Collaboration

Five Things Not to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Five Things NOT to Do During Your Next Video Meeting

Since March 2020, the world has changed. Remote work has become the “new normal.” Experts on workplace trends predict that up to 30% of the workforce will be working from home several days per week by the end of 2021. With this growing number of people working from home, video meetings are more important than ever. Most of us have heard stories of spouses …

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Five Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Tips for Creating a Virtual Onboarding Experience for New Employees

Even before the pandemic, companies and HR departments across the globe were adopting remote working policies to help employees lead better lives. Part of a telecommuting environment involves onboarding new employees from wherever they may be. Since traditional office tours and face-to-face employee introductions are out of the question, companies are adopting virtual onboarding experiences. Use these five tips to …

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How Augmented Reality Can Make Your Next Online Event Stand Out

How Augmented Reality Can Make Your Next Online Event Stand Out

As we embrace all types of online events, event planners continue to search for ways to stand out from the competition. While most opt for the standard webcast presentation with a Q&A session, we can all take our online events to the next level by adopting an augmented reality (AR) solution. You’ve likely heard of virtual reality, which is a completely …

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Six Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Are Fun and Effective

Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

With the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit organizations are scrambling to stay afloat. These organizations rely on fundraising and sponsorship events to raise donations that keep their efforts operational. However, nonprofits can still raise money without hosting in-person events. With a bit of creativity and help from reliable webcasting technology, nonprofit organizations can thrive in 2020 and beyond by hosting these virtual fundraising …

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Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Streaming Video

Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Streaming Video

When it comes to the idea of streaming video for your small business, do you steer clear of any opportunity to do so? Are you frightened by the thought of paying an arm and a leg to host an online event or webinar? Is the idea of being on live video keeping you from accomplishing your business goals? Don’t be …

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Is Your Video Meeting Etiquette on Point?

Video Meeting Etiquette

Businesses across the globe have been hosting video meetings, webcasts, and online events for years now. However, the difference in location isn’t an excuse to throw meeting etiquette out the window. Video meetings have a distinct set of meeting rules that attendees are expected to follow. Everyone knows the basics like showing up on time and being prepared, but are …

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Three Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

We’ve all heard the business adage, “Never hold a meeting for something that could have been solved in an email.” While this saying is true for most aspects of business, other situations require non-verbal communication which only a meeting can provide. For businesses working virtually, online meetings solve this communication problem. Take a look at these three convincing reasons why online …

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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 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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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?

what is VoIP

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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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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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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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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4 Ways to Connect With Family and Friends Over Video Chat

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Since many states are still under a stay-at-home order and travel plans have been halted, people are struggling with being unable to see family and friends as often as they once did. As a result of this distance, friends and families are relying on technology more than ever to connect and communicate. The next time you video chat with your friends …

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How to Pull Off a Professional Video Call From Home

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Now that everyone relies on video calls for communication, video conferencing “fails” are becoming a trending topic online. In order to avoid “fails” and successfully pull off a professional video call from home, keep our quick tips in mind: 1. Invest in a Hi-Res Camera and Quality Audio Before your video meeting or interview, test out your computer’s camera and …

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Virtual Whiteboard for Better Teamwork and Brainstorming

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When your team is scattered across the world, brainstorming together can be difficult. Phone calls can have spotty connections and using company funds for regular meet-ups can be costly. Office environments easily foster creative in person interactions, ad hoc brainstorms and meetings. These interactions, many unplanned, feed into the creative spirit for many companies. But, if an in-office meeting is out …

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