How to Make Audio Conferences Successful

Audio conferencing is a great, hassle-free and cost-effective way to connect with clients and business partners—as long as it’s done right. However, not being able to see the person you are speaking with can cause the meeting to seem a lot less interesting compared to an in-person meeting.

How to Make Audio Conferences SuccessfulBut conference calls are here to stay. Instead of avoiding your next conference call, use these tips to host a successful audio conference:

Tip #1: Embrace the natural inflection of your voice when communicating.

Since people typically use body language to analyze emotion, it can be hard to detect what the other person is thinking on a conference call. Emphasize the natural inflection and emotion in your voice when communicating so the other person can gather context clues while you’re speaking.

Tip #2: Stay on topic and focus on decisions.

Many people can see conference calls as ineffective because they can easily get derailed. Focus on the topic at hand and clearly state decisions at the end of the call so you’re on the same page and you’ve identified the desired byproduct of the meeting.

Tip #3: Stand up while you’re speaking.

Sometimes, it helps to focus on the conversation at hand if you can walk around while you’re speaking on the conference call. Consider using a bluetooth so you have flexibility, and let your creative juices flow.

Tip #4: Invest in the right tools.

There are a couple of tools that can help you have a successful audio conference: a great microphone and a quality audio conferencing solution. Sound quality is imperative to successful audio conferencing, and it’s better to be focusing on what the person is saying instead of trying to hear what’s been said. These tools will guarantee success.

Conference calls don’t have to be agonizing. Want a quality audio conferencing solution that will make your conference calls even better? Try a free trial of ReadyTalk today.

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Bo Bandy

Bo Bandy

In her next life, Bo will be a race car driver. Until then, she’ll continue to enjoy the challenges, rewards and pace of developing, implementing and managing communications and marketing programs. Driven, passionate and results-oriented, Bo manages ReadyTalk’s marketing and communications team which is responsible for “all the things” including demand generation, content marketing, PR and customer advocacy. Most importantly the team drives revenue and fuels the growth of the organization. Prior to ReadyTalk, Bo managed external communications activities including media relations, marketing promotions, social media strategy and execution, special events, marketing collateral and web activities for both B2B and B2C companies including technology startups, video game giants and healthcare non-profits. Follow her on Twitter, @bo_knows_."

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