Productivity and Collaboration Resources - Conferencing
FreeConferencing.com offers free reservationless and web-reserved teleconference bridge lines, as well as premium pay-per-caller lines. It has the most features of any free service we know, including controls for monitoring and managing individual callers as well as audio recording.
MaestroConference allows a teleconference leader to spin off breakout groups, conduct polls, take orders on the spot, identify noise and mute individuals plus more during a call. It's much more fun than standard teleconference technology because the environment is very interactive, closer to meeting live. Read more about it and see a demo. Or, sign up for the free trial.
Audio Acrobat is a great audio recording service with a flat monthly fee. You can record teleclasses, conference calls, and even make podcasts. There's a choice of audio player controls for publishing on your website, or you can email recipients a link to any recording. This has become another essential addition to our tool chest.
Meeting Wizard is a fabulous tool for scheduling meetings. It saves the endless emails back and forth to find a time that works for everyone on a team. Meeting Wizard can also be used to automatically send invitations, confirmations, reminders, and to update you on the status of responses.
Doodle is another popular meeting scheduling tool that uses color coding to allow respondents to indicate whether they are definitely, possibly, or not available at any given timeslot.