Cloud Video Conferencing Transforms the Workplace and Workstyles

The workplace is changing rapidly. No longer are workers measured based on the amount of time spent sitting at their desks or in their offices. The concept of a defined 9 AM to 5 PM workday also is becoming a relic of the past. Instead, workers are measured based on their performance, and whether their work contributes to bottom-line results.

Workplace and Workstyles Changing Rapidly

One factor is demographic changes in the workforce. Millennials comprise over half of the workforce, and more than one-quarter hold managerial roles. Much has been written about millennials and their desire to use technologies from the consumer world at work; they look for solutions that are easy to use and enable them and their colleagues to be more productive and to engage with customers in new and better ways.

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Mobile That Connects with Customers

Mobile usage continues to skyrocket. Last year, 33 percent of web traffic was generated from mobile devices, a number that is projected to hit 39 percent this year.

The impact of mobile is far-reaching when it comes to how work is performed. A recent study reveals that 44 percent of workers check their mobile devices at least 40 times each day for email and to pick up incoming phone calls. And while the majority of workers indicate mobile improves their productivity and saves them one to two hours a week in time, they also note that they work outside of the office one to two hours every day. And while about one-third believe their mobile devices improve their work-life balances, about the same percentage believe they actually have negative repercussions.

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4 Ways to Stay Healthy When Working From Home [Infographic]

At Davinci we are huge advocates for staying healthy.  Image is everything and you always want to be your best self.  So we put together an infographic with 4 ways to stay healthy when working from home.

 

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How to Master the Art of the Elevator Pitch

Most sales pitches don’t take place in a prearranged meeting space. Frequent opportunities to make a sales pitch are brief and bound to happen unexpectedly.

You never know when you might be bumping shoulders with potential high-profile investors or clients, whether it’s at a convention, networking event, or simply a location that’s always brimming with business activity. For this reason, every entrepreneur should have a detailed business plan, and with that includes a well-crafted elevator pitch.

What is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is an extremely brief and incredibly persuasive sales speech or presentation and an effective sales tool that all entrepreneurs should have ready.

Imagine the length of an elevator ride, approximately 30 seconds. This is the length of time you have to make a strong impression while communicating all of the most important and interesting aspects of your business, providing just enough information to communicate you have a solution, but leaving enough questions unanswered to prompt your audience to make inquiries themselves.

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Davinci 101: Same-Day Meeting Room Booking for the Mobile Entrepreneur

Davinci Virtual 101s

Business moves faster today than it ever has. Digital communication technologies and search engines have helped businesses to connect and align their business goals more easily than in any previous decade. Adam is a mobile entrepreneur. Working out of his home, Adam uses virtual office services to maintain a professional business address, a live receptionist team to keep his business running smoothly, and meeting room rental services to close deals and maintain a personal relationship with current and potential clients. Adam not only keeps pace with business in today’s world, he’s staying ahead.

Quite often as Adam is working on leads and following up with clients, the need to set up meetings on short notice presents itself. Without a permanent meeting space, Adam uses Davinci Meeting Rooms to book conference rooms by the hour, and due to Davinci’s ability to provide rooms on a next-day or even same-day basis, Adam is able to satisfy his clients’ demands in impressive fashion.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for Small Businesses

Individuals normally look to the beginning of each New Year to make resolutions for personal improvement—to lose weight, to spend more time with one’s partner or family, to manage finances better, to learn a new language, to run a marathon…the list could go on for pages. Sometimes these initiatives are successful; sometimes they fail within a few weeks of the New Year.

New Year’s resolutions are also good for businesses. Taking a moment to reflect on the past year and consider new ideas and strategies for the coming year is a great exercise for every business—particularly small businesses. Well-thought business resolutions can help companies improve productivity, lower costs, and fuel growth.

Davinci offers easily attainable goals and is a great resolution starting point for many small businesses. To seed your thinking, here are 10 resolutions that you might want to consider for 2015; we’re calling it the list of “no mores….”

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Working from Your Home Away from Home

There is no doubt that nearly everyone has benefited from the many advancements in technology. For example, the availability of instant information has lent itself to more progressive attitudes about more flexible working environments.

Company Benefits
It goes without saying that most everyone finds working from home and other locations to be a great benefit. The time and cost savings on commuting adds up enormously over time. Now that technology has made it possible to communicate on a 24/7 basis, business people like us can work from anywhere.

Get a Room
Working from home, as much as we like it – is not always feasible. Sometimes we need to take meetings or have extra tech conveniences handy. For example, LCD screens or projectors for presentations. Davinci has that covered and we can get a room as big as necessary. With full business services, prospective clients may not even realize that the space is not your permanent office.

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How to Do Your Job Without Your Boss Hovering Around

A lot of people don’t like their jobs because of their bosses and if they could do their job without ever seeing him, there would be no love lost. Most workers spend a lot of time preparing for their careers by attending school, getting internships and finally graduating to the big leagues and getting their experience on the job. They want to be comfortable on the job for which they have prepared so hard.

There is a simple formula for doing your job without seeing your boss. Do your work to the best of your ability and your boss will have little reason to hover over your workstation. I know a savvy lady who learned early on that her job as a substitute teacher was constantly being scrutinized.

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Putting The Free Into Freelancing

Working as a freelancer can be an amazing opportunity to enjoy both your job and your free time. Working at the hours which suit you and being able to plan your work around your life instead of vice versa is a luxury that many people cannot even imagine. However, working in freelancing is not all fun and games. When you are working from your home, it can be hard to stay on task and motivated and easy to lay on the couch eating cheese cubes and watching Sex and the City reruns. Once a freelancer gets a great rhythm for their work going, however, the possibilities for uses of free time are endless.

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Working from Home: Pros versus Cons

Working from home isn’t for everyone, but thanks to improved technology, it is a new possibility for more people than ever before. These pros and cons will help you decide if working at home is right for you.

Pros:

1. Manage your own schedule: Avoid having to give up all the best concerts and hangouts, just because of an inconvenient work schedule. Work when you want to work, and take back control of your day.

2. No commuting: Some people sit in a car, bus, or subway for an hour or two every day. Spend that time doing something else, like catching up on sleep.

3. Save money: Gas, lunches out, and a professional wardrobe are just some of the expenses you can totally shrink by working from home.

4. Workplace variety: You can work in a home office, at the kitchen table, or at the coffee house down the street. Find a place with wireless Internet access, and you’re set!

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