Sasha had an interesting post on his blog about how horrible the typical conference call is. I hate them. He had some good tips, but its still horrible.

So, heres my idea:

Conference calls should be accompanied by an online chat room. Heres my favorite, it’s easy and free for a month. Or try calliflower.

When you put text chat in parallel with a voice conference call, magical things happen.

via Seths Blog: Reinventing the conference call.