Now Live in 46 Countries and Counting!

We're glad to continue launching our services around the globe to keep you connected with your colleagues, business partners, family and friends. Simply provide local conference numbers to your international callers and meet with them on the same call for just $4.95 per month!

Enabling international conferencing numbers on your StartMeeting account is easy! Simply login to activate the feature from your Subscriptions page, and save your changes.  When organizing your meetings, provide the international numbers to your callers outside the U.S. and they will connect with you using the same meeting access code. Read More...

Squash Presentation Anxiety Now

A woman presenting to her collegues in a meeting

It strikes at the worst time possible. Your presentation is coming up, and your palms are getting sweaty. Public speaking is a notoriously stress-inducing exercise, and at some point, we all feel those pre-performance jitters. Earlier this month, we saw presentation anxiety at its worst when world-renowned director Michael Bay left the stage following a teleprompter malfunction at a recent press event. Other celebrities, including Barbara Streisand, Maya Angelou, and Grammy Award-winning singer Adele, have also suffered with bouts of stage fright.

Fortunately, there's plenty of ways to alleviate your anxiety before your next big meeting. Learn from other's mistakes, consider our suggestions below, and get those nerves in check. Read More...

5 Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

listening

In today's fast-paced work environment, it can be easy to dismiss the value of direct communication. Whether you're connecting via telephone, web conference, in the conference room or around the water cooler, you can improve workplace productivity by sprucing up your listening skills.

1. Create a Sharing Environment
Great listeners know the key to effective communication is being open and approachable. Foster better communication in your office by taking the time to listen to your co-workers without interrupting their train of thought. Not only are you improving workplace communication, you're also fostering a sense of transparency that builds trust and boosts company morale. Read More...

5 Tips for Sticking to your New Year's Resolutions

Resolutions

You rang in the New Year, you're back at work, and the kids are in school. Now it's time to seriously think about those New Year's resolutions. According to a recent study by the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60% of Americans regularly make New Year's resolutions. However, only 8% of us are able to accomplish those goals. So what is holding us back? Are we setting the bar too high? Perhaps. Do we lose sight of the long-term goal?  Definitely. Statistics show that 75% of people that make New Year's resolutions are able to keep those resolutions for the first two weeks of the year. By July, that number drops to 45%.

It's time to make 2014 the year of resolution success. Below, we share some helpful tips on how to make – and keep – your 2014 resolutions. Read More...

Congratulations to Josh Lowenthal, FreeConferenceCall’s new COO

Josh Lowenthal, COO

Josh Lowenthal, COO

Josh Lowenthal is the Chief Operating Officer at FreeConferenceCall.com.  Since joining FreeConferenceCall.com in 2010, FreeConferenceCall.com has successfully expanded to a customer base of over 25 million users each month in more than 50 countries worldwide.  Each day, Josh continues to expand our services by engaging customer bases eager to participate in the global economy through teleconferencing.

Lowenthal's accomplished career began with his efforts to modernize telecommunications in West Africa. Through this experience, he realized his passion for connecting people across the world with great conferencing solutions.  When Josh joined FreeConferenceCall.com, he brought his passion for international business to a company that strongly encouraged "thinking beyond the startup mentality." Read More...

Announcing Conference Keywords

Search keywords in your recordings or order full transcripts with Conference Keywords.

Ever try to find that specific brilliant insight, or even just ONE relevant comment within the recording of an hours-long conference call? It can be kind of a nightmare, right? Well fortunately for you (and your sanity), we’ve partnered with VoiceBase to deploy a new Conference Keywords tool.

This opt-in service will help you search spoken keywords as you would text in a digital document. It’s sort of like the classic "CTRL+F" for your calls, but even better. Why? Because our technology does all the work analyzing which phrases were "key" to the overall conversation, and then provides you a phrase list in an email once the call is complete. That list of terms then links to the associated parts of your recording, saving you loads of time in "skipping to the good parts" when revisiting the call. Read More...

The Tech-Savvy Professor: Revolutionizing Classroom Technology with StartMeeting

Ronnie Cunningham, professor at Pasadena City College

“A first time experience for most of my students—and they loved it!”

Ronnie Cunningham is an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College, a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, and the inspiring mind behind Growth by Design – Pasadena, an organization that facilitates the growth and development of individuals, faith-based organizations, businesses, and public sector agencies with leadership and technical experience.

As a FreeConferenceCall.com customer, Ronnie knew our collaborative tools could benefit a growing consulting business, but shortly after upgrading to StartMeeting, he realized that our screen sharing and presentation creation software had the potential to revolutionize the way he – and his students – attended class. Read More...