Who doesn’t love a nice big flat screen TV? Staples in homes across America, they’re now becoming more and more commonplace in the office. They’re good for more than just watching ESPN in the break room, too. With a little creativity, they can become a valuable business tool.
Here are 3 ways you can put your office’s flat screen to work.
A flat screen TV with web browsing capabilities. Don’t have web browsing on your TV? You can buy an Apple TV for $99 to get all the functionality you’ll need.
1. Display promo graphics in your lobby.
Dynamic lobby graphics are sure to impress your visitors as soon as they step in the door. You can create your own images to display or you can hire a professional graphic designer to setup your graphics. . The dimensions for your graphic will need to be 1280 pixels wide by 720 pixels tall. Once you have your images ready, you can set up a free account with Flickr, and connect your Flickr account to your TV (either via a native app on your TV, or through AppleTV’s Flickr app). It will take a few minutes to get your Flickr account setup and connected to your TV, but once the initial work is done, swapping out photos will take seconds. You’ll just need to log in to your Flickr account and add and remove images as needed.
Here’s a PowerPoint template you can use for your lobby graphics (includes 5 colors). Just add your images and text and save the slide you wish to use as a JPEG.
2. Ditch the projector.
Wouldn’t life be so much simpler if you never had to see this again?
With AppleTV, you can use a program called AirParrot to mirror your computer screen. You can use it to display a PowerPoint presentation, or share a screen in a client meeting (without having to sit uncomfortably close to each other).
3. Display Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
Setup a KPI dashboard on your TV to access a single view of the information you need to make better strategic decisions. KPI dashboards can be displayed on any device that has a web browser, so displaying on your TV will be a cinch. We can connect your existing systems to a KPI dashboard so you can access all of your key metrics in real time.
Examples of KPI’s:
- Finance: Gross Profit Margin
- Sales: Sales Per Rep
- Healthcare: ER Waiting Times