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If you're convinced the Meeting Owl is the right solution for your team's needs, but you aren't sure how to convince your boss, office manager, or IT manager to make the investment, use these talking points to guide your conversation.
Meetings are a necessary part of any team's workflow. If you work on a hybrid team -- one where some team members work remotely and some work co-located in an office -- it can be difficult remote meeting attendees to feel like they're a part of the conversation. Between lagging WiFi, side conversations taking place at the conference room table, and illegible whiteboard notes being shared outside of the webcam's field of vision, it can be hard to know as a remote meeting attendee how or when to jump into the conversation.
We found that, during hybrid team meetings, in-room meeting participants speak for 66% of the time, versus remote meeting participants who speak only 21% of the time, and 5% of meeting time is spent on interruptions and participants talking over one another.
With the Meeting Owl, remote participants get an immersive video conferencing experience, where they can see and hear everything that's going on in the room. This helps remote attendees feel more included and able to participants in the conversation, while helping in-room attendees acknowledge and make more space for remote attendees to speak.
See what we mean?
The Meeting Owl serves as the microphone, speaker, and camera for your virtual meetings, and it's compatible with the video conferencing software you already use to hold them, such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, or BlueJeans. There's no software to download and install before getting started with the Meeting Owl. Instead, you simply plug in the Meeting Owl's power cable into an outlet and USB cable into your computer, launch your video conferencing software, as select the Meeting Owl as your meeting's video and audio sources. It's as easy as that.
For recurring hybrid team meetings, such as virtual brainstorms or daily stand-ups, meetings must be as productive as possible, given how much time and resource regular meetings cost for your organization. The Meeting Owl allows remote participants to clearly see other participants, meeting slides, and the conference room whiteboard, eliminating the need for wasting time repeating sentences or interrupting teammates.
Owl Labs offers free two-day shipping and a generous 30-day return policy, so your boss can purchase the Meeting Owl, test out how it works for your team for a couple of weeks, and return it for a full refund if it's not the right solution. (Although we hope it's the right solution!)
With the Meeting Owl, you and your team will be able to hold meetings that are more inclusive for all team members. Plus, it's easy to set up and get started. You'll be having more productive meetings in no time!
The Meeting Owl uses intelligent robotics in its Owl Intelligence System (OIS)™ to sense where people in the conference room are speaking so it can automatically focus on them to provide better audio and video for meeting participants who aren't in the room. If only one person is speaking or writing on a whiteboard, however, you can use our Camera Lock feature to focus the Meeting Owl on a specific part of the room
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