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Numbers Are Sexy (Not Cliche)

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on compiling a list of disruptive buzzwords, cliches and phrases that just need to go away. This is due, in part, to the number of press releases, product announcements and industry guru articles that use the same phrases again and again. Reading dozens of releases a day it becomes wearisome […]

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Weekly Reading: The Virtual Reality Edition

Seventy-five megabits per second. Triple what I was getting before. Here’s what I’ll be reading this week: a service-level agreement from my broadband provider. It seems right to expect from an SLA (or the consumer broadband equivalent) more than a couple extra Mbps when you signed up for triple what you were getting before. (Sorry to […]

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Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

For years I’ve been advising people to avoid using colorful names for their conference rooms. For years many haven’t been listening. Whether I visit hotels in Toronto where the rooms are called “Hong Kong”, “Singapore”, “San Francisco” and the like, or visit businesses in Colorado where the rooms are called “Mt. Evans”, “Mt. Shavano” and […]

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The Triangle of Communication in Auditoriums

Auditoriums serve a multitude of communication styles and goals. In our work we see three broad directions of communication that affect auditorium design — hence directing acoustics and technology design. From the platform to the audience. From the audience back to the platform. From the audience to each other. Depending on the use of the […]

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The Value Proposition of Videoconferencing May Have Been a Little Off, but That’s Okay

Have you seen the new TV advertisements for GoToMeeting, the online collaboration tool that most of us have probably used at one time or another? The company is highlighting videoconferencing integration and touting reduced travel as a top benefit. Been there? Done that? I probably don’t need to remind you that post-9/11, extensive travel seemed […]

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