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A Blank Canvas for Collaboration: Digital Whiteboarding with Lifesize

by Jason Pruett in Products, Features, Lifesize
Image of digital whiteboard collaboration with video meeting participants As companies, organizations and institutions worldwide shifted to distributed work, remote collaboration and distance learning, much attention—and rightfully so—was devoted to how professionals and peers would simply stay connected. While we’ve gradually acclimated to a new way of working together, many have noted the absence and expressed longing for familiar means of workplace and classroom…

Tips and Tricks to Get More from Your Lifesize Experience

by Jason Pruett in Best Practices, Technology
guy on a conference call If you’ve only recently become acquainted with Lifesize video conferencing, chances are you’ve only scratched the surface of what you can do with our technology. Even as a regular user, it’s entirely possible that your exploration of the features and functionality has never ventured beyond the basics of making a call, joining a meeting or turning your microphone or camera off. But there’s more…

How to Live Stream: Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting and Recording Live Streams

by Jason Pruett in Streaming and Recording, Technology
Man looking at camera during a Live Stream on a computer screen Depending on the nature of your business or organization, your video communication initiatives can take on a variety of forms. From live video calls and meetings for connection and collaboration to pre-produced videos for training and education and social media videos to engage with and market to audiences across different platforms, there is no shortage of ways you can use video to inform,…

Contactless Control Comes to Lifesize Meeting Rooms with Alexa for Business Integration

by Jason Pruett in Technology, Products, Features, Meeting Room
The Lifesize phone HD shown with Alexa built-in Over the past few months, we’ve seen businesses and other organizations rightly prioritize and protect the health and safety of their employees by empowering them to work from home or other remote locations. During this period of adaptation, we have turned to communication and collaboration through video conferencing — mainly via personal devices — to help keep the world working.  Now, as…

Pardon the Interruption — Lifesize Introduces Raise Hands Feature

by Jason Pruett in Technology, Features, Lifesize
7 people have their hand raised Nonverbal cues are essential to effective communication. When interacting with a colleague or client in person, it’s easy to tell when the other person has something to say by picking up on nonverbal cues like body movements, facial expressions, eye contact and hand gestures. When meeting with a group of people, there are more moving parts, but the conversation usually carries on successfully…

Video Conferencing Privacy: 10 Best Practices for Maintaining Privacy

by Jason Pruett in Best Practices, Technology
Person using their phone and computer with a security lock graphic overlay Communicating and collaborating through video has exploded as we all adjust to a new way of life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, where working from home and social distancing have become the norm. But with the Coronavirus outbreak, there has been a dramatic there has been a increase of companies and organizations attempting to put platforms in place as quickly as possible. With people…

5 Techniques for an Effective Whiteboarding Session

by Jason Pruett in Meeting Room, Products
Girl writing on a whiteboard video thumbnail Whiteboarding sessions are great for brainstorming and collaborating with team members. They promote creativity and make content visually appealing and easier to absorb and retain. Whiteboards are common in most office environments and everyone seemingly knows how to use them, but there are a few techniques that can greatly improve how you use whiteboards in meetings. Here are 5 tips for…

Lifesize Direct Media: The Shortest Path Between Two Points

by Jason Pruett in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Features, Industry, Lifesize, Technology, Trends, Unified Communications
Lifesize takes advantage of direct media for point-to-point video conference calls to shorten the path between devices, reduce latency and improve overall call quality. Lifesize direct media introduces a streamlined call architecture for making and receiving video calls within your corporate network. When you make calls using the Lifesize web and desktop apps, Lifesize will now route your media (audio, video and content) through your company’s network for point-to-point calls instead of relaying it through our cloud-based service. This shorter path reduces…
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