15 Tips for Before, During, and After

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Video conferencing isn’t difficult. In fact, over 11-Million video conferences are held each day. What is difficult, however, is making a lasting impression that looks, feels and sounds professional. This requires a significant amount of preparation and foresight, but can also be a lifesaver for future meetings. Here’s what you need to do in order to ace the video conferencing game.

Before the Meeting

Find a space in your house or apartment with a clean and simple backdrop. This can be a bedroom, kitchen or study as long as there’s not a significant amount of traffic going through the area. …

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Hoteling is seeing a major resurgence in 2020 due to the need for increased workplace flexibility and volume control. By providing workspace on an “as needed” basis, companies are saving big money and employees are working more accommodating flexible work schedules. Despite all this, many businesses are still unaware about the benefits of hoteling or how to integrate hoteling devices into their environment.

Here’s everything you need to know about hoteling…

What is Hoteling?

Hoteling is the process of “booking” a workspace in advance the same way someone might book a room at a hotel. The visitor would make a reservation in person…

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Thanks to social media, mobile viewing is now outpacing cable television as a primary source of entertainment. And for good reason. With apps like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram providing a platform for anyone to become an online celebrity, viewers have a significantly greater number of niche channels and personalities to choose from than any cable provider. But the benefits of these social platforms extend well beyond mere entertainment. Many online celebrities are using their social influence to create positive changes in their communities and around the world.

Here are five people who are using their viral status for the greater…

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Companies have a lot to consider for the upcoming year regarding physical workspace. Many white collar workers are starting to get a taste of full-time remote work. And they like it. However, traditional offices still have a vital role to play as a hub for collaboration and company culture. It’s very likely that future workspaces are going to be a blend of the two, but it’s up to companies to decide what works best for their situation.

Below are points supporting both arguments.

Work From Home (WFH) Saves Money

One reason why companies are seriously considering remote work in the future is because of significantly reduced…

A remote employee works at her desk while conferencing.
A remote employee works at her desk while conferencing.

Laptops are no longer the only important work from home devices. As more employees transition to home offices, companies are discovering better solutions to help increase productivity, security, and teamwork. This is critical during a time when 33% of all Americans are working remotely.

Here are four reasons why laptops can’t bridge the work from home gap.

1. Laptops Hurt Effective Communication

Communication is essential for any business, but the communication process becomes more formal and less dynamic when done remotely. Instead of casually interacting with colleagues throughout the day, team members feel obligated to only contact one-another if there is a specific purpose.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to data privacy and security violations. The EU, who passed the sweeping security law in May, 2018, has slowly expanded its scope, forcing businesses everywhere to change the way they handle user information.

This article will help you answer some of the most basic questions associated with the GDPR and how it affects the US.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR defines itself as the toughest privacy and security law in the world. The goal of the GDPR is to safeguard EU citizens’ rights and reduce ambiguity about what data companies…

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Trying to run a business in today’s world without AI is like attempting to navigate the ocean in an old wooden sloop: It‘s terrifying. As your vessel gets eaten away by the elements and slowly starts taking on water, other ships are disappearing into the horizon. Something’s got to change.

Here are five AI strategies that will help keep your business afloat.

1. Utilize CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is by far one of the most important AI tools for businesses in 2020. The main purpose of any CRM is to enhance overall customer experience, sales opportunities, and predictability through interactions. Companies…

Dustin Craft

I enjoy writing about workplace innovation, life hacks and gadgets.

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