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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…

2019 New Year’s Resolution Generator

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends
Need a little help coming up with a New Year’s resolution you can stick with this year? We’ve got you covered with our  2019 New Year’s Resolution Generator . While some may choose to join a gym or swear off complex carbohydrates for a year few weeks, we think it’s more important to set reasonable and attainable goals that you can feel good about achieving and will improve your life for the…

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Remote Worker Revolution is Upon Us

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Mobility, People, Technology, Trends, Green
Once a luxury, remote working (or " telecommuting ") has been taking the world by storm. Employees love it because it provides a greater work-life balance and takes them out of rush hour traffic, and employers love it because it is cost-effective, offers a larger recruitment pool and, honestly, who doesn’t love working with happier people? Companies like IBM, AT&T and American Express have…

Nonverbal Cues: How Body Language and Nonverbal Communication is Key in the Business World

by Julian Fields in Industry, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, People, Trends
Lifesize, a company that supports video conferencing, explains why nonverbal communication is key in the business world. In 1967, the  Journal of Consulting Psychology  published a study conducted by two researchers that would eventually shape the way we understand the importance of nonverbal communication. Written by UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian and Susan R. Ferris, the piece described the relative importance of words, tone of voice and body language in understanding an underlying emotional message. But…

Honoring Our Technology Forefathers On This Day of the Dead

by Julian Fields in Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Tech Notes
The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday in which people remember and celebrate friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. Beginning on Halloween (Oct. 31) and running through All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2), the Day of the Dead gives us a chance to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of those who came before us and our connection to the countless generations who helped shape…

[Gif-O-Graphic] How to Cut Down Conferencing Chaos

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends, UVC
Finding a single collaboration solution that is easy to use and efficient and that facilitates all of the essential business communication streams seems like a lot to ask for. So we settle. And oftentimes, we get tangled into managing and maintaining a hodgepodge of different vendors and subscriptions — paying for overlapping functionality and missing the real benefits of a true collaboration…

The 500-Pound Turkey in the Room

by Mitch Holt in Changing the Way the World Communicates, Miscellaneous
That pesky 500-pound turkey — sitting there in the corner, hell bent on committing rogue IT atrocities and ignoring the technologies that you and your team have adopted across your company. It’s time to cook that turkey, take back control for IT and combat those detrimental but easy-to-ignore issues plaguing your organization’s communication strategy. Here are a few tips for stuffing that…

Happy ‘Chaos Never Dies’ Day

by Mitch Holt in Miscellaneous, Trends
It sounds made up, but it’s not. “Chaos Never Dies” Day is a holiday grounded in the idea that the peace-and-quiet moments that we’re all looking for don’t exist. It’s a day to make the most of right now. Even our latest gif-o-graphic, How to Cut Down on Conferencing Chaos , doesn’t dare promise chaoslessness — that’s absurd. What it does is cover the results of our recent survey on simplify…

It’s Time to Vote! (For Lifesize)

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous
Don’t worry, we’re not getting all political on you. We’re just campaigning door to door, email to email and blog to blog, kissing babies and letting people know we’ve been nominated for two (that’s right, two!) Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) awards this year. And we’re excited. The SVC Awards recognize achievements of products and companies that deliver outstanding cloud-operated solutio…

Nothing Terrible About These Twos

by Craig Malloy in Cloud, Lifesize, Miscellaneous, Trends
It’s been an incredible two years here at Lifesize, likely the most intense experience of my business career. We completely reinvented our product line to be a simple, secure, scalable and affordable Cloud service meeting platform perfectly paired with our fantastic conference room cameras. We restructured and reorganized the company. At the same time, we raised $17.5 million of capital from…
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