I learned some things from these two posts, shared my friend Linda Lopeke:
9 Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype
10 Skype Chat Tricks for Power Users
Do you Skype? I’ve been using it for years. I pay about $3 a month for unlimited outbound long distance to the US/Canada. I chat to people on skype, I have skype-to-skype calls, and it is integrated into JibberJobber so I can start a call or chat with one click.