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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/05/16/hang-up-the-conference-call?mbid=social_twitter

 

Dear Carrie,

 

We understand your frustration with conference calls. Who wants to deal with people talking over each other, unintelligible audio, buffering and folks going on mute while they are in a shower? You are not alone. We feel the same way!

 

The thing is, conferencing doesn’t have to be like this if you choose Polycom. Here’s 4 reasons why we actually like talking to each other through technology:

 

1/HD Voice technology

Polycom HD Voice technology delivers quality that sounds just like you’re in the same room with everyone else. It's like switching from AM radio to surround sound. The difference is so astounding, you will never want to go back to regular phone calls. You'll eliminate misunderstandings and save time simply by hearing every word clearly. And you'll avoid the frustration you experience with poor quality phone calls. You could actually take a call while skydiving, and Polycom’s Noiseblock would drown out the sound of the wind.

 

2/No pesky pin codes

Sounds like your conference calls still exist in the 90’s. Pin codes are history! These days you can easily go to your calendar, see an invitation for a meeting, click on the button that says “join the meeting” and you’re off to the races. No dialing required.

 

IMG_2632.JPG3/Go video - “in the round”

Tired of meeting participants going on mute while they take a bathroom break? Upgrade to video conferencing. It’s much more engaging than voice conference calls. Video conferencing has come a long way since you probably last took a look. When everyone can see each other, there are a lot less interruptions. It also doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell who is engaged in the discussion and who is bored to tears.  

 

I know you’ve performed at the Roundhouse in London with your band Sleater-Kinney. The cool thing about performing in the round is the increased intimacy between you and your audience. Well apply that principle to videoconferencing and you’ve got the new Polycom RealPresence Centro - the industry’s first “in the round” video conferencing solution. Above is a pic of my own team using Centro so you can get some idea of what I’m talking about. This thing rocks! You can have conversations with folks in different continents (or decades) and it feels like they are in the same room as you.

 

4/Say goodbye to landline phones in “Halloween costumes”

just-put-a-bird-on-it-polycom-1.1.jpgCarrie, meet Trio. And no we’re not talking about the German new wave band that etched “Da, Da, Da” on our brains in VW commercials for all eternity. So much more than a phone, the Polycom RealPresence Trio gives you video conferencing, content sharing and amazing HD sound in an affordable and easy to use package. We’re not kidding about amazing audio either. One of the guilty pleasures of RealPresence Trio owners is playing local music from their iTunes library on it in between meetings. Music sounds incredible, as do voice calls. But why limit yourself to that when you can hop on a video conference to share photos of your sister’s jewelry or presentations with a single click. 

 

So there you have it. You’re not crazy. You are just not using the latest and greatest conferencing solutions from Polycom. But don’t take my word for it, we’d love for you to experience high-quality conferencing at its best. You have an open invitation to come by our experience rooms in New York or California anytime and take a test drive.

 

Cameron Craig

Head of Global Corporate Communications, Polycom

 

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