Virtual Meetings

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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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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The Future of Conferences: Will Events Remain Virtual in 2021?

The Future of Conferences

2020 decimated the conference industry. Massive industry and consumer conferences, including CES, Disney’s D23, and more, all canceled their 2020 line-up. And, as we near the end of the calendar year, many events professionals are wondering, “Will we still be hosting virtual events in 2021?” While no one can truly predict the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are …

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Boost Planning Agility for 2021 Virtual Meetings and Events

Boost Planning Agility for 2021 Virtual Meetings and Events

Here’s the scenario. It is the last quarter of the year. You are tasked with planning a major event that can accommodate hundreds of attendees, maybe even thousands.  But 2021 event planning looks a lot more challenging than 2020 planning… or does it? While the pandemic shut down most physical events in 2020 — with some going virtual — 2021 event planning will mostly be all virtual. So, it’s time to …

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Four Helpful Tips for Maintaining Company Culture Across Virtual Teams

Four Helpful Tips for Maintaining Company Culture Across Virtual Teams

In April 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work was at an all-time high. With 62% of employees working from home. This forced remote environment was many teams’ first encounter with a virtual workforce. As a result, many companies worried about maintaining their company culture while their team worked remotely. However, companies like Buffer, Basecamp, and HubSpot have been working remotely …

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3 Things Instagram Influencers Can Teach Us About Video Meetings

What Instagram Influencers Can Teach Us About Video Meetings

Believe it or not, Instagram influencers can teach us a great deal about video conferencing, webinars, and more. These influential accounts attract the attention of thousands upon thousands of fans each day through their creative posts, captivating captions, and interactive efforts. How does their work translate to leading large video meetings or webinars? Here’s how: 1. Creating a Lasting Connection …

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Why You Need a Dedicated Webcasting Tool for Your Online Events

Webcasting Tools for Your Online Event

As offices closed worldwide during the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations turned to familiar audio and video conferencing services to communicate with employees, customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders spread across the globe.They soon discovered, however, that these solutions were simply not built to deliver professional-quality webcasts at scale. They couldn’t handle audiences larger than a few hundred participants, and presentations were …

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Communication is Key: Why Meetings in the Cloud Need Video

Why Meetings in the Cloud Need Video

Chances are, you’ve experienced this scenario before: Your team is all set up and ready to hop on a conference call with a large audience such as a new client. Nerves are high as you begin the call, but your team is prepared for anything. That is until the connection is poor and communication proves to be difficult. Or, you …

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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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5 Virtual Event Mistakes You Never, Ever Want to Make

5 Virtual Event Mistakes You Never, Ever Want to Make

For those who are used to organizing in-person events, hosting a virtual event via a webcast or live stream can be nerve-wracking. After all, a successful event is the culmination of several tiny factors working in tandem to produce a memorable experience for guests, but now online. With 56% of marketers saying it takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks to plan a small virtual …

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How to Transform Your In-Person Events Into a Digital Success

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A study from Bizzabo reported that 85% of company leaders believe in-person events are vital to their business’ success. Yet, with the COVID-19 pandemic pausing in-person activities around the world, these events are no longer possible. As a result, businesses are transforming their previously scheduled in-person events into successful digital experiences. From conferences to large industry sales meetings, turning an in-person experience into a …

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The Power of Saying ‘Good Morning’ to Your Virtual Team

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It’s a habit. We walk into the office and say, “good morning!” to whoever we pass. But when you’re part of a virtual team, the only people greeting you get each morning are probably your family and your pets. Greeting your virtual team each morning is one of the best things you can do to boost remote workers’ morale and …

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9 Types of Business Meetings (and How to Lead Them)

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When you spend the bulk of your time in meetings, each meeting can start to blend into the next. Soon, at the pace you’re going, you feel like you don’t have time to set proper, focused goals for each meeting. Right? However, it doesn’t have to be that way! By knowing the nine most common types of business meetings, you can …

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New to Remote Work? Helpful Resources and Online Courses

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If you don’t have much experience working remotely, making that change suddenly is jarring. Your routines, habits, and workflows are disrupted significantly. However, there’s good news. People with lots of remote work experience have shared their knowledge to help others learn the necessary skills. Here are some great resources to check out instead of trying to re-invent the remote work …

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21 Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

In a matter of  weeks, the world has changed with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak throwing every aspect of life into a state of chaos. Businesses and schools have closed, while conferences and travel have been canceled. Workers are quarantined to work from home, and there is no immediate end in sight. For those who haven’t worked from home previously, the …

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Bridging the Physical/Virtual Event Divide

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The concern over coronavirus has taken its toll on events around the world. For example, there have been countless conferences, town halls, sales kick offs and investor meetings cancelled, postponed or transformed all over the world and across all industries. As the long list of postponed or canceled events continues to grow, many organizations are facing some difficult decisions. In lieu …

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A Painless Approach to Scheduling Meetings Across Time Zones

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Colleagues who live far apart still work together—quite a lot, in fact. One in-depth survey found that about 48% of global teams collaborate every business day. Yet, 56% of the respondents to that same survey said collaborating across time zones is challenging. While there’s no silver bullet for this logistical headache, we’ve got a couple of tricks up our sleeve that seems to help. …

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Why HD Video Quality Matters

HD Video Quality

As streaming technology continues to improve, HD video quality is emerging as the standard. That’s true not only for entertainment-oriented video streaming (via Netflix, YouTube, etc.) but also for video conferencing. But how important is HD video quality in an online meeting? The Truth About Video Quality Marketing researchers have found some telling data regarding the importance of video quality. …

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Viamedia Bridges Office Communication Using GlobalMeet

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In 2001, seven entrepreneurs met at a library and envisioned Viamedia: a cross-media advertising platform to connect cable TV audiences with local advertisers. Today, Viamedia’s employees work in 70 different cities. Collaboration remains the “secret sauce” that catalyzes growth and prosperity at the company. Every day, hundreds of hours of creative collaboration happen across the globe among Viamedia’s staff, customers, and …

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