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Chelsea Mize

Chelsea Mize is a writer and content creator with a weakness for the Oxford Comma. When she’s not writing, you will find Chelsea searching for new spots to brunch and binge watching TV shows she’s already seen.

PGi Employees Raise $2,600 for Suicide Awareness & Prevention with Smile Grams

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  Between the arrival of autumn and the Halloween holiday, October is a festive time of year. But despite all the excitement, there are many people dealing with serious personal struggles that are not easily alleviated. This October, PGi made a commitment to help those who are fighting to get through tough times by supporting Suicide Awareness Month. PGi’s Customer …

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What Is an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation?

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You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” before, but I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never thought about emotional intelligence as it relates to the workplace. However, how you relate to others in the workplace and how you comprehend – and interact with – the emotions of your coworkers in the office can have a large impact on …

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Infographic: The Science of Sound

science of sound infographic

Sound is both a science and an art. It influences our emotions, drives our creativity and is a crucial source of information in our day-to-day lives. In the corporate workplace, sound plays an integral role in facilitating collaboration with colleagues and acting as a catalyst for growth and learning. The sounds we hear in the workplace – from the sound quality on a …

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The Balanced Workspace: The Office Design of the Future

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The open-plan office has long been considered the superior workplace model, lauded for its ability to facilitate communication, idea sharing and problem solving. The popularity of the open-plan office is evident, with 70 percent of U.S. offices currently utilizing open workspace layouts. However, there might be a new office design trend overtaking the American workplace: the balanced workspace. Office design …

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Sales Tools Buyer’s Guide

sales tools buyer's guide

Abundance of choice is the enemy of swift decision making, particularly when it comes to choosing a sales tool that meets your team’s needs. Successful salespeople know that salesmanship is merely one tool in an arsenal of many that helps you close a sale and make your customers happy; having the right software solution to help you through the sales …

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Working Less than 50 Hours a Week Could Be Your Key to Success

work-life balance

Want to be successful at work? Want to sleep 8 hours a night? Want to maintain a healthy work-life balance? Having all of the above might seem like a fever dream but it’s actually possible by working less hours. Yes, you read that correctly. The key to success (and a happier life) lies in working less hours. In fact, according …

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Employee Spotlight: PGi’s Lauren Weatherly Makes CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

employee spotlight

Here at PGi, we are heavily invested in cultivating a culture of support and encouragement for our incredible employees. We want to celebrate the success of our employees, and today we are excited to put the employee spotlight on the talented Lauren Weatherly who has been selected as one of CRN’s annual “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list. …

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“The Science of Sound” White Paper: How Audio Quality Affects Brain Function

Since its inception, PGi has had a vested interest in bringing you the best audio possible to give you an exceptional conferencing experience.  Our dedication to top-notch audio quality goes beyond our desire to facilitate communicate and collaboration amongst our end users; our commitment to high-quality audio is also backed by science. Hearing is a delicate sense, and when you partake …

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7 Body Language Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Presentation

body language mistakes

What’s the use of preparing tirelessly for a big presentation, only to have your words ignored because what you’re saying with your body language is distracting from — and, indeed, detracting from — your message? Body language speaks volumes, and if you’re nervous or self-doubting, it will show if you don’t learn how to monitor your body language when presenting. …

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The Key to Your Next Raise Could Be Going on Vacation

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  As summer comes to a close, so, too, does vacation season. If you haven’t capitalized on your vacation time yet this year, then you should probably start planning because, as it turns out, going on vacation might be just what you need to secure your next raise and improve your work performance. Yes, you heard me correctly: going on vacation …

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A Productivity Method to Make Your Next 30 Days More Productive Than Your Last 3 Months

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When you experience a lull in productivity or a slump in motivation, it’s all too easy to blame time management as the root of the problem. However, managing your time more effectively to get more done is not necessarily the answer to increased productivity. Surprisingly enough, the psychological state you’re in when tackling an important task plays a much larger …

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25 Ways Collaboration and the World Wide Web Have Changed Our Lives in 25 Years

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We live in a world of shrinking attention spans, with new technology and trends continuously popping up and trying to be ‘the next big thing’. In this day and age, one of the surest signs of success is simply enduring the passage of time and remaining relevant. August 2016 marks a crucial milestone for PGi as we celebrate our 25th …

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9 Productivity Tips to Close Out PGi’s Summer Hours Campaign

summer hours

All summer long we’ve been bringing you a (seemingly) endless stream of productivity tips to help you put 90 minutes of free time back in your work week so you can enjoy your summer. They say that all good things must come to an end and, sadly, that applies to our productivity tips. To close out our Summer Hours initiative, …

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Infographic: PGi’s Summer Hours Survey Reveals How Respondents Would Utilize 90 Extra Minutes In Their Work Week

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With the summer quickly approaching its end, you might be feeling the pressure to make the most out of your remaining days in the sun. PGi is here to help you enjoy the end of summer with our Summer Hours campaign. Our Summer Hours campaign has one goal: to allow you to enjoy more of your summer by freeing up …

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Jill Rowley and Getting to Know Your Buyer: STAGEnext 2016 Keynote Recap

social selling

From August 17 to 19, 2016, PGi held its annual sales conference, STAGEnext, which featured a keynote address by the widely-regarded salesperson and social selling extraordinaire, Jill Rowley. In her keynote speech, Rowley shared valuable selling insights and tips for the contemporary salesperson. The following is an overview of Rowley’s keynote speech. A successful salesperson is an adaptable salesperson, one …

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9 Productivity Tips to Help You Feel Better and Work Harder

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One of the biggest productivity flaws in my personal routine used to be hitting the snooze button. I admit I still fall victim to haphazardly fumbling for the snooze button sometimes, but once I trained myself to become a morning person, I found that this instinct eventually subsided. My coworkers constantly joke that I’m an elderly person trapped in a 20-something’s …

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What Type of Collaborator Are You? Find Out With PGi’s Collaboration Personality Quiz

We live in a world where knowledge equals power, and when it comes to collaboration, this same concept applies. At PGi, one of our main goals is to facilitate collaboration, and because of this, we’re constantly searching for ways to make your collaborative efforts run even more smoothly. And to help you achieve effortless collaboration, we first must understand the …

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9 Productivity Tips to Help You Perform at Peak Capacity Every Day

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Maximizing productivity isn’t a one-size-fits all task. Everyone works at a different pace and has an array of variables that plays into what makes them most productive. That’s why we have aimed at hitting every end of the spectrum when it comes to helping you, our readers, get the most out of their work day. From streamlining your morning routine …

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9 Productivity Tips to Put More Fun Back into Your Week

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With Fall rapidly approaching, you might be feeling pressured to make the most of what’s left of your Summer. But fear not, because PGi has more crucial productivity tips to help you make the most of your remaining summer days. Increased productivity during the work week means more fun-filled hours outside the office to spend doing what you love. So integrate these productivity …

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9 Productivity Tips to Reinvigorate Your Summer Work Ethic

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No matter how hard of a worker you are, you’re bound to hit a slump in productivity every now and again. Getting back on track can be hard, but sometimes all it takes to kick your work ethic back into high gear is a change of pace. With these latest summer productivity tips, you can reinvigorate your efficiency and get back …

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