These days there are many ways to connect virtually. Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, Google +, and much more. Personally, I use Skype when I have willing participants. When I don’t know who I’m dealing with, or what kind of technology they have, I go for simplicity. A simple phone number for people to call in to, at no cost, and it’s called FreeConferenceCall.com. I’ve been using it for years and highly recommend it for organizing on any level.
In Maine, where food activism is spread out in a state that is half the size of the north east, we have to think virtually if we are to have any chance of getting the majority at the table.
A couple days ago they sent an email announcing their improved service. Basically, it still gives me a phone number to call in to for a large group. More than that, it seems there’s a really great toolset for managing a call and I wanted to share it with you.
Here is a brief video introduction that will get you more excited than I will by blabbing on…