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This Earth Day Go Green With Free Conference Calling

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We don’t mean to brag, but Earth Day is coming up, and we’ve got this whole reducing- carbon-emissions thing wrapped up.

If you’re less of a “reduce, reuse, recycle” person and more of a “looking to help the environment with minimal effort” kind of person, we have something for you to try. Hint: it’s conference calling. Read More...

A New Kind of Cookie Cutter Approach to Selling Business Conferencing

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Our resident Director, Strategic Accounts for For Business, Brandon Klein, recently wrote an article for Forbes detailing how he created a unique sales approach to fit our corporate conference calling service. It’s his own version of a cookie cutter approach.

He elaborates on how he found a clean fit between our company and others. He offers insightful tips on how to create your own version of his model, including how to understand your product, package yourself, believe in your approach, and grow your business. As our founder and CEO, David Erickson, says, “Sales is the transference of energy.” If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, Klein says, chances are no one else will, either. Read More...

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

Shaun Neff, David Erickson, Pat O'Brian

Neff-Erickson 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.

Don’t miss Neff describe a free-flowing, Millennial-based corporate culture complete with surfing and Slurpee© machines or Erickson talk about giving employees the space to do their own thing. What do these innovators want in a future employee? Erickson wants somebody who is internally motivated, and Neff is looking for someone who can stay ahead of the trends. Here are a couple of our favorite interview gems: Read More...

Defining ‘Disruption’, Style

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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? Read More...

How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 2)

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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. 

To smooth the transition, we’ve pulled together the best tips for a video conference interview. The first part of this series laid out the preparation for a virtual interview. Now, it’s time to build on what we’ve learned. Below are 3Cs to keep in mind: communication, connection and confidence. Read More...

How to Ace a Video Conference Interview (Part 1)

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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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