The Complete Guide to Google Voice Conference Calling

You can use Google Voice for conference calls. It’s a very straightforward solution, though there are some important limitations to be aware of.

In this guide, I’ll cover how to get set up Google Voice conference calling, how much it costs, popular alternatives, and more.

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In this guide, though, I focus on an excellent cloud-based phone solution called Google Voice.

Read on as I walk you through you how to set up Google Voice conference calls for professional and personal use.

What is Google Voice Conference Calling?

A conference call is an audio or video call involving multiple participants. You can hold and attend conference calls on Google Voice.

People can join the meeting by dialing a number, which will connect them to a conference bridge. This bridge consists of virtual rooms where multiple people can host or join meetings.

Google Voice uses Google Hangouts to complete conference calls, though it doesn’t require you to have a separate, dedicated conference line in either app to host or join the calls. So when you make a conference call via Google Voice, you’ll have a dedicated space within your account with anytime-anywhere access to host a conference call.

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A 5-Step Response to Employee Concerns About Work-Life Balance

A 5-Step Response to Employee Concerns About Work-Life Balance

Experienced leaders are coming to grips with a younger workforce that wants more out of life than working long stressful hours.

Stressed employees want to minimize pressure. Leaders feel pressure to do more with less. Only 2 out of 10 employees are willing to go above and beyond their job expectations.*

72% say work-life balance is a consideration when looking for a job.**

Work-life balance: Taking care of people is an investment. Image of a burned out match.Work-life balance: Taking care of people is an investment. Image of a burned out match.

A five-step response to employee concerns about work-life balance:

#1. Take them seriously.

When someone says they want work-life balance, don’t assume it’s a bad thing. Set aside your assumptions and explore expectations.

Burned-out employees deliver poor results.

#2. Avoid rushing to solve a concern you don’t understand.

Explore purpose:

  1. What makes work-life balance important to you?
  2. What benefits would come your way if you had work-life balance?
  3. What would day-to-day life look like if you had work-life balance?

Work-life balance: Burned out employees deliver poor results. Image of a burning match.Work-life balance: Burned out employees deliver poor results. Image of a burning match.

#3. Define the win:

If you had work-life balance, what would life look like? Get specific.

What would be different on a day-to-day basis if you had work-life balance?

#4. Create a time journal.

Now that you have clarity about purpose and expectations, track their use of time for a week. Create a spreadsheet with ½ hour blocks that covers 24 hours a day for 7 days. Include home time because work-life balance is about work and home.

“It’s easy to log your time. Stop every 3 or 4 hours and complete your time journal.”

#5. Reconvene in a week:

Explore the results of their time journal. Ask them,

  1. What did you learn?
  2. After tracking your time, how do you define work-life balance?
  3. What needs to change?
  4. How can I help?

Assumption: This post assumes you want what’s best for employees and customers.

How might leaders respond to concerns about work-life balance?

Still curious:

15 Questions that Change the Way People Think

*Gartner Says the Number of U.S. Employees Going Above and Beyond at Work at All-Time Low

**10 Statistics on Work-Life Balance That May Surprise You

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Episode 1784 Scott Adams PART2: The Wokeness Pendulum Is About To Turn Around. That Changes Everything

Episode 1784 Scott Adams PART2: The Wokeness Pendulum Is About To Turn Around. That Changes Everything

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  • What I learned from the J6 committee
  • Wokeness vs Title IX
  • Is Dad doing his job in America today?
  • Brad Raffensperger thinks numbers don’t lie?
  • DOJ disagrees with Supreme Court ruling?
  • My talented nemesis, Chen Weihua
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3 eCommerce KPI’s to Master with Scott Cunningham [VIDEO]

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Scott is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Merchant Mastery, an 8-week intensive training and coaching program dedicated to helping Shopify store owners master advertising, email marketing, and conversions to grow their ecommerce empire. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Social Lite Communications, a full-stack digital marketing and design agency with expertise planning and executing lead generation campaigns for a wide span of industries in B2B and B2C sectors.

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The Complete Guide to Conference Calling on Android

Conference calls are a staple for any team, more so for remote workforces. It’s quick, convenient, and much more cost-effective than in-person meetings.

You can use an Android device to make conference calls, though there are some limitations. You can download a reliable conference call service to host larger calls, video conferences, webinars, and more.

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What is Conference Calling on Android?

Do you know anyone who doesn’t have a mobile phone in their hands?

Our mobile phones have become an integral part of our modern, everyday life. Whether it’s for personal reasons or business, you need them to stay in touch with people around the globe, among other things.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an Android user or an Apple loyalist; everybody needs a mobile phone for their business, social life, and leisure. And while all the extras are great, let’s also not take the focus away from the core functionality of a cell phone: Make voice communication easy.

Conference calling allows people to create a channel of communication between multiple people at once. The Android operating system, in particular, holds the largest market share of smartphones, so it’s no surprise that users are looking for a reliable solution to perform conference calls on Android.

Read on as I discuss how you can carry out conference calling on Android without any hassle.

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The Top 4 Mistakes Busy Leaders Make

The Top 4 Mistakes Busy Leaders Make

Time pressure lends itself to mistakes, Image of clocks. Time pressure lends itself to mistakes, Image of clocks.

Mistake #1: Being penny wise and pound foolish.

Everything isn’t a crisis, even if you think it is. It’s destructive to allow urgencies to replace priorities.

Busyness is no excuse to take your eye off what’s important.

Some leaders NEED busyness to feel important but being busy isn’t necessarily productive. There’s always too much to do.

Busyness invites short-sightedness.

  1. Neglecting self-care like exercise, healthy diet, and sleep. Leave work when you still have energy.
  2. Minimizing self-development and postponing training.
  3. Cutting corners and taking shortcuts
  4. Justifying pushiness.
  5. Disregarding relationship building.

Time pressure lends itself to mistakes. The faster you go, the more mistakes you make.

Caveat: If the house is burning down, don’t worry about getting to bed on time. Put the fire out.

Tip: Establish non-negotiables that reflect what’s truly important.

Busyness is no excuse to take your eye off what's important. Image looking through a lens.Busyness is no excuse to take your eye off what's important. Image looking through a lens.

Mistake #2: Beating yourself up when you screw up.

The toughest battles you face express the war within.

Beating yourself up doesn’t lift you up.

Beating yourself up isn’t moral superiority.

Tips:

Encourage yourself the same way you encourage your friends when they screw up.

  1. You experience emotions. You aren’t your emotions.
  2. You make mistakes. You aren’t your mistakes.
  3. You succeed. You aren’t your success.

Mistake #3: Doing it yourself.

The ‘best’ excuse for over-work is doing the work yourself.  

The favorite saying of do-it-yourself leaders is, “It’s faster if I do it myself.”

Tips:

  1. Only do what only you can do.
  2. Learn to delegate. You expand your impact when you trust competent others to get things done.

#4. Giving voice to everything in your head.

Time pressure is an invitation to say something stupid.

Self-expression is not justification for…

  1. Backward-facing whining.
  2. Self-justifying defensiveness.
  3. Destructive criticism.
  4. Catastrophizing.
  5. Problem amplification.

Tip: open your mouth to make things better.

What mistakes do busy leaders make?

Still curious:

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

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2 Surprising Personality Traits Linked To Stronger Immune System

Although people high in this personality trait generally suffer from more stress and anxiety, some have a surprising health advantage.

Being neurotic can be good for your health in some circumstances.

So-called ‘healthy neurotics’ are people who combine neurotic personality traits with being conscientious.

Healthy neurotics have lower levels of markers of inflammation in their blood, suggesting their immune system is functioning better.

The self-discipline of being conscientious counteracts unhealthy neurotic behaviours like overeating and drinking too much alcohol.

Dr Nicholas A. Turiano, the study’s first author, said:

“These people are likely to weigh the consequences of their actions, and therefore their level of neuroticism coupled with conscientiousness probably stops them from engaging in risky behaviors.”

A survey of 1,054 adults found that those who were both neurotic and conscientious had lower levels of inflammation in their blood.

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is an immune protein that is linked to chronic disease.

The neurotic and conscientious also had fewer chronic health problems and lower body-mass indexes.

The results are somewhat surprising as neurotic people tend to suffer more from stress and anxiety, which are also linked to worse health.

Dr Turiano said:

“Speculation is that healthy neurotics may be hyper-vigilant about their lifestyle and about seeking treatment when a problem arises.

It’s their conscientiousness that guides their decisions to prevent disease or quickly get treatment when they don’t feel well.”

Better physical health is not the first advantage identified for the neurotic, as I’ve written previously:

“High levels of creativity may go hand-in-hand with neuroticism.

It’s because the area of the brain which is linked to creativity also has the tendency to overthink things and worry.

Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas.”

Neurotic people also seem to suffer from indecision as a result of worrying about the future.

One way to reduce this is to start learning to take action:

“Learning to value taking action is an important way of reducing the harmful effects of neuroticism.

People high in anxiety and neuroticism dislike taking action, recent research reveals.”

→ Read on about the harmful effects of neuroticism.

The study was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity (Turiano et al., 2012).

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Hidden Secret For Product Photography with Lauren Petrullo [VIDEO]

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Episode 1785 Scott Adams: All Of The Best Jokes About Roe v Wade Decision From The Supreme Court

Episode 1785 Scott Adams: All Of The Best Jokes About Roe v Wade Decision From The Supreme Court

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  • AOC’s talent for surfing the wave
  • Why neither side can say their real argument
  • Keith Olbermann labels SCOTUS domestic terrorists
  • School choice solves systemic racism
  • Maggie Haberman’s Pulitzer Prize for propaganda
  • The crippling impact of loneliness
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