We all know that conference calls can be far from perfect, so we've created a fun bingo game for you to play next time you're on a call. Remember, many of these issues are unnecessary problems and can be minimised by talking to an expert conferencing consultant at Express Virtual Meetings.
Here's a quick guide to understanding conferencing:
Host and Guest Codes
The organiser is provided with a unique Host Code and Guest Code by Express.
Host Code: This number should be kept confidential. It is used only by the organiser (account owner) to start a meeting.
Guest Code: This number is sent to the guests who are required to join the conference. Guests will be prompted to enter this code to access the conference.
Holding a conference
Holding a conference is simple and straight forward. It only takes 3 steps:
1. Organise: arrange the meeting and send all details including Dial In Number and Guest Code to the guests.
2. Dial: the host dials in and enters the Host Code followed by the hash key (#). Guests dial in and enter the Guest Code followed by the hash key (#).
3. Start: begin talking!
Choosing which number to use
Knowing which numbers to use for every situation can save you money and time.
National Toll Free number:
- Use when you have guests from both metro and regional locations
- Ease of sending only one number to large number of guests
- The host pays the carrier costs
- Charged at a higher conferencing rate
Local Access Numbers:
- Use when your guests are all metro based
- Sydney guests call the Sydney number, Melbourne guests call the Melbourne number etc.
- Each guest pays the carrier cost at the price of a local call
- Charged at a lower conferencing rate