Pragmatic Conferencing Blog

The Pragmatic Conferencing blog is where business owners, organization leaders, and software users can find practical advice on video collaboration, web conferencing, and virtual meetings. Our goal is to help you collaborate easier and more effectively.

Video Conferencing hardware for your office.

What’s in Your Video Conferencing Hardware Toolbox?

March 16, 2016

It takes the right tools to do a job properly. A carpenter wouldn’t use a monkey wrench any more effectively than a plumber would use high-grit sandpaper. Conferencing is no different. Depending on the room, audience, medium and personal preferences, you’re going to want the right tools in your toolbox… Read More

polycom realpresence trio 8800 conference phone

Is the RealPresence Trio 8800 the Best Conference Phone Ever? [Review]

March 10, 2016

Already known for their industry-leading products, Polycom’s latest release could be the best conference room phone to date. Seriously. It’s called the RealPresence Trio 8800. As a conferencing provider, we were pretty excited when we got our first one to play with. We actually had to stop our staff from opening it on… Read More

when to upgrade your Conference room phone

5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your Conference Room Phone

February 24, 2016

When Polycom released their first SoundStation conference room phone, it completely changed the business telecommunications landscape. That was back in 1992, when Aladdin topped the box office and “Baby Got Back” was a Billboard No. 1 hit. Remember Sir Mix-A-Lot? Since then, Polycom’s succeeded in their vision to transform the… Read More

Conferencing can be frustrating

7 Conferencing Frustrations & How to Avoid Them

February 18, 2016

Conferencing has radically changed the way people communicate. Whether it’s seeing each other via face-to-face on video, or hearing stunningly clear audio, or hosting a webinar for hundreds remotely, conferencing has made amazing advances in connecting businesses to people. So everyone’s happy, right? The state of internet conferencing is so… Read More

What to wear to a video conference

What to Wear for Your Next Video Conference Interview

February 9, 2016

Video conferences are steadily increasing as a preferred method of business communication for recruiters. In fact, 87% more people use video conferencing today than they did two years ago. But, as the industry continues to grow, one area of confusion for many professionals is what to wear during a video… Read More

Peter Bean At TEAM Polycom

7 Takeaways from TEAM Polycom 2016

January 19, 2016

Last week, from January 12th to 15th, Polycom held their annual TEAM Polycom event in Nashville, Tennessee. Thousands of professionals roamed the Gaylord Opryland resort, learning about how Polycom plans to “Change the Game” in the conferencing world in 2016 and I was delighted to be one of them. I… Read More