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Personal Connections in the Digital Age: How to Create Business Relationships That Last

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, People
Lady with her young daughter on a video call Businesses thrive when employees and clients feel like they’re cared for and connect on a personal level. A Harvard University study shows that only 15% of the reason a person gets a job, keeps a job or advances in a job is related to technical skills and job knowledge, while 85% has to do with people skills and building personal connections. So what is the best way to build truly authentic…

Leadership Conversations: Make-A-Wish

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Kathrin Brewer, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas Kathrin Brewer, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas In 1980, Christopher James Greicius, a 7-year-old boy battling leukemia, had a particular goal — becoming a police officer. In response, his friends, family, and community in Phoenix, Arizona, came together to make his wish come true, while simultaneously giving birth to a worldwide movement that has since touched millions…

Leadership Conversations: Brock University

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Jon Winterbottom Jon Winterbottom, Video Conferencing Technologist for Brock University Asked about the difference between school and life, American author Tom Bodett once remarked, “in school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” Needless to say, COVID-19 has resulted in plenty of lessons and considerably learning for educators, students and…

Leadership Conversations: Palmaz Vineyards

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Christian Palmaz Christian Palmaz, Co-Founder of Palmaz Vineyards For Californians, wine is more than a way to destress after a long day at work; it’s a critical part of the state’s economy, contributing more than $50 billion annually through job creation, tourism and exports. According to recent estimates, California produces more than 80% of all U.S. wines and is the 4th largest producer of wine globally…

Leadership Conversations: Digitcom

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Boris Koechlin, President of Digitcom Boris Koechlin, President of Digitcom Since 1991, Digitcom has supported more than 5,000 businesses with essential communications services from its headquarters in Toronto, Canada. With services ranging from turnkey technical installations to enterprise-scale, end-to-end communications solutions, the firm has a wealth of experience working hand in hand with the world’s largest organizations…

Leadership Conversations: The Harris Center

by John Yarbrough in CustomerCase Study, Industry, People
Headshot of Wayne Young, CEO of the Harris Center Wayne Young, CEO of the Harris Center The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the largest mental health & developmental disability care center in Texas and provides services to over 88,000 people every year in Harris County. The organization’s mission is to transform the lives of people with behavioral health and IDD diagnoses through an accessible, integrated and comprehensive recovery…

Nonverbal Communication: How Body Language & Nonverbal Cues Are Key

by Dustin Smith in Industry, Lifesize, People
Man jestering with his hands as he speaks on a video conference call using his laptop Every day we communicate with our family, friends, colleagues and even strangers, but only a small percentage of what we communicate during each of these conversations is verbal. Research shows that the vast majority of what we convey through our interactions with others is innate and instinctual, known as nonverbal communication. Nonverbal behavior like body movements and posture, facial…

Work-from-home email: How to craft a work-from-home request in three steps

by Jasmine Kim in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Here are a few tips and sample letters to get you started on your work-from-home request. Increase business continuity with Lifesize video conferencing. Many organizations are flexible when it comes to working from home when you’re feeling sick. In fact, many companies encourage you to take a sick day or a remote work day when you’re feeling under the weather.  If your team is already working from home, you can connect with your team virtually by claiming your free account with Lifesize . And if you prefer to work from home due to Coronaviru…

Six Common Office Illnesses and Their Contagious Periods

by Jasmine Kim in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
Check out these stats on the most common office illnesses and their contagious periods and learn how to beat office flu season. Every year around this time, the office starts crawling with employees too proud to stay home and admit they’re sick. Maybe they’re not so sick that they can’t work, maybe they want you to suffer with whatever has them squinting at the bright lights and reaching for the office medicine cabinet, or maybe they just don’t know when they’re contagious and should work from home. Here are six common…

How to Work from Home with Sick Kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
 You shouldn’t have to choose between work and taking care of your family — don’t miss a beat in the office and be there for your children with these tips.   Holiday season tracks perfectly with cold and flu season, and if you’ve got little ones, that may mean an increase in sick days to help care for your family. But let’s face it — between the chicken soup runs and the temperature monitoring, there can be a lot of downtime during naps and movie marathons where a flexible work-from-home day might be a better option.   During flu season, nearly…
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