Small business owners, big company employees, and independent contractors are all subjected to the inevitable conference call. Conference calls are relatively simple, in theory - everyone calls in at the right time with the right information and a successful communicative conference call ensues. However, there is a lot that can get lost in the shuffle. You have to first co-ordinate a time that everyone is available to conference, which entails planning far enough in advance (and then hope that everyone remembers), select a provider (a host service for the call), send out PIN numbers, passwords... there is a lot that can get lost, and too often the call starts late, if at all, while everyone sorts our the details.
Enter Speek.com. In place of a personal phone number, Speek provides the user with a simple link (like speek.com/geek, or speek.com/johndoe) as the conference call source. You can then e-mail the link, text it, or put it directly in a calendar invite (we prefer Google Calendar). Then the attendees visit the link either from a computer or a smart phone, enter their own phone number or text Speek their name, and then Speek will conference everyone together.
During the call, Speek has some cool features that aren't possible with a normal conference call: