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How to Run an Effective Meeting in 8 Steps

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room
Restructuring the way you run meetings with these eight steps will have a big impact not only on the time spent during the meeting but also on the actionable plans and goals achieved after the meeting. Meetings are a powerful tool that are meant to boost productivity and efficiency at work, but often they do just the opposite. We’ve all been stuck in frustrating meetings that seem to last forever with no real purpose or goal. Thankfully, unproductive meetings can be avoided with a little bit of planning, structure and the right tools. Restructuring the way you run meetings will have a big…

Virtual Meeting Rooms: How to Set Up and Host a Virtual Meeting

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Products
Virtual meeting on a laptop, phone or meeting room display Collaboration and the way people work has changed in recent decades, with more companies conducting business globally and employees working remotely. Virtual meeting rooms are a cost-effective way to meet face to face, share presentations and collaborate, regardless of location. Lifesize makes it easy to set up a virtual meeting room and share with participants in seconds.  The organizer and…

Meeting Room Names: Your Guide to the Top 5 Ideas and How to Pick

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Trends
Open airy meeting rooms with natural light As more companies promote a collaborative work culture and embrace the open office concept, it’s a great idea to assess what your meeting room names are conveying about your company’s brand and values. If you simply settle for names like “Conference Room 5A,” you may be indicating to employees, customers and partners that the meetings that take place within are equally generic and boring.…

Video Conference Interviews: How to Prepare for a Productive Video Interview

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Trends
Have a video interview lined up? Learn how to impress hiring managers with these tips from the Lifesize video conferencing experts. With advancements in technology and telecommunications, hiring has become global with more employees working remotely and video interviews commonplace. Hiring managers and job seekers can quickly have a first-round interview, saving time and travel costs, to learn more about what the other person has to offer and see if the fit is right for both parties. The key to a successful video conference…

4K Video Conferencing: How to Connect Virtual and Global Teams with 4K Video

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products, Trends
4K > 1080p > 720p. While many video conferencing services are stuck on 720p, businesses are now deploying Lifesize 4K video conferencing systems for the best quality experience for their mission-critical communications. Your video conferencing solution at work shouldn’t be worse than the 10-year-old backup TV you keep in your spare bedroom. And while some providers are sticking with the mentality that “good enough” quality is all you need, today we’re focusing on why it’s important to continuously push the boundaries of quality and resolution as we welcome the new era of 4K video conferencing. But first, we…

Microsoft Teams Video Conference Solution: How to Integrate Lifesize and Microsoft Teams

by Dustin Smith in Microsoft, Skype, Best Practices, Features
Microsoft Teams is an exceptional tool for persistent collaboration and document sharing within the Office 365 platform, and the Lifesize integration adds extraordinary video conferencing inside and outside your organization from within the Teams environment. The seamless workflow saves you time and allows for a more productive workspace by combining collaboration tools. Together you get a…
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