I’ve written previously about a huge adoption lag many businesses face being an educational gap between traditional web conferences and modern (dare I say, contemporary) video conferencing.
Videonor is delighted to welcome Eivind Lillebø at Videonor Norway. Eivind is an enthousiast sales professional with lots of experience as a videoconferecing user, which helps him in understanding the needs of our customers. He has been working in the finance sector, both banking and insurance and until recently as advisor in corporate financing at Sparebanken Sogn Og Fjordane.
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Videonor is delighted to welcome Thomas Holm at Videonor Sweden. Thomas is a result-driven sales professional with 25 years experience in Sales and Channel/Sales Management. He has been working in the videoconferencing industry at Tandberg, Cisco, Seevia and more recently as consultant, helping video partners with business development, sales and marketing.
Videonor is delighted to welcome Tim Bordieri to the US team. Tim graduated with a BA from Vanderbilt University in 2014 and worked as a recruiter since then at Wicked Staffing Solutions. Now moving into a new role at Videonor and looking forward to putting his social skills and experience to the test in a more sales driven career.
Many businesses have relied on physical face time for many years and that has become synonymous with appearing to be more productive and taking your work more seriously. For anyone on a team, physical face to face contact means that you are dedicating yourself to your job and your boss. It means that you care about first impressions or how you present yourself to the corporate world. Businesses will also judge you on your attire when you are working in an office. To maintain a look that is presentable and professional gives the impression to your boss that you care about what you do. You are telling him or her that you are in charge and that you are capable of solving problems when they arise. If you have a look that is more casual, you will be perceived as someone who does not care about the job. Just as it is important to look professional, it really matters that the work itself is of outstanding quality.
“We have a really busy sales pit and I don’t want our prospects to see that.”
“I don’t want people to see I’m working from home and my cat is on my lap.”
“I despise being on camera, so I don’t think I’d like video chatting with a prospect.”
Over the past few months at Videonor, these are some of the obstacles people have shared about why they are hesitant to use video.
The most common length of meetings in the United States is somewhere between 31 and 60 minutes. Many take longer, with 25% of meetings lasting 1-1.5 hours, 16% taking 1.5-2 hours, 13% lasting between 2-4 hours and 10% taking 4 hours or more. No matter how long or short your meeting, one of the biggest challenges any speaker faces is holding the attention of their audience from start to finish. So when minds start to wander, how can you re-engage your audience?
From training sessions to presentations - in-person or via videoconference - it’s always a challenge for speakers to hold the attention of their audience. Common signs you’re losing your audience include negative body language, a lack of two-way communication and interaction, use of mobile phones or talking with other attendees. When you start noticing these warning signs, how can you salvage the meeting?
6 ways to regain audience attention:
I love coffee. In fact, as I write this, I’m sitting in my favorite Boston coffee shop and I can’t help but remember the days when I spent most of my days working at coffee shops. I was 22, beat the recession, and had landed the kind of job that dreams were made of– sales, working with some of largest tech brands in the business. I could live nearly anywhere I wanted in the US, was paid well, and, best part of all, I worked from home nearly every day.