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What Are Some Keys to Having Successful Remote Meetings?

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Remote work is the future. Large companies like Apple, Amazon, IBM, and Intuit have embraced remote work and its benefits. But that doesn’t mean that remote work doesn’t come with its fair share of challenges. One of the most common complaints about remote work is that it hinders communication and collaboration.   Whether your team is fully remote or some of your employees happen to be working from home on a particular day, running an effective remote meeting is easier said than done. It’s simpler to communicate with people face-to-face because you can gauge their reactions and how they are feeling.   Typically, in-person meetings are perceived as being more productive than remote meetings, but it is possible to have an effective remote meeting with the

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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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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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Book Meetings Directly in Exchange from Meeting Room Screens

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Boost your efficiency, engage your audience, and manage your workspace with digital meeting room signs. Digital signage allows you to take control of room and resource scheduling at your organization by helping people find available meeting rooms more quickly, book meetings on the fly, and update meeting information right on digital meeting room screens.   Interactive Door Signs: Book Meetings Directly on the Screen  Digital signs provide an at-a-glance view of a meeting room’s availability. Using the touchscreen, you can book, start, end, or cancel meetings right on the meeting room sign. Our digital signage software for meeting room screens also prevents no-shows. Meetings are automatically canceled if the host does not confirm the start of the meeting on the meeting room sign. This frees up

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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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