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Boardroom Video Conferencing Systems for Effective Meetings and Enhanced Presentations

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Products
Icon 700 for the large conference room and boardroom Not all meeting rooms are the same — that's why we make technology for rooms of all shapes and sizes and provide our customers with the tools and features they need to make their meetings great. In this blog, we’re going to focus on the large conference room and boardroom solution.   Five Features to look for in a boardroom video conferencing solution The components you're looking for to equip…

Understanding the Different Types of Business Meetings: Laying the Foundation for Successful Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Streaming and Recording
Learn how to differentiate the different types of business meetings and how to make your meetings more productive. As companies become more focused on efficiency, productivity and profitability, it has become essential that businesses look at their numbers to ensure that their time, money, and manpower are being put to good use — one of the biggest opportunities lies in assessing how business meetings are run. We’ve all been in meetings that were run poorly, included the wrong people and didn’t lead to…

7 Rules for Creating Effective Stand-Up Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Mobility
Learn about the advantages of stand-ups, what you’ll need to get started, and how to organize your meeting. Not every meeting requires the full conference table sit-down. When you need to quickly get everyone updated and on the same page, the stand-up meeting is the way to go. Stand-ups are designed for maximum productivity — they’re quick, focused, and collaborative.   This article is a blueprint for setting up successful stand-up meetings. Learn about the advantages of stand-ups, what you’ll need…

How to Run an Effective Meeting in 8 Steps

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room
Restructuring the way you run meetings with these eight steps will have a big impact not only on the time spent during the meeting but also on the actionable plans and goals achieved after the meeting. Meetings are a powerful tool that are meant to boost productivity and efficiency at work, but often they do just the opposite. We’ve all been stuck in frustrating meetings that seem to last forever with no real purpose or goal. Thankfully, unproductive meetings can be avoided with a little bit of planning, structure and the right tools. Restructuring the way you run meetings will have a big…

How to Share Your Whiteboard on a Video Conference Call

by Jason Pruett in Meeting Room, Products
Girl writing on a whiteboard video thumbnail Whiteboarding works really well if you’re in the room and you’re sharing concepts and explaining ideas, but if you’re calling in on video, you can feel a little left out. No matter how good you are with digital flowchart apps in an online meeting, the whiteboard is still king when it comes to explaining complex ideas in the meeting room. Here’s how you can make any standard whiteboard a part…

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…

Video Conferencing Requirements: Your Checklist for Video Conferencing Hardware and Software

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Products
Meeting room layouts and BYOD policies don’t have to cause complexity. Here’s our checklist for video conferencing hardware and software requirements and considerations for 2019. Video conferencing is an excellent way for people to instantly connect and collaborate face to face with remote colleagues, partners and customers, but setting it up can present a logistical challenge. Meeting room layouts are unique, and BYOD policies can make it difficult to ensure system requirements are fully supported throughout all of the devices in your organization. But there are some…

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…

The 6 Best Video Conferencing Cameras and Webcams in 2019

by Jasmine Kim in Products, Meeting Room
A great video conferencing camera will help you reliably present your absolute best self in any video conference. Here is our breakdown of the best video conferencing cameras in 2019. When it comes to video conferencing technology in the workplace, it might seem like you don’t have a lot of options. We don’t agree with that — every meeting experience is unique, and there are always opportunities to make your meetings better in quality, experience and workflow. What works for you and your team might not fit the team that sits across the room. Here are a few things to look…

Meeting Room Names: Your Guide to the Top 5 Ideas and How to Pick

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Trends
Open airy meeting rooms with natural light As more companies promote a collaborative work culture and embrace the open office concept, it’s a great idea to assess what your meeting room names are conveying about your company’s brand and values. If you simply settle for names like “Conference Room 5A,” you may be indicating to employees, customers and partners that the meetings that take place within are equally generic and boring.…
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