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Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Got to Get the Kids to Summer Camp!

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra “quietness” to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today’s world! Summer‚ it’s a time to relax, enjoy the pleasant …

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Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Because the World Cup is on and it is only once every 4 years

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra “quietness” to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today’s world! Last time I checked, I was a card carrying …

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Upcoming PGi and BNet WebCast on June 23rd at 12pm EST

Join us for an upcoming web seminar, Making the Return on Collaboration Real: Hassle Free Online Conferencing, PGi is hosting in conjunction with BNet.com on June 23rd at 12pm EST. Attend this webcast, hosted by Peter Stewart, PGi’s VP of Product Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about the “Return on Collaboration” and the benefits companies realize from efficiently …

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The Fake Meeting

People often complain about having too many meetings. And they have good reason to. Take one look at the typical Outlook calendar and it’s usually packed 9-5 Monday through Friday. Meetings are a necessary tool in business. There’s no way around the fact that collaboration is essential to success in most situations. But when all you do is meet – …

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Poll: What is your favorite way to “green” your business meetings?

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Hi Boss- A Gigantic Plume of Volcanic Ash Is Preventing Me From Attending Your Important Meeting

We all plan as much as much as we can. But sometimes, things simply happen that are out of our control. For example, the volcanic eruption in Iceland continues to ground hundreds of flights and strand thousands of passengers. According to CNN, Why Planes Should Stay Grounded, the disruption in air travel may continue for several days or even weeks …

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In Plain English: The "boings" (tones) in conference calls?

Conference calls are a staple of the American workplace. Sometimes though, little things about them can drive us crazy. Like the “boing”. You know, the electronic tone that alerts you when someone has joined your call. For most people, it’s a great feature which helps you keep track of when people join or leave your call. Sometimes though, that “boing” …

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Yes, I Talk To Myself: Making Good Use of the Habit for Meetings

Okay, I’ll admit it: I talk to myself. It helps me flesh out ideas, focus on the task at hand, and, well- I find myself quite interesting, thank you. My mother does it too, so I’ll blame it on genetics. In an article in the NY Times called Thinking Out Loud, GA Tech psychology professor Randy Engle says the behavior …

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Anatomy of a Successful Meeting – Part One: Planning

Every year, PGi hosts 40 million meetings. Multiply that by the average time it takes to convene, and that’s a lot of time spent in meetings! So, how do we make the best use of that time to make sure our meetings are as productive as possible? According to an article from Ad Age, the majority of meetings could be …

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More on Face To Face: Making Social Local

PGi recently sponsored several events during South by Southwest in Austin, TX, aka SXSW. PGi CMO Jackie Yeaney wrote about her experience on the Fast Company website, in the blog Making Social Local at SXSW. Notable quote from Jackie: “Truth is, even though the typical SXSW attendee loves meeting in the social space, they can’t escape the fact that humans …

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Tips For The Overbooked Soul

Sound familiar? “The Overbooked: Doesn’t know how to say no to a meeting invite so they attend them all. And are late to them all! The Overbooked generally greets team gatherings with “Sorry, I had a meeting that ran late…”” Are you an Overbooked Soul? Keep your priorities list right in front of you, every day. Before you accept a …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Face to Face Meetings (Say What?)

Yes, I work for a company that sells technology that allows people to skip face to face meetings. Products like web conferencing and the mundane conference call are amazing tools to help get things done. But I’ll always give a big thumbs up to face to face meetings. In the era of Twitter, Facebook updates, and email dependence, even picking …

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Meeting Provider

The web meeting (aka web conferencing) market has continued to experience 25% plus growth over the past year despite the global recession. More and more people are turning to virtual meetings to cut costs, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity. With demand comes supply, and a flurry of new providers have appeared on the horizon. So when it’s time to choose …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Telemedicine

The healthcare system in the US continues to stay in the spotlight. One offering, called telemedicine, is seen by many as a way to extend choice to patients who live in rural communities or professionals who are too busy to schedule doctor appointments.In the video “A New Kind of House Call”on CNN.com, you can see a reporter meet with a …

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PGi Support – What Customers Are Saying

In the era of information immediacy, social networking, and millions of texts daily, we are all bombarded with information. When it comes to word of mouth, it can be difficult to figure out what’s really accurate. If you have questions about the PGi products that you use, you can count on the PGi Support site to be current, accurate, and …

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