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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…

The History of Video Conferencing from 1870 to Today

by Erinn Wolfe in Industry, Trends
Let’s go back in time to the very beginning when video conferencing was first introduced as a faster, more efficient way to communicate, and how it has evolved throughout the years to today’s modern meeting experience. The first video conference technology dates back to the audio wires of the 1870s and Bell Lab's video phone in 1927, which has adapted and evolved into the modern video conference of today. From the early Bell Labs patents to the introduction of the word “video” to the English language and all the way up to the first-ever Lifesize 4K video conference call , the history of video conferencing…

Help Lifesize Celebrate Earth Day

by Jasmine Kim in Green, Lifesize, Travel, Trends
Collaborate with coworkers and meet with clients without the damaging environmental effects of travel. Learn how you can go green with video conferencing. Happy Earth Day week! We dedicate this time to celebrating global environmental causes and reflecting on the bounty and fragility of our sweet Mama Earth. In school, we learned to reduce, reuse and recycle. Now, we're looking at the impact that travel has on our planet and focusing on some small adjustments we can make in our day-to-day business lives that can make a huge change. Luckily,…

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.…

Video Conference Interviews: How to Prepare for a Productive Video Interview

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Trends
Have a video interview lined up? Learn how to impress hiring managers with these tips from the Lifesize video conferencing experts. With advancements in technology and telecommunications, hiring has become global with more employees working remotely and video interviews commonplace. Hiring managers and job seekers can quickly have a first-round interview, saving time and travel costs, to learn more about what the other person has to offer and see if the fit is right for both parties. The key to a successful video conference…

4K Video Conferencing: How to Connect Virtual and Global Teams with 4K Video

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Lifesize, Meeting Room, Products, Trends
4K > 1080p > 720p. While many video conferencing services are stuck on 720p, businesses are now deploying Lifesize 4K video conferencing systems for the best quality experience for their mission-critical communications. Your video conferencing solution at work shouldn’t be worse than the 10-year-old backup TV you keep in your spare bedroom. And while some providers are sticking with the mentality that “good enough” quality is all you need, today we’re focusing on why it’s important to continuously push the boundaries of quality and resolution as we welcome the new era of 4K video conferencing. But first, we…

Frost and Sullivan Analyst Report | Solve BYOD Complexities with Intuitive Wireless Content Sharing in Meeting Rooms

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Industry, Technology, Trends
Learn how to choose future-proof investments that modernize your meeting rooms for the new connected workforce. Open office concepts have — quite literally — opened up the room for more conversation, communication and collaboration, completely transforming business culture. But breaking down silos and cubicles doesn’t eliminate the need for secluded spaces. Making sure meeting spaces are outfitted to support those conversations you can’t have in your open office is key to a balanced workplace. With the…

Working from home with sick kids

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
working from home with sick kids 2019 https://www.adamenfroy.com/work-from-home-jobs Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it is time to head back to work. As we swing back into our old routines, the only thing stopping us from our normal day-to-day activities is the reality of cold and flu season. According to WebMD : Flu activity usually peaks in January and February. On average, 5%–20% of the US population will get…

Work from home email: how to craft a work from home request in 3 steps

by Julian Fields in Flu Season, Healthcare, People, Trends
working from home with puppy 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. The last thing the company wants is an outbreak of influenza taking out the entire sales staff. So when you feel that tickle in the back of your throat and your temperature starts to…
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