23 Sep 2014

Why BYOD really does save costs

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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – is a trend that we’re seeing in all professional environments. But let’s focus on the words Your Own in this phrase for a moment. Yes, you buy the devices yourself and then bring them to your work environment. This certainly sounds like a huge cost-savings for companies, right? Well, it is – but not for the obvious reasons…
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19 Sep 2014

Two is better than one

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When was the last time that, while presenting during a meeting, someone in the audience asked you if you could prove your point with pertinent data?
In most cases, granting this request would require you to quit your presentation, look for the relevant file while everybody is watching — which can be particularly annoying if you got the file via email—, before actually being able to share the requested data on the meeting-room screen.
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16 Sep 2014

Smarter presentations - Step 4: Engage your audience

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Getting people to listen to what you have to say is a challenge—but convincing them to actively engage in your presentation is a whole new ballgame. The merits of having your audience contribute and compare their own data are many, and with the right technology, it becomes as easy as pie.
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12 Sep 2014

Smarter presentations - Step 3: Off to a good start

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Whether you like it or not, first impressions are important. That goes for your presentation as well: the first 30 seconds are decisive. In this short time frame, your attendees will decide whether they’re going to listen to you or let their minds wander for the duration of the meeting. Some tips on breaking the proverbial ice:
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09 Sep 2014

Smarter presentations - Step 2: Getting nervous? Good!

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Do you feel nervous before your talk? Good! Anxiety is a sign that you care about the success of your presentations. But if it’s not properly managed, fear can also have a negative impact on your delivery. The following suggestions will help you use fear to your advantage:
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05 Sep 2014

Smarter presentations - Step 1: Preparation is key

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Like many successful endeavors, an engaging presentation starts long before you make your way to the front of the room. To deliver a memorable presentation that sticks, make sure you prepare: thoroughly research your topic and your audience, collect supporting data, and create slides that clearly and succinctly convey your message. Preparation will make you more confident—and more flexible—when something unexpected happens.
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19 Aug 2014

"Présence" is 93% of a successful presentation

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As mentioned previously, Albert Mehrabian did a lot of research into verbal and nonverbal communication. In a face-to-face situation, words only account for 7% of your credibility, 38% is your tone of voice and 55% is your body language. So, your credibility is for 93% determined by your voice and your body or your "présence". I have to use the French word as I couldn't come up with one word in English that has the same meaning. Présence is all about capturing the space you are in: physically, verbally, and mentally.
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28 Jul 2014

Barco wins “Best in Show” at InfoComm

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While the dust has nearly settled on this year’s InfoComm, Barco is still receiving accolades for its newest ProAV products, the F50 Projector and E2 4K Screen Management System, which were awarded “Best in Show” by rAVe Pubs this week.
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26 Jun 2014

Barco delivers powerful “Connecting the World” technologies at InfoComm 2014

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At this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas, Barco redefined the ProAV landscape by launching several new, innovative solutions designed to connect people, places and technology across the enterprise and around the world. Depicting a “Day in the Life” of a smart city, Barco showcased its latest large-venue projectors, immersive video walls, interactive advertising kiosks, show controllers, and more while dynamically streaming live video and social media throughout the show. The Encore Club capped off the day’s events with the first-ever, dual-4K video blend, providing spectacular entertainment while guests sipped Belgian beers and Aquavit, complementing the delicious samples of Norwegian chocolates. Click on “Read More” below to see a list of new products, customer testimonials, and award wins!
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26 Jun 2014

Marriott München agrees that ClickShare is “really plug and play”

Marriott Hotels has been working hard, over the past few years, to meet the growing demand for more inspiring and creative meeting/work environments. The Marriott Hotel in München, Germany, for example, recently converted its existing meeting rooms into truly collaborative working spaces, featuring ClickShare in a starring role. The general manager and his colleagues enthusiastically confirm that ClickShare truly responds to the new meeting concept, thanks to its exceptional ease-of-use.
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