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30 Meeting Memes That Every Office Employee Can Relate To

by Erinn Wolfe in Meeting Room, Miscellaneous
Meme that says You were not in the meeting. It should have been an email. No matter where you work, chances are that meetings are a part of your weekly, if not daily, routine. When organized well, meetings are a great tool for improving communication, collaboration and productivity in the office. Lifesize constantly works toward providing the best equipment and software possible so you can have effective and enjoyable video meeting experiences the first time around…

Video Conferencing for Small Businesses: Free vs. Fee Checklist

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Products, Best Practices
3 People in a conference room looking at a sales growth graphic on screen   Traditional in-person meetings are out of the question for startups and other small businesses that employ remote teams — they’re expensive, impractical and just so easily replaceable with a reliable video conferencing solution. And in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems as if every small business has gone virtual. While free consumer-grade apps such as Hangouts or Skype can be extrem…

Video Conferencing for Large Groups: What Your Team Really Needs

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Dual screen large video conference with video participants and screen sharing With more companies than ever working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, video conferencing is becoming the norm in the way we collaborate and communicate in the workplace. Meetings are now larger and more complex, with business-critical conversations increasingly happening via video conference calls. These meetings with 20+ participants require more advanced video and audio capabilities…

Requirements for Video Conferencing: Your Checklist for 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. Since the spread of COVID-19, most companies went remote overnight. And as businesses adapt to the work from home lifestyle, most have been presented with some logistical challenges, such as setting up video conferencing for their entire team and ensuring system requirements are fully supported throughout all devices. Thankfully, there are some basic system, software and hardware guidelines…

How to Be the Most Prepared Person on a Video Conference Call

by Sam Bocetta in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Business man on a conference call using his laptop and writing down notes We all know what being unprepared during a meeting looks like — you know, that guy who doesn’t know how to use the technology in the meeting room to start his presentation or simply doesn’t know what’s happening during the meeting because he didn’t do his homework beforehand. Being well prepared for your video conferencing meetings not only saves you embarrassment during the meeting itself…

Lifesize Icon 300 Joins Icon 700 as Good Design Awards Winner

by Aaron Motsinger in Products, Meeting Room
Lifesize Icon 300 camera system The Lifesize® Icon 300™  video conferencing system for huddle rooms had a banner year in 2019, beginning with its launch at Enterprise Connect  and capped by an impressive accolade from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies — a Good Design Award. The Good Design Awards, one of the preemin…

The Best Video Conferencing Equipment of 2020

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Products
Collage of video conferencing cameras, microphones and phones Businesses of every size rely on video conferencing technology to communicate effectively across their entire organization and to conduct business globally. But with new webcams and video systems released every year, it can be tricky to find the best video conferencing equipment for your company. Here are our top picks for the best video conferencing equipment for meeting spaces of all sizes…

The True Cost of Video Conferencing in 2020: Software, Equipment and ROI

by Julian Fields in Trends, Meeting Room
Calculating ROI and TCO for Video Conferencing When it comes to adopting video conferencing in the workplace, there are two types of people: those who intuitively “get it,” and those who need some convincing. For people in the first camp, the inherent usefulness and value of a video conferencing system is self-apparent; to quote one CEO and heavy Lifesize user, “I don’t cost-justify the use of our phones or computers, so why cost-justify…

Introducing Lifesize Rooms-as-a-Service: Purchasing Flexibility for the Meeting Room

by Michael Helmbrecht in Meeting Room, Products
6 people in a meeting room on a conference call with one person who is sharing a graphic on screen As video has become the expectation for business communication rather than the exception, we’ve seen delivery and consumption for all types of technology shift to subscription-based models. With this shift, enterprise buyers are increasingly gravitating away from capital expenditures toward more flexible operating expenses, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. Today, in response to…

4 Types of Video Conferencing and Their Industry Use Cases

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry, Meeting Room
4 People sitting in a conference room on a video call with 5 people Video conferencing technology has enabled us to seamlessly connect face to face with people all over the world. Its usage has exploded in recent years and become a fundamental tool for global companies. In fact, almost 50% of respondents in a recent survey cited an increase in video usage at work compared to just two years ago . Chances are you’ve used video conferencing at some point in the…
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