A good podcast on Effective Teleconferencing

We generic viagra price recently listened to this really cool podcast on Manager Tools which is

about holding an effective teleconference. Teleconferences have become increasingly common these days, and it is as important to follow a basic degree of etiquette in teleconferences, as much as it is in a real face-to-face meeting. The cast lists 20 important points to be kept in mind while you’re in a teleconference. Here’s a gist of the podcast:

1. Treat a teleconference as you would treat a real meeting

2. Be on time – this is especially important for the leader of the meeting

3. Switch off your mobiles/PDAs/emails/IM during the conference call

4. Do not put your phone on Speaker Mode. On a similar note, never use the Mute button.

5. Stick to the agenda

6. Introduce yourself the first time you speak

7. Use technologies(such as Web Huddle, for instance) for file sharing and related tasks

8. Interrupting once in a while is okay

9. Have someone take notes during the call

… And more. By the way, watch out for Point #20 – it is a surprise, and is revealed only at the end of Part 2 of the cast 🙂

Here are the links to the two parts of the podcast:

Effective Teleconferencing – Part 1

Effective Teleconferencing – Part2

Enjoy the casts and let us know your thoughts!

Just as an additional note, we at p2w2, have  weekly tradition called the POP(Pizza Over Podcast) Show, where we listen to/watch a good podcast/video over lunch. We listened to this podcast last week, and found it pretty useful. Oh by the way, we got bored of having pizzas every time – so now though the food varies every week, the name POP Show still remains!!!

A Beginner's Guide to Landing Page Optimization – on AMEX Open Forum

Chaitanya’s article, A Beginner’s Guide to Landing Page Optimization, recently got published in AMEX Open Forum, and we at p2w2 are pretty excited about it 🙂 The aim of the article, as the title suggests, is to help the reader

gain a better understanding of Landing Pages. Chaitanya has written this article, based on his own research, as well as the experience derived from creating p2w2’s landing pages.

As Chaitanya puts it in his article,  a website’s home page is not necessarily your website’s landing page. So it is indeed necessary to devote some time and effort towards creating a winning landing page. Here’s a brief outline of what the article covers.

1. Effective usage of pictures on your landing page
2. Importance of having a Call-To-Action or Sign Up button
3. Relative importance of factors that drive customer conversion(based on a webcast from searchmarketingnow.com)
4. Significance of user surveys and testing

    Do read the article, and let us know if it benefits you! 🙂

    A Guide to Virtual Assistance Part 1

    Virtual Assistance has become a popular business, as more and more people are seeking remote assistance and are outsourcing various tasks. I have prepared a series of presentations on Virtual Assistance, which I’ll be posting regularly on p2w2’s blog. Each presentation will specifically deal with one or two tasks typically performed by a Virtual Assistant. Going through the presentation will help you get to know about the following:
    1. What is Virtual Assistance

    all about?
    2. What does a Virtual Assistant do?
    3. How long does it take to finish the job?
    4. How much should you pay a Virtual Assistant?
    5. Sample profiles of Virtual Assistants featured on p2w2.

    Here’s the first presentation of the series.

    A Guide to Virtual Assistance Part 1

    Keep watching this space for more information! 🙂