People tend to have preconceived opinions about meetings. While some of this may be true, a lot of it is due to the fact that meetings are not conducted efficiently.
According to research by Sauder School of Business, seating arrangements can have a major impact on the way people think. Old school meetings, with their large sober toned rooms, rectangular tables and formal “boardroom” style seating are now slowly making way for a different kind of room, one that fosters collaboration, with technology at the fore.
A simple, yet innovative product like Airtame is simplifying the way meetings are conducted through its path-breaking technology and the ease with which it can be incorporated into any meeting room.
It allows any computer device – regardless of platform – to be connected to a TV screen or projector via WiFi or ethernet, in conjunction with the Airtame app. It takes seconds and two clicks to start streaming your screens, and the same amount of time to pass over the presenting responsibilities to another colleague or device.
Technology is the way to go
Technology is definitely making inroads into meeting rooms and making the process of conducting meetings more dynamic, yet simple. Screens are getting bigger, too, meaning you have all the more opportunity to present in the most engaging ways.
Meetings rooms are changing into smart rooms with temperature sensors, light sensors and more that sense movement and adjust the temperature accordingly as well as the switching on the lights. This not only saves electricity but also helps the company in doing their part when it comes to going green.
Wired solutions are slowly retracting and wireless solutions are taking its place. There are many myths around the effectiveness of wireless working but, truth be told, the technology is improving with momentum. Airtame is one such solution that is leading the way in helping over 10,000 organisations to go wireless. With its really small footprint and innovative approach, a lot of companies like GoMore, Lesara, Summ, RTX, etc. have already adopted Airtame in their offices and meeting rooms for flexibility and ease of use.
Say no to passive meetings
Passive meetings are those in which a presenter goes on with their dry and structured agenda while the attendees listen on. One major reason as to why this is ineffective is that the presenter doesn’t hold the attention of the entire audience. This is due to lack of movement or dynamacy in the presenter.
Having Airtame in the meeting room allows for more freedom because it is a truly wireless solution. Anyone who wishes to present can have the app on their smartphone or laptop and can easily connect to the monitor. Being platform agnostic also works in favor of Airtame.
Active meeting rooms give more importance to opinions and sharing of ideas between the attendees.
If there are several people that need to present, the duration between presentations should be minimal to give a sense of continuity. Here too, Airtame takes care of it since it just requires the current person to disconnect and the next person to connect to the shared network.
A well-ordered meeting room gives a feeling of preparation
Meeting rooms are places where ideas are shared and important decisions are made. Imagine welcoming the members of a meeting to a room completely cluttered with cables. Many organizations still rely on VGA, HDMI, and other cables to connect laptops and other devices to the projector or monitor. This gives the attendees a feeling that there is a lack of preparation.
Airtame is a wireless screen mirroring solution that can easily solve the problem of cable clutter in a meeting room, plus save IT support a lot of time in fixing (and untangling!) them. It requires the software to be present on your device and mirroring to the screen can be completed in a few easy steps.
Plug in the Airtame device to the HDMI port of the screen and select the correct video source. There, you’ll be prompted to download the software on your device, and then it is as easy as connecting it the WiFi network and clicking on the screen mirroring button.
Not only does Airtame allow the opportunity for you to ditch cables, it also allows meeting participants to move around freely with their devices, and not be tethered to the front of a meeting room, awkwardly propped up against the TV due to a short connection cable. Psychologically, the freedom to roam allows any meeting room presenter to establish more presence, and engage better with what might often be procrastinating, disengaged meeting participants.