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The Best Secure and Encrypted Video Conferencing Solution for 2019

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…

10 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills in 2019

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices
Presentation skills and tips on giving great presntations You’re about to give an important presentation to a new client. You’ve put together a professional slide show to walk them through your proposal before you seal the deal. But after you fire up your laptop, you realize that there’s an issue. You fumble about trying to find the right cable for the right port. You have no idea how to hook up your laptop to the projector. HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort,…

6 Ways to Use Video for Business Growth in 2019

by Addison Burke in Best Practices
video conferencing business growth woman on video An astonishing 80% of online traffic is driven to the consumption of video content. That means almost every time someone gets online they are searching for and enjoying videos. But it doesn’t stop there. As video traffic continues to outperform all other types of search, video conferencing continues to receive praise for productivity and overall meeting enjoyment when compared to legacy…

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…

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 Agendas: How to Design One that Actually Works

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…

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…

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…

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…

Huddle Rooms: Your Guide to Setting Up a Huddle Space for More Efficient Meetings

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…
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