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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,…

Virtual Meeting Rooms: How to Set Up and Host a Virtual Meeting

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Products
Virtual meeting on a laptop, phone or meeting room display The way people work and collaborate has changed in recent decades, with more companies conducting business globally and employees working remotely. Virtual meeting rooms are a cost-effective way to meet face to face, share presentations and collaborate, regardless of location. Lifesize makes it easy to set up a virtual meeting room and share with participants in seconds.  The organizer and…

Meeting Agendas: How to Design One that Actually Works

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices
Meeting agenda on laptop for productive meetings Let’s face it — we’ve all had a terrible meeting once or twice in our lives. They’re actually way more common than you might think. According to Doodle’s 2019 State of Meetings report , the cost of poorly organized meetings in 2019 will reach a whopping $399 billion in the United States alone, which is a tremendous drag on the effectiveness of businesses. One easy step to increasing your…

Lifesize Icon 700 Honored with 2019 Red Dot Design Award

by Aaron Motsinger in Lifesize, Industry, Products
Lifesize Icon 700 joins a prestigious group of Red Dot Design winners, including iconic products from recognized brands like Apple, Bosch, LG and Sony. Following the successful launch  of the Lifesize Icon 700 last year, the industry’s first 4K-capable video conferencing and content sharing solution for conference rooms has picked up a prestigious distinction, the 2019 Red Dot Award for Product Design. Since 1955, the Red Dot Awards have recognized international excellence in hardware design and aesthetics, as evaluated by the vaunted…

The 6 Best Video Conferencing Cameras and Webcams in 2019

by Jasmine Kim in Products, Meeting Room
A great video conferencing camera will help you reliably present your absolute best self in any video conference. Here is our breakdown of the best video conferencing cameras in 2019. When it comes to video conferencing technology in the workplace, it might seem like you don’t have a lot of options. We don’t agree with that — every meeting experience is unique, and there are always opportunities to make your meetings better in quality, experience and workflow. What works for you and your team might not fit the team that sits across the room. Here are a few things to look…

Meeting Room Names: Your Guide to Choosing the Best Names for Meeting Rooms

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.…

How to Set Up Video Conferencing for Any Conference Room in 3 Easy Steps

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
video conference room with Lifesize Icon 700 Connecting to a video conference from your laptop is simple enough. Download your favorite video conferencing app, select to use your embedded webcam and microphone, pop in some headphones and connect to your virtual meeting room. But most meetings include at least one meeting room for groups to join together. Sliding a laptop with a Skype call to the end of the meeting room table and crowdin…

Examples of Effective Meeting Minutes and Tips on How to Take Them

by Jasmine Kim in Best Practices, Lifesize, Tech Notes
Documenting your meeting is a crucial step for a successful and effective video conference call. Here are a few tips and tricks and a full template for capturing great meeting minutes. Documenting your meeting is a crucial step for a successful and effective video conference call. If you’ve been chosen as the sacred scribe of your meeting, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of writing and sharing meeting minutes effectively, intuitively and easily with your colleagues. But don’t stress — here is everything you need to know about meeting minutes and a few tips and…

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…

Huddle Rooms: Your Guide to Setting Up a Huddle Space for More Efficient Meetings

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a full breakdown of huddle room benefits and technology trends to help you future-proof your offices with efficient and productive huddle rooms. One of the biggest trends driving the huddle room revolution is the open office floor plan. Today, many businesses are opting for fewer stand-alone offices and more shared working spaces that promote communication and aid in productivity. According to recent market trends identified by Frost & Sullivan, huddle rooms are projected to replace almost 70% of all meeting rooms by 2022. Here is a…
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