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Lorna Love

Originally from Florida, Lorna moved to Atlanta to join the PGi team. In between trying to get used to Atlanta traffic and the crazy weather, she spends her free time playing with her dog, Mylo. Lorna enjoys writing about online collaboration tools and meeting tips.

What is the Future of the Job Interview?

As companies continue to become more global, innovative collaboration tools will also continue to grow in popularity. These global businesses need collaboration tools to keep productivity levels high and maintain open communication with clients and colleagues from around the world. These tools also help with the hiring process. Hiring new talent can be a daunting. However, this process sometimes becomes …

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How to Squeeze the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer Vacation

Are you trying to squeeze in one last getaway before summer officially comes to a close? About 82 percent of workers check in with the office daily while on vacation, creating what we call a workation—a blending of work and vacation. Although it might not seem like the ideal scenario, you can successfully enjoy your vacation while stayin­g connected to …

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Types of Flex Work

Flexible work arrangements give employees the freedom they need to successfully balance their personal and professional lives. There are several different types of flexible work arrangements. Although this is not an exhaustive list, here are 12 of the most common types of flex work: [slideshare id=38001135&doc=typesofflexworkpgi-140814132216-phpapp01] 1. Compressed Work Employees work a 40-hour work week in less than the traditional …

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Making the Case for Flexible Work

Generally, the traditional work week runs from Monday to Friday, from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This traditional schedule doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. Because of your personal responsibilities you may  be able to perform better with a flexible work schedule. Unlike the traditional schedule, flexible work allows a variety of different work patters. Here are just a few …

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#TakeBack60 with Summer Work Hours

Recently, PGi conducted a #TakeBack60 survey. The results were eye opening. Most of us work well over 40 hours a week . We’re always searching for ways to boost productivity so we can get some extra time in our day to to do other things. This becomes even more evident during the warm, summer months. Summertime is a great time …

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Coworking Spaces: Interview with Workbar’s Bill Jacobson

As part of our #TakeBack60 campaign, we’re exploring some nontraditional, fun spaces that can help workers get productive. A few months ago, we highlighted the Top 10 Coolest Working Spaces in the US. We decided to reach out to a few of the spaces to learn more about what makes them so unique. Using iMeet, I recently met with Bill Jacobson, …

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Best Weeks to Plan a Summer Vacation

Unfortunately, the best weeks to plan a summer vacation don’t have exact dates. What may be perfect for you, may be one of the worst weeks to take a vacation for someone else. Some good timing and a little planning can make any week a good time for a vacation. Here are some steps you should take when thinking of …

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6 Habits for a Highly Successful Webinar

Webinars are great for distributing messages to target audiences without dealing with travel costs or scheduling conflicts. Even with limited budgets and geographically dispersed audiences, webinars can still be a very powerful tool. Since the popularity of webinars is consistently growing, how can you stand out from the others? Here are 6 things you can do during your next webinar …

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How HR Can Benefit from Online Meeting Software

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Human Resource departments are always looking for new ways to reduce the time it takes to fill open positions, simplify benefit communications and cut costs. This can become quite difficult when working with a global company. Luckily, innovative technology has helped many HR departments meet their goals. Online meetings offer a convenient and simple way to communicate with employees no …

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My Telecommuting Personality: The Multitasker

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A recent PGi survey revealed that 80 percent of us work for companies that allow flexible work arrangements. Is your personality a perfect fit for a telecommuting career? We recently released a free eBook titled, “7 Telecommuting Personalities”, which describes seven personalities of individuals who telecommute. As a telecommuter, it’s important to realize your strengths and weaknesses so you can …

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How to Make the Most of Your Conference Call Solution

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Gone are the days when everyone you needed to talk to was just down the hall. Now, teams and clients may be located all over the country. Conference calls act as great tools for collaborating with others, no matter their location. Conference calls should be just as effective as an in-person meeting. They should start and end on time, be …

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4 Tips to Engage Your Webinar Audience

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Keeping your audience engaged during an in-person meeting can be challenging enough. Now, try keeping their attention during a webinar. Computers, tablets and smartphones are full of potential distractions like fun apps, emails, phone calls and text messages. Things can go bad very quickly when you’re hosting a meeting via one of these devices. As businesses continue to grow and …

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What Conference Calls Looked Like in the Past

Effective communication is imperative to the success of any business. The tools and methods used to communicate have significantly evolved over the years. From the pony express of the 1800s to today’s innovative voice and video communications, businesses have used their available resources to effectively communicate with others. Conference calls have been a very popular communications option. Party lines, one …

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Business Etiquette for Conference Calls

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Meetings happen every day in the business world. In fact, it is estimated that professionals attend 61 meetings per month. That’s a lot of conference calls, face-to-face meetings and web conferences. To ensure you make the best impression in your conference calls, try these 11 business etiquette tips. 1.       No secret attendees Include your attendee’s name in the body of …

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5 Things to do After an Online Meeting

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Congratulations. You successfully prepared for your online meeting and it was a hit. Now that the meeting is over, you’re done right? Not exactly. The steps you take after the meeting are just as crucial as any other steps you took while preparing for the meeting. 1.       Record the meeting Meeting minutes are a record of the entire meeting. Normally, …

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5 Videos that will Make you an iMeet Rockstar

Online meetings are growing in popularity. As businesses become more global, these tools are vital so they can continue to communicate and collaborate with clients and employees no matter their geographical location. As a result, companies all over the world are quickly discovering how iMeet can help drive their businesses forward. iMeet has several features that help make it the …

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4 Essentials for Your Home Office

Whether your work from home full time or just one day a week, it’s important to have the right space and tools for your home office. You want to make sure you have a working space where you are comfortable and free of distractions. Here are 4 essentials that every home office needs. 1.      Peace and quiet Offices are not …

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Online Job Interview

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The future of hiring lies in online job interviews. As companies become more global, more and more recruiters are beginning to use video interviews to meet and interview prospective job applicants. These types of interviews save time, money and are simply more convenient than in-person interviews. HR departments and recruiters aren’t the only ones who prefer video. Approximately 66% of …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

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Conference calls have become very popular in the business world. Due to the global demands of today’s marketplace, companies have employees spread all over the world. These remote teams use conference calls and virtual meetings to help maintain effective communication and collaboration. In order to achieve a productive conference call, here are five things you should avoid.  1.       Arriving late …

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The 10-Minute Meeting: Pros & Cons

Companies around the world conduct in-person and online meetings every day. Although meetings are great ways to share information, brain storm and have an open discussion about a variety of topics, most people dread them. Meetings tend to drag on and by the time the meeting is over, most people aren’t even sure what the purpose of the meeting was. …

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