Business meetings continue to get better over time. Technology in the boardroom is evolving with the rest of the world, adding a new dimension to meetings that make them more enjoyable to attend and allow you to get more for your time.
The standard meeting is getting a makeover with these five favorite tech toys and trends to liven things up.
Adding more whiteboard space just got a whole lot easier with Think Board XL. This highly transportable clear sticky film turns any wall space or hard surface into a dry erase board — just peel and stick! Best of all, it removes easily without leaving behind a film or residue. Use it to expand your writing space in any meeting room.
Looking for an easy way to have whiteboard collaboration with remote workers? Google Jamboard is a link between the physical and digital creative spaces. With a stand-alone 55-inch 4K display (purchased separately), everything you write or draw commands the attention it deserves. Plus, it can easily be shared and accessed by remote teams via the Google cloud. Users can access the “jam session” and contribute their ideas remotely, combining the best features of a whiteboard with cloud-based technology.
ezTalks Cloud Meeting
Getting everyone at the same place and the same time can be challenging. For remote sessions, ezTalks Cloud Meeting is a favorite go-to. Mostly used by small- and medium-sized businesses, this cloud-based app allows you to hold meetings from your computer or mobile device using high-quality sound and video. You can share your screen, hold private meetings, and even record your meeting to play back later. ezTalks Cloud Meeting offers both free and paid versions to suit your budget.
Staying on top of your to-do list (and everyone else’s list, too) has never been easier. Asana is the ultimate collaboration tool to keep track of tasks, projects, and deadlines that can make your in-person meeting shorter and sweeter. The simple user interface allows you to start using it almost immediately. You can assign tasks and projects to others, set due dates, record notes, upload files, and create simple processes to keep everyone in the loop. Even better, it’s free for life.
Trello is another big name in digital project management, offering a user-friendly way to keep track of projects and participants. The interface uses a Kanban board system that lets you see details at a glance, record notes, and view project completion. When a project is ready for the next step, just drag and drop the card into the appropriate column to update it in real-time.
Office technology keeps evolving. With collaboration tools, cloud tech, and instant communication, meetings may never be the same again — and that’s a good thing!
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