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
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