How to Have Successful Conference Calls in Real Life

Conference Call in Real Life image from video.

Select image to view the video by Tripp and Tyler.

Free Conference Call Advice

Conference calls. Love them or dislike them, telephone or online conference calls are key to communicating when you work on a telecommute (virtual, remote, distributed) team.

By now, you probably have already seen “A Conference Call in Real Life” by Tripp and Tyler, on YouTube.com Their video has gone viral and as of today it has 4,126,945 views. Their video is quite funny and accurately portrays what happens on conference calls.

As I watched their video and laughed, I also thought about the many successful conference calls I’ve been on, and what I did I to ensure I got my part of the project done.

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Telecommute Tuesday: Finding Offsite Projects Is Difficult

Confession

I am a “drunk the Kool-aid™” person when it comes to working from home as a remote (virtual, telecommute, pick your keyword) consultant and virtual team member. After years working inside my employers’ office buildings, I took the plunge in 2008, and began to work at home from my professional home office setup (and not in the kitchen). Needless to say, I love, love, love it! And, I’m pretty darn good at it. I even have the professional references or recommendations to back up my own claim.

So, whenever I find “provocative” discussions on the Internet regarding telecommuting, I sometimes like to chime in and “defend” this choice that I, and hundreds of others, have made.

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