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How to Create a Virtual Meeting Agenda (Template Included)

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices
Meeting agenda on laptop for productive meetings Let’s face it — we’ve all had a terrible meeting once or twice in our lives. They’re actually way more common than you might think. According to Doodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report , the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 will reach a whopping $399 billion in the United States alone, which is a tremendous drag on the effectiveness of businesses. One easy step to increasing your…

The 6 Best Video Conferencing Cameras and Webcams in 2020

by Jasmine Kim in Products, Meeting Room
A great video conferencing camera will help you reliably present your absolute best self in any video conference. Here is our breakdown of the best video conferencing cameras in 2019. When it comes to video conferencing technology in the workplace, it might seem like you don’t have a lot of options. We don’t agree with that — every meeting experience is unique, and there are always opportunities to make your meetings better in quality, experience and workflow. What works for you and your team might not fit the team that sits across the room. Here are our picks for the…

How to Take Meeting Minutes: Examples and Meeting Minutes Template

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Tech Notes
Documenting your meeting is a crucial step for a successful and effective video conference call. Here are a few tips and tricks and a full template for capturing great meeting minutes. Documenting your meeting is a crucial step for a successful and effective video conference call. If you’ve been chosen as the sacred scribe of your meeting, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of writing and sharing meeting minutes effectively, intuitively and easily with your colleagues. But don’t stress — here is everything you need to know about meeting minutes and a few tips and…

Cerfrance Chooses Lifesize for Interoperability and a Leading Global Network

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, CustomerCase Study, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize
Learn how Lifesize became the go-to solution for Cerfrance. The French consulting and accounting associations network,  Cerfrance , was looking for a video conferencing solution that would help all 64 of their departmental agencies communicate with one another. While they all operate independently across France, they aimed to unify their message across all 12,000 employees to deliver a consistent brand for their 320,000 customers.  Lifesize recently…

Staying Productive in the Summer

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize
Learn how you and your team can maximize productivity and avoid the summer slump. It’s finally starting to feel like summer, and that means temperatures are on the rise, out-of-office messages are popping up more frequently and the unfortunate trend of decreased productivity is about to set in across the Northern Hemisphere (don’t worry Southern Hemisphere’ians — just absorb the tips now and use them in six months). If you’re hoping to prevent the summer slump from hitting…

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in Five Minutes or Less

by Jasmine Kim in Green
Earth day is every day. Sure, it’d be great to buy a hybrid vehicle, start a vegetable garden or invest in greener kitchen appliances — but many of us just don’t have the time or money for such activities. But there are easier, simpler and quicker ways to make a significant impact on the environment that you can implement every day. Here are ten simple ways to reduce your personal carbon footprint: 1. Turn your lights…

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Collaboration Organizations

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Lifesize, Industry
A look at seven highly effective collaboration habits shared by our expert video conferencing partners and customers. With seven out of ten IT professionals rating improving collaboration as a high priority for their organizations this year, we turned to our pool of expert partners and customers to learn more about their collaboration success stories. After carefully analyzing their best practices, we’ve narrowed down the data to our Top Seven Habits of Highly Effective Collaboration Organizations.   …

How a Collaboration Company Collaborates

by Jasmine Kim in Lifesize, Industry, Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates
Join Lifesize Sr. Director of Product as he discusses how a world-class collaboration company effectively collaborates to achieve its business goals. In this episode of Lifesize Live!, Lifesize Sr. Director of Product Josh Duncan reveals his tips for how a world-class collaboration company collaborates. Communication is at the core of what makes a great organization stand out from the rest. Not only is it the engine that gets things done around the office, it’s also what creates and maintains important relationships. The drive and need for…

The Way YouWork at WeWork

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Trends, People
Join WeWork Director of Community Matt Glazer as he discusses the coworking industry and how WeWork has exploded in size. We’ve trumpeted the benefits of flexible work environments for a long time — whether it be the meeting space, the technology being used to bring people together or anything else that encourages open collaboration — and it’s nice to come across organizations that support the same cause we do. In this episode of Lifesize Live! Matt Glazer, the Director of Community at WeWork, talks about the…

Dear Small Businesses, Thank You.

by Jasmine Kim in Industry, Lifesize, People
This Small Business Week, we’re showcasing how small businesses use video conferencing to create, innovate, collaborate and grow their business. Happy Small Business Week to our fellow small businesses! We make up 99.9% of all organizations across the United States, employing almost half of all US employees , so here’s to us!   Defined as any organization with fewer than 500 employees, these companies make up the backbone of the American economy through job creation, innovation and economic impact. From scalability and interoperabili…
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