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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Conference Calls
November 27, 2013 @ 12:54 PM | By Jill Huselton


This year as you enjoy the office potluck to celebrate Thanksgiving with your “work husband or wife”, take a few moments to think about what makes you thankful about the place where you spend 40+ hours per week. Maybe it’s the new coffee machine in the break room or the earbuds a cubemate recently purchased so you no longer have to listen to his music selections. Perhaps it is the little things like the new pens the office manager recently ordered or something bigger, like the fact that you are employed.

How about your workplace technology that helps your day just a little bit easier? Maybe you should give a nod to the old standby that makes your whole job tick: your conference call system.

Granting you the ability to connect with clients or coworkers and make critical business decisions despite great geographical disparities, tight budgets and time restrictions, conference calls are like the glue that keeps your team together and in constant communication. And, let’s not forget that conference calls and online meetings might have enabled you to still have that important client meeting without the need to travel, which made it possible for you to be home for your son’s championship basketball game or even be in the office for this potluck.

We might get tired of the 9-5 office routine, but take a moment to look on the bright side and appreciate the things that make your job just a little easier or more enjoyable. Whether it is the office supplies, beverage selections or even conference calls, we all have something to be thankful for.

Now that you’ve thought about it, have conference call technologies improved your work life? What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

Jill HuseltonJill Huselton is a senior marketing manager at InterCall. She's been in the conferencing industry for nearly 15 years, working in operations, account management and marketing, mainly based in Colorado. Before leaving the Mile-High City, she hiked a 14er, one of her top accomplishments. Now she's traded the mountains for the beach and works from a home office in North Carolina.

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