Pragmatic Conferencing Blog

The Pragmatic Conferencing blog is where business owners, organization leaders, and software users can find practical advice on video collaboration, web conferencing, and virtual meetings. Our goal is to help you collaborate easier and more effectively.

Body language video conferencing

Body Language Tips for Your Next Video Conference

June 29, 2016

Video conferencing is fundamentally changing the way that people communicate. With this change comes challenges that need to be anticipated and overcome in order to maximize the effectiveness of this popular communication channel. Video conferencing is a medium that can help build relationships faster and make meetings more engaging. But when… Read More

why a free conference call will cost your business

Why Free Conference Calls Cost Your Business

June 2, 2016

Looking to save a bit of cash, you, at Company XYZ, sign up for a free conference call provider. After browsing a website, you enter your credit card information, and you’re done. Your boss asks for the moderator code and dials in to book a teleconference with a big client,… Read More


How Easy Is Your Web Conferencing Platform to Connect To?

May 17, 2016

Whether it’s connecting virtually with clients, customers or colleagues, finding the right web conferencing or virtual collaboration tool is vital for your business. The question is, how easy is it to connect to? It’s something companies ask all the time. And while web conferencing tools can be used for a variety… Read More

Video Conferencing hardware for your office.

What’s in Your Video Conferencing Hardware Toolbox?

March 16, 2016

It takes the right tools to do a job properly. A carpenter wouldn’t use a monkey wrench any more effectively than a plumber would use high-grit sandpaper. Conferencing is no different. Depending on the room, audience, medium and personal preferences, you’re going to want the right tools in your toolbox… Read More

polycom realpresence trio 8800 conference phone

Is the RealPresence Trio 8800 the Best Conference Phone Ever? [Review]

March 10, 2016

Already known for their industry-leading products, Polycom’s latest release could be the best conference room phone to date. Seriously. It’s called the RealPresence Trio 8800. As a conferencing provider, we were pretty excited when we got our first one to play with. We actually had to stop our staff from opening it on… Read More

when to upgrade your Conference room phone

5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Conference Room Phone

February 24, 2016

When Polycom released their first SoundStation conference room phone, it completely changed the business telecommunications landscape. That was back in 1992, when Aladdin topped the box office and “Baby Got Back” was a Billboard No. 1 hit. Remember Sir Mix-A-Lot? Since then, Polycom’s succeeded in their vision to transform the… Read More