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Have You Ever Had a “Smart Meeting”?

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A smart meeting uses data and insights through AI and behavioral science to make itself more efficient—and, crucially, to save you time. Smart meetings are a cornerstone of AI-powered smart collaboration, and they’re quickly giving tech-savvy businesses a competitive edge. Here are three key distinguishing features of a smart meeting. 1. A Streamlined Virtual Experience “Uh… can you give me permission to …

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Bad Meeting Or Bad First Date?

Bad Meeting

“I shouldn’t be here,” you’re thinking during yet another awkward silence. You’re trying not to look at the person across the table, and they’re doing the same. Are you at a bad meeting, or are you on a bad first date? Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference. In fact, we’ve noticed a number of things they have in common. Someone’s Late Every …

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Yes, You Can Hear Me Now

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Online meeting tools rely on audio conferencing capabilities to enhance collaboration, and the HD audio quality offered by GlobalMeet Collaboration with Dolby Voice will do just that. This dynamic duo enables teams to fully immerse themselves in their conferencing experience. Read on to learn how this fusion can be music to your ears. The 411 You may have heard of it before but …

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What Makes a Great Collaborator?

Collaboration

What are the habits of great collaborators? As makers of collaboration tools, we’ve thought a lot about this question and about what it takes to collaborate excellently. Here are a few of the observations we’ve made and would like to share. Ask for Honest Feedback “A good collaborator pushes the boundaries of both partners,” said Neil Blumenthal, the CEO of Warby …

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The Real Cost of Poor User Experience in Business Tech

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Technology is such a normal part of our daily lives that we often don’t realize just how much time we spend using it. Back in 2014, 60% of employees reported using mobile apps for work-related tasks. By 2018, that number had risen to at least 80%, as reported by McKinsey. Communication technology, in particular, is pervasive throughout the professional world—and when it …

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How to Create a Collaborative Marketing Environment

Marketing Collaboaration

A successful marketing campaign is seldom a single person’s brainchild. On the contrary, effective marketing is deeply collaborative. Teams, not lone wolves, conceptualize, design and execute the most brilliant campaigns. Here are a few of the best practices to encourage great marketing collaboration. Distinguish between ideas and individuals. Some concepts are shot down. Others gain momentum. But voice and discuss …

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Using Modern HR Tools to Gamify Training Programs

Human Resource Tools

Human resource (HR) teams are constantly challenged with balancing recruitment and developing talent. Whether your company is onboarding new hires or training longtime team members, you can make your training more interactive and effective with GlobalMeet human resource tools. Have you ever wanted to make HR processes paperless? Wondering how you can gamify your onboarding and training programs?  See how …

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The Skinny on Audio Conferencing

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Modern workplaces need teams to be in constant communication. By offering an easy, secure way for people to connect globally, audio conferencing can be a perfect fit for any business. As a matter of fact, a plethora of businesses already use it to improve collaboration and productivity. Have you heard about the exciting benefits of audio conferencing? If not, you can’t …

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4 Surprising Stats That Show the True Impact of Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is increasingly more important in this day and age. Today, it’s touching more aspects of professionals’ lives than ever, from recruiting to contract negotiation. Want proof? Check out these surprising stats. 1. Connection is key According to Gigaom, 87% of remote team members feel more connected to their team when they can use video conferencing. They also feel more …

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5 Bottlenecks Slowing Down Your Team

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Out of the many ways PGi adds value, one of the biggest is not customer-facing. It’s the power of easily eliminating routine collaboration bottlenecks to get more done faster. Here are five bottlenecks that PGi can banish from your team with collaboration solutions. 1. Missing Team Member “Is Alison joining this meeting…?” How often have you heard (or said) that? …

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Here’s Exactly How Poor Audio Quality Undermines Profits

poor audio quality

Did you know people have less tolerance for spotty sound than grainy video? That’s partly because we’ve evolved to deal with blurry sights in rain and fog, but nothing in nature sounds quite like a hissing audio connection. In today’s world of web conferencing and virtual sales demos, most people are accustomed to poor audio quality. However, that doesn’t change their biology. …

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GlobalMeet Collaboration Named Summer 2019 Leader by G2

G2 Leader

As we put another quarter behind us and roll into summer, we are excited to announce that GlobalMeet Collaboration received the highest distinction from product review website G2 and is ranked as a leader across the following categories: video conferencing and audio conferencing. G2 is a real-time, peer-to-peer user review platform where users have shared feedback through 800,000+ reviews to help …

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Fun Presentation Ideas to Spice Up Your Meetings

Spice up your meetings

Today’s enterprises enjoy the freedoms of communicating and collaborating virtually. With so many business professionals on the cusp of adopting virtual meetings, it can be a challenge to create engaging presentations. Fret no more! We have cooked up 7 presentation techniques that will grip your audience and elevate your presentation savvy. 1. Get Hands-On with File Presentation Your audience will …

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#BeatBurnout by Incorporating the Right Tools Into Your Summer Workday

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If you’re finding it hard to stay productive during the summer months, you’re not alone. Many office workers find it difficult to concentrate with the sunlight streaming in through the office windows and friends constantly posting vacation snaps to social media. The good news is that being productive at a modern company often means you don’t always have to be …

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Why You Should Switch to Video Interviews

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If you’re looking for a new team member to join your company, it’s worth taking the time to speak to many different candidates. Interviewing applicants remotely using video conferencing technology allows you to open the field to top-notch candidates who may be qualified but live outside your immediate geographic area. This allows both your team and the new candidate an …

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Home on the Go: Get the Most Out of GlobalMeet Collaboration

mobile collaboration

PGi is always looking for ways to elevate productivity and communication at your company – and on the go. Check out GlobalMeet’s new smart collaboration tools and new pricing model that will have you saying, home sweet home. Host virtual meetings for free GlobalMeet Collaboration is now available for free. This allows businesses to host unlimited feature-rich video meetings. Yes, …

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4 Spicy Screen Sharing Suggestions for Online Conferencing

Using your online conference time to gather together and talk is only the first step in integrating your team across locations. To make your meeting even more productive and effective, start using screen sharing. Incorporating screen sharing into your online conferences can not only keep your team members more engaged, but it can also help you optimize workflows and cut …

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4 Ways Your Collaboration Platform Is Negating Productivity

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When businesses are shopping for a team collaboration platform, user experience isn’t always the main priority. Nevertheless, without considering the essential features your employees need to succeed, your investment will almost always miss the mark. Take your team’s needs and concerns seriously and you’ll avoid countless missteps along the way. Consider these four reasons why collaboration platforms can ruin employee …

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Breaking Down the AI Buzz: Practical Use Cases for Modern Enterprises

It wasn’t long ago that most people’s exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) was as the antagonist in the latest sci-fi action flick. While AI is still a reliable source for human enslavement on the silver screen, in real life it’s a reliable source for customer assistance. In fact, AI is already being used by enterprises in numerous ways to improve …

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Communication Elevated: What Does It Mean for the Modern Workforce?

Digital transformation is impacting every aspect of the business, but perhaps none more so than communication. By breaking down silos and increasing collaboration, communication is the foundation on which all other digital transformation initiatives are built. In our 2019 Future of Business Communication eBook, we asked thought leaders from across the industry to explain how communication trends are impacting business …

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