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Smart conferencing

  1. 1. Smarter Conference Calling<br />
  2. 2. Your workforce is increasingly dispersed<br /> Global companies<br /> Sub-contract work to individuals or other organisations<br />You need to collaborate more <br /> Increasing productivity<br />The ‘old’ collaboration tools don’t work any more<br /> Corridor conversations<br /> Point to point calls or conferences<br /> Team A in one room calling Team B in another room<br />Global Collaboration<br />2/8/2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. New collaboration tools needed<br /> Conference calling<br /> Web conferencing<br /> Personal video calling<br />We’re collaborating more than ever<br />2/8/2011<br />3<br />SOURCE: “HOW WE WORK: COMMUNICATION TRENDS OF BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL. PLANTRONICS 2010”<br />
  4. 4. “YES!!! I HAVE EIGHT HOURS OF CONFERENCE CALLS TODAY!!!”<br />A mixed blessing<br />2/8/2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly<br />The Benefits<br /> Improved productivity <br /> Reduced travel costs<br /> Reduced environmental impact<br />The Downsides<br /> Joining the call (re-joining the call)<br />Poor audio quality <br /> Increased complexity<br /> Are you really engaged?<br /> Are you dressed?<br />5<br />2/8/2011<br />
  6. 6. Imagine a smart application that<br /> Identified conference calls in your diary<br /> Joined the meeting automatically<br /> Instantly re-connected dropped calls<br />Plantronics Instant Meeting <br /> Powerful, multi-platform application<br /> Ideal for mobile professional<br /> Simplifies joining conference calls whilst on the move<br />Joining conference calls the smart way<br />2/8/2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Up to 90% of employees work outside the office at some point<br />Increasingly offices are open plan spaces<br />High levels of background noise negatively impact a call<br />Vpro – for the mobile professional<br />Savi office or Encore Pro - for the office worker<br />Make every call sound like you are in the office<br />2/8/2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Getting engaged?<br />Tone of Voice 38%<br />Message 13%<br />Message 7%<br />Body Language<br />55%<br />Tone of Voice 87%<br />Face To Face: Mehrabian, A. (1971). Silent messages. Wadsworth, Belmont, California. <br />Telephone: Mehrabian, Albert & Morton Wiener (1967): Decoding of inconsistent communications. <br />Journal of personality and social psychology 6(1): 109-114. <br />
  9. 9. Meeting etiquette rules apply<br /> Have a clear objective <br /> Be on time<br /> Distribute material<br /> Reference it clearly<br />Speak with impact<br /> Engage a remote audience<br /> Maximise your voice potential<br />Speech Impact is ideal for mobile professionals, office workers and home workers<br />Make your meeting smart – get the etiquette right<br />2/8/2011<br />9<br />23% gave full attention<br />27% were doing ‘other work’<br />13% surfed the internet<br />8% were NOT fully dressed<br />Source: Speed Lead, Kevan Hall, 2009<br />
  10. 10. Increased collaboration has caused increased complexity<br /> Endpoints<br /> Communication channels<br />The Plantronics Calisto simplifies<br /> Reduce desktop clutter in home office<br /> Home office desk often shared space<br /> Private office desk<br /> Calisto with mic clip is ideal for video conferencing <br />Communication<br /> Clear indication of when your microphone is mutes <br /> Clear ability to mute or unmute microphone quickly<br />Calisto P800 is ideal for office workers with a private space, and home workers<br />Lets make it simple<br />2/8/2011<br />10<br />
  11. 11. We’ve evolved to a new way of working<br />Collaboration with remote colleagues is now firmly entrenched<br />For the best collaboration solutions, one-size does not fit all<br /> Right device for right work style and work space <br /> Plantronics portfolio makes conference calling smarter<br />Collaboration. Simplified.<br />2/8/2011<br />11<br />
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