This day and age, when so much business communication is conducted by web-meeting and conference call, it can be difficult to know who is speaking.
No, the initial round of introductions on a call, typically performed by all on the customer side as quickly as possible so as to obscure themselves* and by all on the selling side as to impress and overwhelm the customer,** does not suffice. A flight through fifteen names does not make anyone stand out.
Here’s a tip:
Throughout the call, when you feel compelled to speak, begin your portion with a simple “this is FirstName,” and then carry on with your question or comment. It only takes a second, and now everyone on the call will know who is speaking. After you’ve contributed two or three times the audience will know who you are and recognize your voice. The other three or four active contributors to the call (the rest are happy to put themselves on mute and get some email done) will pick up on this trick. As a result, the key players will know who is speaking and some work will get done.