When I started hosting an online-attendance option for my monthly Express Training, I paid for a commonly known web-meeting service. It was expensive and didn’t include all the features I needed. So, I went shopping a bit more and found www.FreeConferenceCall.com

I have been using this service for over a year now, for my Express Training, for virtual training with groups, for team collaboration meetings, and for client meetings when we just can’t meet in person. Here’s what I like about it:

  • It’s free
  • It’s easy to set up and easy to use
  • It doesn’t require my attendees to download anything. They just need phone/internet access (unless they need to share their screen with me – then they need to download the app)
  • It’s free
  • It doesn’t cost extra for additional features such as recording calls or switching who’s screen is being shared
  • There’s no limit (or at least one that I’ll exceed) in regards to the number of people who can join the call
  • It’s free
  • I’ve had almost no technical issues. It’s been fuss-free.
  • They don’t clutter my email’s inbox with promos or announcements
  • They don’t clutter my attendee’s email inbox with promos or announcements (that I’m aware of)
  • There aren’t any annoying ads. I’m honestly a bit confused about how they can continue to offer so much for free.
  • And one last time – It’s free

What I have not liked about it: Their customer support was lacking (and even annoying) when I reached out due to the one issue I have had. Perhaps I just happened to get “that guy”. Regardless, I’ve since figured it out and unless you’re demonstrating PowerPoint slideshow tools while also connected to a projector; I don’t think you’ll have any issues with it.

I’m a longtime proponent of virtual meetings in an effort to increase workplace productivity. I don’t think they replace all in-person meetings but I do think they can reduce the amount of time we spend in meetings. And certainly, as I write this today, there are reasons beyond productivity to consider virtual meeting solutions. I hope this helps!

May you have blessings and balance and health!