For a long time people have been telling me that relations, love and happiness are the most important things in life…At present I realise that I’m able to take or leave all that as long as I have this headset in the world.
Hi Tina, thanks for the question.
OK, so your basic requirements ought to be simple enough. Firstly, youíre going to need great sound quality. Youíll need to hear and process important information quickly and without asking the boss to repeat him/herself (unless of course you are the boss, Tina, in which case you donít want your employees making you repeat yourself over and over).
The next feature on our list should be a great microphone, its no good being able to hear everyone clearly if they canít understand a word youíre saying! The microphone ought to be able to transmit as cleanly as possible, without picking up too much background noise (e.g. dogs barking etc).
Another factor to consider is comfort, some calls can drag on for hours longer than they were intended to and you need to ensure that you are thinking clearly about what is being said, rather than worrying about the nagging pain on the side of your head! Youíll need a headset that is comfortable and easy to wear at all times, something that, ideally, youíll forget youíre even wearing. If you arenít sure how to find that, try on a friendís headset for 15 minutes and see how it feels, if it is starting to become uncomfortable, youíre probably better off with a different design.
Once youíve got these bases covered, youíve probably found the right headset for you, but Iíd read all the reviews you can find before purchasing, just in case! The truth is, that if you want a good quality headset, youíre going to need to spend out a little.
A Bluetooth headset is actually a good choice here, because it gives you the freedom to move around. My Dad used to take conference calls with his headset; casually dispensing advice to other attendees whilst tending to his bonsai trees. Sometimes having a little distraction can make all the difference. His thoughts were focussed and his mind was calm. This allowed him to take several conference calls a day and always be at his best. Sitting down for extended periods of time can be more tiring than people think!
Thanks again for the question, Tina, good luck in your quest for the right headset, as well as your career.