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7 Tips for Improving Cross Team Collaboration in 2019

by John Yarbrough in Best Practices
Increase collaboration between your remote team members for better efficiency and creativity. 7 tips for better cross-team collaboration. More and more businesses are recognizing the benefits of “ going remote. ” Beyond enabling businesses to tap into a global talent pool far beyond where the company has offices, having a remote team can help businesses significantly reduce travel costs – estimated to exceed $111 billion annually.  But having a distributed team isn’t without its challenges. With employees working together across…

10 Brainstorming Techniques and Methods to Start Implementing Today

by Dafne Martinez in Best Practices
Team brainstorming on a project with multi-colored sticky notes The pressure of coming up with great ideas and new ways of approaching tasks and issues in the workplace can be a little overwhelming at times — that’s why it’s important to take the time to take a step back, take a breath and look at the bigger picture. While being able to set a time for you and your team to have these types of open-ended brainstorming meetings might seem like a luxury, it’s…

Effective Team Collaboration: Maximize Productivity and a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace

by Jasmine Kim in Mobility, Best Practices
Team collaborating with remote coworkers on a project Team collaboration has evolved to a state where teams who never meet face to face are able to work in sync more collaboratively and more efficiently than ever before. Entire companies have fully remote teams, and even online schools have remote educators that connect with students virtually. When it comes down to it, the presence of reliable video conferencing technology has truly enabled this…

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…

Secure Video Conferencing: 3 Reasons You Need it in 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 to watch 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 audio calls…

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. A virtual meeting room, or virtual meeting space, is a cost-effective way for teams 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 partici…

Meeting Agendas: Designing One That Works [+Template]

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…
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