From the ubiquitous oversized paper tablets on easels to whiteboards and markers to on-screen sharing, the process of group presentations has not evolved that much over the past years. And while large screens for GoTo meetings certainly have their place, depending on purpose and group size, they are not always an adequate solution.
Enter the interactive, digital whiteboard, with new functionality and design that enables you to do so much more than just write out the points you’re trying to make. Smart board technology is changing the way people carry out meetings and presentations. This is true for every sector, from education to healthcare, manufacturing to banking, government to retail, and more.
These smart boards are packed with awesome features that will totally revolutionize your next staff meeting or presentation.
No more death by PowerPoint or scribbling notes and diagrams on paper in a one-sided conversation. The interactive whiteboard means everyone involved—in real life or virtually—can fully participate in the presentation, either through their own device or through a built-in access feature.
Participants can share files and directly edit them in real-time, giving your meetings a more collaborative, in-person feel. By the same token, you can also limit editing access to specific people, so that a group presentation doesn’t get out of hand.
The dramatic work from home shift due to COVID-19 caused a leap in the demand for remote attendee access to presentations and shows every sign of having become the new normal. Interactive whiteboards are great for involving people who work from home—or across the globe.
With an interactive smart board, your attendees who are logging in remotely can share files with everyone, and even share the screen that you’re presenting to people meeting on their end.
At meeting’s end, you can easily print, email and share everything that was discussed.
An effective presentation of ideas highlights specific points of the topics under discussion, with ideas frequently coming up on the fly. A smart board facilitates a back-and-forth exchange of ideas with exciting options such as:
With the correct app installed on your cell phone or tablet, you can simply connect to the interactive whiteboard using WiFi. From there, you can load and edit documents, draw and annotate, as well as control the flow of the meeting right from your device. These apps are compatible with both Android and iOS, enhancing full participation.
With an interactive whiteboard, there’s no need for a marker—you can just use the drawing tools or even your smart device app to make annotations. Most smart boards also work with touchscreen hand gestures.
Technology has changed how and where meetings can successfully take place, while the need to keep disparate workforces connected through interaction and the exchange of ideas and knowledge has never been more important. Interactive smart boards give us the best of working together in real life and virtually. Book a demo and see how a smart board can help your business!