Your list of frustrations with conference calls is likely long. But the pros of this technology outweigh the cons, and there are ways to cut the latter to a minimum, suggests WSJ.com.

Read: Avoid these conference call pitfalls

“For teleconferences, agendas and goals should be clearer and more explicit than for face-to-face meetings. ‘You need to script them more tightly’ to keep people’s attention from wandering, says Daniel Mittleman, an associate professor in computing and digital media at DePaul University, Chicago. Teleconferences requiring interaction should be no larger than seven to nine people, experts say.”

Read on for more tips on getting the most out of conference calls.

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