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What your conference call looks like in real life [video]

I used this video at a presentation on managing virtual teams I gave with László Kónya, Head of Solutions & Projects for IT Services Hungary at the PMI Budapest Hungarian Chapter conference for International Project Management Day last year. I think it shows the challenges with conference calls perfectly!

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About Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth HarrinElizabeth Harrin FAPM is a professional project manager and award-winning blogger behind A Girl's Guide To Project Management. She's passionate about demystifying project management and making tools and techniques work in the real world. She's also the author of several books including the PMI bestseller, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers.
Elizabeth lives in the UK with her family. She uses her organisation and project management skills at home, and also to help other bloggers at Totally Organised Blogging.


  1. Kathi says

    25 February, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Love this!!
    I especially like Tyler “dropping” – the realities of conference calls presented in a face-to-face format truly adds to the irony. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth!

    • Elizabeth Harrin says

      26 February, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      I do think this is one of my all time favourite comedy business videos! And…erm… I’m guilty of some of these tricks too! Not skipping off early for happy hour, I hasten to add.

    • Elizabeth Harrin says

      25 February, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I know! I love it, I’ve watched it loads of times and it still makes me smile. I have had so many calls with people speaking over each other or not being able to get into the call!


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