Saturday January 08, 2005
Managing Multi-Timezone Conference Calls
I'm ringmastering a project that requires coordination with parties near and far. Most of the coordination for these kinds of things functions well with email, IM, wiki and CVS. But sometimes a plain-old conference call is in order.
Getting all of the parties lined with
- a number to dial into
- invitations and acknowledgements (RSVP's)
- conference call times with the time and timezone contextual to the recipient
It turns out that FreeConference.com
offers tools for all of this for, well as the name implies, free
. They make money up-selling premium services but I've got my first conference call with parties in three timezones setup through them and haven't paid a dime for it (which BTW, is their cost-per-minute-per-connection to have the dial-in number be an 800 number); I'll find out how it goes next week!
( Jan 08 2005, 10:26:54 AM PST )