The Conference Call - what to expect

If you ever work for a large company at some point you'll be involved in The Conference Call. The videos below gives you a good idea of what to expect ....

Tripp & Tyler: A Conference Call in Real Life

David Grady: The Big Conference Call

The scary thing is these are just sooooo true to life, though they did miss a couple …

The Mute Moment

Dave: “So I'll just hand over to George at this point.”
-silence-
Dave: “George?”
-silence-
Dave: “I think your on mute, George.”
-silence-
Dave: “George?”
-silence-
Dave: “George, could you just check your not on mute?”
-silence-
Dave: “Well, we'll just move on for the moment. Harry, are you there?”
George: “Sorry Dave, George here, I was on mute there.”

On-Hold Music

Someone in the call puts the conference call on hold so they can take another call and accidentally connects the entire conference to their on-hold music (Musak: That really bad music that you hear in elevators, dentist offices and grocery stores, etc). I have been on conference calls where this happened and the only way to clear it was for everyone to drop off and the moderator to close the call. Come to think of it that was a very productive call ...... hmmmmmm :-)


“I love the filmmaking process. It can be loud sometimes, and people love having conference calls, so working on a book is the polar opposite. It's very relaxing.” - Graham Moore

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Jamie Whitehorn

Jamie Whitehorn

A self proclaimed geek who loves technology, data, computers and science; but balances this by spending time with his wonderful better half and their dogs and horses in the countryside.

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