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7 Lighting Tips for the Perfect Video Conference Call

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Proper lighting is a big factor in creating a professional look during a video conference call. Here are 7 lighting tips to implement for your next video conference calls. Video conferencing has the unique ability to instantly connect teams face to face even when they’re located thousands of miles apart. Whether you’re catching up with business partners or customers or meeting a new client (or potential client) for the first time, a properly lit meeting space can help you present your absolute best self and get the most out of every call. This article details…

Stop Squatting and Start Scheduling Conference Rooms Like a Grown-Up

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Having conference room scheduling issues? Avoid double-bookings, delays and equipment blunders with these five tips, plus the right software to keep you connected. As the seconds tick down to the top of the hour, a dozen or so feet start to assemble just below the privacy frosted glass of the meeting room door. You knew the risk you were taking when you lawlessly squatted in that conference room. The jig is up. It’s time to turn yourself in and return the room to its rightful owner. Squatting just isn’t worth the stress, not when you learn the right way…

3 Benefits of Creating a Home Office Video Conference Room

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Trends
When you work from home, your office is your meeting room. Learn what makes a Lifesize Icon camera system the perfect home office accessory. Lifesize conference room systems come in range of sizes optimized for the unique needs of the huddle room, conference room, boardroom and all-hands auditorium. But there’s another space that these agile video conferencing systems are prefect for — the home office. If you’re one of the 51% of employees who do some or all of your work from a home office , then you know that working from home…

The Top 7 Tips for Pulling Off a Great Demo Presentation

by Dustin Smith in Meeting Room, Streaming and Recording
An effective demo presentation allows potential clients to see and feel how things will be better for them if they buy or invest in your company. Here are seven tips for pulling of a winning demo presentation. Demo presentations are a powerful tool for running and growing your business. When done well, a demo presentation allows clients, investors or potential customers to see and feel how things will be better for them if they buy or invest in your company or product. Often generic demo presentations do just the opposite, leaving the meeting participants bored and disinterested. Here are seven tips…

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…

5 Techniques for an Effective Whiteboarding Session

by Jason Pruett in Meeting Room, Products
Girl writing on a whiteboard video thumbnail Whiteboarding sessions are great for brainstorming and collaborating with team members. They promote creativity and make content visually appealing and easier to absorb and retain. Whiteboards are common in most office environments and everyone seemingly knows how to use them, but there are a few techniques that can greatly improve how you use whiteboards in meetings. Here are 5 tips for…

Boardroom Video Conferencing Systems for Effective Meetings and Enhanced Presentations

by Jasmine Kim in Meeting Room, Products
home office video conference room camera system 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…

6 Most Common Types of Business 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 daily stand-up meeting is the way to go. Stand-ups are designed for maximum productivity — they’re quick, focused, and collaborative. But in order to remain productive, some rules must be followed. This article is a blueprint for setting up successful stand-up…

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…
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