Conference calls have been steadily increasing in popularity in everyday business environments.The conference call is now used to reduce travelling and save time and money by connecting parties that operate at a distance. Everything from monthly figures meetings to a product walk-through with clients are now commonly facilitated with conference calls. Businesses using conference calls to sell their products or services are converting contacts into sales at much higher rates. Less of the customer’s time is taken up, but a full pitch can still be delivered in an open question and answer scenario. When linked with an online demonstration, conference calls are an amazing tool for internal and external communications.
What are the costs?
There are a number of providers on the market today that offer conference calls as part of a package. While BTMeetme offers a service at around £36, Talkyoo.net prices start at just under €20 per conference room. This is easily one of the most competitive prices on the market and there are many customisable options to ensure the smooth running of a meeting.
Who can join conference calls?
Conference calls can be arranged for up to 250 participants, which should cater for even the most demanding of situations. Callers can be linked from anywhere in the world and access to the meeting can be controlled through a PIN number that a host can distribute to their authorised participants.
What contracts are required to initiate a conference call?
Signing a long-term contract is recommended for businesses looking to benefit from increased levels of support – sometimes the client’s needs can change between specific requirements on a daily basis.
There are also month by month options that operate on a rolling contract which can be cancelled or modified at any time. This is ideal for businesses on smaller budgets.
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