Holding a Meeting by Audio Conference
Back in the bad old days, if you wanted to have a meeting you truly had to get people together in the same place at the same time. It often took up a huge chunk of the working day. How boring, inefficient, and unimaginative! Now we know that there is a better way. You can great number a meeting that is quick, efficient, flexible, and hassle-free if you use audio conferencing.
Audio conferencing is a new technology that allows a virtual meeting to be held, with communication happening over the phone or over computer. It is sometimes also called tele seminar or teleconferencing. With this technology, a simple audio device attached to a phone can permit a meeting of more than five people. Because it isn’t about being in the same place at the same time, this meeting can happen anywhere, any time. If you use audio conferencing for your meetings, you can always be part of a meeting already if you are out of the office. You don’t already have to be in business attire. This makes it so much easier!
Since so many people have to travel on business, this is very helpful. Bosses on business trips can nevertheless attend basic meetings. And employees who work from home can come “in” for the meeting via phone, without having to truly come in. You can use audio conferencing for both business and personal reasons. We’ve already talked about the benefits of business use of audio conferencing. On a personal level, people use it for fun. Imagine using audio conferencing to have virtual reunions with friends and family who live far apart. Wouldn’t that be great?
Teleconferencing only works if all parties have the right number to call in, and know when they are supposed to call. If either of these things is not correct, that person won’t be able to be a part of the conference. If you want to make additional sure your teleconference runs well, give participants the agenda ahead of time so that they can prepare. This can help ensure that it is quick and efficient once underway.