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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…

How to Conduct a Video Conference Call & Tips on Conference Call Etiquette

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Miscellaneous
Brush up on your video calling etiquette with these video conferencing best practices and learn the top six things to consider when choosing a video conferencing app. You’ve graduated past the 101 beginner class of video conferencing — you have the video conferencing equipment and technology you need, and you’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of meeting over video. Now it’s time to learn the art, the etiquette and the masterful craft of making those video calls successful for everyone involved. Here are some tips and tricks for conducting a successful…

4K Video Conferencing: How to Connect Virtual and Global Teams with 4K Video

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Best Practices, Products, Trends
4K > 1080p > 720p. While many video conferencing services are stuck on 720p, businesses are now deploying Lifesize 4K video conferencing systems for the best quality experience for their mission-critical communications. Your video conferencing solution at work shouldn’t be worse than the 10-year-old backup TV you keep in your spare bedroom. And while some providers are sticking with the mentality that “good enough” quality is all you need, today we’re focusing on why it’s important to continuously push the boundaries of quality and resolution as we welcome the new era of 4K video conferencing. But first, we…

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 —…

Frost and Sullivan Analyst Report | Solve BYOD Complexities with Intuitive Wireless Content Sharing in Meeting Rooms

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Industry, Technology, Trends
Learn how to choose future-proof investments that modernize your meeting rooms for the new connected workforce. Open office concepts have — quite literally — opened up the room for more conversation, communication and collaboration, completely transforming business culture. But breaking down silos and cubicles doesn’t eliminate the need for secluded spaces. Making sure meeting spaces are outfitted to support those conversations you can’t have in your open office is key to a balanced workplace. With the…

Harvard Business Review | Global Companies Transform Business Collaboration with High-Quality Video

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Industry, CustomerCase Study
Learn how the best global companies enable their teams to do their best work — collaborating face to face with customers, clients and teammates without compromise. The way we communicate in the workplace is always evolving. As the latest video conferencing and collaboration platforms upgrade and advance, it has become more crucial than ever to equip employees with the tools they need to succeed. Harvard Business Review recently addressed this topic with an in-depth look at how video conferencing in the workplace can change the way people do business and…

Video Conference Screens: 7 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Conference Room Monitor

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
conference room video solution The ease and availability of high-speed Internet along with a dramatic drop in the price of flat screen TVs has changed the way companies meet. Expensive business trips don’t even have to enter the equation to meet face to face. Now, all it takes is a video system and a display to turn any meeting space into a video meeting space. Whether you’re brainstorming concepts for the product roadmap…
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