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Teleconference Basics

| Articles | March 1, 2011

If you have ever attended a teleconference with one of your friends then you may just be wondering what all goes into giving a teleconference meeting. Fortunately, the basics of a teleconference meeting are not difficult at all to understand. The only thing that it takes is a little hard work and dedication to having one of the most successful conferences on the planet.

Picking Your Topic

But the first thing that you must know about teleconference meetings is that they are usually centered on a specific topic. For example, people who are interested in cats may form a teleconference meeting that is aimed to discuss all the creative ways to play with your cat or some of the plaguing issues surrounding the health of their cats. Once you have your topic then the next step is to figure out how you want to set the meeting up. In other words, what types of things do you want to cover? Just as cat lovers are able to cover health and play topics, so should you have some sub-topics in mind when creating a teleconference meeting.

Decide How You want to Portray It

One of the more interesting things surrounding the teleconference meetings is the variety of ways that they can be held. For example, the traditional teleconference is conducted over the phone with multiple people listening in. This concept is very simple, but what happens when you move the whole thing to the internet and the World Wide Web? If you are going to set everything up as a professional, you certainly do have a right to charge people in order to get in the teleconference meeting. This method is actually how many people make money and can be very successful, assuming that you have an interesting topic to present to everyone.

Be On Time

Since this is your teleconference meeting that you’re hosting then the best thing that you want to remember is that first impressions count. In other words, the participants of the teleconference don’t want to attend a meeting where the host of the presentation isn’t even there yet. In addition, there are other unspoken rules of etiquette that the host should be aware of. For starters, hosts of teleconference meetings want to make sure that they never leave their audience stranded for any reason, including answering your cell phone! Additionally, participants of a teleconference meeting usually want it to start on time, end on time, and not get off track or off topic for any reason. These are actually fairly easy and fair expectations that participants have of their teleconference host, which is the main reason that you should be aware of them before hosting a conference meeting.

One last thing that you should know about your teleconference meeting is how you will end it. Will you be giving out your private phone number to those who want to discuss private matters? Will you set up a date and time for the next teleconference meeting? All of these things are issues that one needs to think about before starting their teleconference. But after you figure out all of this then it will be definitely time to get the show on the road and finally present your teleconference meeting to the world!

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