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7 Things to Avoid So that you can Run More Effective Meetings

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 11:43:00 AM / by Ed Morgan - Head of Marketing & Communications posted in Collaboration, Meeting Room Productivity, Montage for Meetings

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Meetings tends to dominate the working day and there are, on average, around 11 million business meetings each and every day. They come in a variety of sizes and are organised for many reasons: reviews, brainstorming, planning, idea generation, information transfer and even meetings about meetings.

Meetings are also costly affairs: just think what it costs to bring 6 people into a meeting for an hour and a half; think also of the opportunity cost of that 90 mins, that is - what else could those 6 people be doing during that period.

When we bring people together, it's imperative that that time is as productive and effective as humanly possible. 

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 7 easy-to-implement changes that will start you on your way to maximum meeting room productivity. 

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Remote Working, Wireless Presentation & Collaboration from Distance

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2016 10:59:00 AM / by Ed Morgan - Head of Marketing & Communications posted in Collaboration, wireless presentation system, Montage for Meetings, Remote Working

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Something that all-too-often gets neglected from meeting room considerations around wireless presentation ... the question "What if somebody can't make it to the meeting?" Can she still contribute and, importantly, collaborate with the others in the room?  

We could always email them the minutes of the meeting but all context is lost Or we could get somebody to record the meeting and send them the video but contribution is at a minimum. Or, perhaps we could get them to dial in to the meeting through a video call? Then can they share content?

In this post we take a look at how Montage can be used to help teams like yours collaborate across distances. 

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Take Killer Meeting Notes for More Effective Meetings

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by Ed Morgan - Head of Marketing & Communications posted in Meeting Room Productivity, Montage for Meetings

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Meetings have outcomes, on this we can all agree - meetings don't take place in a vacuum (or in a Roomba for that matter...), there's a reason to have a meeting and whatever the meeting was for, it probably doesn't end at the culmination of the meeting itself - so you're going to need to take meeting notes.

Whether to ensure actions are followed up on or to guarantee accuracy of what was agreed – and everything in-between, meeting notes are essential. Why just take meeting notes when you could be taking super, amazing, incredible, killer meeting notes! So, follow these tips to rev up your note-taking technique and make sure you’re getting the most from your meetings!

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Here's How You Run Better Meetings

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2016 11:41:47 AM / by Eddie posted in Meeting Room Productivity, Montage for Meetings

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We all want better meetings.According to the guys at Altalassia, of the 62 Meetings attended monthly by employees, 31 Hours are spent unproductively. And that comes at a cost: an estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings.

It's evident we're meeting lots but it's clear we need to learn to meet smarter. Here we explore 5 simple things you start changing that will make your meetings more productive and effective. 

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Montage Wireless Presentation System Debuts at World Of Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2015 3:16:00 PM / by Eddie posted in workplace collaboration tools, wireless presentation system, Montage for Meetings

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The Montage team were in Birmingham, England for the annual World of Learning exhibition, bringing together the biggest and best of learning technologies. Held at the NEC, this was a chance for us to get the Montage box out of the building and in front of learning technology professionals.

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