Kelly Strain

4 Ways Webcasting Software Can Improve HR Functions

Webcasting for HR

Human resources is a tricky department. On top of managing employee engagement and happiness in the workplace, the department is also responsible for finding qualified, eligible employees to join the company. However, some human resources departments still use outdated processes and technology, causing hiring bottlenecks and poor company decisions. Fortunately, more and more HR departments are embracing technology. For example, …

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How to Use Webcasting for Virtual Marketing Events

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As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more events are turning to virtual solutions. Although 95% of event professionals do not believe virtual events are a replacement for in-person, 93% of event professionals plan to invest in virtual event experiences this year. Furthermore, 71% of marketers expect virtual events to continue beyond 2020. People will expect a virtual component even when live …

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Webinar, Webcast and Web Conferencing: What’s the Difference?

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Yesterday you met with clients in New York, San Francisco, London and Singapore – without ever leaving your house. Isn’t it amazing? With technology, you can meet with clients, colleagues and industry leaders from all over the world. Online communication tools make it easy to collaborate across time zones, but not all digital solutions are cut out for the same task. …

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How to Transform Your In-Person Events Into a Digital Success

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A study from Bizzabo reported that 85% of company leaders believe in-person events are vital to their business’ success. Yet, with the COVID-19 pandemic pausing in-person activities around the world, these events are no longer possible. As a result, businesses are transforming their previously scheduled in-person events into successful digital experiences. From conferences to large industry sales meetings, turning an in-person experience into a …

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How to Keep Uninvited Guests Out of Your Online Meeting

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The number of businesses using virtual meetings skyrocketed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, as more and more people began to leverage video conferencing and webcasting software for personal, professional, and educational uses, companies and users alike became increasingly concerned about security features. Securing web-based content is a challenge. Particularly when incorporating streaming audio and video with various interactive elements. In April …

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Why You Need To Consider Adding Online Experiences To In-Person Events

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COVID-19 spun the events industry on its head. In March 2020, in-person events across the United States came to a standstill after concerns of the pandemic swept the nation. Now, several months later, that concern is still ever-present. As a result, in-person events have yet to start relaunching due to safety and health concerns. 54% of event-goers reported they would …

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How Secure is Your Video Conferencing?

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The question of security is one that hits close to home for most businesses. Today, the business community is hyper-aware of security risks as companies operate outside of traditional office space. The stakes are higher than ever now that almost every meeting you host or attend is over video conferencing. When businesses look at their data security, they need to …

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5 Video Conferencing Benefits for Small Businesses

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Tools for a small business video conference are no longer optional for companies. With most employees working from home for the foreseeable future, small businesses must have a preferred video conferencing tool to communicate with their teams, clients, and vendors. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 58% of businesses used video conferencing for their everyday operations. This number is expected to increase dramatically over the …

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What is VoIP and How Do I Start Using It?

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Anyone who has ever participated in a video conference for work or a casual video chat with friends understands the constant struggle for quality audio. For example, audio can become such a problem that users join video from their computer, yet call in using their cellphone or landline for audio. In short, people often fear choppy, out of sync computer audio …

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5 Tips for Running an Effective Online Classroom

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COVID-19 has disrupted in-school learning for the foreseeable future. Until it is safe to do so, education will likely continue online with students participating in webcasts for education, online classrooms, lectures, and assignments. While online learning was once a choice, it is now the norm. For teachers, this means becoming proficient at hosting effective webcasts for education regularly. Studies have …

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What is Webcasting?

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Today you hear the term webcasting used frequently in business as it’s becoming an increasingly popular way for companies to host online events. We know you’ve heard the term webcast, but you might be thinking what is webcasting anyway? We’re here to help make sense of it all, and we’ll start with the basics. We can define webcasting as the …

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The Emergence of Virtual Investor Relations

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way every industry does business. Telehealth, which used to be a convenience, has become a necessary tool for patients to keep up with their doctor visits. Other businesses have adopted new work from home policies and are reducing their office footprint.  And grocery stores are now delivering more food than ever, solidifying the importance of …

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How to Show Gratitude to Your Remote Team

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Although working from home may seem like a dream situation for some employees, it’s far from a walk in the park. While working remotely offers benefits such as flexibility, there are significant disadvantages, such as loneliness and communication troubles. According to the 2020 State of Remote Work report from Buffer, 20% of remote employees state loneliness as their biggest struggle with working …

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The Power of Saying ‘Good Morning’ to Your Virtual Team

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It’s a habit. We walk into the office and say, “good morning!” to whoever we pass. But when you’re part of a virtual team, the only people greeting you get each morning are probably your family and your pets. Greeting your virtual team each morning is one of the best things you can do to boost remote workers’ morale and …

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Why and How to Mute Phones on a Conference Call

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Conference calls can be a hassle, especially when there are several participants. On top of tackling technology, you have to manage the call properly so you can conduct the meeting efficiently. However, this doesn’t always go so smoothly. With participants in multiple locations on different devices, it can be a challenge for everyone to follow proper conference call protocols. As a …

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Webcasting Equipment Essentials: All the Gear You Need to Be Successful

Webcasting Equipment Essentials

Have you ever been logged into a webcast or video conference and had difficulty seeing or hearing the presenter? If so, chances are they lacked the right webcasting equipment for a successful online event. While our laptops are powerful tools, they often do not possess the top visual and audio equipment for clear webcasting and video calls. As a result, employees …

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Why You Need to Turn On Your Webcam

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In this new era of remote work and teleconferencing, we’ve all become accustomed to group phone calls and video meetings becoming the “new normal.” Some people may wonder, is it really necessary to turn on the webcam? If you’re in the meeting anyway, does it matter if your employer or colleagues can see your face? Let’s take a look at the reasons …

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The 4 Best At-Home Webcast Lighting Tips

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When you run a large webcast from home, you want to look your best. Whether you’re presenting your work in front of an all-hands company meeting or participating in a panel for a virtual conference, you must look put together and properly lit. A dim or distorted light source can ruin your appearance in front of a live webcast. To avoid any …

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7 Tips for Running Effective Whiteboarding Sessions

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Whiteboarding sessions — both in-office and virtual — provide teams with a collaborative, creative environment for brainstorming new ideas and solving problems. Without a defined structure in place, however, these sessions can quickly unravel and get off track. For an effective whiteboarding session with your team, keep these seven tips in mind. 1. Choose the Right Whiteboarding Tool Virtual whiteboards bring the …

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More Video Screens for Larger Meetings – And Other Top-Requested Features

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PGi rolled out new GlobalMeet Collaboration enhancements designed to improve how people, teams, and enterprises productively connect and collaborate, no matter where they are. Businesses continue to demand more convenient ways to maintain virtual face-to-face interactions with remote colleagues, customers, partners, friends, and family. In response, we have ramped up development and support for GlobalMeet Collaboration to accelerate our feature …

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