"Unless I can get into a club, I don't do calls from the airports," she said. "I don't think it's respectful of the person I am speaking with if I'm doing it from some noisy area."
Since Sansevieri speaks at many conferences, if she can not find a quiet area, she makes an effort to coordinate her schedule to be in her room.
"It's tough enough to find good spots to do calls on the road, but you can make it work," she said. "If I'm not in a noisy place, I am also not so distracted so I can do the call effectively."
During the past 12 years when Matt Arney served as vice president of a Chinese localization firm, he traveled 45 times to Asia. While his travel now is limited to the U.S. and Europe, he still spends a good chunk of time on the road and relies on Uber, virtual offices and hotel lobbies to conduct professional business conversations.
"Being in the translation and localization industry requires a great deal of travel, both domestically and abroad," said Arney, CEO of San Francisco-based TranslateNow. "With the rise of Uber, I now rarely rent cars, not only due to convenience but because they make excellent places for quiet conversation."
When he was in New York the other week, he ducked into a Regus business center which was not loud and had Wifi as well.
While Kevin Hrusovsky, CEO of Quanterix, a Lexington, Mass.-based high definition diagnostics company, tries to avoid conducting business calls, he also depends on Uber or waits until he gets on a train.