Monday, October 15th, 2012 .

Spreading your nasty germs around the office is a great way to upset your coworkers. But for some reason people still come into work when sick. They may just not have the time off, feel obligated to be there for the big meeting or perhaps just can’t get enough of their cubicle?…Whatever the reason, don’t be that guy/gal!

Seriously, stay home.

You can still get your work done, rock the big meeting and keep everyone else happy with the mighty power of today’s conference calling technology.

Here are 3 tools we recommend:

  1. ÜberConference (obvi) – our free conference call tool provides the audio solution for your meeting as well as the visuals so you know who’s saying what on the call.
  2. GoogleDocs or Box.net both let you share your PowerPoint or other presentation documents with your coworkers.
  3. For note-taking and audio-saving capabilities, well, we DO integrate with Evernote so that one is an obvious choice.

What we’re saying here is that there is ZERO need to come in. So stay home, rest up, take some zinc and still get your work done.

Talk it over with your boss or coworkers if you have to, but if they care anything about their own health, they’ll likely thank you forconferencing it in.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 .

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We’re excited to invite you to UberConference’s first webinar, where we’ll be talking about business success secrets with best selling authorRohit Bhargava and giving away a free copy of his latest eBook, Always Eat Left-Handed.

Over the last 5 years, Rohit has written three of the best (and highest-selling) marketing books out there: Personality Not Included and last year’s  Likeonomics, which was shortlisted for the 800CEORead 2012 Best Marketing/Sales Book Award.

In this one-hour webinar, I’m going to interview him on the 15 Surprisingly Simple Secrets of Success that he discovered, writingAlways Eat Left-Handed.

To register for the webinar, and receive a free copy of Rohit Bhargava’s new eBook, Always Eat Left-Handed (a $10 value), click below.

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 .

How to Network Like a Boss – Cass Phillips, San Francisco’s event queen, gives us some great tips on how to command a crowd on the first UberCast

So we’ve gone and started an UberConference podcast. We call it the UberCast. Using the power of our technology, we’ll interview some of the best and brightest minds in business to help you go about yours. First up is a name widely known in any Silicon Valley startup circle, Cass Phillips. 

You wouldn’t know it if you saw her in action, but Cass Phillips, owner of the popular event blog Web Wallflower, is actually an introvert. This can be a crippling trait for any business owner who needs to reach the right people at networking conferences. Lucky for you, she shares all her insider secrets on how to talk to anyone, become an influencer and connect with the crowd at any event.

Key Networking Tips:

  • People love to talk so really try to listen.
  • Add to the conversation with insight. Challenge the person you are having a conversation with. Be authentic!
  • Learn to be excited for others.
  • Carry an empty glass with you in case you need to duck out of a stale or unproductive convo.
  • Be honest, but only if you feel brave. If you are not truly interested in what the person has to say it’s okay to let them know you are not the right person to talk to. You can also politely offer to keep your eyes and ears open for someone they would want to connect to.

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Thursday, February 6th, 2014 .

UberConference adds on to the Google Hangouts interface in a brand new way to make communicating easier than ever. UberConference calls are now fully integrated with Hangouts, making the service accessible from iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. Our award-winning service now seamlessly integrates with Hangout’s video features, making web video conferences easy to join via telephone while on the go.

See a demo of the integration below:


 

With capabilities to include up to 100 people in your call, Hangouts are simple and more efficient. Feel free to try out the new Pro features now using code uc_hangout for 1 month of Pro. (Code expires 2/30/14).

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Monday, April 7th, 2014 .

UberConference teamed up with Friends of the Urban Forest to plant trees along Treat Street this weekend as a part of a community wide Mission planting. Over eighty volunteers from around the city came together to plant 72 trees in the Mission.

Friends of the Urban Forest helps neighborhoods in SF plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, the group has planted more than 48,000 trees, totaling 43% of the city’s street tree canopy.

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