You are a sales rep with a high target to reach in the first quarter. The end of the quarter is nearing and you are performing the above expectations. Excitement is high and you are full of positive energy to show your management the results. You set a meeting, everyone is anxiously waiting for you to show them the final toll of the quarter. You go to the meeting room, get your report and presentation ready and wait for the management to arrive. Once everyone is there, you turn on the projector and try to connect your laptop but, nothing, the screen is black and you start sweating, immediately. This goes on for 10 minutes.
Everyone is getting agitated. The positive energy you started up with is now dropping massively – you keep getting nervous, anxious and frustrated. Although, after a lot of trials and effort you manage to get your screen on the projector – that first impression is not a positive one anymore. Your moral drops and frankly you did not meet the expectations.
When scheduling important presentations, we usually fail to account the time required to set up equipment for seamless performance, whether PowerPoint presentations or any other piece of information important to your group – no matter how big or small the group is. Another thing we seldom remember is that others may also have information they want to share. And this demands for further cable changes, file transfers from one laptop to the other, resulting in time consumption and technical difficulties that delay meetings, cause miscommunication and long frustrations.
What is Screen Sharing?
Imagine you have a device or platform that seamlessly integrates Screen Sharing. You will obviously not need any extra cables or technical knowledge. The impact is immense, considering the time and frustration you avoid. Suddenly, all you need to do is press a button to initiate. The things you need come down to a narrow list: a simple, easy-to-use device, a TV and a laptop. You can now initiate screen sharing options from your laptop. Everyone can clearly see your report, strategy and your important plan for company growth and success.
Screen Sharing makes transferring your screen to another screen an easy and simple task, performed wirelessly and in real-time. No matter your team member’s location, everyone can see what is going on and can clearly understand what you’re doing, including also the things that are expected from your team members to deliver.
Reasons to Use Screen Sharing: When a bunch of cables are involved to enable screen sharing – it becomes a very difficult task. As we all have our own preferences regarding the devices and platforms we use – Android, Windows, iOS, Linux – cables increase the chance of frustration.
When projectors, cables, and other tools fail, while the meeting must go on, you’d have to turn to each other’s laptops to view the screen – which is rather unpleasant. Not everyone can see what is being shown. What’s more, it surely decreases productivity.
When a presentation is held at a closed-in environment, only team members that are present in the room can actually see it. What’s worse, even the ones present in the room have trouble seeing the presentation, in many occasions. In these situations, collaboration is made rather difficult and can lead to team members misunderstanding each other.
Screen sharing, especially wireless screen sharing, makes meetings easier, more productive and definitely more pleasant. You can seamlessly share your screen with those in the room and those working out of the office in real-time. In this way, remote workers benefit largely from wireless screen sharing, too. They can easily connect and share their information from the comfort of their home. Things couldn’t have been made any easier!
Real-time Collaboration at Fingertips: Although, screen sharing as a phenomenon exists for a while now, the difficulty and torment faced when having to set up, manage, and make it work, was horrendous. Most of the time, it just did not work.
However, screen sharing evolved rapidly. So much so, that we now have various tools to use in no time. What’s amazing is that we can do real-time collaboration without the need to exchange files through emails or USBs. Everyone can connect and make real-time annotations to project files and documents. These tools are pushing for higher productivity, shortening the lengthy, unnecessary meetings as well as remove the frustration and miscommunication between teams. Everyone involved can see who is doing what and follow-up with the changes while enjoying their coffees.
Where Do We Go From Here?
The possibilities are endless. Augmented reality is bringing collaboration to the next level. With new technologies, instead of sharing desktops, co-workers can collaborate in real-time from anywhere by wearing VR and AR technologies to be present in remote conference rooms.
There are many powerful all-in-one solutions out there that offer screen sharing at an instant. It is up to you to choose what best fits your needs.