Productivity Apps Tested but not always Approved #1: Google Keep

At 247meeting, we are always looking for new ways of improving our processes to spend more time on what’s worth it and less time on small chores. We also need to keep track of all the ideas that cross our busy minds. We don’t think we are the only ones in this situation, that’s why...

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If you work in an office, the chances are that you’ve already had at least a dozen of conference calls in your working life. In my case, I had more than 250 of them before I joined 247meeting. Let’s say I’ve heard (and use) a lot of excuses for delays. The eternal malediction: “I couldn’t…

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Summer is here. It awakens our urge of sailing towards the setting sun…and composing far-fetched nautical puns. It also inspires our highly poetic fibre, revealing to us parallels that we never thought of before. You see… a conference call is like a boat. Without a strong captain, you might fall adrift. And as the captain is always…

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Many of us can relate to this quote from Dave Barry: “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.’” It’s quite the catch, we’ve all lost hours to wasteful and ineffective meetings, and yet…

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What is a crisis? A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, requiring important decisions. Of course, it is the role of every manager to predict and prevent a crisis. But sometimes, you just can’t. Not everybody is Nostradamus. You can still prepare for the unpredictable. Make the most of the uneventful times to plan…

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The execution of a perfect conference call is an art. You are attempting to communicate with a group of people across the globe, in different time zones and with different relationships to technology, decorum and self-awareness. They have the potential to take years off your life, raise your blood pressure to abnormally high levels or…

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The recent celebrity non-fest that was Fyre Festival culminated in a conference call held by the management of Fyre Media, the company behind the doomed festival. We all know that with time and travel costs, conference calls can be an excellent working alternative to meeting face to face, however, we suspect that the management may…

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Telecoms is a huge and diverse industry and often, the services that it encompasses might surprise you. Despite this, business insiders are constantly identifying trends within the industry that underpin all these services, their profitability and shape their development. Like all IT industries telecoms has undergone drastic advances and technological improvements that have increased the…

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We often think that we are unable to do what we need to do when we’re away from our office. Sending email is tedious. Reviewing slides is like climbing Mount Everest. Having a big conference call on the go? No way! A smartphone is never as convenient as a good old spider phone! Wrong! Basically, what…

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Dear Mr Kelly, By now we’ve all been introduced to the tele-interview viewed around the world and our raucous, but empathetic, laughter has subsided for dread – when will it happen to us? When will we be remote presenting to our boss, our CEO, a new HR manager, the national broadcaster? We’ve written about pet…

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2016 was a huge year for 247meeting. We always want to give our customers the best experience possible. This is difficult when your industry typically induces eye rolling or painful flashbacks. Conference calls are considered a necessary evil which, let’s face it, most employees avoid participating in at all costs. Last year 247meeting launched our…

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2017 heralds the Chinese Year of the Rooster. Previous years of the Rooster are 2005, 1993, 1981 and 1969, going back every 12 years. The Chinese Zodiac comprises of 12 different animals which each represent a different set of fortunes and characteristics. People associated with the year of the Rooster are known for confidence and…

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New Year, New You. Our guess is that a lot of our customers’ New Year’s Resolutions might sound like: ‘Be a better manager’, or ‘Be a more effective leader’. As with all resolutions, something that can get in the way of achieving this goal, is how vague of a resolution it is. Make your goal…

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Recent events in Ireland have highlighted the need to address Homelessness in Ireland. In lieu of paper Christmas cards, this year 247meeting is proud to support the Simon House of Cards Appeal. Please accept this token as an appreciation of your custom for 2016 and we look forward to working with you in the prosperous…

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1: Elf Yourself Elf Yourself is a fun way to pull a lighthearted festive prank on your office chums, as our Operations Manager discovered earlier this week. As it’s simple to use and share it’s quickly become a festive favourite since its release. 2: A Call From Santa! A parent’s saving Christmas grace when you need…

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We’re mid way through December and Christmas Spirit should be as thick as soup in the air in the office, however, with more and more work forces becoming dispersed and more employees working remotely it can be difficult to include them in the festivities. One helpful tool is our Customisable Hold Music, which is available…

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A recent article in the Irish Times – bemoaned the futility and odiousness of Conference Calls. Problems listed included people dialing in late, not knowing the people on the call and dogs barking in the background. This obviously caught our attention as that’s the service we provide! While all these problems do occur, it’s not…

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Hold Music is a modern nuisance, not often thought about until you’re on the receiving end. There are a multitude of opportunities for it to crop up and not least of all on conference calls but the people at 247meeting got to thinking recently; is hold music a help or a hindrance while our customers…

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Welcome to the Future. October 21st, 2015 has passed us by at 88mph (that’s mistakes per hour if your boss has any say in the matter), which has led people to contemplate the futuristic fantasy portrayed in Back to the Future II. There was a race to finish some working hoverboards in time for BTTF…

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The centenary commemorations of the 1916 rising are fast approaching and with the current political climate many are wondering what a rising in 2016 might look like. This is a particular brand of speculative history known as counterfactual history which asks a lot of ‘what ifs’ about significant events in our past and how alternate…

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