New integration: appear.in video conferencing

April 17, 2015 at 7:20 PM by Elise Keith in meeting technology, release announcement

Sometimes you find something simple, delightful, and easy, and you just run with it. Today, that means a new lightweight integration that makes it possible for you to launch simple video conferencing from appear.in for your next Lucid meeting.

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Topics: meeting technology, release announcement

New release: Meeting template gallery, new subscriptions and a usability refresh

April 2, 2015 at 5:43 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

Sometimes in a new software release, we’ll change a few things here and there. It’s like when you spruce up the kitchen with some new hand towels and a vase of fresh flowers. Other times, though, the change is more dramatic: out come the nappy old formica counters and that dull back wall, and you’ve got a full fledged gourmet kitchen remodel on your hands.

The latest Lucid release is like that remodel. New look, new features, much easier to move around, and so much more enjoyable to work in!

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Topics: release announcement

How to Make the Case to Your Boss for Remote Working

March 23, 2015 at 1:59 PM by Tricia Harris in productivity, teamwork

Why Work Remotely?

There are some real benefits to working remotely, and if you value them (like we do), then maybe the time has come to approach your boss about the idea.

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Topics: productivity, teamwork

Virtual Facilitation: Your Secret Weapon to High Performing Online Meetings

March 5, 2015 at 2:56 PM by Tricia Harris in facilitation

Thursday March 12, 2015
11am PST / 2pm EST
Presented by Leadership Strategies
Sponsored by Lucid Meetings

“How can I stop people from multi-tasking during my meetings?”

It’s one of the most common questions we hear, and for good reason. Studies show that that 69% of attendees in your virtual meetings are actually working on something else.* Heck, some of them could even be taking a nap.

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Topics: facilitation

6 Meeting Metrics to Collect in Every Meeting You Run

March 3, 2015 at 9:02 PM by Chris Higgins

Here's an excerpt from our new ebook, Meetings Are Serious Business: How to Minimize Costs, Maximize Value, and Master Your Meetings. It's from the third chapter, when we get into specifics about how to improve the ROI of your meetings by collecting metrics of meetings. It's easier than you'd think. Dive in!

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Heads Up! New Release Coming March 12

February 26, 2015 at 6:42 PM by Elise Keith

Usually we don’t advertise the details of a release beforehand. It’s just safer that way - it makes it easier to hold a feature back if it’s not quite ready, or add a few more days to the schedule if we run into unforeseen issues. This release is a big enough change, though, that we wanted people to know it was coming in advance.

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How to Assemble Great Virtual Teams for Remote Work

February 24, 2015 at 6:12 PM by Tricia Harris in productivity, teamwork

We are living in a digital  world, and it’s likely that every manager has thought seriously about hiring remote workers. 

Remote work is no longer a thing of the future – it’s now.

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Topics: productivity, teamwork

4 Ways to Run Successful Meetings People Won't Hate

February 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM by Chris Higgins in best practices

We just launched an ebook to help you figure out how much meetings cost your company, how they affect your company's culture, and how to make them better.

Over the coming weeks, we'll post excerpts to give you a taste. First up, here are four ways to run successful meetings that people won't hate.

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Topics: best practices

Meetings Are Serious Business

February 17, 2015 at 10:12 PM by Tricia Harris in best practices, productivity, successful meetings

How to Minimize Costs, Maximize Value, and Master Your Meetings

We know meetings are costly, but so what? So are airplanes and vacations, and we love those.

Expense is not the problem; waste is the problem.

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Topics: best practices, productivity, successful meetings

Our favorite short videos about meetings & teamwork

January 12, 2015 at 6:55 PM by Elise Keith in successful meetings

Better meetings - it’s a big freaking topic. Better how? For what reason? What exactly do we need to make better here anyway?

When you tackle a big challenge like improving your company’s meetings, it helps to look at the problem from different perspectives – to back up and consider the big picture, then learn specific techniques you can put to work now.

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Topics: successful meetings