The Lifesize Blog

The Golden Rules of a Successful Video Conference Call

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Miscellaneous
Brush up on your video calling etiquette with these ten golden rules. You’ve graduated past the 101 beginner class of video conferencing — you have the equipment and technology you need, you’ve learned how to make a call and you’ve experienced first-hand 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 those…

How a Collaboration Company Collaborates

by Jasmine Kim in Lifesize, Industry, Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates
Join Lifesize Sr. Director of Product as he discusses how a world-class collaboration company effectively collaborates to achieve its business goals. In this episode of Lifesize Live!, Lifesize Sr. Director of Product Josh Duncan reveals his tips for how a world-class collaboration company collaborates. Communication is at the core of what makes a great organization stand out from the rest. Not only is it the engine that gets things done around the office, it’s also what creates and maintains important relationships. The drive and need for…

Las Vegas, Here We InfoCome | Lifesize at InfoComm 2018!

by Jasmine Kim in InfoComm, Lifesize
Lifesize is heading to Infocomm 2018 in Las Vegas with a lot to show off. Stop by booth N2434 for all things Lifesize, including live demos, industry presentations and the best swag in show. We’re only a month away from InfoComm 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s event in Las Vegas! Last year we debuted the instantly award-winning Lifesize desktop and web app. This year we’re doubling our booth size to make room for something big. If you haven’t already, be sure to register for a free show floor pass by using code LIF174 . We’re going all in this year, and…

The Way YouWork at WeWork

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Changing the Way the World Communicates, Trends, People
Join WeWork Director of Community Matt Glazer as he discusses the coworking industry and how WeWork has exploded in size. We’ve trumpeted the benefits of flexible work environments for a long time — whether it be the meeting space, the technology being used to bring people together or anything else that encourages open collaboration — and it’s nice to come across organizations that support the same cause we do. In this episode of Lifesize Live! Matt Glazer, the Director of Community at WeWork, talks about the…

Dear Small Businesses, Thank You.

by Jasmine Kim in Industry, Lifesize, People
This Small Business Week, we’re showcasing how small businesses use video conferencing to create, innovate, collaborate and grow their business. Happy Small Business Week to our fellow small businesses! We make up 99.9% of all organizations across the United States, employing almost half of all US employees , so here’s to us!   Defined as any organization with fewer than 500 employees, these companies make up the backbone of the American economy through job creation, innovation and economic impact. From scalability and interoperabili…

Look Out! Lifesize Adds Lifesize Outlook Add-In for Microsoft Outlook

by Julian Fields in Features, Lifesize, Technology
Make Lifesize video calls and schedule video meetings right from within your Microsoft Outlook client. If you’re like most Microsoft ® Outlook ® users, you probably spend most of the day with your Outlook client open managing tasks, sending emails and keeping track of your daily meeting schedule. With the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in for Windows, we’ve added some additional functionality to help you schedule and make Lifesize video calls right from within Outlook. Feature Highlights Intuitive…

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Town Hall Meetings

by Jasmine Kim in Lifesize, Best Practices, Streaming and Recording
7 ways to enhance your town hall meetings With the average person spending  one out of every three minutes of every workday in a meeting  and the US employee engagement rate soaring at a whopping   33% in 2017 (clearly a huge leap from 32.6% in 2016 and 32% in 2015) , keeping meetings spicy and employees interested is always a top concern. Employees disengage at work when they don't feel needed or connected to their organization, so…

Phone HD Downloadable Backgrounds

by Julian Fields in Products, Lifesize, Meeting Room,
Get started on customizing your Lifesize Phone HD with these downloadable backgrounds made for your Phone HD screens. It’s easy to add custom wallpapers to your Lifesize Phone HD. Check out this three-minute Phone HD customization overview to learn how to modify time zones and layouts and download these free wallpapers to deploy across your account. Lifesize Icon Buddy Series Night Sky Series National Parks Series  Have a custom wallpaper you’re particularly proud of? Tag us on social media using #LSmakeityour…

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,…

Control Central for Every Meeting Room

by Julian Fields in Cloud, Features, Lifesize, Products
We all have our favorite meeting room in the office. For me, it’s Anchor Steam—close proximity, good lighting, plenty of table space and a whiteboard that erases really well. For video conferencing equipment, it has a Lifesize Icon 600, two 50” screens and sitting pretty in the middle of the table is the hub of every meeting, a  Lifesize Phone HD . My only gripe with this room is that the…
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