By: Garin Krahn
Conference Calls <ul><li>Conference calls are made over the telephone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is similar to three way callin...
Conference Calls <ul><li>Why conference calls are useful to a business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They cut travel costs. </li>...
Conference Calls <ul><li>To manage a conference call: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan the meeting before hand, send everyone nu...
Skype <ul><li>Skype is also a useful technology in conference calling. </li></ul><ul><li>Using  a computer you can also ma...
Skype Needs <ul><li>Using Skype is simple, you will only need these items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An internet connection </...
Using Skype <ul><li>To use Skype you will need a user account first off. </li></ul><ul><li>From there you will be able to ...
Using Skype <ul><li>Once you have found your contact, just right click them and select add to contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Skype Rules <ul><li>This is a free service and you may call other Skype members for free. </li></ul><ul><li>However, to ca...
Skype Videoconferencing <ul><li>Another useful feature of Skype is that you can videoconference.  </li></ul><ul><li>With v...
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Conference Calling

  1. 1. By: Garin Krahn
  2. 2. Conference Calls <ul><li>Conference calls are made over the telephone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is similar to three way calling, but more people can be put on a line. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a very useful technology to a business. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conference Calls <ul><li>Why conference calls are useful to a business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They cut travel costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They allow employees to hold meetings from remote locations, whether it be another floor or country. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It improves employee efficiency by stopping employees from having to make out of office meetings. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Conference Calls <ul><li>To manage a conference call: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan the meeting before hand, send everyone numbers, create agendas, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the names of everyone at the meeting. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t dictate the call. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t let others, or even yourself, get off track. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commit to the call. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Skype <ul><li>Skype is also a useful technology in conference calling. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a computer you can also make conference calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype is a free service. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Skype Needs <ul><li>Using Skype is simple, you will only need these items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A microphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A headset can replace the microphone and speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have a camera, you can also use video conferencing capabilities. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Using Skype <ul><li>To use Skype you will need a user account first off. </li></ul><ul><li>From there you will be able to search for other Skype users you wish to call with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their user name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their full name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes even their email address. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Using Skype <ul><li>Once you have found your contact, just right click them and select add to contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Then return to your contacts window and double click the contact. </li></ul><ul><li>This will then start the call. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Skype Rules <ul><li>This is a free service and you may call other Skype members for free. </li></ul><ul><li>However, to call regular land lines or cell phones you must first purchase Skype credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype credit must be purchased in $10.00 increments. </li></ul><ul><li>Skype only charges $0.021 a minute </li></ul>
  10. 10. Skype Videoconferencing <ul><li>Another useful feature of Skype is that you can videoconference. </li></ul><ul><li>With videoconferencing, not only can you hear your contact you can also see them. </li></ul><ul><li>However make sure your PC is good enough to run this feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Low amounts of RAM or dial up connections are not good for videoconferencing capabilities. </li></ul>
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