"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

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.

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.

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?

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!

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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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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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.

"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.

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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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.,

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Now I'm really nervous

Endless Knots

We had our planning conference call today and I think, judging by the energy of the conversation, it might be not a flop. Emerging Web Memo (not his real name, I'm jussst guessing) is looking forward to our upcoming panel at Enterprise 2.0, " How Twitter Changes Everything." " Apparently, the post's wonderful author was inspired by our blogging panel last year - to the extent that his blog got going as a result. Now what if we flop?

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Best practices for better meetings

The Bumble Bee

Conference Calls: Twelve Golden Rules.

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 (heart) New York - again

Endless Knots

You might think, from my recent posts, that I've abandoned all semblance of gainful employment but alas work I do - only with the great benefit of its not raining and my traversing a bit of the US East Coast to accomplish said work.

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.

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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.

My name is Jessica

Endless Knots

Now I'm running into those Jessicas on conference calls and scrambling up  corporate ladders. But mainly I've been called Jennifer, sometimes by people I know well. "And, not to worry all you Jessicas, but you are next, my dears." " So warns an older Jennifer (Graham) in yesterday's Boston Globe (" The rise and fall of Jennifers "). Jennifer has had my experience.

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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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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.

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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Virtual Team Intelligence - I'll try my best at this webcast

Endless Knots

Tom Heck , president and founder of IATF, is producing " Virtual Team Leader Virtual Conference ," a four-session audio webcast using a new conference call facility that I've never tried before - always fun to test-drive this stuff. Busy at 3 PM ET (GMT-5) on Wed, December 9? If not, please join me for " 90% People, 10% Technology - Virtual Team Intelligence ," a webcast sponsored by International Association of Team Facilitators.

TimeBridge: Overview

Michael Sampson - Currents

I've known about the TimeBridge meeting scheduling service since a quiet off-the-record conversation at the Collaborative Technologies Conference in June 2005 in New York, but it's been a while since I looked at what the company is up to. There are a couple of neat features that TimeBridge has added to its service: An integrated conference calling service (for free), and an optional web conferencing service (for about US$9 a month).

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"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

Endless Knots

Now to the reason for the title of this post: after our presentation, someone came up to me (apologies to whomever it was and please comment should you see this) to talk about a key point I made about conference calls.

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RIM Sinks 16%

Michael Sampson - Currents

Scrutinized by analysts on a conference call Thursday afternoon, the company's defensive co-CEOs said the delays are due to RIM's carefully planned transition strategy. ". Research In Motion announced disappointing sales of its BlackBerry devices and suffered a 16% decline in its stock price : " Very disappointing sales of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets during the last quarter led RIM to cut its full-year profit expectations by 30%.

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The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings - At Particular Times, and At Regular Times

Michael Sampson - Currents

Towards the end of the article, Stephen notes that the need for these face-to-face meetings every month diminished over time, and could be pulled back to quarterly with conference calls in between. Over time, once personalities gelled and relationships bonded, we were able to scale back the frequent flyer miles by making it a quarterly face-to-face meeting, with monthly conference calls in between.

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Community Goals and Measurements

John Tropea - Delicious Community

H ost: Initiate and run conference calls, webinars, and face-to-face meetings. E vents: at least one conference call, webinar, or face-to-face meeting every quarter, listed in the community events calendar, held as planned, with at least 10 people participating in each event.

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