About Brianna Politzer Stevens

Brianna Politzer Stevens

Brianna is Prysm's Senior Writer and Content Strategist.
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Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Aug 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Digital Transformation: Your Key to Market Success

Outperforming your competition in a rapidly changing business climate requires a trifecta of humility, adaptability, and agility.

Humility helps you realize that perfection is a moving target and that success requires continuous evaluation and adjustment. (Or, in the immortal words of the band Kansas, "If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.") This honest assessment clears the path for the next two key performance indicators.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jul 27, 2017 8:33:33 AM

Prysm's Annotation Feature: The Red Pen Goes Digital

There's a task that's universal in the vast majority of office work environments: reviewing documents, especially with a group. We do this all the time in marketing — with agencies, in team meetings, and when presenting mockups, brochures, and web pages to executives.  In most cases, the process is woefully inefficient.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jul 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Way You Sell is Inseparable from What you Sell

I was talking to an "experience marketer" today (someone who designs flashy customer-experience centers for large companies, such as AT&T, Cisco, etc.) and he mentioned something about how strongly environment influences a customer or prospect to buy. As a marketer myself, this is a phenomenon I'm well familiar with. The reason is simple: We don't just buy products or services. We buy the way they make us feel. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on May 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Introducing Prysm Go!

The express lane to kicking off productive meetings and brainstorming sessions

This week we launched Prysm Go, a quick, easy, and elegant way to upgrade your physical meeting spaces to enable superior collaboration, creation, and presentation.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on May 4, 2017 12:47:39 PM

Cheat Sheet: How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work at Home

If you work for a company that has not yet embraced the work-at-home trend, don’t despair. By strategically demonstrating the benefits of remote work, you may be able to influence company policy.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Apr 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A New Approach to the Gender Gap

When we talk about the gender/wage gap, we're most likely discussing how women and men with the same skills and experience should get paid the same salaries (inarguable). We usually attribute the gap to straight-up sexism, which is impossible to dispute. I know I've encountered plenty of that in the workplace. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Apr 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Best New Product That Isn't

We had a great time with our April Fools' gag last week, in which we announced a futuristic (but fictional) creation called Prysm Avatar — a drone that would project your likeness as a 3D hologram, so you could make a virtual appearance in the office, while you worked from a remote location. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Mar 23, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Videos: Learn About Prysm's New Features

Prysm has recently introduced some great new features, including live-source streaming, wireless screen sharing and a Quick Start screen. With this new functionality, it's easier than ever to start a quick meeting, use Prysm's digital whiteboards and share content with colleagues. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Mar 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Four Ways to Get More Out of Your Prysm-Powered Meetings

I was talking to one of our sales reps the other day, and he told me something very interesting: he frequently speaks with Prysm users who don’t know about some of our best features! (Reminds me of a guy I used to date, but that’s a story for another time.)

Because I’m passionate about our product, I thought I’d take a couple minutes to highlight some of the cool features that you might not know about or that you might not be using to their fullest extent.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Feb 23, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Meeting Technology 2017: The Struggle is (Still) Real

I had a chat the other day with an employee of a large, well-known tech company. She told me a story that really surprised me. She said that the meeting technology used at her company was so terrible that it was not only impacting productivity; it was actually making people hate their jobs.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Lessons Learned from Sprint’s New Executive-Briefing Center

“We picked Prysm, in part, because it reflected our brand in being very innovative.” —John Heiman, Director of Experiential Marketing, Sprint

Recently, Prysm published a case study about Sprint’s newly renovated executive-briefing center (EBC) at its headquarters in Overland, Kansas, featuring Prysm Visual Workplace. The telecom giant’s choice of technology was symbolic of a movement in today’s enterprise — the transformation of the traditional “dog-and-pony show” into a consultative sale requiring authentic collaboration.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Feb 2, 2017 6:31:30 PM

How the PC culture is killing innovation (and what to do about it)

It's interesting to observe the way technology trends come in waves, and how corporate culture echoes those waves. In the 1980s, the few businesses who were computerized had mainframes, where a central "brain" did all the functioning and workers were tethered to that resource via dumb terminals. The advent of the PC was revolutionary: at last, we were free to create on our own — at our desks and in our homes. As mobile devices infiltrated the enterprise, intelligence became even more distributed. Workers were finally able to take their work on the road and organizations were able to leverage a global workforce.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jan 26, 2017 7:32:00 AM

Get Ready for ISE 2017!

It’s still a few weeks away, but Prysm folks are already excited about the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017 show in Amsterdam, February 7–10. It’s a great opportunity to visit with systems integrators from around the world and chat about the latest trends in AV, smart buildings, customer-experience-center technology and more.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jan 12, 2017 10:58:28 AM

Five Reasons I Don't Want to Attend Your Meeting

While I love people, I can be downright curmudgeonly when it comes to meetings. After all, I'm a w-r-i-t-e-r. My work is typically solitary. In my mind, every moment I'm in a meeting is a moment I'm not writing. And considering the (lack of) value I've derived from and contributed to the meetings I've attended over the considerable length of my career, it's no wonder that each new invite has me scrambling for reasons not to attend. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Jan 5, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Video: Virtual Team Room

As a corporate blogger, I have had the privilege of spending time with many sales reps and execs, mining ideas and helping them put their own blogs together. It's great to hear about their thoughts, their vision and their customer visits.

From those who are constantly on the road, I've also sometimes heard something less than wonderful — namely, that they are exhausted. They often spend way too much time away from their families, cooped up on airplanes and sleeping in impersonal hotels. 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Dec 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Video: More Meeting Space, No Rent Increase

Ever worked at a company that had an ample number of conference rooms — but when you'd go to reserve one, they were never available? You're definitely not alone. Until now, there was no way to safeguard scrum notes or protect confidential board-meeting information, except to lock the door.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Dec 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Video: The Perfect Solution for Agile Teams

Agile software development is an iterative approach that requires continuous team collaboration and a tight feedback loop. A 2015 survey of 601 software developers and IT professionals* revealed that the Agile methodology had achieved widespread adoption and had become the "new norm." 

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Dec 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Let's All Go Home and Get Some Work Done

The concept of remote work has been steadily evolving since the late 1960s.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Dec 15, 2016 7:03:00 AM

Video: A Cutting-Edge Decision-Support Platform

The way information is presented has an enormous influence over our ability to understand it and derive actionable insights. One of the biggest flaws with many existing tools — such as PowerPoint — is that they can only show information sequentially, which is not the optimal way to get a comprehensive overview and drive good decisions.

Posted by Brianna Politzer Stevens on Nov 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Video: Brainstorm the Visual Workplace Way

Brainstorming is an essential part of the creative process.

It’s often the first step in product or service design, project kickoffs, website creation, marketing campaigns and more.