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3 Ways You Can Use iMeet Agenday to Increase Employee Awareness

employee awareness

When PGi first launched iMeet Agenday, thousands of app users downloaded the tool to manage their multiple hectic calendars, join their meetings with a single touch and stay productive while on the go. Today, the tool is so much more than an individual download. Enterprises everywhere are leveraging the powerful features in iMeet Agenday to help hundreds of thousands of …

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Formula for a Winning Presentation Design

Formulating the best presentation for your next sales meeting can seem like rocket science. Where do you start? Should you use graphs and pie charts? How do you conclude your presentation? Is there really a science behind designing the perfect presentation? The Presentation Scientists at PGi have the answers. Check out the five elements you need to create a winning …

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10 Quotes on the Future of Business Collaboration

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Business collaboration will look very different behind the doors of booming businesses in the future, according to experts at the 2015 Collabosphere collaboration conference. The most successful companies of tomorrow will be the ones that reevaluate, rethink and reimagine the way they approach everything, from reshaping cultures to restructuring entire businesses to improve collaboration. Glimpse the future of business collaboration with …

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Tossing out the Playbook at the 2015 Collabosphere Conference

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Tapping your keyboard, popping gum and drumming your fingers in anticipation of what the top collaboration experts have to say on the future of work? In case you missed the live event (or live webcast), here’s a roundup of the social conversation at the 2015 Collabosphere collaboration conference. Let’s do this. #Collabosphere pic.twitter.com/HZeYIE7xBN — Central Desktop (@centraldesktop) September 27, 2015   …

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By the Numbers: 10 Reasons to Follow #Collabosphere

#Collabosphere

Even if you didn’t book your ticket to Texas, the 2015 collaboration conference Collabosphere is one social media conversation you don’t want to miss Sept. 27-30. Here are 10 reasons Collabosphere is the only collaboration conference you’ll want to follow this year on Twitter. 1.5 million bats will be flying nearby because this year, Collabosphere will take place in the weird city …

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Get Positive or Get Out: The Power of Workplace Positivity

positivity at work

I have a saying I like to use in the workplace from time to time. Or, rather, it’d be more accurate to say I have a saying that I like to paraphrase: “Get positive, or get the [redacted] out.” I used to have this written on the board in my office but it turned a few too many heads. In …

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Collabosphere 2015: Meet the Speakers

PGi is pleased to bring Collabosphere, the ultimate collaboration conference, to Austin’s PGi Studios on September 28-29. Entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, professors, analysts and productivity experts will unite to discuss the future of collaboration and dissect the biggest obstacles keeping businesses from reaching their full potential. Here’s a look at just a few of the 25+ speakers who will be taking …

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Using Science to Avoid the Midday Slump

If you’re like me, about an hour after lunch, you really start to struggle with staying energized and productive. It’s like trudging through mud uphill in a thunderstorm to reach the end of the day. …alright, maybe that was an exaggeration, but there’s actually a science behind why we hit the midday slump. A little thing called your circadian rhythm …

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How to Use MQL Metrics for Sales and Marketing Alignment

marketing qualified leads

As a follow-up to our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, I’ve been answering our webinar viewers’ questions in greater detail here on The Future of Business Collaboration. Here’s a final viewer question I’ll look at today: How do you prevent sales and marketing from going in different directions? I’ll reveal …

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Join PGi at Gartner Catalyst 2015!

Today Gartner Catalyst kicks off in San Diego, bringing with it a 4-day event featuring industry leaders and analysts ready for in-depth discussions and panels about tech trends and IT strategy and development for modern business. Attendees will dive into the development, strategy and execution of leveraging mobile, cloud and big data to gain a competitive advantage. At the Catalyst …

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4 Reasons to Take Your Meetings Outside

having meetings outside

In a world ruled by technology it seems almost impossible to take your eyes off of a screen. Whether it’s smartphone, laptop, TV or any other device, you can’t escape screens. You look at screens at home, at work, at school, in the car, walking down the street, people rarely lift their heads to acknowledge one another anymore. So what …

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10 Commandments of Virtual Teams

team building activities

Virtual teams are becoming a norm for modern businesses. According to PGi’s 2015 Global Telework Survey, 79% of knowledge workers reported working outside the office. With more teams working remote, it’s important to remember a few commandments to keep teams working successfully. Check out PGi’s 10 commandments for virtual teams: 10 Commandments of Virtual Teams from PGi 1. Thou Shalt …

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Sales & Marketing Alignment: Best Practices for Dispersed Teams

tips for dispersed teams

During our recent webinar, Ask the Experts with SiriusDecisions: 4 Pillars of Building Sales & Marketing Alignment, my cohost Jason Hekl, Vice President and Group Director at SiriusDecisions, explained how to build alignment with shared definitions and processes. As he said, though, none of this works without very tight communication. For sales and marketing teams that are dispersed, establishing and …

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Get Your Free Collabohaters Identification Field Guide

Collabohaters

Team spirit’s down, good ideas seem to have dried up and your meetings have become 15 minutes of fame for conversation hijackers. If that sounds like the state of your business collaboration, you may have some collabohaters on your hands. Here are the big ones and how to identify them before they eat up anymore work time: The 9 Types …

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Top 3 iMeet Tricks to Make Your Webinar Run Smoothly

iMeet tricks for webinars

GetBullish is an organization that provides business and career advice to take-charge women, and holds an annual conference. We’ve been running our webinar program with iMeet for the past year. Women register in our shop for trainings and discussions about career design, networking and pitching, entrepreneurship, negotiating and more. And then the magic begins… Here’s how we use iMeet for …

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Abusing the Online Interview Process

This is a public service announcement: There is definitely a right and wrong way to conduct an online interview! Technology has come a long way in helping human resources departments with the interviewing process. Online interviews can help businesses save time and money when looking for the right candidate for the job. But, as I unfortunately found out, companies can …

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Flexibility vs. Agility: Is Flexibility a Dirty Word?

flexibility vs agility

In some quarters, flexibility has become a dirty word. One to be banished from business terminology for sending the wrong message. That’s not to say these people and organisations are demanding that their employees are chained to their desks from nine to five and beyond, refusing to allow freedom in working practices. When it comes to being flexible, some of …

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10 Reasons Remote Workers are Great for Business

In PGi’s recent Global Telework Survey, we gathered responses from around the globe about the state of teleworking. Approximately 79 percent of those surveyed stated they worked remotely at least one day per week. The survey also found that more than ever before, companies are embracing flexible working, with 66 percent of respondents saying telecommuting is more positively viewed in …

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The 5 Dysfunctions of Team Collaboration

There is no question that working within a group has its difficulties, and in many cases people might opt to accomplish tasks on their own in order to avoid any inconvenience. However, collaboration is essential for creative success, and being a part of a team is fundamentally inescapable as life is all about learning to work within various groups. Whether you’re …

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PGi’s New Survey Reveals the Latest Global Telework Stats

2015 Global Telework Stats

Flexible work is on the rise all over the globe. Knowledge workers the world over are increasingly wanting—if not demanding—the ability to telecommute at least part-time. Whether it’s to skip a brutal commute, improve work-life balance or simply work with less distractions, telework isn’t a nice-to-have anymore; it’s increasingly a must-have. As the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration software …

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