3 Tips for Creating a Professional Video Conference Background

Whether it’s for a job interview, an online presentation, or a virtual meeting, if you’re a 21st-century professional, there’s a good chance that you use—or will use—video conferencing. And while there are many aspects that go into preparing for a successful video conferencing appearance, one that often goes overlooked is the video conference background.

In addition to wearing the right clothes, preparing your materials, as well as testing your conferencing equipment, creating a clean, professional looking backdrop is an important aspect of—sometimes quite literally—presenting yourself in the right light.… Read more →

360–Degree Video Conferencing: The New Face of Online Education

sample image of camera for 360-degree video conferencingWhen the 360-degree camera was first introduced to the mainstream last year, I couldn’t help but to think it was a gimmick, a fleeting trend, or at least it would have nothing to do with me. But wait, it’s not just a horizontal panorama? It has multiple lenses that give you the points of view from all around you? It integrates with virtual reality or even just a regular Go-Pro footage? The wonders of the 360-degree camera venture far off the millennial playground and video enhancement, and have made their imprint on education, especially online and distance education. 360-degree video conferencing could be in your future.… Read more →

7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Startups

Easily set up video conference calls

Use Free Video Chat and These New Tech Tools To Get Your Biz Off the Ground

As an entrepreneur in the 21st century, technology is your best friend as well as one of your biggest challenges. The digital age has opened the door to a whole wide world of opportunities—and competition. In order to succeed in such a fast-paced and crowded business landscape, small businesses and the people who run them must learn to embrace all of the latest tech resources at their disposal and use them to their full advantage. Read more →

3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hold More Video Conferences

“We Really Need to Cut Back On Our Free Video Conferencing”
– No one, ever.

Despite video conferencing technology being a relatively recent development, it has had a profound impact on the way people around the world communicate with one another. Thanks to the many web-based video conferencing platforms that are now available, face-to-face communication no longer has to happen face to face. For organizations such as nonprofits, free video conferencing helps keep operating costs to a minimum by facilitating communication and reducing travel expenses. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over 3 of the main reasons why nonprofit organizations should use video conferencing to their full advantage.… Read more →

How to Get Your Team to Embrace Screen Sharing

Get everyone on the same page quickly by using the screen share feature for presentations and online meetings.

We’re all creatures of habit. When it comes to incorporating new technology into our workplaces and personal lives, it can often be met with some degree of resistance by our peers and colleagues. Fortunately, not all newer technology is complicated to use. Some tools, such as online screen sharing, can prove to be quite simple yet extremely useful for things like virtual meetings and group presentations. Don’t worry, your team will embrace screen sharing before you know it!… Read more →

3 Easy Steps to the Best Virtual Meeting You Ever Hosted

A virtual meeting is unlikely to replace in-person meetings entirely, but with rapid expansion and developing technologies, companies are cutting costs conducting virtual meetings while team members are geographically apart. While effective meetings generally follow a similar guideline, doing virtual work in the online meeting room can present a unique set of challenges — here are 3 bits of meeting advice to host the best virtual meetings.… Read more →

3 Video Conferencing Ice Breakers – Part I

I know what you’re thinking: “come on, we’re all adults now. Do we really still need icebreakers to conduct a few meetings by video conference? The only icebreakers that I need are the ones that cruise through Arctic waters in the North-East to save trapped fishing boats… Am I right?”… Read more →

3 Sneaky Conference Call Tricks (Use Wisely!)

There’s no doubt that video conferencing is useful. Every day, more and more businesses, churches, hospitals, and people use video conferencing in their day-to-day activities. While most online meetings are essential, we have to admit that some meetings can, well, go on a little longer than we would like. Take it from the meeting experts — being in a useless meeting that doesn’t engage its participants can be a total drag.… Read more →