Recent Posts

CEOs Reveal the Everyday Habits That Bring Success

It seems like every great thinker in history has something to say about habit. It’s no secret that today’s top leaders and achievers, including CEOs, rely on good habits to stay productive. Here are some of the greatest daily habits that our favorite CEOs can’t live without, courtesy of Malak Saleh and Christina DesMarais of Inc.

Exercise

Of all the advice CEOs give, this one almost always tops the list. Exercise was cited as the #1 most indispensable habit by Elliot Tomaeno of ASTRSK, Hannibal Baldwin of SiteZeus, and Eric Garrett of The Garrett Companies, among countless others.

PGi’s Don Joos makes exercise productive for his mind as well as body by listening to View From The Top, the podcast by Stanford Graduate School of Business while he runs.

Know What’s Trending

“I spend an hour or two every day keeping up with tech news on Twitter,” says Michael Bruch of Willow. “It’s not good to obsess over what other people are doing, but staying informed is certainly important.”

Make the Most of Your Drive Time

“I spend about 45 minutes driving to and from work each day. I can spend that time listening to music or talk radio, but I choose to spend it listening to business books and self-improvement books,” says George Zlatin of Digital Third Coast. “Over the last two and a half years, I have listened to nearly 40 audiobooks. These books have given me incredible insight into how to run my business and sharpen my skills.”

Also making the most of his drive time, David Goldin of Capify uses his car commute to get meetings out of the way. “I like to schedule some of my most important calls during my morning drive to the office,” Goldin says. “I find this time very useful for scheduling calls that are uninterrupted.”

Similarly, PGi’s Don Joos takes calls on the way into the office, but if he finds some free time he’ll tune into Grateful Dead.

It is critical to use communications tools that enable you to easily start or attend calls and meetings from anywhere so you can maximize your time while stuck in traffic on your daily commute.

Make Every Meeting the Second Meeting

This gem comes from Craig Boundy of Experian, which was named one of the world’s top 100 most innovative companies by Forbes.

“Always have papers before a meeting, read them, and never just do a page-turn,” Boundy advises. “That way, every meeting is really the second meeting.”

It’s a brilliant way of framing a meeting and makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it. So many meetings start with a review of a document or transcription. Those documents could’ve easily been shared in advance, resulting in a smoother workflow. Why not make that a standard practice?

Talk to at Least One Customer Every Day

“It’s by far the most efficient and productive way to gather feedback on the company, and to understand the business more deeply,” says Navid Hadzaad of GoButler. “My company is nothing without its users, and the information I receive from customers is hugely influential.”

Harness These Habits

Like anything else, establishing a new habit or routine starts with the first step. Why not take that first step today? Even adopting just one or two of the habits on this list can help you and your company flourish.

 

Recent Posts

Comical Conferencing Calamities Part Deux

And now for our second installment of “Conferencing Calamities.” Remember, these were actual conference calls that our customers participated in and later told us about. We can’t make this stuff up! Conferencing Calamity #2: “We recently had a great laugh when a participant flushed a toilet, scolded his dog and answered his door to accept a delivery. No harm done, …

Read More »

Even SNL Loves Meetings!!

This video clip speaks for itself: SNL loves meetings. I couldn’t help but think how the disastrous ending could have been avoided if this were an audio conference… Maybe audio conferencing can save lives? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32WjO7IiHpI

Read More »

To Chat Or Not To Chat, That Is The Question

The answer is: Chat! You can receive help choosing the right PGiMeet product via our Sales Specialist Online Chat. If you are already a customer, you can receive help from Customer Support Online Chat. Online chat from Premiere Global Services is designed to help you get your questions answers quickly and easily, without having to pick up the phone. Try …

Read More »

Basic Blunders in Audio Assisted Conferencing – When it’s Time to Sweat the Small Stuff

It‚Äôs time for your quarterly earnings release. You have sweated through preparing your presentation, editing, reviewing, practicing ‚Ķ and practicing again. You finally feel comfortable with your message, but in all your preparation, have you sweated the right stuff?I contacted the Service Quality Team at Premiere Global, and here‚Äôs what they say are the easiest yet biggest blunders speakers make …

Read More »

On the Road Again: Tips and Tricks while Conferencing on the Road

All of us have at one point in our careers had to join a meeting while on the road. Whether it is en route to the airport or on the way to a doctor’s office, juggling phones and call-in numbers while conferencing can certainly be a challenge. We decided to ask some of PGi’s key customer “road warriors” what tricks …

Read More »