Academic BEtreat (#betreat12) pre-conference call

Jenny Connected

We have had our first conference call, to prepare for next week. Screenshot from the Pre-Conference Call. The Academic BEtreat is underway.

"The conference call"

Endless Knots

" Have you been on this call? Thanks to Richard Dale, Dave Grady "from the annual Citizens Bank Employee Talent Show."     Tags: Telecommuting Virtual Teams

The Conference Call – Fun at Work or Fun in Work?


Yes, that impact of social tools like YouTube and the wonderfully hilarious The Conference Call by David Grady. Why can’t we all have fun while at work? I mean, some serious good fun while we are getting the job done! Don’t you think it is fair?

Plantronics InstantMeeting - Getting You on Your Conference Call Easier

Michael Sampson - Currents

Conference calls are a fact of life, but getting dialed in on-time and having access to the right call in details and passcode information can be a challenge. If conference calls are what you do, get the app. -

Making Conference Calls Sound Better - Dolby and BT Conferencing

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ubiquitous "Dolby" sound from the movie theaters is to be trialled with BT Conferencing, in an attempt to make audio conference calls "sound and feel like an in-person meeting.". " NYSE:DLB), pioneers in the science of sight and sound, on a technology trial designed to make audio conference calls more effective by making them sound and feel like in-person meetings. Looking forward to participating in a Dolby-powered conference call.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference: Call For Papers Community, Voting Process

Collaborative Thinking

conference in Boston this year, I have submitted three sessions that I hope the community finds helpful and relevant. For the upcoming Enterprise 2.0 Cisco coordinates submissions so you may find these under the name of “ SGumpert ” rather than my name. Sandra is coordinating the submissions. I have elaborated on my sessions below. If you find them valuable, I hope you take the time to participate in the community process and vote for these proposals. Thanks!

2009 KMWorld Conference Call for Papers

Portals and KM

The 13th annual KMWorld Conference and Exhibition will be held on November 17 – 19, 2009 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in San Jose, California. Their site is up and they have i ssued their call for papers. It is great location and important conference. The theme is Resetting the Enterprise: Focusing on People, Talent & Knowledge. The deadline is April 15.

Al Gilman on 10 best practices for conference calls

Endless Knots

Further to my post on best practices for conference calls , Al Gilman , an old Internet hand, to say the least (he's been chairing working groups for the World Wide Web Consortium forever, which means a decade and a half in webyears), posted a series of insightful comments on Facebook, where my posts automatically repeat. So I would tend to order agenda items in descending order of "likelihood of closure on this call."

How many multi-tasking on conference calls? 100%

Endless Knots

I've recently done a project for a company that is highly dependent on conference calls. You know the type - people spread out across many hundreds and thousands of miles, rarely get together, have to work together.let me see, I think they've got that virus called, uh, VIRTUAL TEAMS! Nearly all mentioned a similar complaint: super-long conference calls, as in two hours or more. Make the calls shorter.

Conference call practices to generate knowledge and record learning


Tags: conference_calls telephone communities_of_practice

Collaborative Thinking: What A Yahoo! Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft

Collaborative Thinking

Acquisition Might Mean To Microsoft Notes from the conference call this morning: Press release : "Transaction valued at approximately $44.6

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RIM BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing 2.0

Michael Sampson - Currents

The app also integrates with the BlackBerry® Calendar allowing users to quickly and easily schedule and join conference calls directly from within the Calendar. New features: - turn an email thread into a conference call. automatic detection of conference call details.

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

November 13, 2007 Future of the Corporation I min Boston at a conference called Future of the Corporation. usual, the most value from the conference came from corridor andunscheduled discussions. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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"Telehumoring" - more, more, more

Endless Knots

Here's a good site for life: "Humor that works," where I found a list of funny things to do on conference calls. Lord knows, conference calls need some laughs.

Knowledge and Collaboration – Mixing our Drinks

Chris Collison

And if you need to be reminded of what that looks like when it’s not done well, then this brilliant “Real Conference Call” parody by Trip & Tyler will hit the spot. I have had the privilege of working with over 100 client organisations over past 9 years.

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PGi for Web Meetings - Now On the Go Meetings on the iPad

Michael Sampson - Currents

Easily manage web conference attendees, conference calling features and web meeting functionality with full meeting host controls on the iPad. With a single touch, record GlobalMeet web meetings and GlobalMeet conference calls. ". PGi is a web meetings / web conferencing provider I've never heard of before , but apparently have been around for a number of years.

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Full Circle Associates " Musings on "community management" Part 2

Nancy White

I’ll come back to that word “management.&# ) Read through his goals which I think are different than what we have come to expect for what I’ll call “traditional online community management.&# What the heck would this job be called?

2008 133

New Lenovo Laptops, including the W520 Mobile Workstation

Michael Sampson - Currents

These laptops are built upon a platform of new Lenovo innovations that respond to key business needs including: video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, all-day battery life, enterprise management and an intuitive, easy-to-use computing experience. ". Lenovo has put some work into making these new laptops better for video and voice calling: " The laptops include a variety of technologies for enhanced video and voice conferencing.

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Wiggio - an Online Team Collaboration Service

Michael Sampson - Currents

Host web meetings, conference calls, and chatrooms. I had a great talk with Dan earlier today, and he pointed me in the direction of Wiggio , a team collaboration service his students put him onto.

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Ant’s Eye View is hiring!

Community Guy

Approximately 50+% of work can be accomplished at AEV office and via conference calls with clients. Here we go again! One of my colleagues at Ant’s Eye View just posted a new job opening on the Community Guy Job Board. That’s right, we’re hiring a Senior Consultant. Interested? Check out the job post , or see the details below. Ant’s Eye View continues to grow and we are looking for the next ant to join our colony.

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Rules for Effective Meetings - Now at Google (gMeetings?) #meetings

Michael Sampson - Currents

I wonder if these rules apply to conference calls, and mixed physical/remote meetings? Larry Page of Google fame laid down the rules about how to run an effective meeting : " - Every meeting must have one clear decision maker. If there's no decision maker -- or no decision to be made -- the meeting shouldn't happen. - No more than 10 people should attend. Every person should give input, otherwise they shouldn't be there. - No decision should ever wait for a meeting.

Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

Conference Calls: Twelve Golden Rules.

Two free online conferences 11-13 October

e-Moderation Station

There are a couple of free online conferences about using technology with English language learners next week (11-13 October), that you shouldn’t miss. Here are the dates for your diary: The Reform Symposium online conference : Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October.

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Who You Calling Virtual? Leading a Virtual Team

Partnering Resources

They’re only called virtual teams because members are distributed across organization boundaries, time zones, and countries. They complain: “The WebEx froze halfway through our session” or “All I can hear is buzzing on the conference line.” Who You Calling Virtual?

Catching Up

Viv Mcwaters

Johnnie Moore writes about ‘commitment ceremonies’ , that rutual at the end of workshops usually called ‘action planning’ Here’s some of what Johnnie says: “…in the real world, these action planning sessions often feel pretty deadly and inauthentic. I do a lot of conference calls, and prefer to use skype when possible. I’m catching up. Here’s a few gems I’ve found.

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Simple distinction in virtual teams

Endless Knots

One way this exec addresses it: remote workers lead conference calls. In interviewing someone yesterday for an upcoming presentation, he made this good distinction in his workforce: remote workers, who are indeed far away and rarely, if ever, come to the office, and telecommuters, who work from home but come into the office once or twice a week. Each requires separate engagement strategies with the harder challenge coming with those who are remote.

Can you please repeat the question?

Endless Knots

During your next few conference calls, please keep track of how many times someone says, "Can you please repeat the question?" I'm wondering how many people are actually paying attention during conference calls. Want to do a little survey with me? " What is that person doing? We all know - not paying attention. And although it has nothing to do with this topic, devoted readers will appreciate this anecdote from today, from, yes, Newtonville, Mass.,

Well, yes, kinda, sorta, Pat

Endless Knots

A fawning post on another blog led me to Lencioni's short piece on the three blunders of virtual teams , in his view: they underestimate the challenge of being virtual; they waste their face-to-face time socializing too much and/or going over details; and they don't know how to hold good conference calls. What this makes me realize: I owe the blog a list of best practices in conference calls.which I thought I'd posted long ago but will do straightaway.

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Jessica’s Teleconference Call Tips

Nancy White

I’m beginning to feel like I live in telephone and Skype conference calls. How many multi-tasking on conference calls? Make the calls shorter. One senior exec whom I love for his discipline in this got his calls down to 15 minutes.

Could you please repeat the question?

Endless Knots

As promised , best practices for conference calls. Instead of handing out another mug or T-shirt following a presentation we did on virtual teams, the company gave everyone a mousepad with the best practices for conference calls on it. Call them during breaks.

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The Second SM: Customer SM

Patti Anklam

Two years ago, I was invited to deliver a keynote about net work at a conference called “Community 2.0.&# Instead, this conference was one of the first of Immersed as I have been for almost two decades in the work of communities of practice and networks, I expected to hear from and meet practitioners like myself.

I’ve Got Your Back: Trust at Work

Partnering Resources

These days, we have to build relationships with people we have never seen, and and work via email, conference call, and shared work spaces. A fellow blogger, Charlotte Erdmann , recently wrote that the future of work will be more flexible and more networked. She’s right on.

2013 173

Sustainable is Attainable

Viv Mcwaters

In May, I was involved in a conference called Show Me The Change – all about sustainability, evaluation, behaviour change and complexity. There were lots of expectations regarding the conference and its outcomes. It was a conference about sustainability, so we concluded that the conference itself should be as sustainable as possible. So inspired that they have since created this event called Sustainable is Attainable.

2010 122

The virtual winner: The first Pulitzer to a distributed news organization

Endless Knots

So the celebration took place in a telephone conference. call; whatever Champagne flowed, flowed in separate locations. In a way, all news organizations are distributed, i.e. you can't really get most breaking news stories without showing up.

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EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Create new pad (no signup: instantly start writing) 90-second screencast Insanely useful for Meeting notes Conference calls Drafting & wordsmithing Technical phone interviews Team programming Collaborative storywriting More. Home Product Pricing Forums Support FAQ Blog EtherPad: Really real-time collaboration EtherPad lets multiple people work on the same text simultaneously.

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Microsoft Surface RT - Marco Arment

Michael Sampson - Currents

In that world, this is a groundbreaking new tablet that you can finally use at work and leave your big creaky plastic Dell laptop behind when you go to the conference room to have a conference call on the starfish phone with all of the wires and dysfunctional communication. Marco writes about his experiences visiting a Microsoft store to look at the Surface RT. He concludes with: " It’s very clear who the Surface is for, and it’s not us.

References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

2010 173

The Myth of Multitasking Revisited


In the past, and over the last few months, I have been blogging around the topic of multitasking quite a bit and I am starting to believe, more and more by the day, and rather firmly!,

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Four rules for collaborating well in meetings

The Bumble Bee

Conference Calls: Twelve Golden Rules. A lot of my work involves facilitating large meetings where groups need to collaborate to resolve difficult issues or develop future plans for working together.

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To market, to market (via Public Radio Kitchen)

Endless Knots

This is making me hungry and I have one more conference call before I eat.

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Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work – A World Without Meetings?


So by the time I could go and sit down at my desk to start doing my work it would be after 1pm in the afternoon; then meetings and conference calls would kick in and before you knew it off it goes your entire work day dedicated to stuff you probably could have done without just that day.

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Cisco Collaboration Summit: The Right Foundation For Collaboration

Collaborative Thinking

Pulse Collect: deep packet analysis (web, blogs, wikis, documents, recorded audio/video - future: SaaS Apps, Conference Calls). Joe Burton, CTO, Session Notes: Why is an architectural approach towards collaboration important? That's a question Cisco wants to answer - point tools are not enough. Example1: collaboration-enabled CRM process. Note: Reminiscent of "Collaborative CRM" concept defined by Meta Group years ago which has morphed into "Social CRM".

Pay Attention to Quality in Collaborative Interactions - on The Smarter Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

Whether you are meeting one-to-one by phone, or from a cellphone, or on a conference call, or on a Skype call, having a clear audio channel is important for the interaction. If I’m calling in from a cellphone and the coverage isn’t great, then you will be struggling to hear me. While in London last week, I posted Pay Attention to Quality in Collaborative Interactions on The Smarter Office blog.

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