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Work Gifs to Get You Through a Day of Back to Back Meetings

If you’re having a day of back-to-back meetings like me, you need a little pick-me-up to keep you alert and positive. Here are 10 of my favorite work gifs to share in your meetings or just make multitasking a little more enjoyable. When your boss walks by:               When you’re stuck on the work …

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5 telecommuting challenges and how I solved them

Although I now work from home full-time, over the years I’ve telecommuted off and on. I like to reminisce about the good ol’ days, back in the 1990s, when I first started to work from home. Telecommuting was a lot different back then, but I thought of myself as a bit of a pioneer. Okay, I know calling myself a …

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Status meetings don’t have to be boring: Seven ways to bring your weekly meetings back to life

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Meetings, while a necessary part of the office environment, often cut into the available time workers have to keep up with daily workflow and stay on top of deadlines. When we invite team members to meetings that lack direction and vitality, their understandable boredom can easily cause resentments and frustration—and tarnish your credibility. To avoid being seen as the bad …

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Successful Job Interviews: 7 Essentials for the Most Important Meeting of Your Life

Job interviews are one of the most important professional meetings you’ll have in your career. They’re your chance to lay the foundation, to make first impressions and to win the job and enjoy future success within the organization. Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your time in the spotlight: Visualize your success. The key to any positive performance …

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7 Ways to Bring a Boring Meeting Back to Life

The occasional one-off meeting is not usually the problem. It’s often focused, and has a clear-cut objective. Where meetings become real yawners is when they become routine. Your weekly team meeting has gotten stale, and if you sense it, you can bet your participants are feeling the same way. Here are some tips to reinvigorate your weekly get-togethers.  1. Get people …

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7 Ways to Rescue a Bad Meeting

Presentation Ideas, Meeting Management Tips from PGi, the Meetings Expert

We all have a love-hate relationship with meetings. Most of our meetings are so bad that “Ugh Meetings” is one of the most popular meeting trends on Twitter. Whether it’s that guy that never stops talking or just an inundation of invites on your Outlook calendar, meetings take up a huge portion of the 40-hour work week — an inconvenient, …

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iMeet Shines Bright‚ Wins Silver at 2012 Edison Awards

PGi had one goal in mind when creating iMeet‚ abolish soul-sucking meetings. The iMeet experience is unlike any other product on the market. It expands on basic video conferencing, giving users their own personal online meeting room that integrates with their favorite social media and file sharing applications. A cloud-based application, iMeet was designed to be simple, personal, and mobile, …

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Virtual Teaming Breaks the Office Mold

There are many ways that workplaces are going green, and one of the biggest is telecommuting. From 1980 – 2009, the percentage of employees working from home has grown 86%. Along with this remote work rise, more and more virtual teams are being born. When I first heard of virtual teams, I wondered how anyone could manage employees effectively when …

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Are your workplace tools driving the business results you need?

Last month I attended the Gartner Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit where Tom Austin presented on People-Centered Strategies (PCS).  In his presentation, Austin defined PCS as an organizational strategy that empowers people to take on demanding, non-routine tasks, enhances employees‚ abilities to make valuable contributions that has an impact on the business, and increases the workforces ability to do what …

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How to Recover and Regroup After a Soul-Sucking Meeting

You probably know what it’s like to have a meeting that makes you feel worse after it’s over, as though you’ve accomplished less for attending than if there had been no meeting at all. You aren’t clear on your next steps, attendees are frustrated, communications were cloudy, tense, or worse, or maybe even some of the primary stakeholders weren’t even …

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Twenty Years Ago Around the World

With PGi celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, we’re finding ourselves in good company with other milestones. In 1991, the world was filled with innovations and change that spread like ripples in a pond and are still being felt today. Below are just a few of the forces at work in technology, politics and pop culture as well as a …

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Web Therapy: It’s for Real… on Showtime

More proof that video conferencing is everywhere: Web Therapy on Showtime. Lisa Kudrow, of Friends‘ fame, stars as a passive aggressive therapist who can’t bear to meet with her clients in person. Instead she performs her shrink duties via video chat. The show is hilarious. The characters are slightly bent. And the use of video for therapy isn’t that far …

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GlobalMeet and iMeet: Different Tools for Different Meetings

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Both GlobalMeet and iMeet provide effective meeting tools, but as you consider the needs of your company, ask yourself how you frequently do business. Do you generally collaborate or do you tend to use a formal agenda? The following table can help you determine whether iMeet or GlobalMeet best suits your company’s meeting types: Meeting Type iMeet GlobalMeet Large all …

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iMeet Hanging at the ‘Most Creative People in Business’ Event

Some of the PGi and iMeet team were fortunate enough to be present at Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business event which was – frankly – amazing and inspiring. And fodder for this blog. Here is my recap: You should be following @baratunde. Follow him now. He is funny. And serious. And seriously funny. And he used the …

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Introducing the Award-Winning iMeet

The people have spoken. And we can hear soul-sucking meeting haters rejoicing around the world. Thanks to an overwhelming groundswell of support from the iMeet user community, earlier this week, PGi was awarded a People’s Choice Stevie Award for its latest innovation, iMeet, at the 2011 American Business Awards (ABA) reception. iMeet took home the trophy in the Favorite New …

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SXSW 2011 – Keeping People Connected

Jumping from panel to panel and party to party, it was so exciting to be a part of SXSW® 2011. Loads of creativity, brainpower and technology thrived while thousands of festival goers took to the streets, the Convention Center, meeting rooms and nearly every nook and cranny of downtown Austin. When reflecting on SXSW and everything that happened over the …

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Get Face-to-Face and be More Productive

The best virtual meetings deliver the personal nature of face-to-face meetings but encourage convenience and efficiency too. As well, businesses want online meetings to be simple; simplicity increases the likelihood that you’ll receive more employee buy-in.

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Not Your Average Conference Call

It goes without saying at PGi we host a lot of meetings. A. Lot. Of. Meetings. In fact, we’ve been the technology behind nearly half a billion meetings in the last five years. The fearless blog team, which includes some superstars in our Care organization, started talking about some of the wacky calls that have taken place over the years. …

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Are You Hung Up About the Right Time to Host a Meeting?

In today‚Äôs information packed world, the timing of your message can mean everything. Want a Journalist‚Äôs attention? According to a¬†recent Business Wire poll, Tuesday mornings are¬†the optimal time to send a news release. If you‚Äôve just written a new blog post for your readers, try publishing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. According to Daily Blog Tips, these tend to …

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