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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 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 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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Make Your Next Presentation Fun and Engaging

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Presentations are a great way to share information with a group of people. A successful presentation has the potential to leave you inspired and wanting more. A boring presentation makes it almost impossible to pay attention, making it a waste of everyone’s time. No matter what topic you are speaking about, it’s important to keep your meeting guests engaged so …

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Collaboration Tools Help Sales Professionals Increase Productivity

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Advanced conferencing and collaboration tools for sales professionals are important. It can help increase productivity,impress clients and significantly shorten the time it takes to close deals. Roughly, 26 percent of the employees supported by IT are remote or mobile workers, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey. For salespeople, this could potentially create some challenges. Current or prospective clients …

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Web Conferencing Helps Communications Professionals

Corporate communications professionals understand how important it is to quickly relay information to the people who need it. However, as companies continue to grow globally, it‘s becoming more difficult for communications professionals to effectively reach their various audiences. In-person meetings are becoming less common as virtual workplaces grow in popularity. With teams and clients dispersed across the globe, it’s impossible …

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4 Ways Innovative Technology Helps Non-Profits

Technology continues to evolve and shows no signs of slowing down. Every time you turn around, a new software or tool is being released into the market. Trying to find the right solution that will help increase effectiveness throughout your company without blowing budget can be overwhelming. Large corporations are able to have select individuals who can dedicate large amounts of …

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Telecommuting Trends

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Telecommuting is increasingly growing more popular among the workforce. Employees are routinely working from home offices, client sites or other remote locations. Even though separated from supervisors and other colleagues, these telecommuters understand that they still need to remain connected with their peers so they can collaborate with one another and their clients. Popular social media sites, such as Facebook …

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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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No Cords Attached, the Best iPad Apps for Teleconferencing

For all its advancements, technology often is still not as simple as I expect. Take my T.V., for example. I am amazed at the tangle of cords growing from it. It’s like a maze trying to figure out where they all connect. And, I’ll never understand why I have three remotes – none of which control the volume.  Fortunately, connecting …

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Losing to Gain: Change Your Business Habits or Become Obsolete

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Recently, I embarked on the most physically challenging three weeks of my life. I had decided to make a drastic personal change and engage in a vegan, gluten-free diet for three weeks to cleanse my system. I knew I wanted to become healthier, to lose weight and to live longer, but I was stuck in a cycle of bad habits. …

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Five Tips for Managing Employees Remotely

Everyone who manages employees knows there is value in being on site. Hands-on direct participation by managers helps ensure the team is running at its best. When I first became a manager, I was concerned that I could do the job effectively since I am a remote worker. I was afraid my physical absence would impede the team’s progress, but …

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Increase Your SMB’s Agility Through Technology — The Great Equalizer

A few years ago, one of my reps and I were on a video conference with a prospect based in Portland. Without our prompting, he began to talk about all of the issues he was having with one of our competitors. We let him vent, because it was clear he needed someone to listen to his complaints. Then, much to …

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How to collaborate remotely and make it work: perspectives for managers

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Telecommuting has recently been touted as one of the top four trends for 2013; oDesk CEO Gary Swart expands on this evolving work experience: It’s no secret that telecommuting, flexible work arrangements, distributed teams and even entirely virtual companies have exploded over the past few years. We’re bringing the work to the workers, reversing the almost antiquated model of bringing …

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3 Ways Your Kid is a Better Sales Rep Than You—Proven, Virtual Communication Strategies

Why? My 6 year old son asks me this question at least 10 times a day—and his endless curiosity has led me to believe that sales people win when they use the same elementary approach to closing deals. So take out your pencils and jot down some notes—here are 3 communication strategies for becoming a better sales rep: 1. The …

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Deliver a Rich Customer Experience to Increase Revenue and Customer Loyalty

This last Sunday, Seth Godin blogged: “It’s easier to love a brand when a brand loves you back.” I couldn’t agree more. It’s never been more important to cultivate genuine customer relationships. Over 63% of buyers chose helpfulness and knowledge when selecting a vendor. With the right building blocks, an introductory meeting can turn a prospect into a loyal customer—but …

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The 4 Principles of Collaboration & Teamwork

The past two-plus years here at PGi have afforded me the opportunity to work on a variety of teams. Small, close-knit teams that shared cube walls; Teams stretched out across the world in multiple cities and time zones; Teams with folks I have never met in person, and teams made up of old friends. The unique experience with each group …

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