How to select the right online platform for any meeting

December 11, 2014 at 4:23 PM by Elise Keith in meeting technology

Today we're taking an in-depth look at how to match software features to the type of meeting you're running, which is the first item in our Top 10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Meeting Software checklist.

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Topics: meeting technology

Top 10 Things to Consider When Purchasing Meeting Software

November 26, 2014 at 4:31 PM by Tricia Cooper in meeting technology

We get asked all the time, “What is the best way to choose a meeting software vendor?” Not all services are created equally, so comparing apples to apples can be challenging.

To make the process a little easier, we’ve developed the Top Ten Things to Consider When Purchasing Meeting Software checklist and worksheet.

This downloadable guide is packed with all of the questions you should be asking yourself before choosing a new meeting software vendor.

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Topics: meeting technology

New: Create Your Own Meeting and Agenda Templates

November 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM by Elise Keith in release announcement

Did you see the article about Mark Zuckerberg’s infamously static wardrobe? Or the infographic outlining the daily routines of some of the western world's most celebrated creative geniuses?

Both pieces explore how highly successful people create systems that reduce the number of decisions they need to make each day, freeing their time and their minds for more important endeavors.

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Topics: release announcement

2 Fast and Easy Ways to Get Meeting Feedback

November 5, 2014 at 1:35 PM by Chris Higgins in best practices

We all sit in meetings. But how often do we examine how well those meetings go? In this post, we'll walk through two simple ways to assess meeting effectiveness, so you'll know how to make your meetings better.

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Topics: best practices

New: Claim your public meeting room link!

October 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM by Elise Keith in release announcement

We LOVE ♥ ♥ a well planned meeting. And who doesn’t? Knowing why and with whom you’re meeting makes it so much easier to have a successful call.

But we all know that it doesn’t always work out that way. Sometimes things just come up. Sometimes we just need a super fast, easy way to meet - without having to think too hard about where to find a number or whether you’ll need to show a document or share your desktop.

So, starting now, you can create a custom public link for every meeting room associated with a paid subscription. You can then use the link to quickly start a meeting and get people connected; no prep, no invites, no guesswork required.

Screenshot: Big, easy button to start a meeting on my branded public meeting page.

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Topics: release announcement

10 Tips for Running Online Meetings with People in Other Countries

October 16, 2014 at 4:05 PM by Chris Higgins in meeting technology, remote work

We meet with international teams all the time -- our own company spans three timezones and two countries, and we work with clients around the world.

When you host international conference calls with people living in different countries, you run into special challenges. Here are 10 tips to help you plan and run international meetings successfully.

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Topics: meeting technology, remote work

Lucid News: Share presentations from Box and Dropbox in your meetings

October 2, 2014 at 10:58 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

This week's Lucid Meetings update includes two new integrations and an update to the dashboard.

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Topics: release announcement

5 Icebreakers for Distributed Team Meetings

September 30, 2014 at 6:05 PM by Chris Higgins in collaboration

When you run online meetings with people who are located in different parts of the world, it's crucial that you help your team make a human connection. "Icebreakers" are just the ticket: short team-building exercises conducted at the beginning of a meeting.

Because you don't have a physical way to get people moving around the same room, you have to adapt traditional icebreakers to work over distance.

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Topics: collaboration

Anatomy of the perfect meeting invitation email

September 25, 2014 at 4:13 PM by Elise Keith in best practices

(Tip: Be sure not to miss the downloadable business meeting invitation templates at the end of the story)

"Hey, do you have a minute?"

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Topics: best practices

Meetings Taking Too Long? 6 Tips for Shorter Meetings

September 9, 2014 at 10:46 AM by Chris Higgins in productivity

We've all been in meetings that take longer than they should. But if you're leading a meeting, how can you streamline that meeting and share the load with your team? Here are six practical, simple ways to cut your meetings down to size.

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Topics: productivity