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New to Remote Work? Helpful Resources and Online Courses

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If you don’t have much experience working remotely, making that change suddenly is jarring. Your routines, habits, and workflows are disrupted significantly. However, there’s good news. People with lots of remote work experience have shared their knowledge to help others learn the necessary skills. Here are some great resources to check out instead of trying to re-invent the remote work …

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21 Tips for Working from Home

Tips for Working from Home

In a matter of  weeks, the world has changed with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak throwing every aspect of life into a state of chaos. Businesses and schools have closed, while conferences and travel have been canceled. Workers are quarantined to work from home, and there is no immediate end in sight. For those who haven’t worked from home previously, the …

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Bridging the Physical/Virtual Event Divide

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The concern over coronavirus has taken its toll on events around the world. For example, there have been countless conferences, town halls, sales kick offs and investor meetings cancelled, postponed or transformed all over the world and across all industries. As the long list of postponed or canceled events continues to grow, many organizations are facing some difficult decisions. In lieu …

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A Painless Approach to Scheduling Meetings Across Time Zones

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Colleagues who live far apart still work together—quite a lot, in fact. One in-depth survey found that about 48% of global teams collaborate every business day. Yet, 56% of the respondents to that same survey said collaborating across time zones is challenging. While there’s no silver bullet for this logistical headache, we’ve got a couple of tricks up our sleeve that seems to help. …

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Why HD Video Quality Matters

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As streaming technology continues to improve, HD video quality is emerging as the standard. That’s true not only for entertainment-oriented video streaming (via Netflix, YouTube, etc.) but also for video conferencing. But how important is HD video quality in an online meeting? The Truth About Video Quality Marketing researchers have found some telling data regarding the importance of video quality. …

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Viamedia Bridges Office Communication Using GlobalMeet

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In 2001, seven entrepreneurs met at a library and envisioned Viamedia: a cross-media advertising platform to connect cable TV audiences with local advertisers. Today, Viamedia’s employees work in 70 different cities. Collaboration remains the “secret sauce” that catalyzes growth and prosperity at the company. Every day, hundreds of hours of creative collaboration happen across the globe among Viamedia’s staff, customers, and …

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5 Team Building Ideas for Remote Co-Workers

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Even when everyone’s in one office, bringing team members together isn’t easy. It takes time, creativity, and initiative. With virtual teams, though, it can be tougher to form real bonds. Here are our favorite ways to make that magic happen. 1. Fun Chat Channels People will use the company’s chat app to discuss things that aren’t work-related. You can make this …

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3 Web Meeting Tactics to Maximize Attendee Engagement

User experience (UX) can significantly make or break the success of a web meeting. To support attendees, web meetings need to keep audiences equally interested and engaged. Check out these three web conferencing tactics that especially maximize attendee engagement. Collaboration with Microsoft Teams Internal teams often connect through accessible web meetings. According to CEB, 60 percent of employees consult with at least …

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Seasons Meetings: How Modern Technologies Connect Us Across the Globe

The holidays are an exciting time of the year. Employees are in high spirits in anticipation of their festivities and many businesses are seeing increased sales as a result of gift buying. However, the holiday season can also be a hectic time for enterprises. Employees’ propensities to take time off during the holidays can prompt companies to delegate tasks to …

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How Can VRC Enhance Your Video Conferencing Practices?

Across the world, employees are skipping the traditional commute and tuning in from their screens instead. While dependent on the nature of the work, telecommuting has become a norm for many companies. In fact, a recent study found that 70 percent of professionals work remotely once a week, with more than half (53%) doing so for at least half the …

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4 Benefits of Working From Home for Pet Owners

Are you the proud owner of furry companions, aquatic friends or pet reptiles? Do you also have a career that allows you to work from home? The two can make a favorable pairing. Here are some pet-friendly benefits of working remotely: 1. Your pets will be happier Your home is an animal-friendly working space, allowing your pets to roam throughout …

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The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

Join the video call, exchange pleasantries, get to work. Easy, right? Yes – but only if the video conferencing platform has the stellar user interface and user experience to support such real-time connections and seamless collaborations. With relevant features presented through simple, intuitive UI and UX design, employees and clients can collaborate without any cases of “How do I join?” …

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3 Reasons to Implement Live Video Streaming

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A vibrant and effective tool, video is the future of efficient and cost-effective company-wide communication. Here are a few reasons to consider implementing live video streaming in your office: 1. Enhance Internal Communication You give your external audiences the five-star experience, but you can’t forget to treat your employees with the same spirited attention. They’re your biggest brand ambassadors, which …

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iMeetLive Updates Bring Enhanced Video and Security Features

Virtual events have always been a key tool to disseminate important company news and updates for global organizations. And with the growing demand for a more personalized workplace experience, video communications have quickly become a foundational element in businesses to help drive better interactions with both internal and external audiences. As a result, today we’re seeing virtual events are continuing …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

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If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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5 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Next Virtual Meeting

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Virtual meetings provide a unique set of challenges. However, when conducted properly, virtual meetings can be just as, if not more, productive than traditional, face-to-face meetings. Having the proper strategy to run successful online meetings makes a world of difference when it comes to keeping participants engaged and enthusiastic about what is being discussed. Next time you are preparing for …

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6 Things to Remember When Running Virtual Meetings

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When you lead a team that is either partially or wholly comprised of remote workers, virtual meetings are the most important way to stay connected so your team can function in harmony. Online meetings can be a tough nut to crack, though, so for the benefit of your team, it’s important to keep in mind these 6 things to remember …

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5 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can …

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5 Fatal Flaws of Virtual Meetings and How to Avoid Them

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a meeting where the focus was derailed by a small distraction or faux pas made by a meeting member. I assume everyone reading this is raising their hands. Meetings can run awry at the slightest provocation, and when you are managing meetings in the virtual realm, the margin for awkward errors increases. …

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iMeet Agenday 2.6 Makes Managing Meetings Easier Than Ever

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At PGi, our aim is simple: we want to make your day-to-day workplace collaboration as seamless and efficient as possible. We want to give you the tools to conduct and manage flawless meetings and, in the ‘always-on’ environment of modern technology, it is crucial that our services are available on the go and on any device. Managing a busy schedule is already …

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