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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a work-life juggler with three little monsters, Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book-a-holic, Atlanta transplant and PR/social/content strategist (and presentations nerd) for PGi.

Poll: What Would You Rather Do? Kick the Work Week Grind and Take Back 60

In this year’s #TakeBack60 survey, we learned that 87% of workers are clocking more than 40 hours in the typical work week. And we learned that 71% of you are pretty ticked off about it. So, let me ask you this: If you could reclaim 60 minutes of time each work week and do something you actually WANT to do, …

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The Demise of the Work Week | Is 50+ Hours the New Normal?

The buzz around the Internet watercooler these days is the four-day work week, a new offering from modern businesses trying to attract top talent and claim “best place to work” swagger. A new survey from PGi reveals that regardless of how many days a company instills as the standard, 87% of knowledge workers admit to working beyond the 40-hour norm. …

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Personality Quiz: Which of the Avengers Are You at Work?

Avengers Assemble—it’s a personality quiz! The Avengers have stood the test of time—and overcome insane odds year after year, villain after villain—because the epic superhero team is made up of a dynamic cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So when it comes to your work team, which Avenger are you? Take our personality quiz to find …

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The Meetings Equation [SlideShare]

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Meetings. We workers of the world LOVE to HATE the most common way business pros get together to get work done. If only there were some sort of formula, some equation, that helped us figure out an answer to the age-old business question: to meet or not to meet? Take heart, modern workers of the world! We’ve created a meeting …

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Best Practices for Driving Marketing & Sales Pipeline Velocity with Web Events [SlideShare]

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As a modern marketer, one of the most important metrics is the number of marketing qualified leads and opportunities generated for sales. Being able to effectively engage and accelerate leads through your pipeline is critical to your success. So how can you engage your audience and increase velocity of leads through your pipeline using web events? Watch the webinar replay …

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New Infographic: Studies Reveal Real Benefits of Teamwork & Business Collaboration

Companies are constantly adapting to provide the most efficient and productive work environments for their employees. In the newest infographic from PGi, “From Me to We,” studies and industry thought leaders reveal that the real benefits of teamwork and collaboration are different across industries, businesses and even generations. *Infographic* Studies Reveal the Real Benefits of Teamwork in Business from PGi …

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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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18 Sure-Fire Cures for Boring Webinar Presentations

Are you guilty of boring your webinar attendees—or know someone who is? Webinar presentations can be powerful tools for building community, establishing thought leadership and even nurturing sales leads, if they’re done right. And 99% of the time (totally unscientific percentage, by the way, but sure feels right!) webinars are done oh-so-wrong. Please, for the health and well-being of business …

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10 Meeting Productivity Hacks

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Despise horrible meetings and office awkwardness? So do I! So much that I created a whole SlideShare presentation about it! I live and breathe by these 10 meeting productivity hacks, so hopefully they will help you stop torturing your meeting attendees and start hosting meetings that are engaging, boost productivity, drive innovation and transform “meet” into the most powerful, awe-inspiring …

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13 Remarkable Marketing Quotes to Inspire & Motivate

Marketing inspiration quotes from marketing leaders

We all need a little inspiration in our work lives. To help us be innovative. To push through the clutter. To focus on meaningful productivity, not just busy work. To win new customers. To delight our current customers. To outsoar the competition. And to drive new ways of thinking, learning and experiencing. To help you reach remarkable and innovative heights …

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New SlideShare: 10 Best Productivity Apps for Busy Business Pros

Better productivity on your New Year’s Resolutions list? Or just looking for ways to boost your efficiency? We’ve compiled the 10 best productivity apps for business pros. Check out this SlideShare for the full list! 10 Best Productivity Apps for Business from PGi iMeet Central: These amazing collaboration workspaces are built for teams trying to streamline workflows, improve project management …

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5 Emerging Business Collaboration Trends for 2015

BYOD BYOA Bring Your Own Collaboration Trends for 2015

Curious about the most recent trends in business collaboration? To provide a better understanding of trending business priorities, technologies, departments and human interactions, five thought leaders share their insights in a recent Collaboration Trend Report by PGi. [slideshare id=43316191&doc=collaborationtrendreport-150108062605-conversion-gate01] Thought leaders from Edelman, PGi, AirWatch® by VMWare®, Central Desktop and Frost & Sullivan share their top five emerging business collaboration …

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12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need. We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” …

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#DoWork in 2015: Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep!

Have you thought about your personal New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe focus on a healthier life style? Learn a second language? Save some cash for a rainy day? Forty-five percent of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions, but most of us forget about the “work” part of our work-life: our careers. In PGi’s 2015 Workplace Resolutions Survey, over 1,200 knowledge …

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25 Thank You Quotes to Share Your Gratitude

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Have someone you want to thank but unsure of how? Share these 25 thank you quotes to express your gratitude with colleagues, friends, family, social connections and business partners today and year round.  My favorite? “Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not the mind” ~Lionel Hampton [slideshare id=41814168&doc=25quotesthanksgivinggratitude-141120105348-conversion-gate01] Building a company culture of gratitude—a business environment …

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10 Songs Scientifically Proven to Amp Up Your Work Productivity (and 2 Just for Fun)

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Do you have favorite album that you swear amps up your work productivity? A Spotify playlist that you listen to when you need a burst of creativity? Or an old CD you pop in when you need a little pick-me-up at work? Good news, friends: Science is here for your musical needs. Various studies over the past decade have scientifically …

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Sales Webinar: Evolve or Die | Surviving the Rapidly Changing Sales Landscape

The way customers buy products and services has fundamentally changed. Cold calls and emails simply don’t work. According to Forrester Research, the average buyer has completed between 68-98% of their decision-making process before engaging a sales professional. To survive, companies need to take a radically different approach to the way they sell. Companies must evolve to stay ahead of the …

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PGi CTO David Guthrie Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Georgia CIO Awards

We are thrilled to announce that PGi CTO David Guthrie was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at today’s prestigious Georgia CIO of the Year program, hosted by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. David joined PGi in 2003 to help with PGi’s technology strategies—a special request by PGi founder, chairman and CEO Boland T. Jones. Since then, he has been …

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Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we want to know your most horrifying presentation nightmares. Take this quick poll … And you could be the lucky winner …

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Video: What Good are Great Ideas, if No One Ever Hears about Them?

Great ideas have completely reshaped our world: the wheel, the airplane, the computer, the vaccine. But what about those ideas that never get heard? Or those people with ideas who can’t bring the right people together to make it a reality? And the businesses who failed before they began, simply because their ideas never came to fruition? “The heart and …

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