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How to Read a Room Before a Meeting Starts

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To have a successful meeting, it’s important to understand the words being spoken, as well as comprehend tacit, underlying feelings and interactions. You have to know how to pick up on subtle cues and assess the unspoken feelings meeting participants are having. You also need to be able to gauge how people are responding to you and adjust your communications accordingly.  In order to read between the lines, it’s critical to understand people and what they want and don’t want. This helps to build trust between you and your team. Some people find it easy to read a room and assess what people are thinking and feeling, but for others it is a challenge. The good news is that this skill can be learned and practiced. Below are

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  • Reading a room before a meeting starts is a tool that can help you have a more productive meeting. Get tips on how to practice this skill.
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Meeting Check-Ins: What They Are and How They Could Benefit Your Organization

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How do you start your meetings? Do you engage meeting participants from the start? The reason why a lot of employees groan when they find out they have to attend another meeting is because they see it as a waste of time. If you want your meetings to be productive, engaging, and well received, it’s important to start off your meetings right because it sets the tone for the rest of the meeting. A great way to open every meeting is with a check-in.  A check-in consists of asking meeting participants a question or set of questions at the beginning of the meeting. A check-in could be as simple as going around the table to ask everyone how they are feeling. Alternatively, you could also ask each person

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  • How do you start your meetings to engage participants? Get tips on meeting check-ins and how they could benefit your organization.
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5 Benefits of Hot Desking for Companies and Employees

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In the modern workplace, agility is crucial. Businesses are constantly looking for ways to support flexibility and foster teamwork and innovation. While the practice of hot desking has been around for the past 20 years or so, it didn’t become commonplace till recent years. Hot desking can cut the costs of running an office by up to 30%, so it’s a popular choice among employers. Hot desking offers benefits for employees, too. Below are the top 5 benefits of hot desking for companies and employees.   1. Increase collaboration  Hot desking encourages people to move around the office, and this leads employees to talk to team members they normally wouldn’t interact with. It allows staff from different parts of the office to collaborate on

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  • Recently hot desking has become more commonplace as businesses are constantly looking for ways to support flexibility.
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Videoconferencing vs. Telephone Conferencing: Which Is the Best Way to Work with a Remote Team?

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Geographically dispersed employees are increasingly common in today’s workplaces. Perhaps you have offices in multiple locations or you have a group of telecommuters that you manage. There are many different challenges that come with supervising employees in multiple locations and time zones, one of the most prominent of them being communication.   At one point in time, telephone conferencing was the preferred method of communication for people in two or more locations. By pressing just a few buttons, team members could connect and converse across multiple locations. While audio conferencing is convenient and cost-effective, it also has some flaws—namely a lack of visual aids that make it easier to focus on the conversation. Then came videoconferencing, which utilizes not only audioconferencing but also a video component that allows

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  • Improve your communication using video conferencing and web conferencing tools.
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Optimizing Video Conferencing in Your Organization with a Support Desk Dashboard

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Video conferencing is a reliable and cost-effective alternative to traveling for in-person meetings. It is also much more effective than communicating via telephone in many situations because it allows you to connect visually with the people you’re talking to, demonstrate products, and actually see what you’re discussing.   Although video conferencing cannot replace face-to-face interaction, it is the next closest thing to being there in person. During a video conferencing call, you can see people’s facial expressions and body language, which leads to more effective collaboration.   Video conferencing allows organizations to communicate with colleagues and clients across the country or around the world. The advantages of using video conferencing include decreased travel expenses and a reduced carbon footprint. Videoconferencing also helps participants stay more focused

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  • Use the support desk dashboard to effectively manage video conferences throughout your organization.
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