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How Well Do You Know Your Conference Services?
September 26, 2013 @ 01:30 PM | By Christina Todisco

Your mobile device is pretty handy for checking emails, browsing Facebook and downloading your favorite music. But did you know that your device is completely capable of all of the features that you need to connect with your clients and colleagues for a conference call? Here are some ways that your smartphone or tablet is capable of facilitating an online meeting, no matter where you might be.

Text messages

Just like you pass a note to a colleague during a meeting, on occasion, an SMS message is a great way to privately communicate during a conference call without having to leave the conference.

Sub-conferences

Sometimes, you need to take a “huddle” during your online meetings to strategize as a team before conferring with another party. A sub-conference allows you to do just that. It works like a private chat room within a conference, allowing for an interaction without having to leave the meeting altogether.

Mobile apps

When you are in a conference room in the middle of a great discussion, the last thing that you want to do is to leave the room to look at your calendar or browse through your list of contacts. And sometimes, you need to look at your company-specific app to leverage information that you can bring to the table during a debate. Now, this is all possible right on your smartphone. And it can be done simultaneously while you engage in an audio conference call or online meeting.

Call continuation/waiting rooms

Busy executives frequently are in back-to-back conferences. Call continuation, enabled by pressing *8, allows a meeting to keep going, even if the host has to drop off. And, if a meeting runs over and another one is set to begin, hosts can lock the conference to prevent the new participants from joining. This can be done at any time by pressing *7.

Are you getting the most out of your smartphone and online meetings? All of these features and more are made available when you invest in conference call services for your smartphone or tablet.

Christina TodiscoChristina Todisco is a marketing manager at InterCall and has been in the conferencing industry since 2002. Christina currently provides product marketing support for InterCall’s audio services, reporting and invoice solutions and InterCall Online. When not working, Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.

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