Keepin’ It Free for 15: Reflections on a Milestone

In case you haven’t heard, this October is’s 15th anniversary. And, we’ve been celebrating in style. Founder and CEO, David Erickson, has a special thank-you for our customers around the world.

read more Founder and CEO on Eliances Heroes Radio Show Talks Heart, Business Plans and Wisdom for the Next Generation

When radio host, entrepreneur and Eliances founder David Cogan gets together for a chat with founder and CEO David Erickson, business acumen (and analogies) start flowing. Here are a few highlights:

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Finally, Remote Desktop with Online Meetings. Best. Invention. Ever.

By Kelly Kincaid

My aunt is a self-proclaimed non-techie. She lives on a remote farmhouse in rural Maine and communicates with the outside world using a flip phone and a landline. Her desktop and tablet are, by and large, collecting dust. Last week, I tried to change that. We spent an hour on a call, walking ever so slowly through the process of downloading various apps.

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Hurricane season sign against stormy background

Seriously, folks. In 2016, the U.S. has seen record snowstorms, floods, heat domes, droughts and firestorms. Now, hurricane season is upon us. And as Ari Sarsalari of Weather Channel asserts, Hurricane Matthew is no joke. At, our thoughts are with all the residents and first responders dealing with this situation throughout the Southeast.

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Taking the Bold Road: David Erickson Talks Leadership at the 2016 Vistage Executive Summit

What makes a leader? According to founder and CEO, David Erickson, the formula can’t be boiled down to textbooks, traits or strategies. In a presentation at the Vistage Executive Summit, Erickson explains the leadership gene.

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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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