Conference Calling Basics
What is Conference Calling?
calling is a technology that enables large numbers
of people to connect with each other over the phone
in a virtual meeting room at a pre-arranged time.
Also known as teleconferencing, a conference call
is an inexpensive yet efficient way for participants
and groups from different locations to hold business
and staff meetings, training sessions, consultation,
etc. using this telephone technology.
More and more businesses and organizations are harnessing
the power of conference calling worldwide, and many
industries use conference calling extensively in
their day-to-day business operations. Now, aside
from audio conferencing, advanced video conferencing
and web conferencing are also available in the business
marketplace for the most demanding multimedia applications.
As companies have recognized the need to expand
their businesses in the international arena, communication
through teleconferencing is the key to success.
Conference calling facilitates effective, efficient,
and affordable communication within and between
organizations. By using conference calls, companies
can gain an edge through improved communication,
improved dissemination of information, reduced travel
costs, and better productivity.
How does conference calling
work? Is teleconferencing the same as internet calls?
No, a conference call is very much different from
an internet call. With teleconferencing, you and
other participants dial-in to your conference meeting
at a pre-arranged time using an ordinary telephone.