December 8, 2014

The Goldilocks of Online Collaboration

Goldilocks and the 3 BearsTarget audience: Marketing professionals, SEO specialists, PR pros, brand managers, businesses, nonprofits, educators, Web publishers, journalists.

Chris AbrahamI love my Gerris-branded but it’s limited in scope. It’s perfect for a virtual meeting, for a conference call, for a screenshare, and in support of a pitch, sales call, demo, or razzle-dazzle. It’s international, there are loads of global local numbers so that people can even call in locally, even if they’re at a cafe in Berlin, so it’s pretty handy and it gets global. But it’s not the right tool for webinars or virtual classrooms. There is GoToWebinar, of course, but the price point sells me a mega-yacht when all I really want is a very lovely and blue sea capable sailboat. is the boat I tow to the launch but I needed something that I could take on an around-the-world blue water cruise. I don’t need an ocean liner for that and GoToWebinar starts at ocean liner. Continue reading

September 28, 2012

What we’re really doing during a conference call

Here is some of my coverage of the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco where I was reporting for Dice and Dice News.

David SparkUgh! Not another conference call. Many of us are not so attentive when it comes to our participation or even listening on a conference call. At the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, I wanted to see if people were being star employees or were they complete slackers not even paying attention. And if they weren’t paying attention, what were they really doing?

Want to know what people are really doing on a conference call? Watch this video to find out.