Conference calls have always been a simple and efficient way to run business meetings with remote workers, but now AnyMeeting is making it even easier with a new service called [email protected].
If you’re unfamiliar with AnyMeeting, let’s start with a quick background. AnyMeeting is a small business solution for conferencing that allows you to set up phone conferencing and a range of online conferencing options (web, video, webinars, etc). It is one of the simplest conferencing platforms because there are no downloads necessary – attendees just call the conference number or click on the meeting link to be transported to the conference. For years, thousands of small businesses have been using AnyMeeting to:
- Collaborate with colleagues
- Conduct sales presentations
- Consult with clients
- Conduct online training
- Provide online support
- And for any other remote communication needs
Recently AnyMeeting added a new service that further simplifies conference calls – [email protected].
To use [email protected] you just create an email or calendar invitation and add your recipients. While doing so, also add [email protected] to the invite list, then hit send. [email protected] will take it from there, emailing you and everyone else the information they need to join the call.
[email protected] is a free service and anyone can use it, even if you don’t have an AnyMeeting account. To understand it better, I tried out a simple scenario:
(1) I emailed a friend with a “Conference Call” subject line and text that said “Meet me for a conference call at 2pm.”
(2) I included [email protected] in the CC box
(3) I hit Send.
In less than a minute I received a RE: Conference Call response from AnyMeeting that included the conference call phone number and the pin to join the call. The whole process took only a minute to complete and my conference call meeting was set up and ready to go.
There is no cost to use [email protected] but local long distance rates apply. They are also launching a similar system for online/web/video meetings using the [email protected] address. To use this service you will have to sign up and choose an AnyMeeting meeting plan. There are four levels of online meeting plans – a free version for up to 4 attendees, an $18/month Meeting Pro plan for up to 30 attendees, and two Webinar Pro plans for 100 attendees ($78/month) or 200 attendees ($128/month).
AnyMeeting’s new services allow any small business to quickly schedule conferences with employees and clients. It is one example of many that demonstrates how technology is making running a small business more productive and efficient.