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PGi Employees Raise $2,600 for Suicide Awareness & Prevention with Smile Grams

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  Between the arrival of autumn and the Halloween holiday, October is a festive time of year. But despite all the excitement, there are many people dealing with serious personal struggles that are not easily alleviated. This October, PGi made a commitment to help those who are fighting to get through tough times by supporting Suicide Awareness Month. PGi’s Customer …

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What Is an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation?

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You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” before, but I’d be willing to bet that you’ve never thought about emotional intelligence as it relates to the workplace. However, how you relate to others in the workplace and how you comprehend – and interact with – the emotions of your coworkers in the office can have a large impact on …

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Infographic: The Science of Sound

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Sound is both a science and an art. It influences our emotions, drives our creativity and is a crucial source of information in our day-to-day lives. In the corporate workplace, sound plays an integral role in facilitating collaboration with colleagues and acting as a catalyst for growth and learning. The sounds we hear in the workplace – from the sound quality on a …

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The Art of the Cold Email

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Cold emailing is one of the most difficult sales communications to pull off. Why? For starters, you have no history or connection with your audience, no real way of knowing what may resonate with them. Second, because you lack a relationship with this person you’re missing out on non-verbal feedback, so you can’t modify your approach in the moment of …

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PGi’s Survival Guide to Workplace Zombies

Far too often employees can fall into a trap of being unmotivated, unproductive and just plain disgruntled with their jobs. These symptoms are a cause of a virus that can easily turn your employees into Workplace Zombies. Learn more from PGi about how to prevent the virus in your workplace: PGi Survival Guide for Workplace Zombies from PGi Step 1: Motivate …

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Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

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Over the last several decades, technology has changed tremendously. I can’t tell you how many times my father has told me about a computer science class he took in college where the computer required punch cards to function (sorry to date you Dad!). Fast-forward and we have artificial intelligence at the palm of our hands, hands-free texting in our cars …

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The Balanced Workspace: The Office Design of the Future

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The open-plan office has long been considered the superior workplace model, lauded for its ability to facilitate communication, idea sharing and problem solving. The popularity of the open-plan office is evident, with 70 percent of U.S. offices currently utilizing open workspace layouts. However, there might be a new office design trend overtaking the American workplace: the balanced workspace. Office design …

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iMeetLive Releases New Update

In PGi’s continued efforts toward innovation in the unified communications and collaboration marketplace, we are constantly aiming to ensure our product offerings are up to date with the latest needs of our customers. Recently, our robust and full-spectrum webcasting platform, iMeetLive®, rolled out a new update for users. The update features the ability to rename both custom HTML and system …

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Sales Tools Buyer’s Guide

Abundance of choice is the enemy of swift decision making, particularly when it comes to choosing a sales tool that meets your team’s needs. Successful salespeople know that salesmanship is merely one tool in an arsenal of many that helps you close a sale and make your customers happy; having the right software solution to help you through the sales …

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Working Less than 50 Hours a Week Could Be Your Key to Success

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Want to be successful at work? Want to sleep 8 hours a night? Want to maintain a healthy work-life balance? Having all of the above might seem like a fever dream but it’s actually possible by working less hours. Yes, you read that correctly. The key to success (and a happier life) lies in working less hours. In fact, according …

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Employee Spotlight: PGi’s Lauren Weatherly Makes CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

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Here at PGi, we are heavily invested in cultivating a culture of support and encouragement for our incredible employees. We want to celebrate the success of our employees, and today we are excited to put the employee spotlight on the talented Lauren Weatherly who has been selected as one of CRN’s annual “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list. …

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PGi Announces New Event Conferencing Platform

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From investor calls to corporate town hall events, when there are hundreds or thousands of global stakeholders on the line for high-touch calls, it’s imperative to have a secure, reliable audio connection. That’s where operator-assisted conferencing solutions play a critical role and why we’re proud to announce upgrades to PGi Event Conferencing. The new Event Conferencing refreshes and standardizes the …

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“The Science of Sound” White Paper: How Audio Quality Affects Brain Function

Since its inception, PGi has had a vested interest in bringing you the best audio possible to give you an exceptional conferencing experience.  Our dedication to top-notch audio quality goes beyond our desire to facilitate communicate and collaboration amongst our end users; our commitment to high-quality audio is also backed by science. Hearing is a delicate sense, and when you partake …

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5 Team Building Activities (That Don’t Suck)

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When you hear the term “team building” what comes to mind? Standing in a circle playing Two Truths and a Lie? Ropes courses? Or a company picnic with field day games? Yeah, I’m cringing a little too. But there can be a real benefit to team building activities, if they are done right. Team building activities help with facilitating positive …

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7 Body Language Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Presentation

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What’s the use of preparing tirelessly for a big presentation, only to have your words ignored because what you’re saying with your body language is distracting from — and, indeed, detracting from — your message? Body language speaks volumes, and if you’re nervous or self-doubting, it will show if you don’t learn how to monitor your body language when presenting. …

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