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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.

Join Add-On Products at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28, 2018

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Mark your calendars and come see Add-On Products at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28, 2018. We’ll be at booth #214, where we’ll be hosting a putting game and drone raffle. Meet with our team and get a firsthand look at Resource Central and our digital signage solutions.  Add-On Products is proud to participate in Microsoft Ignite again this year. We’ll be joining technology leaders and practitioners who are shaping the future of cloud, data, productivity, teamwork, and business intelligence. Whether you’re looking for high-level strategy tips or more in-depth, hands-on experiences, Ignite 2018 will deliver. There will be 700+ deep dive sessions, 100+ expert-led workshops, and plentiful networking opportunities. Ignite 2018 will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and Hyatt Regency

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  • We'll be at Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando, FL on September 24-28 at booth #214 with our American distributor, Fleximation Systems.

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.

Go Green: Sustainability Trends in 2018

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Going green has become a popular business strategy. With news of declining natural resources and the worsening effects of global warming, achieving sustainability in business operations has become more of a requirement than an option. The public has also come to favor green business practices and has put pressure on companies to become more sustainable. Businesses that don’t want to be left behind have jumped onto the sustainability bandwagon. Going green is also great for an organization’s profitability and bottom line. Below are some sustainability trends that are driving business practices.   Cloud Computing  Moving your organization’s software to the cloud could lead to energy savings, in addition to improving operational efficiency and agility. According to a six-month study conducted by Lawrence

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  • Going green has become a popular business strategy. Cloud Computing is only one of the sustainability trends in 2018.

Pre-Register External Visitors for Meetings with Microsoft Outlook® and Exchange

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Our world has become increasingly technology-driven, but the power of meetings cannot be denied, even in the digital age. While emails and social media interactions can be a powerful way to communicate with people across distances, videoconferences and face-to-face meetings are the most effective at building trust and long-term partnerships. Meetings are effective business facilitators, but many people are not fond of them, not only because they take a lot of time to carry out, but also because they are a hassle to schedule.   From finding the right sized meeting room and checking its availability, to gathering the necessary equipment and inviting attendees, scheduling meetings can be time-consuming. Meetings can be especially tough to schedule when there are many participants involved, even more so if they

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  • Easily schedule meetings and invite internal and external attendees even over multiple locations. The My Visitors tool can assist in easily inviting external guests fast.

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