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Interactive white boards: office tool of the future

Already used in the educational world, interactive white boards are coming to an office near you – perhaps even yours.

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interactive white board

Interactive white boards

Interactive white boards are the new go-to technology for increasing and enhancing education throughout the country and across the world. Interactive white boards, also known as smart boards, connects to a computer and displays the screen to the room. Once it’s displayed, participants can control it through a stylus or even their own hands.

The benefits for students interactively learning in a classroom are obvious, and chances are you’ve heard of these interactive white boards before. But have you ever thought of using them in your business? Here are just a few ideas to get you moving in the right direction.

Business Meetings – Your weekly or monthly business meetings don’t have to be boring any longer. There are other ways to get your employees involved rather than just asking them questions and handing out packets. An interactive white board may strike the perfect balance between professionalism and engagement. During your meetings, make sure to include graphs, charts, and images, and the interactive white board will do the rest. It also encourages cohesion and teamwork, as everyone is looking at the same information at the same time, and then it’s taken one step further by making that information interactive.

Interaction for Customers – If you have a storefront, a lobby, or a waiting room, consider installing an interactive white board to help occupy and interact with your customers. You can include trivia about your company or your products. You can show interactive videos that require a response from your customers before it progresses to the next section. You can even include games, crosswords, or something similar. The more interaction and engagement your customers have, the more valued and respected they will feel.

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Professional Workshops – Everyone needs to attend a great professional workshop every once in a while. We all need to improve our skills and expand our knowledge base. You have two basic choices. You could organize a small, intimate workshop with you and a handful of other professionals, so you can be sure to interact with each one. Or, you can have hundreds in attendance and all looking at and interacting with white boards throughout the room. If you choose a larger setting, you could split the attendees into groups and have each group interact with a specific interactive white board, making sure everyone gets a chance at each station.

The more interaction you can provide your employees and your customers, the stronger your business will become. Learning should be more about engagement than merely hoping for educational osmosis to take place. The interactive white boards give you that ability for learning and personal and professional growth. Install one—or ten—in your business and see the benefits right away.

Click here for one example of an interactive white board product on the market.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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