Sneak Peek: How Speech Technology Affects Future You

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on October 18, 2018

A report on the key takeaways from the world’s largest conference on speech science and technology, Interspeech 2018.

 

In the beginning of September, FirstAgenda’s two speech experts, Morten Højfeldt Rasmussen and Jesper Lisby Højvang, went to Hyberabad, India, to join the world’s largest gathering of speech researchers and specialists at Interspeech 2018. This highly impactful conference is the place to be if you want to be a leader in speech science – and if you want to know in what direction it’s taking for the future.

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Topics: Speech recognition, MeetTech

Tips and Tricks for Preparing Your Meeting

Posted by Julie Løkke Jessen
on October 3, 2018

 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: We attend too many, long and unproductive meetings.

Often, inefficient meetings are a product of bad preparation from both the meeting facilitator and attendees. Unfortunately, this affects everyone at the meeting – not just the poorly prepared ones.

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Do You Want Effective Meetings? Here's the Perfect Weekday

Posted by Julie Løkke Jessen
on October 3, 2018

 

It’s not only agendas or good meeting facilitators that determine how effective your meetings are. Sometimes it’s as simple as the mood you bring to the table – or even the day of the week. 

Here’s what you should expect hosting a meeting on each day of the work week:

 

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Meeting Makeover: How to Bring Technology into Your Meeting

Posted by Julie Løkke Jessen
on September 28, 2018

 

Meetings are one of the biggest time consumers in your workplace – and a tired practice.

So, why on earth haven’t we reinvented them for the digital age yet?

All other work procedures have been transformed over the years. These processes evolved enormously with the innovative software of our time. For example, look at the sales department; they benefit from the CRM systems’ customer managing. Or, the finance sector’s accounting efficiency with help from the ERP systems. 

This might make you wonder: “Why hasn’t anyone done the same trick with meetings?” 

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6 tips to use your body language effectively in meetings

Posted by Julie Løkke Jessen
on September 12, 2018

What do you think is most important in order to appear convincing in a meeting?

If you think it’s your words, think again.


Our body language is more revealing than we think. You’re constantly sending signals through your body language – and the signals are often much stronger than what you’re actually saying.

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Topics: Meeting Culture

7 ways to kick-start your meeting

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on August 13, 2018

Whether it's a D-I-Y home project, going for a run or your project at work, it's all about getting a head start. A head start is like a booster pack that makes it easier to reach your goals.
The same goes for your meetings. A dull start can kill the energy. On the other hand, a motivating start can raise the level of creative energy and mindfulness among the meeting participants.


We gathered seven ways that promise that the very crucial, first few minutes of your meeting will kick major butt. 

 

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Topics: Meeting Fun, Meeting Culture, Meeting Tip

The magic of speech recognition: What are the possibilities for businesses?

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on July 2, 2018


Speech recognition. It’s almost like magic. You can just say a few words into the air, and a nearby digital device can understand you and grant your wishes.

At FirstAgenda we work with machine learning and speech recognition in order to design digital tools that make meetings more effective. One of our top specialists in the house is Morten, who is an expert in speech recognition and has worked with it since 2004. In this interview, we have dived into his advanced brain to understand the magic behind voice technology and to get an idea of the possibilities it gives to the business world.

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Topics: MeetTech, Productivity, Speech recognition

Assistant replaces paper and pencil at Mobilize Me

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on June 27, 2018


"With Assistant, I can better attend the meeting without worrying about remembering all the information - Assistant does the job for me." - Rikke Daugård, consultant, Mobilize Me

Rikke Daugård is a consultant and coordinator in Mobilize Me. A company that develops utilities for people with cognitive challenges such as autism, ADHD and dementia. Rikke's working week is often full of meetings with existing customers, new customers and external partners in addition to internal meetings with her two colleagues. Common to all the meetings is that she always brings her meeting app, Assistant.

 

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Topics: Productivity, Customer Cases, MeetTech

2 ways to manage notetaking in your meetings (+ the best of both worlds)

Posted by Sisse Haldrup
on June 25, 2018


To write or not to write. That is the question.

Meeting minutes are a fundamental part of our professional lives. On one hand, it’s vital to capture relevant information, decisions and assigned tasks to keep everyone on the same page. On the other hand, if you're madly scribbling everything down, then you're likely missing the point entirely because you’re not present in the meeting.

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Topics: Meeting Tip, Productivity, Effective Meetings, MeetTech, Notetaking

Assistant prevents World Marine Offshore from unproductive meetings

Posted by Ditte Ydegaard
on April 13, 2018


"With Assistant, we no longer need to meet so often. Therefore, we have cut our daily morning meetings down to one per week"

World Marine Offshore provides logistics solutions in offshore wind, oil and gas. The fast-growing company has around 150 employees working with shipping companies worldwide.

The 22 members on the management team have used Assistant constantly at decision-making meetings since October 2017. This means, for example, that they can now settle for a weekly one-and-a-half-hour session instead of the daily 30-minutes meetings. In practice, this saves each meeting participant one hour every week - and that’s just one meeting group in the company.

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Topics: Productivity, Meeting Culture, Customer Cases