Webster’s Dictionary defines “reservationless” as…..wait…..there is no definition for reservationless. In fact, it’s not even a legit word!
While it may not have broken through to the pages of the dictionary yet, reservationless audio conference calling is a huge part of our day-to-day work life. Whether it’s an impromptu meeting for a handful of sales reps or a weekly status call for the entire Marketing department, reservationless audio conferencing is something we can’t live without. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today….why you need it, like yesterday!
Reservationless audio conference calling, or “resless” as us conferencing geeks say, is exactly what it sounds like….audio conference calling that is on-demand and requires no reservations to host a meeting. As long as you have a phone and a reservationless account you can have your team, your clients, your peeps on a meeting in mere seconds.
Here are the top 6 reasons why you and your company need reservationless audio conference calling:
1. Easy way to meet anytime, anywhere
There isn’t a simpler way to get your San Diego, New York, Atlanta and Dallas locations together for a meeting of the minds than by using a reservationless audio account. Everyone dials the toll-free number, enters a short passcode, hits # and they’re in! That took about 15 seconds for your entire work force to get together for an important call. What about our international locations? I’m glad you asked! Your Lighthouse Conferencing account comes fully enabled for international use. Use the toll-free dial in number for whichever country your office is located in and they are on the call just as quickly.
2. Save money on travel time and expenses
Some meetings require you to be face-to-face with your clients or colleagues…there’s no getting around that. But that is not a large percentage of your meetings. Think about the time it takes to plan an itinerary, sit on a plane, wait for your bags, check in to a hotel, and get a ride to the building. All that time and you haven’t even had the meeting yet! Nevermind the cost for the flight, the room, the wings from Hooters and the tip for the cabbie. Between the time you spent planning and getting there, plus the cost for the travel I sure hope that was one ultra important meeting that went very well. Alternatively, a reservationless audio call eliminates the need for the expensive travel and lost time.
3. Integration with web conferencing
This is a carry over from our previous bullet point because I can already hear the road warriors saying, “but there’s nothing like looking someone in the eye during a meeting”. I agree 100%! That’s why we’ve helped make our planet a “small world after all” (credits to Disney just in case) with web conferencing and integrating our reservationless audio accounts. Full audio integration with our various web conferencing platforms allows crystal clear audio while you use your webcam to get face time with your prospective client. You’ll be able to hear and see each other so well while you make your big pitch that you’ll forget you’re 3,000 miles apart.
4. Safe & Secure
Safety is huge these days. Especially with all the security breaches and hacks we are seeing these days in the digital space. Your resless conference calls are safe, however, because you have the ability to lock down your conference call after it begins so no one can join once you have everyone there. Other features like Roll Call or Name Announce allow you to know who’s on your call in addition to seeing a live view of participants on your computer screen using our web portal. In addition to that, live support is only *0 away so if you have any security concerns one of our live operators is there to address that right away.
One of the really cool things about reservationless audio conference calling with Lighthouse is how customizable the features are for each user. Whether you want to record your own custom greeting for when attendees join your meeting room, or make sure that participants are prompted to record their name for playback as they enter the meeting….you have a ton of ways to make your account work the way you like it. The best part is that your audio account can be set up completely different than Jim’s down the hall. A few other great features include:
- increase or decrease your meeting volume.
- increase or decrease the volume of your voice.
- mute or unmute your line, all lines, or even individual attendees.
- hear a participant count.
- record your meeting.
- start sub-meeting rooms, or break-out rooms for only select attendees.
6. It just works!
I remember when apps meant appetizers….those were the good old days! But now, apps fill our phones with countless ways to connect with colleagues and friends. We’re all connected and available at any time through various apps. However, it is not uncommon for people to have trouble joining a meeting that is being hosted on the coolest new app out there. Choppy audio, glitchy video….these things happen constantly. But one thing has remained consistent….the phone. It’s the killer app! And your reservationless audio conference calling account makes it the most reliable way to get things done simply because….it works!
While we could have spent the rest of the afternoon talking about all of the other great things about reservationless audio conference calling (like syncing with your calendar) I think we’ve stressed enough that resless audio is a vital part of business today. If you’ve resisted branching out into the reservationless world and you’re still not sure about it….that’s cool! There’s always email, fax and two-way pagers to communicate with your team. But if you’d like to learn more about how Lighthouse Conferencing can improve the way your organization meets, collaborates, and succeeds then click here. We’d love to talk to you!
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