Category: Tips & Tricks

Ready to bring collaboration tools into your classroom?  Educators are looking for ways to create technology-infused learning environments designed to foster collaboration.  Here are a few tools for effective collaboration and why you should adopt them. Cloud Storage: Need to lighten up the backpacks?  Here’s an easy way, students and teachers can store and share files and projects on the cloud.  Cloud storage allows for easy collaboration, no more emailing back and forth and worrying about who has the final document.  Cloud collaboration allows users to share folders, documents and update any changes made in real time.  Cloud Collaboration allows for instant …

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Interactive whiteboards have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and the technology behind these tools continues to evolve. For some who may be unfamiliar with interactive whiteboards, they come in several flavours.  They can be a large whiteboard that is connected to a computer and a projector. The projector casts the computer’s desktop on to the display where the user can then control the computer using a pen, finger, stylus, or other specialized writing device. In other cases the whiteboard technology is built into a flat panel display, generally up to 70 or 80 inches. Users interact directly on …

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Everyone has experienced a less than ideal situation with customer services at some point in his or her lifetime. With video conferencing technology, many common customer service problems can be eliminated. Video technology has introduced a way for organizations to provide improved support, efficient customer service and increased customer satisfaction. Below are different ways video conferencing technology is helping customer service departments. Personalize Customer Service: An important aspect of customer service is a personal connection with customers. Often customers feel a disconnect when speaking with customer service representatives over the phone due to a lack of face-to-face interaction. On some occasions the representative …

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Video conferencing technology is rapidly changing how non-profit organizations run their programs, events and fundraisers. The growth of the video conferencing industry has allowed organizations to use video to reach out to a larger audience and interact with supporters and the public. Non-profit organizations are also able to use video to organize internal operations, such as volunteer training and keeping supporters involved. Here are several ways that video conferencing is benefitting non-profit organizations: Raise Funds and Awareness It can be very difficult for small organizations to get their name out to the public, especially if they are competing against well-known larger non-profit’s. Video …

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When designing a new collaborative workspace (whether it be a complicated conference room or a small huddle room), there are a lot of considerations to take into account. These can range from the acoustics of the room, the current lighting as well as considerations around what control system to leverage, what display brand, and how to program all of the devices to work seamlessly together. Many organizations choose to “go it alone” when it comes to their AV setups. This might involve internal team members designing rooms and doing the install work. It may also include getting programmers up to speed …

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Communication goes much farther than just speaking and words. Body language has always been important in business when trying to establish credibility and convey the right message. On average, you only have 7 seconds to make a good first impression and create initial trust. Although many people pay attention to body language when speaking to someone in-person, they often forget how important these non-verbal cues are when using video conferencing. Body language & other non-verbal cues can have a dynamic impact on the message being conveyed, and it is very important that your body language reinforces your message as opposed to taking away …

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Video conferencing technology has certainly changed the way HR conducts business. One of the main ways being the recruiting process. HR representatives can now connect with people not only in another state, but even another country. With video collaboration, geographic barriers are eliminated and face-to-face meetings can be conducted regardless of the interviewee’s location. Utilizing video technology can save time and money while also being more productive by being able to interview a larger number of applicants more efficiently. Collaboration tools can help expand a company’s reach of candidates and build the best team possible regardless of their location. In …

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In today’s fast-paced world with many different types of employees, an evolving work environment, and consistently increased demands, it is important to design an office that can maximize productivity and effectiveness. Creatively designed office spaces are able to provide the right environment that today’s employee’s need. For that to be accomplished office design should be centered around 3 important modes of work; collaboration, focus, and comfort. With these in mind, designers should create a space that caters to those needs and also allows employees to easily alternate between these work modes throughout the day. We have included some specific aspects of …

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I can remember the first time that I used video conferencing and it was a nerve wracking experience. I was concerned about quite a few things including how to use the technology, what I looked like on camera, how I sounded, and if I was looking at the right place. However, after using video a few times I quickly became comfortable with communicating over video and realized how productive and effective video meetings were. This resistance to new technology is very common among people, often due to fear of the unknown. However, when it comes to video conferencing this resistance appears to …

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Dynamic changes in technology and the immense amount of information online has shifted control of the buying cycle from the vendor to the customer. Due to this change, marketers and sales people must take responsibility for engaging customers throughout the entire buyers journey. From initial outreach to close, it is important to gain awareness, prove value, and have relevant conversations with prospects. This can help to accelerate the buying process, create trust, and uncover new or other business opportunities. Using visual collaboration solutions to communicate with prospects and customers gives organizations the ability to create value and differentiate themselves from their …

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