Our guest on The Bella Buzz podcast this week is Stephanie McKee from Whistletree, an audio conferencing and webinar enabling company. Hosts Desiree Scales and Joe Magennis first encountered Stephanie when they participated in the weekly SBBuzz.biz twitter chat, which we have discussed here in previous episodes.
During this past week's chat, the topic turned towards podcasting and various tools to use for turning conversation into digital content. After the chat was completed we decided to invite Stephanie on the show to tell us a bit about the company's services.
First we hear about how Stephanie and her husband Ed, who is a founder and technical lead for Whistletree came up with the name while visiting Hawaii. They came across a giant monkey pod tree that inspired the graphical branding of the company.
As with all good business ideas, the concept arose as a response to a need in the marketplace for a quality business to provide these telecom services. The target audience that gravitates towards Whistletree tends to be clientele who are doing frequent multi user training calls.
Users can record a conference call via telephone or Skype, and upon completion the conversation is turned into an MP3 file and distributed through typical podcasting networks. The call can be listened to again via a phone call, or embedded into a blog or a web site.
Organizations who are having budgetary confinements to traveling are taking advantage of this service as well, gathering and communicating via a conference call format.
Whistletree also features an Authors' Corner at their web site where a current book will be featured by the company, and they invite an author to participate in a call where readers can interact directly.
The company has been in business just over two years, with Ed having begun coding on the system about 2.5 years ago. Whistletree prides themselves on excellent customer service and are responsive with help regarding any issue that may arise.
We were happy to have Stephanie on The Bella Buzz podcast, and wish her and the entire team the best of luck with their business!
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