5 Ways To Make Your Meetings More Productive

meetings-arent-what-they-used-to-beThose who have taken a look at their calendar lately know that meetings are on the rise. We have meetings to make plans, to collaborate, and to communicate — all of which becomes even more important as companies add satellite offices and allow employees to work from home.

Still, many employees gripe about wasting valuable time and energy in meetings. And the amount of time wasted is adding up. According to a study by Ovum and join.me by LogMeIn, senior executives lose an average of five full days and 19 hours every year waiting for late meetings to start. As companies try to be more engaging and productive, the way they conduct meetings needs to follow suit. They need to adapt to a younger, more collaborative workforce accustomed to ad hoc and virtual meetings.

Click here to for five ways to make meetings more productive on BusinessInsider.com.

         

The modern workforce needs a new way to meet.

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The modern day workforce has evolved to be highly mobile and consumerized. According to Collaboration 2.0: Death of the Web Conference (As We Know It), 32% of all meetings are now being conducted virtually as a result. And that number will continue to grow alongside the population of millennial professionals.

In fact, respondents ages 26 to 35 are conducting an even greater rate—38% to be exact—of their meetings virtually. Is this just a sign of the times? Sophisticated web conferencing and team collaboration technology has certainly facilitated the growth of virtual meetings, but not to the extent that today’s professional demands.

Click here to read the full article at CIO.com.

         

5 Steps to a BYOA-ready Business - On Demand Webcast

cioToday’s most tuned in-IT pros realize that the technology landscape is changing. Employees have more flexibility than ever, the “Bring-your-own” trend is on the rise and 7X more apps are coming into the workplace than IT even realizes. Reigning in an empowered workforce can seem like an impossible task. Regardless of the size of your organization, if it’s unclear what’s happening on your network – there’s no way to improve it.

This on-demand webcast explores 5 steps to make your business BYOA ready. You have the opportunity to gain back the visibility, security and peace of mind needed to push your business forward, while still maintaining end-user satisfaction.

Interested in learning more? Download your copy today!

         

Rescue Chronicles Webcast Series: Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Please join us on Thursday, September 18th at 2:00PM EST for the first in our new Rescue Chronicles webcast series, featuring special guest, Joe Eaton, Technical Support Specialist for Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Joe will share his experiences in the support department at Make-A-Wish, including how the team has successfully:

  • Cut the time to troubleshoot and solve issues by more than 50%
  • Reduced extra reporting work for the technicians
  • Eliminated unnecessary travel, and frustrating phone-only support

In addition, LogMeIn’s Rescue team will:

  • Share insights into successful support strategies we are seeing in the market
  • Review Rescue’s technician interface for supporting mobile devices
  • Demonstrate the Rescue support experience for both Android and iOS devices

We will close out this interactive session with a live Q&A session where we'll answer your live questions. Don't miss out - register today!

         

Your web conferencing solution is costing you more than five days each year.

5daysHave you ever heard anyone say, "I'm really psyched! I have a ton of meetings today”? Probably not, because in general, meetings are a painful albeit necessary part of everyone's work life.

         

[Webinar] Your Scarcest Resource: Time is money, but few organizations treat it that way

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Companies have elaborate processes for allocating and investing capital. Yet, in contrast, in most organizations, time goes largely unmanaged. Companies are awash in e-communications and teleconferences. Meeting time has skyrocketed. Dysfunctional meeting behavior is on the rise. But formal controls for managing organizational time are rare and there are few consequences when employees waste precious organizational time. As a result, time is squandered and wasted.

Join us today (9/15) at 12:00pm-1:00pm ET for an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, where Bain's Michael Mankins will share a new approach for more effectively managing organizational time, with eight specific practices. Michael Mankins is the leader of Bain's Organization practice in the Americas and co-author of the Harvard Business Review Article, "Your Scarcest Resource."

Click here to register!

         

The world of collaboration just got a little bigger

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With millions of users and 100+% y/y growth, join.me represents our most popular and fastest growing product. Its speed and simplicity have quickly won over legions of fans across North America, the UK and ANZ.  And this week, we’re taking some key steps to bring this same great experience to a global audience.  We've just rolled out new French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese versions of join.me, as well as local language PC, Mac and mobile apps, while kicking off a significant marketing push in Europe and Latin America.

If you're new to join.me or curious as to the drivers behind its success, the story -- like the product -- is pretty quick and easy.  As workers ourselves, most of us would recognize the impact that mobile working – more broadly flexible working – has had on our meeting habits.  It's not just that more of our meetings are virtual -- they are -- but more importantly the volume and types of virtual meetings we’re all having are rapidly changing.  Sure we still have formal, pre-scheduled boardroom-style meetings, but we're also more frequently collaborating on-the fly with small groups or even 1-1.  While most of the big web conferencing products were built to replicate formal, prearranged meetings, join.me was created with a completely different mindset – one that we believe is a better fit for today’s on-the-fly, impromptu meetings that very often blur physical and virtual lines.

This might be a big reason why there were 27 million join.me meetings in 2013, alone.  But don't take our word for it.  If you've never tried join.me, or if you're tired of meetings that consistently start 10-15 minutes late while everyone desperately tries to connect to the web conference, give it try...in English or Français or Deutsch or Português or Español or Nederlands or Italiano.

         

join.me Goes to HubSpot's INBOUND 2014

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LogMeIn and the join.me team will be at HubSpot’s INBOUND 2014 on September 15-18 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. As a sponsor of the event, we have several cool things going on that we want everyone to know about.

First, join.me will be used to host all of the HubSpot Deep Dive sessions -- meaning session attendees can see the tool in action by joining the online meeting via their laptop or mobile device! This won't be the only way to see join.me in action - be sure to catch a product demo on the INBOUND Live Stage in Club INBOUND.

Next,  Our VP of Product Marketing, Matt Duffy, will be leading a breakout session titled, “Leads vs. Trials: A case study on when you need content marketing and when you don't," on Thursday, Sept. 18th at 10:30AM-11:15AM, where he will be sharing some tips and tricks to implementing a content marketing strategy that shifts the focus away from trials and more toward leads.

Last but not least, stop by the join.me booth in the Sponsor Showcase for some cool giveaways and more info on how you can enter to win a vacation package in our #5Days Dream Getaway sweepstakes!

We’re extremely excited to showcase join.me’s speed and simplicity to the thousands of sales and marketing attendees at INBOUND - we hope to see you there!

         

LOGMEIN TO PRESENT AT THE 2014 DEUTSCHE BANK TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 LogMeIn’s Director of Investor Relations, Rob Bradley, will present at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV. Details around the session are as follows:

2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference

  • Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
  • Remarks: 1:50 PM ET/10:50 AM PDT
  • Location: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas , 3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • Speaker: Rob Bradley, Director of Investor Relations

The presentation will be webcast live on the investor relations section of the company’s website at https://investor.logmein.com/and will be available for 90 days after the live presentation. For more information, please contact me at 781-897-1301 or rbradley@LogMeIn.com.

         

[Webinar] Monetizing the Bring Your Own App Revolution

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IT service providers are underestimating the scale of the “bring-your-own-app” trend by 7X. On average, employees are bringing 21 apps into businesses today, often without the knowledge or approval of business leaders, let alone the control of their managed service provider. Often, MSPs are hesitant to manage cloud apps due to concerns for security of data and corporate information in the cloud, or a lack of control of managing these applications. This is a trend that cannot be ignored, and service providers that get out in front of the trend will not only help their clients maintain productivity with today’s empowered workforce, but can also monetize their business.

Join us on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET for a live webcast where LogMeIn's Senior Director of Products, John Purcell, and VP of Channel Development, Ted Roller, will review the findings from our recent research and highlight the challenges and opportunities for IT service providers. As an attendee, you will:

  • Gain valuable insight into the true scale and impact of BYOA
  • Learn how to strengthen your role as a strategic partner
  • Acquire key tactical steps to create services and drive new revenue from BYOA

Don't waste any time. Register today! https://www.brighttalk.com/r/PcJ