Make Your Video Meetings Work for ALL Participants – The far-end is now more important than ever before!
Our meeting room experience is changing and evolving as we start to plan our return to the office. The way we work has changed forever and our reliance on video conferencing and collaboration technologies is greater than ever before.
Many of us plan to carry on working from home and will, if we haven’t already, demand more from our set up. Better quality sound and cameras, more consistent reliability and overall a more comfortable and easier to use experience.
And for those returning to the office the meeting room experience will inevitably be a little different than before, with social distancing, limited numbers of people in the room, better booking systems and regular cleaning.
It is important to make meetings work for ALL participants, whether they are in the meeting room or working remotely.
For years we’ve focussed our efforts on making the meeting room work for those in it. We’ve provided Video Conferencing to connect to other colleagues, customers or suppliers, but there were typically more people in the room than on the screen. Our experience of meetings when we start to return to the office is going to be a little different!
With more people working remotely from home, it becomes increasingly important to improve THEIR experience.
So, for our homeworkers…
Improving their experience is key – let them shine!
Give them the confidence, freedom and professional edge to look and sound their best wherever they are.
There are some great personal video conferencing solutions on the market now, designed to do just that, improving the homeworking experience by offering high-performance cameras and premium audio capabilities.
And, for the meeting room itself…
Make sure you give remote participants a great experience by addressing some of the most common meeting room mistakes.
What About Acoustics?
Our ears compensate a lot from what we hear, but microphones don’t. Give the electronics a chance. Echo and reverberation are expensive to eliminate electronically, but relatively low cost using Acoustic treatment. Poor audio at the far-end creates stress and is tiring for the listener. They will contribute more if they are relaxed and can hear as well as see everything.
Be Heard Clearly With Microphones
Everyone needs to be heard so a good quality mic set up will provide just that.
Be Seen Clearly With Lighting
We don’t like talking to silhouettes! Good quality lighting, window blinds and appropriate décor and colours really do help. Fortunately, the world is moving away from whitewashed offices with bold splashes of colour and this favours the camera and Video Conferencing.
And How About Design?
Room design is key and it is important to keep it simple, functional, easy to use and of a high quality to prevent constant support. However, keep it appropriate. Too much can be just, well, too much.
Our focus is on your having successful meetings with successful outcomes.
If a good, all round meeting experience is important to you, then AuDeo can help. We have 20 years’ experience in designing technology into meeting spaces and our approach is appreciated by many customers.
We listen first! Listen to your needs, your desires, must haves, your timescale & your potential budget. We will tailor our design to suit your requirements with the focus on delivering productive meetings for all of your employees with successful outcomes.