The Lifesize Blog

Ideal Work Environments: How to Find Yours and What You’ll Need to Succeed

by Kevin Payne - Guest Contributor in Best Practices, Trends
Man in blue shirt working on laptop outdoors Everyone thrives in different settings. For some, a high energy work environment with lots of activity spurs creativity. For others, the same environment represents productivity-killing distractions. This is where the concept of your ideal work environment comes in. Do you know which work environment is the best for you? Is it working at the penthouse office on Wall Street, or maybe lounging…

Bad Video Quality During a Call? Here’s How to Fix It

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Technology
Blurry image of video camera The quality of a video call can truly make or break a meeting. Poor video quality is not only frustrating, but it can limit productivity and keep your team from reaching their goals. By addressing concerns with video quality ahead of time, you can maximize the efficiency of your meetings and achieve team goals faster. In this blog, we look at the common culprits of a bad video call and provide…

Tips and Tricks to Get More from Your Lifesize Experience

by Jason Pruett in Best Practices, Technology
guy on a conference call If you’ve only recently become acquainted with Lifesize video conferencing, chances are you’ve only scratched the surface of what you can do with our technology. Even as a regular user, it’s entirely possible that your exploration of the features and functionality has never ventured beyond the basics of making a call, joining a meeting or turning your microphone or camera off. But there’s more…

How to Hold a Virtual Meeting and Keep it Running Smoothly

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Meeting Room
4 people in a virtual meeting While some businesses were averse to using virtual meetings in the past, that reluctance no longer rings true. More and more companies are discovering all the advantages of virtual meetings. From expanding their reach, to achieving new goals, to staying connected with fellow team members, companies globally are hosting more virtual meetings than ever before. Coordinating a virtual meeting…

How Workplaces of the Future Will Look After 2020

by Dustin Smith in Industry, Mobility, Trends
graphic showing the people in different locations working together The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our work environment and how we interact with our colleagues. But the shift in how and where we work presents an opportunity to reshape and reinvent the workplace for a post-COVID-19 reality. Instead of defining “work” as a single office location, moving forward, experts predict that a much more significant percentage of employees will be allowed…

Virtual Town Hall Meetings: 10 Tips to Run a Better Meeting

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Streaming and Recording
A number of people on a conference call during a virtual townhall Town hall meetings, and other company-wide all-hands discussions, are great for getting everyone in your organization together at the same time to share important business updates, strategy decisions, big customer wins and progress toward company-wide goals. But with more employees working remotely than ever before, it may be impossible to get all your staff together in the same physical place.…

Getting Ready for the Next Normal

by Josh Kivenko in Trends, Unified Communications, Best Practices
Three people on a conference call using their smart devices “In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” –General Dwight D. Eisenhower “Your plan has to suit who you and your team are right now.” – Mike Krzyzewski  We’ve all felt embattled by the global health crisis, social upheaval, financial volatility and complete disruption to our daily lives and routines. Whether we planned for it or not,…

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…

How to Live Stream: Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting and Recording Live Streams

by Jason Pruett in Streaming and Recording, Technology
Man looking at camera during a Live Stream on a computer screen Depending on the nature of your business or organization, your video communication initiatives can take on a variety of forms. From live video calls and meetings for connection and collaboration to pre-produced videos for training and education and social media videos to engage with and market to audiences across different platforms, there is no shortage of ways you can use video to inform,…

Business Continuity Planning: Definition, Examples and How to Write One

by Dustin Smith in Best Practices, Industry
yellow blocks are falling over but a finger is holder up one purple block The COVID-19 crisis caught organizations around the world by surprise and left companies scrambling to figure out how to keep their operations running while simultaneously supporting an entirely remote workforce and new business processes. A recent Business Continuity Survey by industry research firm Gartner showed that only 12% of organizations felt highly prepared for the impact of coronavi…
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