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Video Conferencing Etiquette

I’ve been working for over five years on virtual teams. It’s different from working in a traditional office. With a lot of trial and error, I wanted to share my top five list of video conferencing non-negotiables. I’ve also written up a quick post with the specs of the tools I currently use for reference. Maintain eye contact –  Use front-facing camera I’ve known a...

How Not to Look Ugly on a Webcam

I spend the majority of my time working from a remote location. My primary office is my home. It’s a basement room in Michigan, which means that it’s a bit dark and cold. A few years ago, the team I worked with at the time was featured in Home Office Hustle to show the different ways we setup our home offices. Here are a few tips and tools I use to make it productive when...

Editing Text Docs in Basecamp Mobile

For the past three years, our team has been using Basecamp for project management.  We love it.  After doing an exhaustive search for what we needed in collaborating with a virtual team model, we chose Basecamp.  Read more about how we use it. Multiple Platforms Most of us on the team have the greatest trifecta of productivity devices:  A MacBook, iPhone and iPad.  As Basecamp began to...

Virtual Community

Virtual Community

Is it possible for a team to be cohesive, effective and healthy and not work in the same building? The short answer: Yes. But like any team or community, it takes work. Light & Life Communications is a team of nine that works in three states in seven cities. Over the past two years, we’ve built something fairly solid as a team. From time to time, we’ll write about how we collaborate...

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