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Online meeting etiquette – How to attend an online meeting from home

20 July 2017  |   by Annika Haataja   |   No comments

Today, online meetings are an extremely common way to collaborate. Even so, even the most skilled meeting guru should not forget to consider the online meeting etiquette. We all must have seen the viral video of the live BBC World News interview which was interrupted when the interviewee’s toddler ran into the room. All to get to get daddy’s attention, followed by a baby wobbling into the room in a walker. They were followed by a shocked woman who somehow managed to encourage the kids to leave the room. Even though all of us viewers found this extremely hilarious and entertaining, surely it’s hard to laugh when it happens to you. So, as a recap a few months later, what did we actually learn after all the hype?

Drum online meeting etiquette tips will reduce confusion

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How to run a fun meeting

18 July 2017  |   by Annika Haataja   |   No comments

A ‘fun meeting’ sounds like a foreign phrase, doesn’t it? The thought about attending a corporate meeting rarely brings a smile to anyone’s face or excitement of any kind. The feeling resembles more of the time at school when you had to sit still as the teacher as talking away while all the pupils were either dozing off or too hyper to stay put. When the topic is nothing of an interest to you, you simply didn’t listen.

One major issue about corporate meetings is the fact that the attendees often would prefer to do something else. Basically anything that wouldn’t require 30-60 minutes of listening or something which “could have been covered with a simple email”. How often have you heard this sentence or thought about it yourself? With our following tips you don’t ever have to hear those words again, as you will forever be the master of a fun meeting!

A fun meeting is not a myth at Drum

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How every company can benefit from video conferencing

13 July 2017  |   by Annika Haataja   |   No comments

Even though video conferencing has become a norm for a great amount of companies, there are still many out there who don’t believe their company can benefit from such a collaboration tool. Either they think they have a better software in use already of they simply don’t see any reason to use web meeting tools in their every-day business. If you fall into the second group of people, you should also check out the common web conferencing misconception that we have disproved.

Whether you own a small local jewellery shop or you work for a multinational company, we guarantee you can benefit from video conferencing. Not buying it? Hear us out.

Let’s imagine two completely different companies: a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) who sells jewellery and a large digital agency who is about to launch a new application for gym chains to use. Let’s walk you through on how you would benefit from online video conferencing being either manager of the first or the second company.

Drum video conferencing suits all businesses, whether large or small
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Top 12 locations to hold a web meeting in 2017-2018

11 July 2017  |   by Annika Haataja   |   No comments

Best locations to hold a web meeting

The global environment we live in today has made it easy to access different parts of the world: whether it’s for business or for leisure, the destination choices are becoming more and more exotic and extraordinary. People don’t simply just want to travel. They want to explore.

Having all these possible locations and opportunities to travel around the world might make it difficult to schedule your time, especially in terms of work and meetings. It is unlikely that you will be at the office every time there is an important meeting scheduled. You might need to schedule an emergency meeting when you’re on the road yourself, whether you’re a freelancer or a CEO of a large company. Don’t worry, with online meetings you don’t need to reschedule the meeting for when you are back at the dark and dusty office. Only thing you need when hosting a web meeting abroad is a working Internet connection.

It can be really good for you to change the scenery once in a while for meetings: when you’re in a different environment you will most likely see things in a new light and maybe even be more productive. You can also try make the most of the meetings in the regular office environment.

We have listed the 12 best locations to hold a meeting from July 2017 to June 2018. These locations will definitely make all the other meeting attendees jealous! Try a new place each month and see the difference after a year. Did you become more productive? Did you create new innovative solutions? Or did you at least enjoy the time out of the office?

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