The Magical Meeting Owl

Nov 29, 2023

Photo by Owl Labs

Are you enjoying hybrid meetings? I don’t know about you but I find most of them painful – whether I’m in the room or at home: inconsistent audio, no video or just a faraway image of the whole room. Although I love seeing people in person, I would have almost rather had a virtual meeting if we couldn’t all be in the room together. That is, until I got the Meeting Owl from Owl Labs

This adorable gadget (it hoots when you turn it on), has completely transformed my attitude about hybrid meetings. It can follow the speaker and, if multiple people are having a discussion, it will split the screen so you can see all speakers. Below is info from the Owl website that’s been summarized by Bard AI: 

The Meeting Owl 3 is a premium 360° camera, mic, and speaker that creates the most immersive meeting experience for hybrid teams. It’s easy to use, plug-and-play, and works with most video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet.

If you’re a Beehive member, the Meeting Owl 3 is the perfect way to level up your hybrid meetings. Here are just a few of the benefits:

  • Everyone feels seen and heard. The 360° camera and eight omnidirectional microphones capture everyone in the room, regardless of where they’re sitting. This means that remote participants feel just as included as in-person participants.
  • Automatic speaker tracking keeps everyone engaged. The Owl Intelligence System (OIS™) uses computer vision to automatically focus on whoever is speaking. This makes it easy for remote participants to follow along and stay engaged in the conversation.
  • Easy to use and set up, even for tech novices. Simply plug it in and start your meeting. Of course, Beehive staff are always here if you need some help.
  • Works with your preferred video conferencing platform. The Meeting Owl 3 works with most popular video conferencing platforms, so you can use the platform of your choice.

Here are some specific ways that you can use the Meeting Owl 3 to improve your hybrid meetings at Beehive Community

  • Book a dedicated meeting room with the Meeting Owl 3. This gives hybrid teams a dedicated space to meet and collaborate, even if some members are participating remotely.
  • Use the Meeting Owl 3 to host events and webinars. This is a great way to provide your members with access to valuable content and networking opportunities.
  • Use the Meeting Owl 3 to create a more inclusive and productive meeting environment for all members. By making sure that everyone can be seen and heard clearly, the Meeting Owl 3 helps to ensure that all participants feel valued and included.

If you’re a Beehive member or guest, give the Meeting Owl a try and love your meeting! If you’re not a member yet and still want to check out the Owl, sign up to use our conference rooms today!