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Top Conference Tips from Game of Thrones
November 14, 2013 @ 03:27 PM | By Jill Huselton


Winter is coming (at least, for those of us in the North, it is). Luckily, our winter season isn’t expected to be as long and painstaking as for those in HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, where seasons are known to last decades.

These guys could really benefit from conference services as they fend off complicated plights and navigate through social hierarchy, loyalty, corruption and war to secure their spot on the throne. Here are some tips that those battling for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms could surely benefit from had they been empowered with a cutting-edge VoIP phone system:

Cut Down on Traveling: For business execs, this might mean a red-eye flight; however, for those battling for the throne, this can mean months – even years – of traveling. For instance, Daenerys Targaryen spends much of her plot traveling and conquering lands on a quest to reach Westeros. In a much less exciting plotline, Dany could have simply dialed into an audio conference session and tried to hash things out – then she could unleash her dragons. With conference services, you don’t even have to step outside of your office.

Send Urgent Messages in Real-time: One blast for Wildlings, two blasts for friends and foes and three blasts for White Walkers. Imagine the immense advantages conference services could have afforded Sam, Jon and the rest of the Knight’s Watch – those responsible for protecting the realm – when three blasts take them by surprise in season two. This would also mean no more messenger birds, which are used as the primary form of communication.

Improve Strategizing: Unlike the standard business meeting, almost every get together between those in Westeros involves a discussion of war and strategizing. The people they need, however, can’t always be there. Imagine how the Battle of the Blackwater would have played out had strategizing been improved by using online meetings to collaborate on either the Lannisters’ or Stannis Baratheon’s end.

As Littlefinger tells Lord Varys, “the climb is all there is.” Conference services could have helped make this climb a significantly easier one through the use of handy features like mobile communication and call visibility, operator assistants and call recording features.

We want to know: will you jump on a conference call to improve your chances of reigning the kingdom?

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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