Posts Categorized: Miss Manners

BYOD: Bring Your Own Dog…To Work!

Working from home has its perks: never having to deal with soul-crushing rush hour commutes, an entire fridge all to yourself with lunch options, honing your mad DJ skills with complete control of your office tunes, and of course, spending all day with your adorable fur children, your pets! In honor of “National Mutt Day,”… Continue ReadingFeatures, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Technology

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Best Practices When Making a Video Call

Video conferencing technology has come a long way. It is now incredibly easy to record and stream a video call to thousands of participants, join a multiparty call from your smartphone or tablet, and see another person in crystal-clear HD when they are across the globe. But like any technology, there are still a human… Continue ReadingFeatures, Industry, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Products, Tech Notes, Technology, Trends

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Video Interviews: Tips and Tricks

Booked an interview with your dream company and come to find out the interview will be conducted over video conferencing?  Not to worry – with a little bit of preparation and tech savvy, you can ace your interview and stand out from the crowd. As of 2012, 42 percent of companies were using video conferencing… Continue ReadingFeatures, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Products, Skype, Technology, Trends

Nervous Nellie needs advice for her first video conference.

Top Five Video Conferencing Faux Pas and How to Avoid Them

by Jacey Overton, Corporate Communications Manager, LifeSize Video conferencing is an invaluable asset in your company’s toolkit, providing connectivity and communication across your organization, regardless of location. However, for many VC novices, there is a natural fear that you could make a mistake on video and embarrass yourself in front of colleagues. No need to… Continue ReadingLifeSize, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Products, Technology, Trends

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Dear Miss Manners – Nervous Nellie in the Netherlands

by Miss Manners, Queen of Video Conferencing Etiquette Dear Miss Manners, My company recently set up a video conferencing endpoint in my office and I was really excited by the convenience. That was until I found out that I was scheduled to have a video call with our company’s CEO this Friday. I’m getting more… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Products, Technology, Travel, Trends

Nervous Nellie needs advice for her first video conference.

The Golden Rules of a Successful Video Conference Call

by Julie Zellman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, LifeSize This blog post was inspired by one of our LifeSize Facebook fans, Terry Middleton. Thanks for the great idea, Terry!   Video conferencing is a very technical process: wires, codecs, computer chips, server racks. But did you know that there is an art to it, as well? Video… Continue ReadingFeatures, LifeSize, Miscellaneous, Miss Manners, People, Products, Technology, Trends

This outfit from J. Crew would work well on a video conference call, due to its neutral color palette and flattering turtleneck. (Photo Courtesy of J. Crew.com)