Kayla Reed

Kayla Reed
Kayla is a key contributor to the PGi marketing communications team. In her role, she works with key stakeholders around the world to coordinate global PR and social campaigns for the organization. In her spare time, you can find Kayla singing and dancing – even if she’s not great at either.

Tips to Beat the Fourth-Quarter Blues

I’ve got the Fourth Quarter Blues. And no, I’m not talking about the song – although it’s a pretty catchy tune. I’m talking about the all-hands-on-deck, end-of-year, home-stretch kind of fourth-quarter blues. That time of year when the calendar starts to wind down and business teams all around the world are hustling to close one last deal or secure one …

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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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PGi for Hands on Atlanta

Last week the PGi Alpharetta and Atlanta teams worked together to volunteer for the 28th annual Hands on Atlanta Day, a major service initiative that organizes dozens of community projects throughout metro Atlanta focused on primary community needs including education and youth development, literacy, child hunger and parental engagement. The city-wide initiative mobilized 3,000 volunteers to help support programs that …

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What 5G Means for the Enterprise

5G

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard that 5G is on the horizon. All the 5G buzz might seem over-hyped to some. We all watched as 3G evolved into 4G, which then gave way to 4G LTE. 5G is not just the next iteration in that process of mobile network evolution, though. 5G represents a massive …

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Why Remote Work is Perfect for Introverts

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In recent years, remote work has grown in popularity, becoming an option for more people than ever before. While remote work options might not yet be the norm in the workplace, more and more companies are realizing that allowing their employees to telecommute on occasion is a great way to foster good will in employees. The rise of remote work …

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How UCaaS is Driving Digital Transformation

UCaaS

Digital transformation is taking over the enterprise, breaking down barriers and enabling smarter work and easier communication for end users. “Digital transformation” and “cloud migration” often seem to be used interchangeably, and while embracing cloud-based technology is undeniably a part of digital transformation, it’s not the only part. Put simply, digital transformation is the process of adopting any digital technology. …

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How to Get People to Pay Attention on a Conference Call

conference call

Have you ever been on a conference call and asked a question to a participant, only to be met with awkward silence or a stammered response because the participant had clearly stopped paying attention and wasn’t listening when you asked your question? In a situation like that, even though you weren’t at fault, you can’t help but feel a bit …

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Improve Your Presentations by Ditching the PowerPoint

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The PowerPoint is a staple of the corporate workplace, enabling workers to better engage their audience and present their data in a compelling, aesthetically pleasing manner. However, the ubiquity of the PowerPoint also means that the PowerPoint has lost a bit of its charm. When you are regularly staring at slide decks for a large portion of your work week, …

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Komatsu Mining Corp. Connects Team Members & Tackles Projects with iMeet® Central – Case Study

komatsu mining corp

Komatsu Mining Corp., formerly known as Joy Global, is a provider of advanced equipment systems and direct services to the global mining industry. Komatsu Mining Corp. partners directly with customers to help facilitate zero-harm mining operations with the highest production and lowest life-cycle costs. With over 10,000 global employees, Komatsu Mining Corp. (KMC) was in search of a reliable, central …

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Global Business Etiquette: Cultural Differences in the Office Around the World — Infographic

global business etiquette

PGi recently conducted our Global Cultural survey, where we polled 800+ international responses to get a glimpse into how workplaces practices and business etiquette vary from culture to culture across the globe. One thing that came up frequently from our respondents was that differences in business etiquette and cultural norms often led to embarrassing interactions or cultural faux pas when …

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