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How to Run a Successful Board Meeting & Board Meeting Agenda

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Board meetings are a critical part of strategic business decision-making, but they’re often too unorganized to be effective. Here’s how to make your next meeting a success. Regular board meetings are a critical component of building and sustaining a successful business. For organizations in hypercompetitive industries, a company’s board plays an important role in setting the agenda for the business — determining priorities, setting goals, reviewing strategic investments — all while working closely with executive management teams to balance near-term organization…

Look Out! Lifesize Adds Lifesize Outlook Add-In for Microsoft Outlook

by Julian Fields in Features, Products
Make Lifesize video calls and schedule video meetings right from within your Microsoft Outlook client. If you’re like most Microsoft ® Outlook ® users, you probably spend most of the day with your Outlook client open managing tasks, sending emails and keeping track of your daily meeting schedule. With the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in, we’ve added some additional functionality to help you schedule and make Lifesize video calls right from within Outlook. Feature Highlights Intuitive Design The…

Secure Video Conferencing: 3 Reasons You Need it in 2020

by Julian Fields in Best Practices
Secure video conferencing lock The security of video conferencing isn’t just a topic for government agencies and GDPR. The data security practices and policies built into the apps and services you use at home and at work are critically important and can have real consequences if they aren’t prioritized by the vendors that you partner with. Even in 2019, companies like Google’s Nest and Zoom are still making it relatively…

Create the Ultimate Conference Room: 7 Conference Room Design Tips

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Trends
When creating or redesigning a conference room, take the opportunity to think beyond the bare necessities. Here are 7 tips to guide you to a room that enables productivity and inspires creativity. If you were given the chance to design the conference room of your dreams, what would it look like? Maybe this is something you haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about. That’s okay; for the most part, the ideal conference room is one that emphasizes the conference, not the room. The design should facilitate using the space to connect, communicate and collaborate with others — not draw attent…

How to share your screen in 4 steps with Lifesize Share

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room, Products
Lifesize makes it easy to share your laptop screen and present in online meetings and removes the need for cords or dongles in the meeting room with the easiest wireless screen sharing solutions. Being able to share your screen with your colleagues in the meeting room can do wonders for the way you communicate. From easy collaboration to heightened productivity levels, screen sharing can completely transform your conference call from a monotonous call to a truly interactive sync session. By sharing your laptop screen and playing full-motion videos to driving a presentation right from…

How to Set Up Video Conferencing for Any Conference Room in 3 Easy Steps

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
video conference room with Lifesize Icon 700   Connecting to a video conference from your laptop is simple enough. Download your favorite video conferencing app, select to use your embedded webcam and microphone, pop in some headphones and connect to your virtual meeting room . But most meetings include at least one meeting room for groups to join together. Sliding a laptop with a Skype call to the end of the meeting room table and…

What is a Huddle Room? (And How to Set One Up)

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a full breakdown of huddle room benefits and technology trends to help you future-proof your offices with efficient and productive huddle rooms. One of the biggest trends driving the huddle room revolution is the open office floor plan. Today, many businesses are opting for fewer stand-alone offices and more shared working spaces that promote communication and aid in productivity. According to recent market trends identified by Frost & Sullivan, huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a…

Unboxing and Setup of the 4K Lifesize Icon 700

by Julian Fields in Features, Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
Unboxing the Lifesize Icon 700 4K video conferencing system There’s nothing quite as satisfying as unboxing a new piece of technology and being absolutely blown away by every detail. This week I tackled setting up a new conference room system and got a first look at the future of 4K video conferencing . Set up your video conferencing system with these 3 steps Inside the box you’ll find everything you need to get up and running making 4K video calls —…

The Lifesize ISE 2019 Experience

by Julian Fields in Industry, Partners, Events
Lifesize booth at ISE 2019 The headline of the show at ISE 2019 was the absolute beauty of Lifesize 4K video conferencing. The experience that has to be seen to be believed was on display, captivating everyone who stepped foot near our booth (even with congested conference hall internet). For anyone unable to attend ISE 2019, let me run you through the Lifesize experience. The Lifesize Booth Before you even make it to…

Lifesize Share Platform Adds Digital Signage to the Meeting Room

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products
Lifesize Share digital signage showcasing social media feed A remarkable thing happens when you enable a piece of hardware with cloud connectivity. Take Lifesize Share  as an example. Late last night, the wireless meeting room screen-sharing device received an automatic update that has opened up a whole new platform of functionality for the hundreds of thousands of conference rooms around the globe connected to the Lifesize service. One of the first…
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