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Productivity Tips, Meeting Hacks, Tech Toys, Oh My! Top 5 SlideShare Presentations for Work

Looking for help with business etiquette? Searching for tips to boost your productivity? Need some ideas to help your team connect and collaborate? We all want to get better at our jobs, build our network, be more productive and ultimately break through to the top. Here are our top 5 SlideShare presentations from PGi to help you climb that ladder, …

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Embracing A Little Madness in the Workplace

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The 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is a viral, annual American tradition woven into society and the workplace. Today, as the tournament begins, many sports fans will tune into the first round of games ranging from early afternoon until later this evening. And today, managers and IT teams around the country are wondering if and how they should put a …

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Building a Better Sales Organization at the Sales 2.0 Conference

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Fresh off of the Sales 2.0 Conference in Philadelphia on Monday, our sales team is buzzing with ideas, strategies and tactics from the information presented at the sessions that covered new best practices to ensure sales teams perform at peak levels. If you were unable to attend, check out some of our favorite tweets that recapped the event: Liz Heiman ‏@LizRHeiman: “It’s …

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Simplifying Collaboration With PGi at Enterprise Connect

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PGi is proud to sponsor the 2015 Enterprise Connect conference, the leading industry event on enterprise communication and collaboration. This year’s Orlando event is already underway and chock full of insights on mobile-first enterprises, collaboration convergence, the future of email, cloud collaboration and UC adoption and deployment. As enterprise IT teams race towards these major trends, one big theme this Enterprise Connect …

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Your Team is Connected, but are They Connecting?

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There’s no doubt that most teams in the corporate world are connected 24/7 thanks to modern technology. From smart calendar apps to help keep track of appointments and projects to joining online meetings, all of our workplace tasks can be handled right in the palm of our hand. Because of these great business collaboration tools, you’ve conquered the first hurdle …

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Check out PGi’s Aminu Timberlake on ESPN’s 30 for 30

PGi's Aminu Timberlake

This Sunday, March 15th ESPN is premiering its latest 30 for 30: “I Hate Christian Laettner.” Laettner, the film’s namesake, played basketball for the Duke University Blue Devils and is particularly famous for a game-winning shot against Kentucky in 1992, a game considered by many to be one of the best college basketball games ever played. Laettner is also infamous for …

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18 Sure-Fire Cures for Boring Webinar Presentations

Are you guilty of boring your webinar attendees—or know someone who is? Webinar presentations can be powerful tools for building community, establishing thought leadership and even nurturing sales leads, if they’re done right. And 99% of the time (totally unscientific percentage, by the way, but sure feels right!) webinars are done oh-so-wrong. Please, for the health and well-being of business …

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4 Ways GetBullish Adds Community to Webinars

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I’m Jennifer Dziura, founder of GetBullish. Our symbol is a bull with a unicorn horn on it — a bullicorn, if you will. GetBullish provides feminist-minded work talk — and an annual conference — for young, often irreverent women. We use PGi’s iMeet to power our webinars, a monthly series on topics from, “Multiple Income Streams: Cutting Through the Bullsh*t” …

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3 Tips for the Web Conferencing Novice

Thanks to advances in technology, it is now easier than ever for executives and employees to meet online, saving companies both time and money. Web conferencing is a tool accessible through phones, computers and tablets that incorporates video, audio and chat capabilities to make the process of web conferencing easier and more collaborative. While web conferencing apps allow teams to …

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Wear Your Schedule on Your Wrist: Agenday Comes to Smartwatches

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If there’s one thing we at PGi pride ourselves on above all else, it’s our innovation. For over 20 years we’ve pioneered new communication and collaboration technologies with the same goal in mind: empowering businesses and workers with the solutions they need to drive better collaboration for better results. That’s why today I’m proud to highlight the latest product from the …

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Recap: Forrester’s Forum for Sales Enablement Leaders

PGi at Forrester Forum

The theme of the Forrester’s Forum For Sales Enablement Professionals this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. was “Win in B2B By Optimizing All Your Sales Channels,” and the session topics ranged from sales in a digital environment to sales enablement and transformation to customer alignment. But really, this conference was all about customer engagement, according to Seismic, through the entire buyer’s …

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Modality’s Justin Morris Explores the Cultural Shift of Lync

Unified communications solutions such as Microsoft® Lync® are an increasingly integral part of collaboration for the enterprise. However, UC represents a complex system that requires careful thought, planning and education in order to maximize your organization’s UC investment. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Modality Systems’ Justin Morris explores the cultural changes required to ensure a successful UC deployment, how …

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4 Remote Team Pitfalls and Collaboration Solutions to Avoid Them

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Establishing a remote team is your opportunity to work with the best beyond boundaries, take steps towards the virtual workplace of the future and promote work-life balance and flexibility that takes worker productivity to new heights. However, remote teams often fail when the proper infrastructure and collaboration solutions aren’t in place. Leading to poor productivity and project management, common pitfalls …

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My Must-Have WFH Accessory

Telecommuting is awesome. You get to skip your commute, you can knock out household chores in between work assignments and you can change up your scenery to kickstart your creativity and productivity. However, engaging in remote work isn’t simply a matter of bringing your stuff home; there are several technological and environmental considerations you should make when setting out to …

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The Increasing Importance of Virtual Meetings for Team Building

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Team building is a challenge. Getting different personalities to work and succeed together is a task in itself, but with the addition of distance and physical barriers, team building becomes increasingly more difficult, as well as increasingly more important. Without ongoing communication and tools like virtual meetings, virtual teams cannot develop cohesive work relationships, and in turn, group goals suffer. …

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