Video Conferencing

Five Things Not to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Five Things NOT to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Since March 2020, the world has changed. Remote work has become the “new normal.” Experts on workplace trends predict that up to 30% of the workforce will be working from home several days per week by the end of 2021. With this growing number of people working from home, video meetings are more important than ever. Most of us have heard stories of spouses …

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Five Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Even before the pandemic, companies and HR departments across the globe were adopting remote working policies to help employees lead better lives. Part of a telecommuting environment involves onboarding new employees from wherever they may be. Since traditional office tours and face-to-face employee introductions are out of the question, companies are adopting virtual onboarding experiences. Use these five tips to …

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Four Problems with Online Meetings and How to Solve Them

Four Problems with Online Meetings and How to Solve Them

As online meetings become the new normal for businesses across the globe, many are quick to adopt new video conferencing and webcasting platforms. But, just like an in-person meeting, teams can run into a myriad of problems when attempting to host an online meeting. If you run into any of these four common online meeting problems, use our solutions to course-correct and …

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What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

Virtual open houses have long been an option available to realtors and buyers alike. Most often used by those relocating to a new state or unable to attend a scheduled tour, virtual tours play a pivotal role in the home buying and selling process. In light of the 2020 pandemic, however, virtual open houses and tours have become the norm. …

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How the Rise of Virtual Events Could Change the Events Industry Forever

Virtual Events Could Change the Events Industry

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the events industry in 2020. However, its effects extend beyond this calendar year, with numerous in-person events and conferences being canceled for the 2021 season as well. With these mass cancellations, event professionals are wondering what changes the industry will face moving forward. How will they adapt to survive the endless in-person gathering restrictions? …

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Is Your Video Meeting Etiquette on Point?

Video Meeting Etiquette

Businesses across the globe have been hosting video meetings, webcasts, and online events for years now. However, the difference in location isn’t an excuse to throw meeting etiquette out the window. Video meetings have a distinct set of meeting rules that attendees are expected to follow. Everyone knows the basics like showing up on time and being prepared, but are …

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Three Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

We’ve all heard the business adage, “Never hold a meeting for something that could have been solved in an email.” While this saying is true for most aspects of business, other situations require non-verbal communication which only a meeting can provide. For businesses working virtually, online meetings solve this communication problem. Take a look at these three convincing reasons why online …

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Connect With Far-Flung Teams by Streaming Corporate Updates and More

Connect With Far-Flung Teams with Streaming Video

As of 2020, 7 million people — and counting — in the United States worked remotely before COVID-19. With the remote workforce growing by approximately 44% over the last five years, businesses are expanding their search for the right employees by onboarding candidates from all over the globe. Far-flung teams are distributed across various time zones and use video conferencing, webinars, and …

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Crisis Management 101: How to Handle a Company Disaster with Webcasting

Crisis Management with Webcast

From stock markets crashing to natural disasters, internal company blunders to poorly executed marketing campaigns, there are several types of crises a company can face. According to a PwC survey of 4,500 business leaders, almost 70% of leaders have experienced at least one corporate crisis over the last five years. The average number of crises experienced across business leaders was three. …

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How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Online Meeting

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The number of businesses using virtual meetings skyrocketed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, as more and more people began to leverage video conferencing and webcasting software for personal, professional, and educational uses, companies and users alike became increasingly concerned about security features. Securing web-based content is a challenge. Particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. In April …

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5 Video Conferencing Benefits for Small Businesses

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Tools for a small business video conference are no longer optional for companies. With most employees working from home for the foreseeable future, small businesses must have a preferred video conferencing tool to communicate with their teams, clients, and vendors. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 58% of businesses used video conferencing for their everyday operations. This number is expected to increase dramatically over the …

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What is VoIP and How Do I Start Using It?

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Anyone who has ever participated in a video conference for work or a casual video chat with friends understands the constant struggle for quality audio. For example, audio can become such a problem that users join video from their computer, yet call in using their cellphone or landline for audio. In short, people often fear choppy, out of sync computer audio …

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5 Tips for Running an Effective Online Classroom

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COVID-19 has disrupted in-school learning for the foreseeable future. Until it is safe to do so, education will likely continue online with students participating in webcasts for education, online classrooms, lectures, and assignments. While online learning was once a choice, it is now the norm. For teachers, this means becoming proficient at hosting effective webcasts for education regularly. Studies have …

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Why and How to Mute Phones on a Conference Call

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Conference calls can be a hassle, especially when there are several participants. On top of tackling technology, you have to manage the call properly so you can conduct the meeting efficiently. However, this doesn’t always go so smoothly. With participants in multiple locations on different devices, it can be a challenge for everyone to follow proper conference call protocols. As a …

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Why You Need to Turn On Your Webcam

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In this new era of remote work and teleconferencing, we’ve all become accustomed to group phone calls and video meetings becoming the “new normal.” Some people may wonder, is it really necessary to turn on the webcam? If you’re in the meeting anyway, does it matter if your employer or colleagues can see your face? Let’s take a look at the reasons …

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4 Ways to Connect With Family and Friends Over Video Chat

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Since many states are still under a stay-at-home order and travel plans have been halted, people are struggling with being unable to see family and friends as often as they once did. As a result of this distance, friends and families are relying on technology more than ever to connect and communicate. The next time you video chat with your friends …

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How to Pull Off a Professional Video Call From Home

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Now that everyone relies on video calls for communication, video conferencing “fails” are becoming a trending topic online. In order to avoid “fails” and successfully pull off a professional video call from home, keep our quick tips in mind: 1. Invest in a Hi-Res Camera and Quality Audio Before your video meeting or interview, test out your computer’s camera and …

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Stand Up Meetings: What Are They and How to Make Them Effective

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In their 2019 State of Meetings Report, Doodle reported that the United States wasted approximately $399 billion on poorly organized meetings. On top of the financial impact, 44% of study respondents stated that unorganized meetings left them with fewer hours in the day to accomplish their work tasks. These long, drawn-out meetings—that likely could have been resolved through email—waste company funds and …

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6 Tips for Managing Your Mental Health While WFH

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Shifting to remote work can be a challenge. This change of environment can have a large impact on a worker’s mental health. The 2019 State of Remote Work report by Buffer indicated that while remote workers enjoy the flexible nature of working from home, 22% of workers have difficulty unplugging after work, 19% feel lonely, and 8% lose motivation. Take care of …

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How to Keep a Large Video Meeting Productive

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Have you ever been to a company-wide video meeting where productivity went flying out the window? From side conversations to unnecessary topics, video meetings with 20+ people can be quite unproductive, if not handled properly. To keep your team on track during your next video meeting, use these tips: 1. Invite the Right Team Members Rather than inviting every person in …

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