How To Plan A Virtual Social Gathering

Four happy people, standing, laughing and having a party while video chatting with others using a tabletA virtual social gathering, if you haven’t been to one already, is as close to the real thing but instead, is hosted online using a video conferencing platform. Use the following tips and advice to help you get set up for fun events within your company, circle of friends or family gatherings. All it takes is a couple of invitations, a few mouse clicks and the use of optimized features for you to jump onto a call and start socializing with anyone from anywhere at any time!

Here are a few questions to help you get planning:

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What Is Online Project Management?

View of 1-1 conversation between woman talking with open laptop and gesticulating, and man listening intently in communal work spaceManaging a project online requires a variety of digital tools to help lift your project off the ground. Whether you’re using online project management software, a video conferencing platform or both, you can keep better track of everything from conception to delivery using digital tools that streamline communication.

Let’s take a look at how a video conferencing platform enhances the quality of online project management.

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How Do You Close A Sales Call?

Side view of employee smiling and in mid-conversation, seated at desktop computer in office space with headphones, looking to the rightAs part of a sales team, you know just how critical a sales call is. Especially now that we’ve moved everything online, a video conferencing sales call has to work extra hard at making a good first impression. Here’s the good news: With a few tips and tricks by your side, you can easily navigate a virtual environment to make a connection, flawlessly sell your product and gain the trust of clients.

Read on for a few ways to shine online using video conferencing:

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How Much Talking Should You Do On A Sales Call?

Man using smartphone to snap photos of product, pair of black and white shoes, showcased on cardboard boxes before shippingAs a salesperson working in an online environment and using video conferencing, your role is to win over prospective clients and retain customers. By showcasing your product or service to take your audience on a journey highlighting the features, benefits, problems, and solutions, you can close deals and gain a bigger following.

Here’s the thing though; In both B2B and B2C, it’s normal for a salesperson to feel pressured to “fit” everything into a pitch. With so many moving parts that “have” to be included in a sales call, remote sales presentation, or product demo, it’s easy to do too much talking and not enough listening.… Read more →

What does effective collaboration look like?

group meetingEffective collaboration can take many forms but the one key indicator that leads to results is a shared goal. When everyone knows what they are working for, with a clear vision in mind of what the final product should achieve, everything else can fall into place. The end of the team effort, the destination, will set the groundwork for the journey and how to get there.

Sure, that sounds simple enough, however, it’s the “getting there” that requires a few moving parts, like mutual respect, building trust, and great collaboration tools. Thankfully, there are some tried and true methods and boxes to tick that will shape how you and your team get from point a to point b.

Let’s get a closer look at some of the markers of successful collaboration and what it takes to build and maintain a collaborative culture within your team.

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Start Screen Sharing For More Productive Meetings

lady-laptopScreen sharing is the go-to web conferencing feature that immediately boosts the productivity of online meetings. If you want a successful meeting, consider how screen sharing promotes better interactions, higher engagement, and improved participation.

Imagine being able to instantly see and interact with other users’ personal desktops. Rather than having to go through the motions of explaining something in a meeting to participants, you can show them with a few clicks of a button.

Let’s dive in a little deeper.… Read more →

Our experience so far with COVID-19

work from homeHow has your organisation reacted to the COVID-19 crisis? Fortunately our team at iotum has performed well and adapted quickly to life under pandemic.

Now we are facing a new chapter as governments talk about re-opening, and many grapple with a ‘new normal’ that evolves by the day.

Iotum’s primary office is based in central Canada in Toronto. Our province – Ontario – is implementing a phased approach to opening the economy after the COVID quarantine. Phase One, a limited re-opening of businesses and services, commenced on 19th May 2020.… Read more →

How to Have a Good Conference Call

girl-laptopAn in-person meeting has traditionally been the most effective, and reliable way to convene but with workforces growing and stretching across the globe, conference calls are more important than ever. If you’re a large group or small to midsize business, your unique needs require clear and concise communication.

Think of a conference call as a virtual conference table where everyone is available to participate in the conversation no matter where they are. Conference calls facilitate group collaboration and are a perfect alternative to meeting in person, saving you commuting time, travel costs and accommodation.… Read more →

4 Ways To Socialize Remotely During The COVID-19 Outbreak

man with laptopIn the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are living in a time we never thought could possibly happen in the modern world. For now, we are being urged to slow down our lives as our health and the health of others comes first and foremost.

But just because life as we know it has been put on pause, it doesn’t mean we have to come to a complete halt. It just requires a creative solution.

Yes, there are lots of question marks.

Yes, we need to create space and stay at home.

Yes, we need to take necessary precautions to ensure one’s physical health is in top shape.

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