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5 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can …

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7 Body Language Tips for Presentations to Guarantee an Engaged Audience

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When it comes to presentations, you communicate as much through what you don’t say as you do through what you do say. In fact, the single most impactful factor when giving a presentation is the non-verbal cues you communicate to your audience. Body language accounts for 55% of the total influence of a presenter. It seems wasteful to spend so much …

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Personality Quiz: Which of the Avengers Are You at Work?

Avengers Assemble—it’s a personality quiz! The Avengers have stood the test of time—and overcome insane odds year after year, villain after villain—because the epic superhero team is made up of a dynamic cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So when it comes to your work team, which Avenger are you? Take our personality quiz to find …

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The Meetings Equation [SlideShare]

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Meetings. We workers of the world LOVE to HATE the most common way business pros get together to get work done. If only there were some sort of formula, some equation, that helped us figure out an answer to the age-old business question: to meet or not to meet? Take heart, modern workers of the world! We’ve created a meeting …

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Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we want to know your most horrifying presentation nightmares. Take this quick poll … And you could be the lucky winner …

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PGi & Innovative iMeet Web Conferencing App Bring Home Gold & Silver Stevie Awards

We are honored to announce that PGi was awarded two Stevie® Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards℠—gold for “Company of the Year” and silver for our innovative iMeet® app for Android™. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our …

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Mystery Solved! What the Top 20 Business Buzzwords Really Mean

We’ve heard them in every business meeting, email and presentation. Buzzwords. Phrases that leave us scratching our heads or grimacing with their constant use. Their original meanings forgotten, these words and phrases buzz around conference rooms and online meetings in reckless abandon, often leaving us mere business mortals baffled. Our newest SlideShare deck reveals what the top 20 business buzzwords …

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25 Must-Know Tips for Running Effective Meetings

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Have you visited PGi’s Slideshare? We just recently celebrated over 100,000 views and we’re still going strong. In our latest presentation, we share 25 must-know tips in a presentation titled “The Definitive Guide to Running Effective Meetings.” These tips span 5 core areas of meetings: Scheduling, Meeting Prep, Hosting and Presenting, Following Up, and Hardware, Software and More. If you …

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Winding Down the Work Week [Infographic]

The lines have blurred between work hours and personal time. In our newest infographic, Winding Down the Work Week, explore the changes in businesses around the world as the 40-hour work week continues its shift toward the workplace of the future. null Work emails, schedules and documents are accessible (even editable) on mobile devices, bringing the workplace to anywhere with …

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14 Ways to Experience World Cup 2014 at Work | Productivity

14 ways to be productive at work during World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 is all soccer/football/futbol fans are thinking about, talking about, tweeting about, IM’ing about and obsessing about. It’s so humongous for people across the globe that today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to keeping workers up-to-date on wins, losses and game-time updates. To indulge your World Cup fandom AND keep your job, here are 14 ways to experience World …

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7 Things the World Cup Teaches Us about Meetings

If you’re anything like us here at PGi, the World Cup is an absolute obsession. Football (or soccer for us Americans) is the globe’s most popular sport, and the World Cup is the pinnacle of that popularity. According to FIFA, over a billion people—nearly half of all people on the planet—tuned in to watch the 2010 World Cup final. Thanks …

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5 Things to do After an Online Meeting

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Congratulations. You successfully prepared for your online meeting and it was a hit. Now that the meeting is over, you’re done right? Not exactly. The steps you take after the meeting are just as crucial as any other steps you took while preparing for the meeting. 1.       Record the meeting Meeting minutes are a record of the entire meeting. Normally, …

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7 Telecommuting Personalities – Which One are You? Free eBook and Quiz

A recent PGi telecommuting survey revealed that 80% of us work for companies with telecommuting programs. But is your personality built for telecommuting success? Take this quick poll to find out which personalities are in your team – and which personality you are. Now that you know what personality you are – and which telecommuting personalities are in your team …

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10 Productivity Hacks for Spring Cleaning Your Work-Life

It’s spring cleaning season for your work-life! Tidy up that desk, clean out your inbox, organize your to-do list and use this slideshow with PGi’s top 10 productivity hacks. Your work-life balance will be aligned with just a few tweaks, boosting your productivity at work and your happiness at home (even if you work at home!). [slideshare id=33271674&doc=10productivityhacksforspring-140408082749-phpapp02] 10 Productivity …

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The Smartest Sales Webinar with New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Solin

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New York Times bestselling author Dan Solin, creator of the new “The Smartest Sales Book You’ll Ever Read,” is the third featured speaker in the 5-Minute Webinar Series, sponsored by iMeet®. The series helps business professionals learn more about key topics, including sales techniques, social media tips, productivity best practices, presentation ideas and more. For more webinars, visit PGi on …

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Are You Ready for the Future of Social Selling? Here’s Your Survival Guide

Sales pros: Are you trying to figure out how to embrace the future of social selling? Trying to get an edge in our increasingly competitive B2B and B2C landscape? Old-school sales techniques no longer giving you the edge? Need new ways to grow your business through customer expansion, business development and sales prospecting? Sales leaders from PGi, Hubspot, LinkedIn, Top …

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Productivity at Work | 2014 Anti-Trend List for Modern Workers

2014 is a pivotal year for modern workers and productivity at work. Companies are just starting to get on board with worker demands: flexible work, benefits and technology choices. Workers are starting to use technology to work smarter and improve their productivity at work: mobile devices, productivity apps and intuitive collaboration software. To move forward, however, we must STOP habits …

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#KickTheHabit and Join the Fight Against Soul-Sucking Meetings

Meetings are a bit of a workplace conundrum. We know we need them to move projects forward, align strategies and stay productive, but they’re often so soul-crushingly boring and inefficient that we’d rather avoid them. Meetings become a necessary evil instead of the productive, useful and (dare I say it?) enjoyable core component of our work lives that they should …

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5 Productivity Tips and Fixes for Your Email

I finished nothing at work today. Oh, I did a whole lot. I just never finished anything. Here’s my half-finished list: Opened but didn’t send a calendar invitation for Thursday. The odds are, I’ll completely forget to send it before I leave today and then struggle to find open times on six people’s calendars on Wednesday afternoon. Tried to finish …

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5 Steps to Overcome the Back-to-Work Vacation Hangover

If you’re getting back to work from a long, glorious vacation, you might be sitting in front of your laptop like me: staring woefully at an overwhelming pile of emails and looming deadlines. Where do you even begin to start? And how do you overcome the intense urge to just make a run for it?! Have heart, oh workers of …

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