Toll vs. Toll-Free Conferencing, Courtesy of

The telecom industry has changed drastically over the last few decades — and particularly in the last 15 years, the way we conference has been disrupted. Calling long-distance toll numbers used to be more costly than toll-free, depending on the time of day or day of the week. Toll-free service was also seen as a professional courtesy because the host of the conference call picked up all the charges. 

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Peace, Love and Conference Calls: Talk It out on International Day of Peace


In case Facebook didn’t alert you yet, September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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Magic Sauce, Airplanes and Shaun Neff’s Biggest Hiring Turn-Off: Gems from the Neff-Erickson Business Rockstars Roundtable on Hiring Employees

Want to get hired by a cutting-edge company? Business Rockstars© just got you an in with two major Southern California players, Shaun Neff of Neff Headwear and David Erickson of These founders/CEOs have both rocked their respective industries, and now they’re dishing out just what they look for in a new hire.

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Defining ‘Disruption’, Style


By Brandon Klein

I’m officially an old-timer. I’ve witnessed dramatic changes in the telecom industry over the last few decades — from hardware to business models, the industry is almost unrecognizable. Millennials, for example, are largely unfamiliar with tangled, stretched-out telephone cords and waiting to call long distance until after 7 p.m. As for the rest of us, we remember feeling cutting-edge with our flip phones, and the per-minute pricing roulette of calling out of network. And how about when we had to place a reservation to make an audio conference call and then pay through the teeth?

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How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 2)

Working in office

Thanks to Facetime and Facebook, many of us are video conferencing savvy. It’s become a familiar aspect of our personal lives. Yet when it comes to using similar tech for virtual interviews, we have to shift into a new gear.

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How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 1)

Businessman Working In Office At Home Looking At Laptop Smiling

With the rise in remote workers and the growing quality and cost-effectiveness of video conferencing, it’s no wonder that 60% of recruiters incorporate it into the interview process. If you’re looking for tips, you’ve come to the right place. This two-part series is a compilation of top tips, the what’s what in virtual meeting preparation. In other words, it’s everything you need to know for your next video conference interview. In the first part, below, we lay the groundwork for a successful meeting.

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Business Rockstars Interviews Founder and CEO

Hey folks! Just a quick FYI from In case you haven’t heard, Business Rockstars© is the largest producer of audio and video content for the business savvy, featuring rockstar CEOs, startups and entrepreneurs. Now this cutting-edge company has narrowed its award-winning lens to focus on our very own CEO, David Erickson.

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