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How to Make Online Meetings Less Boring

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Do you audibly groan whenever a new online meeting invite arrives in your inbox? Do you look at your calendar with a sense of dread at the sight of all of those online meetings? Have you ever faked an excuse to avoid that meeting you really didn’t want to attend? If so, you might be having boring online meetings. Take …

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The 10-Minute Meeting: Pros & Cons

Companies around the world conduct in-person and online meetings every day. Although meetings are great ways to share information, brain storm and have an open discussion about a variety of topics, most people dread them. Meetings tend to drag on and by the time the meeting is over, most people aren’t even sure what the purpose of the meeting was. …

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5 Other Ways to Use Your Online Meeting Tool

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As passionate collaborators, we spend a lot of time talking about having better meetings here at PGi. Online meeting tools like iMeet® and GlobalMeet® are designed to make your meetings simpler, more effective and more productive. But they don’t just have to be for meetings! The technology powering online collaboration can be used for a variety of fun uses that …

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What Are Some Ideas for Running Productive Online Meetings?

With a forecasted 1.3 billion mobile workers worldwide by 2015, online meetings are simply becoming a way of life for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Telework, remote work and flexible working arrangements are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception, which means that more of us are having meetings online in at least some capacity. There are …

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How to Make Emotional Connections Online

In sales guru Dan Solin’s latest book, The Smartest Sales Book You’ll Ever Read, Dan includes a section on the power of video conferencing for creating emotional, human connections online. I was fortunate to be asked to provide my insights for the video conferencing chapter: According to Sean O’Brien, an executive for the company behind iMeet, the formula for successful …

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What to Consider Before Using Free Web Conferencing

It’s a small world. And, with advances in technology, it seems to be getting smaller all the time. In no area of our daily lives is this more apparent than in the world of communication. There are many available programs that make it possible to communicate with anyone at any time—even those who are halfway around the world. From a …

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On the Eighth Day of Telework my Boss Gave to Me Approval to Work Remotely

In life, unexpected things happen all the time. A leaking roof, sick children and inclement weather are just a few things that can keep you from getting to work on time. That’s why it’s so convenient to have the ability work remotely. Although I’m in the office most days, my boss allows me to work from home when a situation …

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What Years of Drumline Have Taught Me About Presentations

It’s the best time of year for football lovers. That chill in the air signals that it’s time for tailgates with friends, insane college crowds, channel-surfing with pro football diehards and cheering on your favorite teams. That love of football inspired us to create our latest eBook, “The Presentation Playbook,” bringing all that gridiron knowledge to the boardroom to power …

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How an Online Meeting Tool Helped Me Survive During the Perfect Storm of Sickness

Earlier this year, I was hit with two highly contagious and pretty brutal illnesses after visiting family. While out sick, I used iMeet so I could still attend virtual meetings and stay connected to my team. When I went home, I spent a lot of quality time with my twin niece and nephew. A week after returning to Atlanta, I …

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Are You Listening? Using Meeting Tools to Get Guest Feedback During a Meeting

If not executed successfully, meetings can be one of the biggest wastes of time in the corporate world. Because of this, people are constantly looking for ways to improve their meetings by trying various techniques that allow them to efficiently share information with colleagues and clients. It’s vital to the success of your meetings to realize that a meeting should …

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How to Manage a Conference Call When You’re from the Texting (Gen Y) Generation

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Not only is the workplace changing but so is the workforce. More and more Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are entering the workplace. According to Time Magazine, there are currently 40 million Millennials in the workface. This will mean that three out of every four workers will be a Millennial by 2025 worldwide. Millennials are social beings who enjoy …

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5 Tips for a Beginner to Attend a Web Conference Like a Pro

Companies all over the world are using web conferencing to better communicate with coworkers, clients and prospective customers. Even though the technology is relatively easy to use, it can seem intimidating to beginners. These five tips will help you feel more relaxed and ensure your first online meeting results in a pleasant experience. 1.       Test the software Practice really does make …

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4 Ways to Optimize Your HR Budget and Still Choose Top Global Talent

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HR departments and recruiting firms are under pressure to quickly fill positions, cut total cost per hire and select qualified candidates from a global talent pool. This can prove difficult when the talent pool continues to grow increasingly large while funds and time constraints grow smaller. Here are four simple tips that will help you optimize your HR budget and …

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No Cords Attached, the Best iPad Apps for Teleconferencing

For all its advancements, technology often is still not as simple as I expect. Take my T.V., for example. I am amazed at the tangle of cords growing from it. It’s like a maze trying to figure out where they all connect. And, I’ll never understand why I have three remotes – none of which control the volume.  Fortunately, connecting …

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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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How to Maximize Sales Impact by Cutting Up to 65% of Wasted Selling Time

There are two pressure systems facing sales leaders today: Pressure from the C-Suite and pressure from customers to maximize their sales impact and drive revenue gains. When talking to CEOs every day, the top complaints I hear is that sales teams aren’t hitting their number and the cost per sale is too high. Inside our organization at PGi, we’ve reduced …

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3 Ways Your Kid is a Better Sales Rep Than You—Proven, Virtual Communication Strategies

Why? My 6 year old son asks me this question at least 10 times a day—and his endless curiosity has led me to believe that sales people win when they use the same elementary approach to closing deals. So take out your pencils and jot down some notes—here are 3 communication strategies for becoming a better sales rep: 1. The …

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Scary Stories of Online Meetings Gone Wrong

It’s that time of year: Halloween. The day when the spirits of restless sales reps come back to roam our halls and cubicles once again. Their ghostly cries foretell dangers more ominous than we could ever imagine: Tech back your sales results – or else! The meeting is coming… from inside the house! This year, I thought we could take …

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An Open Letter to IT: We Need To Own Our Tech Decisions

At my breakout session at AAISP a few weeks ago, I asked the audience to raise their hands if they used some sort of conferencing tool. A ton of hands went up. Then, I asked those people if they themselves had picked that tool. Most of the hands went down. This illustrates a critical problem in sales organizations today. As …

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Manage Your Company’s Video Conferencing Accounts with iMeet 2.0 “Cloud Controls”

Data retention policies have been around for 20+ years when all you needed was a few shredders and file cabinets to keep tabs on your company records. Since then, the way knowledge workers communicate and share information has changed drastically, making compliance a challenge and requiring companies to bring on teams of legal and security officers. Instead of opting out of …

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