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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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Balancing Reliability and Innovation in Enterprise Applications

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Innovation is the driving force behind PGi’s online collaboration tools, but how do you balance the drive to innovate with the demand for reliability? The constant advance of technology has impacted the needs of consumers and corporations in dramatic ways. For any company to stay successful and competitive, they have to intelligently apply these new technologies and innovations to provide …

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Whether in Business or Marriage, Building Relationships is All About Priorities

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For many of us, building relationships is one of the most rewarding aspects of our lives, and an ongoing learning process. When we’re young and think we have all the answers, our personal relationships provide plenty of stumbling blocks, often due to our own inability to compromise and put someone else’s priorities above our own. One of the keys to …

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How GlobalMeet Audio Innovations Empower the Modern Business

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The heart of any meeting is a high-quality audio connection, regardless of whether you’re meeting in person or virtually. Consistent audio is vital to collaboration; we’ve all been in meetings that were ruined by scratchy, dropped or otherwise inconsistent audio performance. Ensuring secure, enterprise-grade audio conferencing is essential for businesses all over the globe. PGi provides audio conferencing to some …

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GlobalMeet Audio: Innovative Support and the Benefits of the Bundle

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GlobalMeet® Audio, PGi’s innovative audio conferencing solution powered by an industry-leading, modern, VoIP audio infrastructure, provides companies with a simple and intuitive audio conferencing solution. From the beginning, GlobalMeet Audio is designed around providing a seamless buying and user experience. And that philosophy extends through deployment and integration all the way to innovative support methods and even pricing, where an …

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The Strength of PGi’s Audio Conferencing Backbone

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One of PGi’s most important innovations as well as a foundational resource for our customers is our industry-leading audio infrastructure. We provide audio conferencing to some of the most important companies in the world, and that audio network has grown and evolved over time, right alongside our other collaboration offerings like iMeet® and GlobalMeet®. Building a Modern Audio Network Until …

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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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Bringing IR into the Modern Day with an Interactive Digital Annual Report

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As EVP of Strategy and Communications at PGi, one of my primary roles is investor relations, which includes helping to create and deliver our annual report. Recently, my team and I leveraged our passion for innovation, our commitment to sustainability and our company’s technological expertise to transform our annual reports into interactive, digital documents, bringing an age-old corporate responsibility firmly …

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BYOD or Bust Part 1: Empowering Sales with Mobility

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The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is here, and it’s here to stay. Just two years ago, BYOD environments had already reached 40% enterprise penetration. There are, without question, unique challenges presented by allowing employees to bring their personal devices into the workplace; IT departments have had to adapt quickly in recent years to provide the same levels of …

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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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Avoiding Renegade IT: The Changing Trends in IT Purchasing

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When IT purchasers and business leaders look to procure a new software solution for their business, the goals are simple: enabling employees to work better, faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively. However, in recent years, the roles of both IT departments and business executives in IT purchasing have changed considerably. The Consumerization of IT and BYOD movements coupled with the …

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Collaborative Conversations with PGi Chief Technology Officer David Guthrie (Video)

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In this inaugural video edition of Collaborative Conversations, I was fortunate enough to track down one of the busiest people at PGi: David Guthrie, award-winning technology executive and PGi’s Chief Technology Officer. I asked David about the role of a CTO, how to balance innovation with serving the needs of business customers and his own take on the idea of …

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6 Tips for Conducting a Productive Virtual Meeting

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If you’re a small business owner with employees working from home across the country or the world, you can significantly reduce your operating expenses by scheduling virtual meetings. Putting that concept into practice, however, can present a challenge. Virtual meetings have their benefits, but only if you know how to pull them off effectively. If you’ve struggled in the past, …

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Relying on One-Dimensional Communication is Making You Forgettable

Whether you’re ready for it or not, the future of communication is already here. I mean, think about it; six short years ago, the iPhone® didn’t even exist yet. Fast-forward to today and we’ve got devices in our pockets that are more powerful than many computers, touch-screen tablets that have all but replaced our laptops and we’ve even begun a …

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3 Best Practices for Productive Meetings from Anywhere

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With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets and easy, global access to cloud-based web conferencing tools like iMeet and GlobalMeet, our meetings have officially shed the shackles of the conference room. Just this week, I’ve been on meetings with team members at their home offices, in airport terminals and at their local coffee shops, and these meetings are just as high …

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Prioritize User Experience and Become Your Company’s IT Hero

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When considering the purchase of a new software solution for their company, IT departments and IT leaders have a lot of masters to serve. How secure is it? Does it integrate with existing systems and infrastructure? And of course, how much does it cost? During this balancing act, it can be easy to forget who’s going to be sitting in …

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How Powerful Mobile Apps are Influencing Work

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According to a recent report by analytics firm Flurry, 80% of the time that we spend on our mobile devices is consumed by the app, compared to just 20% spent surfing the web. While there is some wiggle room in numbers like these (consider, for example, how many apps let you surf the web from within the app itself), the …

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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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The Changing Face of the Conference Call: How Toll Free is Costing You

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When we talk about the evolution of audio, web and video conferencing today, there are a lot of innovations we tend to focus on: sleek mobile apps, HD video streaming, cloud storage, etc. However, there is a very basic, fundamental change taking place in conferencing today as a result of several of these innovations that is often overlooked. With automatic …

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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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