The RoomReady Review – August 2020

The RoomReady Review - August 2020
Vol 5 • August 2020
IN THIS ISSUE
Meet Your New Consultant: The AV Integrator
RoomReady Wins Two Hermes Awards
Best Ways to Lead a Virtual Meeting
LETTER FROM AARON MCARDLE
The AV integrator has long been viewed as merely the “doer” that ensures the hardware and software are in place and the meeting room is up and running. But the integrator should be so much more than simply an installer.

An integrator should be a unique specialist that not only acts as the hardware implementer, but also the AV expert that serves as the bridge to help you make the most of technology platforms.

Perhaps this idea sounds far-fetched. But when it comes to client satisfaction and technology adoption, the consulting AV integrator could be the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful room implementation.

As you think about the design and execution of your meeting rooms, I encourage you to consult your AV integrator for inspiration. Their ideas may both surprise and delight you. 

Sincerely,

Aaron McArdle
CEO, RoomReady 
FEATURED
Meet Your New Consultant: the AV Integrator
The technology has been selected and is ready to be installed. All that’s left is to hire an AV integrator to quickly connect the solution and you’re all set, right? Technically…yes…but are you getting everything you can out of your integrator?

MEETING ROOM FACT OF THE MONTH
22%
feel that productivity is held back by too many cords without purpose.
There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting room design. When evaluating your room, make sure to account for the connection options best suited for your space.
COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENTS
RoomReady CIO, Jay McArdle on the Return-to-Work

Just about every company is asking the question of when, or if, employees should be returning to the office. Check out our recent blog post addressing employees' concerns and how to manage a return-to-work. 

Remote Working: Optimizing a Video-First Culture

The replay of our recent webinar, Remote Working: Optimizing a Video-First Culture, is available.

ROOMREADY IN THE NEWS
RoomReady Wins Two Hermes Awards
We are proud to announce that two of our new marketing tools – a new website and an infographic announcing findings from the company’s first-ever State of the Meeting Room survey – each received a 2020 Hermes Creative Award. 

LATEST MEETING ROOM NEWS
Best Ways to Lead a Virtual Meeting
Leading virtual meetings is a whole new game compared to the in-person meetings we are used to. Check out this AV Magazine article for a few tips on leading great meetings in hybrid settings. 

Virtual Backgrounds for Webex Meetings and Events
Have you tried a new virtual background in a Webex meeting? We love seeing new features on meeting collaboration platforms! Here’s a quick guide for how to use these virtual backgrounds. 

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