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Why are businesses so bad at internal communication...and how to fix it

Why are businesses so bad at internal communication...and how to fix it

We’ve all heard the words, “Communication is key” ad-nauseum, so why then is communication in the workplace one of the biggest bug-bears and how are some employers still getting it badly wrong when we have more technology geared towards communication than ever before?

By: Sophie Thomas
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4 ways to engage your remote employees

4 ways to engage your remote employees

With telecommuting rapidly increasing, it is essential that employees are communicating well and maintaining high levels of engagement with their employer. So, how do you keep your remote workers informed, engaged and progressing their skills, whilst understanding their needs and assessing their development at a distance? 

By: Ben Waugh
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10 reasons you NEED a polling app in your employee comms meetings…

10 reasons you NEED a polling app in your employee comms meetings…

General election fever is upon the UK. Various polls will be aiming to give the population a projection of how things might go. Contesting parties will be looking for a steer as to what is working, or where focus is required in the lead up to polling day on June 8th. The accuracy of these various opinion polls has rightly been called into question following some recent ‘shock’ results. Fortunately for businesses, there is a much more effective way to gather meaningful insights to base their decisions upon.

By: Peter Eyre
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Can a polling app transform your Internal Communications?

Can a polling app transform your Internal Communications?

In today’s times of political uncertainty, particularly with Brexit looming, the old adage of “change is a constant” has never been truer.  For businesses, change can be exciting and can open new opportunities for growth and development but, without effective change management and communication, it can be nothing short of disastrous.

By: Robbie Vigers
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Meetoo Product Manager reveals all on new updates 

Meetoo Product Manager reveals all on new updates 

With the new Meetoo updates happening this week, I decided to grab a couple of minutes with the Meetoo Product Manager, Matt Kelly, to discuss what this next release means for our customers. 

By: Ben Waugh
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Meetoo update May 2017: What’s New and FAQs…

Meetoo update May 2017: What’s New and FAQs…

To mark the latest release to the Meetoo platform and app, we thought we’d share a quick run-down of what it means for users and share some links to resources for further information. We’ve also gazed into our crystal ball to predict the most likely FAQ’s. Admittedly relying on psychic ability to predict your FAQ’s is not a fool proof system so we will commit to updating this blog article as we receive any real ones...

By: Peter Eyre
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9 things Star Wars has taught our business...

9 things Star Wars has taught our business...

As it’s May the 4th and a large proportion of our team are self-confessed Star Wars geeks, we decided to reflect on what Star Wars has taught our business…

By: Peter Eyre
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Can Collaborative Learning Be a Benefit to Students

Can Collaborative Learning Be a Benefit to Students

The aim of education is to provide students with the skills they will need for later life.  Yet according to a study by the National Careers Service, many employers are seeking candidates with certain soft skills and find them absent.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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Crystal Interactive Meetings Partners With Meetoo

Crystal Interactive Meetings Partners With Meetoo

Meetoo, the real-time messaging and polling app for meetings and educational events, has formed a partnership with audience engagement specialist Crystal Interactive Meetings, that will see Crystal providing a comprehensive customer support service.

By: Peter Eyre
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How Technology Ensures That The Lecture Remains At The Core Of Education

How Technology Ensures That The Lecture Remains At The Core Of Education

The first University in the Western Hemisphere was founded at Fez in Morocco in 1059, followed by Bologna in 1088 and Oxford in 1096. Ever since, lecturing has been the predominant form of teaching.

By: Mark Beilby
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Town Halls, Engagement and Meetoo

Town Halls, Engagement and Meetoo

Town Hall Meetings have become a staple of global management. The purpose of a Town Hall Meeting is to give a voice to the many and to inform the decision making of the few by soliciting the broadest possible range of opinions.

By: Mark Beilby
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Four reasons why students love Meetoo

Four reasons why students love Meetoo

From student research UCLan conducted using Meetoo, we know that all students said they enjoyed using Meetoo in class with 92% feeling their understanding of the lecture improved with the use of Meetoo.

By: Amie Fletcher
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How you can improve your work environment for the multiple-generational workplace

How you can improve your work environment for the multiple-generational workplace

As the millennial generation becomes a much larger part of the global workforce alongside their colleagues of generation x and baby boomers, employers need to consider how they will keep their intergenerational workplace engaged.

By: Ben Waugh
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Lumi Technologies (now Meetoo) completes sale of  a majority stake in Lumi AGM

Lumi Technologies (now Meetoo) completes sale of a majority stake in Lumi AGM

On April 4th 2017, Lumi Technologies completed the sale of a majority stake in its operating subsidiary Lumi AGM to the Private Equity Group Vespa Capital.

By: Mark Beilby
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Does Educational Technology Spell the End of the Traditional Textbook?

Does Educational Technology Spell the End of the Traditional Textbook?

Educators have long known that students learn the most when they are immersed in a subject and that merely presenting them with a textbook or making them listen to a lesson doesn’t get the best results. This is likely at the core of the enthusiastic uptake of new technology in the classroom to offer a better learning experience for students of all aptitudes. But does this new technology mean that the textbook will soon be obsolete?

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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3 workplace behaviours that you cannot ignore

3 workplace behaviours that you cannot ignore

Research suggests that younger generations are ambitious and will job-hop to find new career challenges. Considering this, it is more important than ever that organisations focus on how they will appeal to future generations and keep hold of talented employees. Can you afford to lose great talent, year on year?

By: Ben Waugh
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How Neo-Millennials Learn Best

How Neo-Millennials Learn Best

We have all become vaguely familiar with the term ‘millennials’ to describe the age group in their teens and twenties. But now the term ‘neo-millennials’ is being used to describe those born after 1995.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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Show them they're valued... a history lesson from the 90's

Show them they're valued... a history lesson from the 90's

Things have changed, and whilst yes, some old tech can still ‘do the job’, up to date options are both expected and can offer so much more...

By: Peter Eyre
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If you don’t revise, you shall not pass

If you don’t revise, you shall not pass

JRR Tolkien conceived the first words for The Hobbit when staring at a blank page of an exam he was marking. Continuing with that theme, there is a famous scene from the first film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship Of The Ring) in which Gandalf the wizard is facing a formidable enemy on a narrow bridge.

By: Neil Pickles
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RAID 2017 - How technology can amplify levels of engagement and insight

RAID 2017 - How technology can amplify levels of engagement and insight

RAID, Europe’s leading Conference on the nature, scale and impact of technological change, was held in Paris between March 13th-15th. Meetoo participated in a debate as to how technological innovation can amplify levels of engagement and insight.

By: Mark Beilby
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10 Reasons you need a Polling App in your training sessions…

10 Reasons you need a Polling App in your training sessions…

The arrival of polling apps has transformed the landscape meaning that live polling and text based discussion have become an expected feature of the modern training environment. Here’s why…

By: Peter Eyre
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Making the Most of that Eight Seconds

Making the Most of that Eight Seconds

Keeping students engaged and interested in a lecture topic has always been a challenge, even for the most experienced of the educators. According to the research, generation Z have an attention span of just eight seconds; still, with student engagement being central to student learning and growth, doing it right is vital.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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4 Essential Elements for Effective Training Sessions

4 Essential Elements for Effective Training Sessions

For any training to be justified it must add value to an organization and to individual employee's continued learning and development. Considering the associated costs, tangible results are a must. So what are the effective steps to implementing a kick-ass training session that really delivers?

By: Ben Waugh
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What I learnt at Accelerating Digital Transformation 2017

What I learnt at Accelerating Digital Transformation 2017

My husband recently gave me an Alexa (an Echo Dot) for my birthday, I was pretty excited about this, until I found out it doesn’t (yet) connect with my Sonos.

By: Amie Fletcher
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The Key to Adding Value within Training Sessions Lies with the Smartphone

The Key to Adding Value within Training Sessions Lies with the Smartphone

For many corporations the ultimate aim of training is to make more money. Of course it’s also about optimising performance, motivating staff and all the other side benefits. But how do you reduce your costs and improve the outcomes and experience of the training session?

By: Jon Fowler
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Meetoo Declares an Amnesty for Clickers

Meetoo Declares an Amnesty for Clickers

Meetoo, a global leader in real-time audience engagement, has declared an amnesty for ‘Clickers’ the outdated numeric keypads otherwise known as audience or student response systems.

By: Peter Eyre
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What Does an Instantaneous World Mean for Your Workplace?

What Does an Instantaneous World Mean for Your Workplace?

There is a growing demand and trend for everything to become quicker or instant within our lives. But how will this employee behaviour impact your workplace?

By: Ben Waugh
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The Surprising Reason Why Students Leave

The Surprising Reason Why Students Leave

I have spoken many times in front of audiences ranging from a few to many 100s of people. So why did I feel so nervous as I prepared to deliver my first webinar?

By: Mick Wood
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5 Effective Ways to Use Meetoo in the Lecture Theatre

5 Effective Ways to Use Meetoo in the Lecture Theatre

Large classes present a number of challenges for many lecturers. Students typically sit back in spacious lecture theatres while the lecturer in front of them attempts to impart knowledge and generate enthusiasm for the lecture topic.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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“Involve me and I understand” - Harnessing Technology to Drive Student Engagement

“Involve me and I understand” - Harnessing Technology to Drive Student Engagement

The Taoist Lao-Tze wrote, “Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." This aphorism is especially pertinent to the current debate concerning education in the West.

By: Mark Beilby
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Falling out of love… with your audience response system provider?

Falling out of love… with your audience response system provider?

Have mobile apps made audience response systems redundant? Will 2017 be your turning point?

By: Peter Eyre
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5 interesting facts about Valentine's Day that will surprise you

5 interesting facts about Valentine's Day that will surprise you

As attention turns towards Valentine's Day, I came across 5 interesting facts about the celebration that are quite astonishing...

By: Ben Waugh
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Why our customers fell in love with Meetoo…

Why our customers fell in love with Meetoo…

Keeping in theme with valentine's Day - here are some reasons why our customers fell in love with Meetoo...

By: Ben Waugh
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BETT 2017 – We’ve come a long way in a year!

BETT 2017 – We’ve come a long way in a year!

Returning to BETT last week, a year on from our launch into the education sector at BETT 2016, I was extremely proud of just how far we’ve come as a team and how much we have learnt in the process.

By: Jon Fowler
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Virtual Meetings: Convenience vs. Interaction

Virtual Meetings: Convenience vs. Interaction

Is it the convenience of virtual meetings that makes them so appealing? Are face-to-face meetings still valued in the digital age? Read the blog to find out...

By: Ben Waugh
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Will virtual reality become part of everyday life?

Will virtual reality become part of everyday life?

The Meetoo team experienced the virtual reality world and discussed the future of VR. The question is, will virtual reality become our reality?

By: Ben Waugh
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You too are invited to Meetoo at Bett 2017

You too are invited to Meetoo at Bett 2017

Calling all educators… You are invited to join Meetoo at the world’s leading education technology event in London. We’ve got lots to tell you.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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6 ways to avoid the January blues in your workplace

6 ways to avoid the January blues in your workplace

Is your workplace still feeling the January blues? Well, here are our 6 tips to increase the engagement in your workplace and to motivate your employees.

By: Ben Waugh
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Have a merry Meetoo Christmas and enjoy the Christmas Quiz!

Have a merry Meetoo Christmas and enjoy the Christmas Quiz!

Both our Meetoo and Lumi teams have had a very busy year and have enjoyed every moment of the past 12 months.

By: Ben Waugh
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Bringing interactive storybooks to life in the classroom

Bringing interactive storybooks to life in the classroom

I was thrilled to see Ian Livingstone’s keynote speech at this years’ ALT-C conference* since he has been a leading figure in the UK gaming business since the mid-1970s; he established Games Workshop and went on to take a leading role in Eidos, the videogame company that created Tomb Raider.

By: Adam Warren
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Beyond Skype: Meet the Next Phase in Mobile Communication

Beyond Skype: Meet the Next Phase in Mobile Communication

Webinars are fast overtaking phone and conference calls for meetings of all kinds. Very pleased to see Meetoo included in Liesha Petrovich’s article in the Huffington Post about group meeting tools and trends for 2016.

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How an Engagement App Transformed the Employee Engagement Conference in London

How an Engagement App Transformed the Employee Engagement Conference in London

How 34 speakers and over 150 delegates used an engagement app within their sessions to explore the main themes and barriers to engaging employees.

By: Ben Waugh
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Lagging or Leading - How Meetoo helps to understand where your students are in their learning

Lagging or Leading - How Meetoo helps to understand where your students are in their learning

There is a lively, and intensifying, media debate at present concerning both the mechanics of teaching in High Education and the extent to which students are becoming overly pampered and protected. Meetoo has become involved in this debate as a consequence of its capacity to enable students to ask questions anonymously in the lecture theatre.

By: Mark Beilby
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Exit tickets go digital

Exit tickets go digital

Aleksandra Perisic looks at the benefits of exit tickets and why it makes sense to do it via an app. Many teachers and lecturers find exit tickets are a great safety valve at the end of a lecture or class. They monitor whether students have fully grasped the topic – and at what depth.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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 AV companies are adding value with engagement apps

AV companies are adding value with engagement apps

In this case study, Inceptive Technical Direction share how any meeting or event can achieve fantastic engagement levels whilst also banishing ‘death by Powerpoint’ in the process.

By: Peter Eyre
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Working with a robot...

Working with a robot...

Pepper meets Meetoo at Event Tech Live 2016. I have done my fair share of events and exhibitions, but this was my first event with a robot.

By: Ben Waugh
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Event Tech Award Disappointment…

Event Tech Award Disappointment…

...Not this year! We’re VERY pleased to report that Meetoo (by Lumi) was awarded ‘Best use of Technology for Analytics, Data Collection & Insight’ at the 2016 Event Technology Awards at the Supernova by London Embankment on Wednesday.

By: Peter Eyre
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How knowing what’s correct will help students and teachers alike

How knowing what’s correct will help students and teachers alike

Last month Meetoo Product Manager Matt Kelly explained how customer feedback was so important to the development of Meetoo. True to his word, he’s kept listening to your requests and come up with another addition – this time specifically for our customers in education. To find out more I caught up with Amie Fletcher from the Meetoo Education Team.

By: Dermott Madden
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5 meeting types to make awesome with Meetoo

5 meeting types to make awesome with Meetoo

Meetoo can be deployed to transform almost any kind of meeting with any number of attendees, all you need to have is a want to get everyone engaged.

By: Dermott Madden
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Smartphones - a game changer for learning

Smartphones - a game changer for learning

The smartphone has become an essential part of everyday life. We use it for everything from keeping in touch with friends and family to monitoring the weather and traffic and reading up on the news or other topics we enjoy.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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Why There is Still a Place for Multiple Choice Questions

Why There is Still a Place for Multiple Choice Questions

Back in the early 20th century, the US Army produced a method of determining a recruit’s intelligence. It was called the multiple choice question system. Everyone was quick to embrace the idea and it quickly became the standard approach, used in businesses and within educational institutions all over the world.

By: Aleksandra Perisic
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5 minutes with Meetoo’s Product Manager on release day

5 minutes with Meetoo’s Product Manager on release day

October 2016 sees another round of updates to Meetoo, with new feature and changes based on customer feedback. I managed to grab 5 minutes with Meetoo’s Product Manager, Matt Kelly, on release day to ask him what this means for Meetoo users?

By: Dermott Madden
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