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I realised that for ages I haven’t posted and TBH if I start writing a post about links for SEO I’ll never stop do instead I thought, after listening to Radio 5 yesterday interviewing folks from Saracens about how they’re going to cope with a staff member in South Africa I thought I’d give you some ideas on software etc I use for conference calls and webinars.

SKYPE VOIP/Instant Messenger

I love this. Use it all the time for calls with people abroad. It is dependant upon the quality of your internet connection. I recently used this as my sole means of communication with the SEO Office in Edinburgh recently whilst as PubCon in Vegas. The IM is like all other instant messaging platforms but the ability to call phone numbers and other computers makes it really useful. The iPhone App is really good too. But remember to turn it off when you dont want to be contacted – I got Skyped in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 the other day not realising I hadn’t actually turned it off.

PowWowNow Conference Calls

It’s not always viable to utilise an online service and the best place I’ve found for conference calls that I want to have with multiple participants is PowWowNow. Dead easy, simple – dial in and away you go. No fuss. No charges – just goes onto the phone bill.

I also use the normal places like WebEx for web conferences where I need to show presentations etc to clients when not in their offices – Skype does have this facility but TBH its pretty weak and I’ve never managed to get the resolutions to match up.

Thats all for now. If you have any alternative services for conference calls and/or web meetings let me know so I can check them out.

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