Audio Conferencing

In Plain English: Global Conference Calling Explained

Global conference calling sounds great, and it’s a term you hear often. But what exactly does it mean, anyway? In the USA and Canada, most of us are quite familiar with the regular old conference call- dial a toll or …

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Reasons to work from anywhere: Because I am pregnant

The light ahead is fast approaching. I am in my last two months of my first pregnancy and let’s just say I have learned A LOT on the way. In the beginning, most of the other moms I talked to …

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Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Got to Get the Kids to Summer Camp!

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra “quietness” to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks …

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In Plain English: The "boings" (tones) in conference calls?

Conference calls are a staple of the American workplace. Sometimes though, little things about them can drive us crazy. Like the “boing”. You know, the electronic tone that alerts you when someone has joined your call. For most people, it’s …

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Meeting Provider

The web meeting (aka web conferencing) market has continued to experience 25% plus growth over the past year despite the global recession. More and more people are turning to virtual meetings to cut costs, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity. With …

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The "New Meeter." My 2010 Meeting Resolutions

As an intern here at PGi, I’m completely new to this whole teleconferencing thing. Conference calls have opened up an entirely new and confusing world of meetings for me. Never before have I had to try to identify who was …

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Poll: Multi-Tasking

I got caught! While on a conference call on Friday, I was reading my email instead of paying attention to the matter being discussed. Of course, someone said, “Hey Jill, what do you think?” Embarrassed, I promptly muttered, “Oh, I’m …

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Meeting Resolutions: Resolving to See the World Around Me

As PGi develops products that promote global communications, nurturing “one world” philosophy as geographic boundaries blur, I find myself continually inspired by the cross-cultural networks we support. Here in the microcosm of the Austin PGi office, the cube walls are …

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Why I love Meeting – Working from Home, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about how the daily commute not only wastes more than 100 hours of the average American’s year but often creates stress that spills over at home. I don’t know about you, but I despise …

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Why I love Meeting – Working from Home, Part 1

In 2005 it was reported that the average American spends over 100 hours in traffic delays every year. That’s more than the average two weeks (80 hours) of vacation most workers take each year. A recent study in the New …

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Comical Conferencing Calamities Part Deux

And now for our second installment of “Conferencing Calamities.” Remember, these were actual conference calls that our customers participated in and later told us about. We can’t make this stuff up! Conferencing Calamity #2: “We recently had a great laugh …

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On the Road Again: Tips and Tricks while Conferencing on the Road

All of us have at one point in our careers had to join a meeting while on the road. Whether it is en route to the airport or on the way to a doctor’s office, juggling phones and call-in numbers …

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