In the spirit of yesterday’s post on cooperation, collaboration and communication, here’s some common ground upon which I think we can all agree. The conference call has now become one of the most used, most helpful and most maddening parts of our professional lives. Here’s a great little video translating the odd behaviors of the conference call into real life. Happy Friday.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


1 Thought on "The Joy of Conference Calls"

John Cleese has a very funny series of training videos which include ‘The Conference’. Not at all dated and highly recommended.

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