can get all of their questions answered in a single session.

Hold International Conference Calls with VIPs

Hotel Businessman on global conference callWhether dealing with an agency or celebrities, politicians, and high rollers directly, global conference calls allow you to quickly and easily connect all relevant parties to a group call. Depending on the VIP’s needs, your conference calls may include participant’s from around the world including:

  • Hotel managers
  • Food service managers
  • Transportation coordinators
  • Security managers

You can even add participants to the call as needed. For example, if the agent has questions about your security detail at a specific property, you could use the moderator dial out tool to call the head of security at that facility and bring him or her into the conference call.

Offer International Conferencing as a Service

Not only can you use international conference calling for all of the above, you may also want to offer international conference calling to your guests or as part of your meeting room services. For example, if your facility has a standard business center with computers, Wi-Fi, fax machines, and standard phones, adding international conference calling could set your facility apart from its competitors. Using your international conferencing plan’s account management dashboard, you will immediately know the total cost of each global conference call your guests make. Thus, you can bill them accordingly. Low per minute international rates allow for a healthy markup. Meanwhile, your business guests will appreciate being able to stay in touch with their teams around the world.

Not only can you offer international conferencing via your business services center, your concierge could easily coordinate global conference calls for guests as needed. Guests can even participate in their conferences from the privacy of their rooms.

Whether you operate a chain of hotels or a small bed and breakfast inn, signing up for an international conference calling plan allows you to stay connected to partners, suppliers, agencies, and VIP guests and their representatives from around the world. You can even get a pay-as-you-go plan with no contracts, allowing you to offer global conference calls as a service without any upfront costs. If you do business with others outside of your country, as most hospitality businesses do, access to international conference calling makes perfect sense.

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SWEDEN International Conferencing

Not only is this undesirable due to the cost and inconvenience imposed upon your Sweden conference call’s attendees, it may cause some potential participants to opt not to join your international conference call.

Royal Palace SwedenWhether you’re living in Sweden, doing business in the Scandinavian country, or traveling to Sweden, you may find yourself in need of a convenient way to make conference calls.

However, if your calls involve people outside of Sweden, international conferencing is a must.

The Need for International Conference Calling Services

Why do you need a special international conference calling service to accommodate participants outside the country? While you could issue them all your conference call’s Swedish access number, doing so requires attendees to dial internationally and incur associated costs. Not only is this undesirable due to the cost and inconvenience imposed upon your Sweden conference call’s attendees, it may cause some potential participants to opt not to join your international conference call.

But wait, you have a toll free access number — problem solved, right? Wrong! Toll free numbers only work within their designated region. If your participants are located in other parts of Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, or any other part of the world, your Sweden toll free number won’t work for them.

That’s why you need a Sweden international conferencing service provider who offers international access numbers that will connect your global participants into your call seamlessly.

What to Consider When Choosing a Sweden Conference Calling Plan

Some points to consider before you sign up for your Sweden international conferencing plan:

  • Is this a one-time need? Will you be using the global conference calling service regularly or sporadically? A pay-as-you-go plan is a great choice for occasional conference calls as well as frequent use.
  • Do you want your conference calls to be toll free or do you prefer local access numbers where available? Our plans offer toll free support to more than 60 countries, and more than 100 countries with our extended plan. In addition to toll free and local access numbers around the globe, we have a moderator dial out feature where you can dial participants directly if their countries are not supported.
  • Call quality is essential to the success of your call and your overall happiness with your international conference calling service provider. Make sure to choose a Sweden conference calling service that uses tried-and-true, crystal clear PSTN networks rather than error-prone VoIP.

Getting the Most Out of Sweden International Conferencing

After signing up for an international conference calling plan, it’s time to put it to good use. A few ways to use your global conferencing plan are:

  • Communicate with business partners around the world
  • Hold team meetings with your international team
  • Host tele-seminars and motivational training sessions with participants around the world. We suggest recording these calls using our MP3 recording feature.
  • Negotiate a deal with international investors

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Egypt International Conferencing Tips

Cairo EgyptOne of the world’s oldest and greatest civilizations, Egypt is home to more than 88 million people as of July 2015 estimates. Whether you live in Egypt, do business there, or are visiting on business or pleasure, you may find it useful to use international conferencing to communicate with a group of participants from around the world. Here’s what you need to know about Egypt conference calls.

International Conference Calling Networks
Egypt has a modern telecommunications system that was extensively upgraded in the 1990s. Its mobile networks are also modern with a penetration rate of nearly 100 percent according to the CIA World Factbook. While using Egypt’s domestic telecommunications network generally results in quality connections, hosting international conference calls in Egypt requires careful consideration.

For example, if you choose an international conferencing service provider that uses VoIP, your calls could be affected by data loss, echoes, drop outs, stutters, and other quality of service issues common to VoIP. Our Egypt conference calls are routed over traditional PSTN fiber optic networks for HD quality audio. Make sure to prioritize audio quality, especially if your international conference calls will involve participants in countries with questionable telecommunications networks.

Toll Free or Local Access Numbers
Next, consider how your participants will join your call. If you were to hold Egypt conference calls with participants only located in Egypt, this becomes less of an issue than if you were to hold global conference calls. Why? Because international dialing causes both confusion and cost concerns amongst your participants — and a toll free number for Egypt won’t work internationally.

Thus, you’ll want to use an international conference calling service provider that provides local and toll free phone numbers for each of the countries your participants are in.

For example, if you have participants from the United States joining your Egypt conference call, rather than giving them an Egyptian phone number to dial, give them a USA toll free access number. Our international conferencing calling service then uses call forwarding to forward the USA calls to your Egypt conference.

You could also opt to use local numbers for the cities your participants are in. For instance, if your USA participants are located in Chicago, New York, and Miami, you could issue local numbers for each city.

Using Moderator Dial-Out
Another option for joining international participants to your Egypt conference call is to use the moderator dial-out feature. This option generally gives you a lower per minute rate and is useful for countries with higher calling costs or those that lack local or toll free access numbers.

Signing Up for an Egypt Conference Calling Service
Our Egypt conference calling service is a low-cost, high quality service that you can use as needed. Because it’s a pay-as-you-go conference calling plan with no contracts and no cancellation fees, you can use it however you’d like. If you need to host a lot of global conference calls none month and then just a handful in subsequent months, you can do so without penalty. Simply pay for the minutes you use.

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Doing Business in Turkey : Add Global Conference Calls to Your List

Istanbul Turkey Bosphorus Mosque Golden HornHome to more than 79 million people (as of July 2015), Turkey is a quickly growing economy driven by industry and service sectors. According to CIA World Factbook, Turkey weathered a severe financial crisis in 2001 and has since undergone major financial reforms. However, it still has its economic weaknesses such as political uncertainty and a high account deficit.

If you’re thinking of doing business in Turkey, you’ll have a long list of tasks including market research, discussions with potential partners, import/export paperwork, and more. One way to facilitate these tasks is through global conference calls. By using global conference calls in Turkey, you may be able to reduce the number of in-country trips, saving you significant amounts of money.

Below are a few ways that Turkey conference calls can be essential as you explore your business expansion options:

  • Using global conference calls for market research — While nothing beats visiting another country in person, market research trips are expensive — and often a whirlwind. Consider following up by holding global conference calls. For example, if you held a focus group with consumers in Turkey to get their opinions about your products and services, consider holding follow-up focus groups via a group audio call. Here you can ask questions you may have missed during the first session as well as follow up after the group has had a few additional weeks to interact with your product.
  • Using an international conference call to gather licensing requirements — Each country has its own business licensing requirements and bureaucratic processes to go through. Gather your business partners and advisors into a group audio call and then conference in local authorities from Turkey to ensure that everyone is clear on what’s required to enter the Turkey market. You can easily do this by first hosting a conference call with your internal partners and then use the moderator dial-out feature to call the appropriate licensing authorities in Turkey.
  • Using Turkey conference calls to negotiate with local partners and suppliers — You’ll likely need local business partners, sales associates, and suppliers located within Turkey. Though you may establish initial contact when visiting the country, it’s not realistic to fly to Turkey for every possible discussion or question. Use Turkey conference calls to hold group discussions between your new partners and your international team.

Our Turkey conference calling plans are an affordable way to connect with participants in Turkey — and around the globe. Your participants in Turkey will dial a toll free Turkish access number to join the call, so there’s no cost to them.

Meanwhile, your other international participants can join the call using either toll free or local access numbers unique to their countries. This is a contract-free, pay-as-you-go global conferencing service that makes group audio calls a snap.

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Managing a Virtual Team in Hungary with Global Group Calls

Our rates are highly competitive, and you can choose from toll free or local access.

Budapest HungaryWorking with a virtual team distributed around the globe has its pluses and minuses. On the plus side, you can build a team with the skills and talent it needs regardless of geographic preferences.

For example, if you’re in Hungary, your team might have engineers in Ireland, developers in Japan, accountants in Luxembourg, and sales reps scattered around the world. Thanks to technologies that facilitate group communications, it’s no longer necessary for team members to be seated in the same building — or located in the same country for that matter.

On the minus side, managing individuals from around the globe can be challenging. It’s more difficult to build relationships when team members don’t interact with one another on a regular basis. Getting feedback on ideas doesn’t tend to happen spontaneously because of this lack of interaction. Team members can also feel isolated.

One way to take advantage of the positives and minimize the minuses is with global group calls. Using our virtual team in Hungary as an example, here are a few ways that you could manage your virtual team using international conference calls.

  • Hold regular virtual team meetings in a group phone call. Relationships build slowly, over time. By meeting in a conference call each week, your team members will have the opportunity to get to know each other, become familiar with each other’s mannerisms, and build empathy toward others as human beings rather than just another name on an email distribution list.
  • Include icebreakers, team-building activities, brainstorming sessions, and question and answers sessions in your regular meetings to help foster these relationships. These regular group calls can also counter that feeling of isolation some virtual team members get.
  • Try to create a fair schedule for your group conference calls. As you know, time differences between Hungary and other regions of the world could cause some team members to join the call at an odd hour. While some may not mind a midnight meeting for work, others will resent it — especially if every single conference call is scheduled at such an inconvenient time. One workaround would be to rotate the call’s scheduled time so that the scheduling hardship is shared evenly. Another option would be to record each group conference call so that those who can’t attend due to the odd hour can listen in later.

Global group calls require the use of an international conferencing service so that each participant can conveniently join the call. Our international conferencing service uses PSTN fiber optic networks and supports dozens of countries around the world. Our rates are highly competitive, and you can choose from toll free or local access. If you’re in Hungary, select one of our pay-as-you-go plans and gain access to a cost-effective way to stay in touch with your entire team.

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Brainstorming Across Canada with Group Collaboration Calls

When you choose a group collaboration call, your communications take place in real time, allowing you to bounce ideas off one another, clarify ideas, ask questions, and get to know each other.

Vancouver Bridge Columbia British CanadaImagine the following scenario: you’re a digital marketer in British Columbia who has been tasked with an advertising project in partnership with a creative team located in Ontario – and your favorite copywriter is located in Alberta.

You want to bring everyone together to brainstorm ideas, but you’re working with a limited budget. One of the best, and most affordable, ways to brainstorm with your team across Canada is with group collaboration calls.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Meeting in Person?
Though it would be an excellent opportunity to meet with your team in person, it would also be costly. Several team members would need to book flights and hotels, and depending on your office space, you may need to rent a suitable meeting room.

Remember that limited budget? Do you have thousands of dollars to spare to facilitate a brainstorming session?

In contrast, a Canada group collaboration call costs mere pennies per minute. Using our Canada group collaboration calling service, everyone could dial a toll free number and share their ideas without impacting your creative budget.

For example, at a rate of $0.04 per minute, it would cost a team of 10 just $12.00 for a 30-minute group collaboration call. At rates like this, you could host group collaboration calls as often as necessary. In fact, it’s often more effective to hold a series of shorter meetings rather than trying to accomplish everything in one longer session.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over a Web Conference?
Web conferencing is another option for brainstorming with a team, but it has its downsides, too, especially when you’re working with external team members who don’t necessarily use the same technologies.

Some team members will need to install software or buy a webcam and a microphone. Others will need help learning how to use the software. Others will feel uncomfortable being on camera.

Canada group collaboration calls do not require any special equipment, software, or knowledge. Simply schedule your audio conference, share the conference details, and interact with your team in a phone call.

Why Choose a Group Collaboration Call Over Email?
Email is great for communicating with your team and following up on progress, but it’s trickier for brainstorming. When you choose a group collaboration call, your communications take place in real time, allowing you to bounce ideas off one another, clarify ideas, ask questions, and get to know each other.

Plus, group collaboration calls are not mutually exclusive. You may want to hold weekly group collaboration calls followed by email as needed. If you have files you need to share, you could either email them before the call or direct everyone to a shared storage drive during the call.

You may decide to use group collaboration calls as your main communications method along with the occasional Web conference for sharing your digital presentations.

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Chairing Global Conference Calls in United Arab Emirates

You’ll need to find a convenient means of joining a geographically diverse group together into a group audio call.

Cityscape Dubai Fog Sunrise Burj UAEDoing business in the United Arab Emirates often requires international communications with partners, colleagues, suppliers, contractors, and business associates around the world. Whether you’re in the United Arab Emirates for business or pleasure, you may find the need to conduct a group audio UAE conference call with attendees from around the globe.

This could be an ongoing need, or it could be something you plan on utilizing on a regular basis. In either case, you’ll need to find a convenient means of joining a geographically diverse group together into a group audio call. Global conference calls in United Arab Emirates require a plan. Here’s what you need to know.

  1. Sign up for a global conference calling plan. Note that international conference calling services are different from domestic ones. Your traditional conference calling plan won’t support international callers. Our contract-free, pay-as-you-go United Arab Emirates plans are perfect, and they’re loaded with features. Choose from toll free or local access numbers, or use the optional dial-out feature to dial some attendees directly. Hosting a call is easy, and everyone dials a local access number to join the call. Our rates are highly competitive, and the sound quality is excellent thanks to fiberoptic PSTN networks.
  1. Schedule the United Arab Emirates conference call. Depending on where your attendees are located, this may require some scheduling flexibility. Keep time differences in mind. You can schedule calls in advance or host them on the fly. Consider recording your global conference calls, too. This allows you to share them with participants after the fact, especially those who missed the call.
  1. Get familiar with the features available to you. Our plans are packed with useful features such as the aforementioned MP3 call recording and moderator dial-out features. Spend some time getting comfortable with the online account management dashboard, live conference viewer, and mobile Connect App.
  1. Learn how to calculate the cost of your United Arab Emirates conference calls. As you know, holding global conference calls is far cheaper than hosting live events because travel and a physical conference room are not required. However, you’re likely accountable for your spending. Take a look at the per minute rates for each participant’s countries, multiply those rates by the number of participants per country, and then add them up to get a total cost per minute. Multiply that number by the estimated number of minutes your call is expected to last.

For example, if you have 3 participants in USA, 2 (counting yourself) in the United Arab Emirates, and 5 participants in Ireland, you’d need to look up the per minute rate for USA 2.6 cents ($0.026), United Arab Emirates ($0.38) and Ireland ($0.15) and then multiply them by the number of participants per country.

  1. Start using your United Arab Emirates conference calling plan. As you can see, global conference calls are inexpensive, so take advantage of your plan. With a pay-as-you-go plan, you pay only for the calls you make.

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Hosting Global Conference Calls Indonesia

Other participants from different countries would dial phone numbers specific to their countries, and everyone would be routed over a high quality PSTN network into a group audio call.

Gapura Gilimanuk Bali IndonesiaTraveling to Indonesia, yet need to stay in touch with your colleagues, business partners, suppliers, and associates elsewhere? Whether you’re based in Indonesia full time, spend a part of the year there, or have business associates in the country, hosting global conference calls is easier than you may realize. Let’s take a look at two of the most common scenarios for Indonesia conference calling.

Hosting Global Conference Calls from Indonesia

In this scenario, you’re in Indonesia but your contacts are located in other countries such as the United States, China, Hong Kong, or Australia. As the host of the call, you need a convenient and affordable means of bringing everyone together in a group audio call.

One option is to use your phone system’s conference calling feature, but it’s clunky. Not only are you limited by the phone system’s conference calling capabilities (you may only be able to join a handful of callers into a conference), your attendees will be forced to dial an international phone number in order to join the conference. Your conference calls could prove to be a burden on your attendees.

A better option is to use an international conference calling service provider that supports Indonesia and the countries your participants are in. With our Indonesia global conferencing service, your participants can dial a toll free phone number for their home countries and be instantly routed over a PSTN fiberoptic network to your conference. Meanwhile, you’d dial an Indonesia access number.

If you have attendees in countries without toll free access numbers to your conference, you’ll appreciate the ability to “dial out.” The dial out feature allows you to dial attendees’ numbers directly, and it usually comes with lower per minute rates than standard options.

Hosting Global Conference Calls with Attendees in Indonesia

The second scenario involves hosting a global conference call with attendees from Indonesia. In this case, you’re located in another country, let’s say Canada. As the host of the call, you’d dial a Canadian phone number to join the call while your attendees located in Indonesia would dial a toll free Indonesian phone number. Other participants from different countries would dial phone numbers specific to their countries, and everyone would be routed over a high quality PSTN network into a group audio call.

It doesn’t matter where in the world you may be, or what type of phone you may use. Whether you’re on a landline, cellphone, or VoIP phone, you can participate or host an Indonesia conference call.

Benefits of Hosting Indonesia Conference Calls using Our Service

  • No hassles
  • No activation fees
  • No contracts
  • Pay as you go billing
  • Cancel any time
  • No reservations required
  • Operator assistance available 24/7
  • Competitive global rates
  • Premium conference calling features without the premium price
  • Over 60 to 100 countries supported (depending on the plan)

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Communicating with Investors via Ireland International Conference Calls

Your potential investors will not need to rely on operator assistance to make an international call to Ireland, nor will they need to worry about the cost of the call.

 Bridge Dublin Ireland Eire City CanalIreland’s business startup scene is booming, making it an attractive potential destination for international investors. However, before booking a flight, many savvy investors will want to ask a few questions. Using Ireland international conference calls with founders and investors is a good way to set the stage for an in-country visit.

Depending on where your potential investors are located, traveling to Ireland could be a costly endeavor. Ireland international conference calls allow you to enter into preliminary discussions and address any concerns early in the relationship. As your international investors learn more about your vision and opportunity through your conference calls, they’ll be better able to make the decision to meet with you in person.

How International Conference Calls in Ireland Work

If your investors are in other countries and you’re in Ireland, international conference calls allow your investors to dial a local or toll free number within their own countries in order to join the conference. You’ll dial a local or toll free number for Ireland. All callers from around the world will be routed over a fiber optic PSTN telecommunications network and joined into an audio conference room via our conference bridge. Sound quality is exceptional, allowing your investors to hear your pitch and ask questions without interference, echoes, dropouts, or other signal issues.

Show Your Professionalism with Ireland Conference Calls

While you could use other methods to communicate in a group audio call with investors, most are complicated, hard for everyone involved to use, and fraught with audio quality problems. On the other hand, hosting an international conference call with country-specific access codes and exceptional sound quality signals your professionalism.

Your potential investors will not need to rely on operator assistance to make an international call to Ireland, nor will they need to worry about the cost of the call. Many will appreciate the fact that you’ve provided them with toll free access while others will view your thoughtfulness as a good business practice.

If you want to be seen as a professional an investor can be confident in investing in, you’ll want to look and act the part. Your choice in providing a convenient, high quality, and toll-free means of communication will go a long way in impressing your investors.

Prepare for the Next Round with MP3 Recordings

In addition to facilitating communications with your international investors, you could use the MP3 recording feature to record your conference calls. Later, listen to the recordings to critique your pitch, catch nuances you might not have noticed during the call, or review the information.

As you move forward, listen to the earlier recording to prepare for the next round. This can help refresh your memory and calm your nerves. It can also help to ensure that you don’t forget any action steps you’d previously agreed to perform.

Ireland international conference calls are a great way to communicate with investors before, during, and after the deal. Sign up for a pay-as-you-go account and enjoy the benefits of international collaboration. There are no contracts, activation fees, monthly fees, or minimums.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Best Rates for International Conference Calls regardless of Attendee Location

Using the dial-out feature also can reduce the cost of your call, you’ll also have fewer absentees and be able to call participants on demand without waiting for them to dial-in.

Best Rates for International Conference CallsWant to reduce the cost of your international conference calls? If your international conference call service provider charges you per participant per minute, the best way to reduce your costs is to use the lower dial-out rates.

Why use the dial-out feature on a Global Conference Call?

There are two basic ways to connect international participants to a global conference call:

Let the participants dial in or use the leader dial out feature. International conference call services that support dial-out tend to charge lower per minute rates for dial-out calls than for toll-free inbound calls from international countries.

For example, if a caller dials in from a high cost country with rates of 50 cents per minute, a ten minute call for that participant would cost $5.00. However, if rates for dial out were just 10 cents per minute, that same call would cost just 50 cents. The savings could be dramatic, especially if you have multiple callers from high cost countries.

The same is true of callers using mobile phones in some countries. Rates for mobile access could be significantly higher than expected. In many countries, mobile phones are more widely used than landlines as well.

Pay attention to the various per minute and mobile rates listed for the countries your participants will be calling from and consider using the free dial-out option. This simple step could reduce the cost of your global conference call dramatically.

In addition, some countries do not have toll free access numbers. If this is the case, your participants will either have to dial an international phone number to reach the teleconference — and they will be stuck with the international long distance charges associated with doing so. Using the dial-out feature solves this problem. The system enables the chairperson to dial their international phone number through the conferencing bridge.

Moderator Dial-Out

If you have a single participant in a high cost country, you could use the moderator dial-out feature to call that person directly at the time of the call or add a participant at any time during the call.

Using the dial-out feature also can reduce the cost of your call, you’ll also have fewer absentees and be able to call participants on demand without waiting for them to dial-in.

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Managing a Large International Conference Call

The operator can assist participants with any technical issues while your co-moderator can help with any other issues that may arise.

Managing a Large International Conference CallThe more participants involved in an international teleconference, the more difficult the call becomes to manage. For example, if you have just three or four participants, the “announce participant” feature is extremely helpful.

However, that same feature becomes a distraction when dozens of participants are involved. Use the tips below to minimize distractions and boost the success of your next large international conference call.

1. Send relevant call details to all participants. The success of your international conference call begins before the call actually takes place. Use the invitation to set the stage for your call by including all relevant call details including:

  • Time and date of the international conference call, ideally expressed in the participant’s local time.
  • Call-in details including local access number and the conference call’s PIN. Remember, with an international conference call, standard toll free numbers don’t work internationally and many participants will be reluctant to dial an out-of-country phone number due to concerns about potential costs. Thus, it’s smart to use an international conference call provider that provides local access numbers and local toll free numbers to the countries involved in the call.
  • Call details such as expected length of the call, general agenda items, and whether or not a recording of the call will be made available after the fact. This helps participants plan their days around the call as well as decide if their participation is warranted. You may also want to specify if participation in the international conference call is mandatory or optional.
  • Encourage the use of any easy connect tools if available. For example, if you have a plan that includes the “Connect App,” encourage participants to download and use it. Users of this particular app can set it up so that the conference call calls them at the scheduled time. Not only can this particular tool help callers ensure that they don’t miss the teleconference, the call appears as an inbound call on the participant’s phone rather than an outbound one which could use up their mobile minutes. It can also reduce the cost of your international conference calls because it uses the conference calling plan’s low dial-out rates.

2. Turn off any “announce participant” feature. This includes voice announcements (i.e., Bob Smith has just joined the conference) and join and leave tones. For large global teleconferences, it is common for participants to come and go, but it’s not necessary for everyone on the call to be informed as they do so. Not only is it distracting to hear all of those tones, hearing a lot of people leaving the international conference call could send negative messages to those remaining on the call. As the moderator of the teleconference, you can still keep a pulse on the call’s participation by using an online live teleconference viewer.

3. If the call is lecture-based, mute all phone lines other than the speaker’s. With a small group, if a single participant forgets to mute his or her line, the resulting background noise can be extremely distracting. Now imagine that multiplied times many un-muted phone lines! As the call’s moderator, you can mute and un-mute individual lines as well as all of those other than the designated speaker’s using your online conference viewer tools.

4. Designate a co-moderator. Make sure to use an international conference call provider with operator assistance as well as designate a co-moderator on any conference call with a large number of participants. The operator can assist participants with any technical issues while your co-moderator can help with any other issues that may arise.

5. Start small. The more familiar you are with your international conference calling plan, the better able you will be to manage a larger call. With that in mind, don’t start with a huge conference call! Start with smaller international conference calls. This allows you to become more comfortable with the system and the nuances involved with communicating with a global audience.

Large international conference calls have their challenges. These challenges can be overcome by choosing the right global teleconference provider, careful planning, and practice. Make sure to start small, learn how to use the call’s tools, and take advantage of operator assistance. Once you’re ready for a larger call, designate a co-moderator and turn off announcements during the call.

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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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