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How to improve your conference calls with 3 essential tools

There’s plenty of tech that can make conference calls even better for remote meetings. We’ve rounded up three essential tools that will make your conference calls better than ever.

  1. Screen share

Need to say something with images, not words? Save time on explaining what you’re seeing and reduce the risk of misunderstandings by using screen share. Having a visual element in your meeting or presentation makes it much easier for everyone involved to engage, and screen share makes it simple for anyone working remotely to get the same benefit as anyone in the room with you.

We have a guide to what screen share is and how it works that’ll help you quickly learn the benefits. Also, you’ll find our top 10 tips to help you get the best out of screen sharing very useful.

  1. Web conferencing

Web conferencing lets you hold a meeting online and use a range of features like file share, screen share, and online chat. Features like these make it easy for everyone involved to look through any files you need to share (no need to wait for emails mid meeting). Plus, the chat function lets anyone in the meeting ask a question without having to interrupt the speaker – the person talking can just look at the chat once they’re done. Web conferencing also lets attendees draw on whiteboards, which is a handy tool to help everyone collaborate in the meeting.

Read our blog on the 5 benefits of web meetings to find out more about how useful web conferencing can be. We’ve also got a guide on how to hold effective web meetings, which will help you get the best from this technology.

  1. A smartphone

Using your mobile to dial into a conference call is ideal; you can easily jump in on a call wherever you are. Look for a conference calling system that makes this simple for you. The best allow you to just dial in and enter a PIN. Better yet, solutions like PowWowNow can make things even simpler with a mobile app or digital wallet card, which means you won’t have to remember a PIN to get into your conference call.

We have dedicated guides on calling into a meeting from a mobile and using a smartphone, tablet, or computer for conference calls, which will help you get the best out of using your phone or another personal device for this purpose.

With these three tools, your conference calls will be better than ever and more productive for all involved. Of course, there are other things you can personally do to make your call better – for example, we have advice on the best way to introduce yourself on a conference call, which will get you off to a great start. With our conference calls, you’ll have plenty of tools at your fingertips to help you hold effective meetings.