A Wave of Startups That Hates Conference Calls as Much as You Do | Wired Business | Wired.com
We love to hate conference calls. Dialing in at a precise time, fumbling for a cumbersome PIN, and then not being able to hear a word because of poor call quality. No wonder there is near constant bickering about the experience, and endless dreaming that some day, some smart company will finally get it right. That day may be upon us. With the ubiquitous Polycom speakerphone dead in their sights, four startups are pushing a new wave of conference calling services that promise to make our conference-call nightmares, if not disappear, at least better, faster, and cheaper. http://www.wired.com/business/2012/0...-conferencing/
While we're at it, can someone PLEASE invent a system where someone can press just one button on their laptop to push their screen to the overhead projector?
I've been to some meetings where there was a "Code Red" while people fumbled with remotes, cables, alt-key combinations, screen resolutions, reboots, etc...only to resign after 15 minutes with people huddling around the presenter's laptop.
To me the whole problem with conference phones began once they got "smart" and shifted focus to whomever was making the loudest noise on the line. That causes no end of confusion to me when I am trying to figure out if its someone actually talking or eating too loudly near the phone.
Nothing learns better than experience.
"So as I struggle with this issue I am confronted with the reality that noting is perfect."