You Missed a Meeting? No Problem!

Web Control with recording option circle in red

You can’t attend a meeting, it happens to all of us. Now what?

The host of the StartMeeting conference can help by recording it. Recording a meeting might sound intimidating, but in reality the process is quite simple. At the beginning of a meeting the host can record both the audio conference and the screen share session from their meeting controls (which we will discuss in full on our next post). Below you will see an image of the button that has to be switched to ‘ON’, that’s it. StartMeeting will record the visual and audio portion of the meeting (if both are being used, otherwise only audio is recording if screen sharing is not being used and vice versa). Once the meeting is completed the recording button must be switched to ‘OFF’. Read More...

Personalize Your Meeting

StartMeeting Wall with the word 'Edit' circled in red

We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. This week we will continue presenting the various features of StartMeeting.

As mentioned in our previous post, StartMeeting offers Screen Sharing. By registering for Screen Sharing you will also receive a customizable Meeting Wall! With this feature you have the ability to personalize a landing page that your participants will see when joining your meeting. This page (Meeting Wall) can be customized to your preference at any time. Editing the page is fairly simple; all you have to do is login to your StartMeeting account. As soon as you login you will land on your Meeting Wall that looks like the image below. Read More...

Managing Brand Negativity on Your Social Networks

Social media is a very powerful marketing tool, but the conversational nature of social networks can make it difficult for organizations to maintain control of their brand. If your organization has profiles on social networking sites, be prepared to receive both positive and negative feedback from consumers. While social networking sites can open your organization to criticism, they also serve as very effective vehicles for managing customer complaints and improving your brand’s reputation in the process.

If someone has posted negative comments about your organization on one of your social profiles, take proactive steps to address and defuse the situation. Have a social media response plan in place so that anyone managing your profile is empowered to respond promptly and appropriately. Read More...

Six Ways to Motivate Your Volunteers

Your volunteers are the lifeblood of your organization. Keep motivation high and show your appreciation with these great ideas.

1. Make volunteers feel included. As soon as volunteers join your organization, introduce them to other volunteers and staff so they get to know everyone. As they feel settled in the organization, ask their opinions or involve them in the decision-making process when possible, so they feel personally invested in the project. Read More...

No Excuse to Not Connect to a Call

Screen sharing pop up letting the user know their screen is not being shared

Among one of the best features that StartMeeting offers is the ability to connect callers to a conference call through a U.S. toll number, a toll-free number, and/or HD (high definition) VoIP.

When using a free StartMeeting account, customers will dial a U.S. toll number. This is perfect for those connecting from a cell phone with nationwide minutes. Also, if callers are connecting from a landline with a long distance plan, they are covered as well. Read More...

StartMeeting, Share Better!

StartMeeting, Share Better with logo

As many of you may have seen, there has been an email going out announcing our sister company, called Start Meeting, LLC.  Just when you thought FreeConferenceCall could not get any better, it did! is a full featured audio and web conferencing service.   You may register for a free or a premium account which includes screen sharing.   Customers have the option of selecting from a U.S. toll number, a U.S. toll-free number, or a high definition VoIP number integrated with the screen sharing option! Read More...