No More Conference Calls?

In a recent (admittedly hilarious) New Yorker op ed, comedian Carrie Brownstein calls for the elimination of conference calls. She says:

We’re eight minutes into the call when Barb suggests that we get started. I agree. Except that I can barely hear what anyone is saying once we’re no longer speaking in clipped or stentorian phrases. There is a hiss, a delay, and two people who sound like ailing robots. Any ideas told at length are as distinct as a voice mail from a friend who pocket-dialled you while skydiving. It is for these reasons that most people prefer to be silent during the call, with their phones in speaker mode and muted. This is a good time to shower, write the word “Why?” on a notepad until the ink runs dry, or organize your closet by color. Every once in a while, I like to unmute and chime in with a “Yes,” “No,” or “I agree.” About what, I have no idea.

We’re fairly certain that most people have encountered a conference call like this one while at work. Without the right technology and IT support, connecting multiple people from multiple locations can be awkward and difficult, if not impossible. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Thanks to Starleaf and their suite of scalable products, your next conference call can go off without a hitch and accomplish what it needs to accomplish. From simple audio calls between two or three users to complex video calls on specialized monitors between 30 people, Starleaf has a solution. With exceptional call quality, intuitive interfaces on all products and compatibility with a number of existing platforms like Polycom, Cisco, and Microsoft Skype for Business, let BCS help make your conference calls better with Starleaf products.

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