Introducing 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 for your next Lucid meeting.

I was reading the Founder’s Cabin newsletter from Josh Pigford at Baremetrics, where he mentioned how much his team enjoyed using for their team meetings. We’re always looking for great online communication technology to integrate, and we’ve been watching the evolution of WebRTC support with high hopes.

When I saw that was:

  1. Free,
  2. Had a documented way to integrate with them, and
  3. Didn’t require any special login or an email address from a giant internet company (ahem),

We contacted the team and asked about using with Lucid Meetings.

They said go for it, so we did.


Topics: meeting technology, release announcement

Heads Up! Meeting gallery, subscription update, and much more

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

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.


Topics: release announcement

Improve Meeting and Business Process Efficiencies with "Meet Now"

January 21, 2015 at 4:46 PM by John Keith in release announcement

Quality Matters, But "Easy" Triumphs

We talk a lot about how to do online virtual meetings well. If you've read our blog, you know our perspective:

  • Prepare an agenda in advance
  • Send the agenda and meeting materials to attendees
  • Think about who you're inviting and the purpose
  • Record the important stuff
  • Send a followup


Topics: release announcement

2014 Lucid Meetings Feature Release Roundup

January 8, 2015 at 12:41 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

Lucid Meetings evolved significantly in 2014, making it easier than ever to hold well-organized meetings for all projects and teams. New features released in 2014 include:

Calendar integration & an updated Dashboard

New and improved, the Dashboard surfaces the most important meeting tasks for each person in the coming week. Here you can see at a glance the meetings you have scheduled, people you’ll be meeting, and any outstanding tasks needing completion.


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Why Wait? 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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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.


Topics: release announcement

Easily 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.

Add documents from Dropbox and Box

This makes it fast and easy to find the documents you and your team worked on when setting up your next meeting. Now when you add your reports and presentations to your next meeting, you can select directly from files stored in your Box or Dropbox account.

Learn more about the Box and Dropbox integrations, or explore all our great integrations.


Topics: release announcement

Whoa! Calendar, Dashboard and Calendar Subscriptions for Lucid Meetings

August 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

The latest Lucid Meetings update includes the new calendar and a completely redesigned dashboard described below, plus many subtle loving touches we'll leave for you to discover on your own.


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Skype + Action Items: Lucid Meetings Does It All

July 14, 2014 at 4:53 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

This week's update includes one fun new integration and several improvements to make your meeting life more enjoyable.

Skype integration

When you add a Skype integration to your Lucid Meetings account, you combine Skype's audio and video conferencing (that you already know how to use) with the organization and productivity features baked into Lucid Meetings.


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Meeting requests, invitations, and follow-up meeting email: improvements in Lucid Meetings

June 18, 2014 at 6:14 PM by Elise Keith in release announcement

(The post below covers a recent Lucid Meetings release. Check out one of our latest post that breaks down the anatomy of the perfect meeting invitation email and includes downloadable business meeting invitation templates!)

Despite all the fervor around social networking, unified communications and group chat, email remains the most used and most trusted form of collaboration in the workplace today.

No other communication channel can match email for reliability and ease of use, especially when working with clients and people outside your company.


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