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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.

Seven Ways to Get Great Ideas out of a Virtual Brainstorming Session

As the business world becomes more global, you may find yourself collaborating with colleagues and clients from all over the world. Because of this, online meeting software has become a vital tool for businesses. With the right meeting technology, individuals can still stay connected no matter their geographic locations. Try these seven techniques to help you effectively brainstorm during your …

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Are You Listening? Using Meeting Tools to Get Guest Feedback During a Meeting

If not executed successfully, meetings can be one of the biggest wastes of time in the corporate world. Because of this, people are constantly looking for ways to improve their meetings by trying various techniques that allow them to efficiently share information with colleagues and clients. It’s vital to the success of your meetings to realize that a meeting should …

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Does Adding Humor to a Meeting Increase Attentiveness?

Meetings happen all the time in the business world. Some are more productive and enjoyable, while others keep you on the edge of your seat—so you can be the first one out the door when it’s over. With attention spans decreasing to only last a few minutes, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to keep your audience engaged …

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My Smartphone Wish List for the Future

Not too long ago, cellphones were only used to make phone calls—they weren’t really good at anything else. Things have drastically changed over the years. With the smartphone of today, you can text, shop online, lock your car doors and even have face-to-face conversations with people around the world. Even though smartphones have remained innovative, users still want more. Every smartphone …

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Bad Presentations in Your Meetings: What is the Impact of Boredom in Your PowerPoint?

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PowerPoint slides have become a common presentation tool used in the business world. Unfortunately, the phrase “death by PowerPoint” has also become a familiar phrase. With attention spans quickly decreasing, audience members are getting bored even faster than before. Once your audience is bored it’s hard to get them back. The key is to keep them engaged from start to …

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The Key to Productive Meetings is the Way You End It

Meetings happen all the time in the business world. In fact, 11 million formal meetings take place daily in the United States—that’s three billion meetings per year. It’s hard to imagine how anyone can get their work done when they’re involved in so many meetings. Most people don’t like meetings because often times they’re long, boring, unproductive and ultimately a …

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How to Manage a Conference Call When You’re from the Texting (Gen Y) Generation

Millennials in the workplace

Not only is the workplace changing but so is the workforce. More and more Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are entering the workplace. According to Time Magazine, there are currently 40 million Millennials in the workface. This will mean that three out of every four workers will be a Millennial by 2025 worldwide. Millennials are social beings who enjoy …

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What’s your favorite way to connect?

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Telecommuting is on the rise. Approximately 20-30 million people work from home at least one day a week, according to the United States Census Bureau. Advances in communication and information technologies have made collaboration easier for employees who may not be physically located in the same office—or even the same time zone. Telecommuters are taking advantage of the explosion of …

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Short and Sweet: Getting Everything You Need from a 15-Minute Meeting

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Most people don’t like meetings because they tend to waste a lot of time. What if you could remove all the unnecessary pieces and transform those long, boring meetings into efficient 15 minute meetings? Interested? These five tips will help shorten your meetings without losing any efficiency. 1. Schedule a 15-Minute Meeting If you only have 10 minutes worth of …

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5 Apps to Help Optimize Your Audio Call Experience

Because of today’s global economy, employees and clients are scattered all over the world. As a result, individuals are spending less time in conference rooms and more time at their desks taking part in audio calls and web meetings. If you thought it was difficult staying focused in a conference room surrounded by your colleagues, imagine remaining attentive when you’re …

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5 Tips for a Beginner to Attend a Web Conference Like a Pro

Companies all over the world are using web conferencing to better communicate with coworkers, clients and prospective customers. Even though the technology is relatively easy to use, it can seem intimidating to beginners. These five tips will help you feel more relaxed and ensure your first online meeting results in a pleasant experience. 1.       Test the software Practice really does make …

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4 Ways to Optimize Your HR Budget and Still Choose Top Global Talent

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HR departments and recruiting firms are under pressure to quickly fill positions, cut total cost per hire and select qualified candidates from a global talent pool. This can prove difficult when the talent pool continues to grow increasingly large while funds and time constraints grow smaller. Here are four simple tips that will help you optimize your HR budget and …

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5 Tips From the Stars to Look Your Best During a Video Interview

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Video interviews are one of the newest trends seen in the recruitment process―more than 60 percent of companies are using it. It expedites the interview process, making it a great advantage to recruiters and job seekers alike. Companies are able to quickly complete interviews, reduce the amount of time spent on finding candidates and significantly cut total cost per hire. …

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Five Apps That Help Improve Productivity While Working From Home

A woman working from home

Studies show that working from home can keep remote workers happier, healthier and more efficient. Telecommuting programs help reduce stress and absenteeism, according to the second annual telecommuting survey issued by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. Fifty-three percent of business decision makers,  surveyed by Staples Advantage  also said telecommuting increases employee productivity. Want to make sure you …

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