Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 .

We created UberConference to make your day more enjoyable and productive. When we launched, we joined an ecosystem of other apps that had the same mission and since then we have seen other, new apps join us. We recently decided to make a series on this blog where we recommend some of our other favorite apps in Google’s Chrome Web Store. We hope that you enjoy and find it useful!

Any.DO-Logo-+-NameAny.do: If you use dozens of post-its or a sheet of paper or a word document to keep track of your to-do list, then Any.do is going to be a much needed breath of fresh air. The app, which has a sparse and intuitive interface, is available on iOS, Android and in the Chrome Web Store, so you can keep track of your to-dos wherever you are and they remain synced. You might also enjoy some of its other features:

  1. Drag & drop to plan your agenda
  2. Add reminders, so you never forget a thing
  3. Attach notes, or use them as sub-tasks
  4. Embedded Gmail features let you quickly turn emails into actions

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Asana: Asana’s tagline is “Move out of email and into Asana.” While our team hasn’t completely forsaken email, Asana has cut back heavily on the back and forth and has made it much easier to track where individual products stand. One of the greatest accomplishments of Asana is how much it cuts back on meetings and needless paperwork tracking progress of projects, freeing up more time for actual work! There is a premium plan for larger teams, but the service is free if your team has less than 15 members.

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Evernote: Evernote promises to help you remember everything. It does. With Evernote, all of your notes, web clips, files and images are made available on every device and computer you use. You can use Evernote to keep yourself on track or to collaborate with your team by sharing files, notes and links.

 

Let us know what you think!

Monday, April 8th, 2013 .

Ever wanted to dance all night with the team from your favorite visual conference call service? Want to meet hundreds of cool people from the Bay Area startup scene, while overlooking a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay?Next Friday night at 8pm, it’s all happening at One Ferry Plaza, on the San Francisco waterfront. And we’re bringing a ton of goodies (American Apparel t-shirts and bottle openers) to the party.When UberConference received the call from our buddy Vasil Asarov, at StartupMonthly and The Online Marketing Institute, we knew this was a party we didn’t want to miss.Here’s the “agenda” for the evening:

  • 8pm-10:30pm – Startup showcase
  • 10:30 – Remember Your Networking Contacts: Special Presentation with U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos – “The International Man of Memory”
  • 12:00am-12:30am – Special performance by Zaika, a poi dancer(yes, that’s a Russian fire dancer)
  • 10:00pm-2am – Dance music and party with our DJs (Top 40 / Euro / Int’l House)

We’re giving a $10 UberConference gift card – a promo code good for one free month of UberConference Pro – to every single person who comes to the event, and you can get a cool 30% discount on your ticket, just use the discount code UC30.

The $20 ticket price is cut down to $14 – after your discount code, and every attendee will receive the $10 gift card by email.

 

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 .

Leadership development consultant John Baldoni conducted a series of experiments over a decade to determine how best to keep everyone’s attention in conference calls. He found there is only one sure meeting killer and that is not involving your participants.

At least 95% of all meeting participants tune out at some point. It’s even easier on a conference call.  So if you want to not only captivate, but motivate your team, coworkers or important business contacts on your next UberConference, here are 5 great ways to pump them up for their best meeting ever:

  1. Have an agenda. No one likes having meetings just to have a meeting. If you are just touching base that is one thing, but a regularly assigned meeting for meeting’s sake is irritating to most people and can be a complete waste of time and productivity. Have a focus for the meeting before you go into it. This will help everyone get the most out of the meeting.
  2. Let everyone have a say. Even if you are in charge of the meeting, and even if you have an agenda in mind, just going on and on and not letting others have a word is just asking them to tune you out. You may also be tuning out some great insights that could help push your idea to the next level. Letting others participate in the conversation is key to keeping their attention.
  3. Give participants something to prepare before the meeting.One sure way to involve people and make them feel important is to have them look into something before the meeting. This helps them feel included and gives them something to add to the conversation.
  4. Resist the temptation to multi-task. Do not surf the net, read emails or do other things while on the conference call. People can tell, even over the phone, if you are not really paying attention. If you are not present for your own meeting no one else will be either.
  5. Drive consensus and decisions. After making sure people have been heard, formulate a plan of action while you are in the meeting. Speak back the important points covered and make sure everyone is on the same page with the next steps. Wrap up with a plan of action. People like to feel like the meeting was productive and their next moves are clear. This will help everyone feel the meeting went well.

Monday, August 25th, 2014 .

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UberConference Business now offers a complete control panel for business administrators. From the new dashboard, account admins are now able to create individual team member accounts from start to finish.

Admins have more flexibility to create accounts in the way that best suits their team. To create an account on behalf of a user, specify the user’s signup email and conference number area code. Users will then get a welcome email with the ability to set a password.

Admins still have the option to let team members create their own accounts. With this option, each team member will simply get an invitation email with a link to sign up. After they finish creating their account, they will automatically become part of your team.

This new feature will work for both local and toll-free account generation.

Should the admin want to create accounts from a longer list, contacts can be imported from a .CSV file. Subsequently, they can also be exported into a .CSV file with their permanent new UberConference phone numbers. This portal also makes it easier for administrators to control team billing, group account management, and adding or deleting associated accounts instantly.

Questions? Contact our awesome support team at support@uberconference.com, or send them a quick message through live chat on our website. They’re available from 6am-8pm EST.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 .

The big trend at this year’s CES is ‘mobile first’. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says this is the largest app event in the world! And our newly released mobile apps for iOS and Android are a part of it.

Check us out on the Wall of Apps, right in front of the North Hall:

And a close up of our display:

This is Brian Page from Vice and he is awesome! He’s working with the Wall of Apps folks and also incredibly helpful demoing UberConference to folks who come asking about our conference call mobile app. What a guy!

Come find our team (or tweet us if you prefer) @UberConference to let us know you’ve been by.