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Poll: Multi-Tasking

I got caught! While on a conference call on Friday, I was reading my email instead of paying attention to the matter being discussed. Of course, someone said, “Hey Jill, what do you think?” Embarrassed, I promptly muttered, “Oh, I’m sorry. What was the question?” I guess we all multi-task while participating in conference calls.

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down – Wedding Webcasts

Next up in our “Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down” series- wedding webcasts. How many brides and grooms have heard the disappointing words “I won’t be able to make your wedding” from a favorite friend or relative? The reality in today’s world of far-flung friends and family, along with high travel costs, is that many couples simply can’t have everyone that …

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Meeting Resolutions: Resolving to See the World Around Me

As PGi develops products that promote global communications, nurturing “one world” philosophy as geographic boundaries blur, I find myself continually inspired by the cross-cultural networks we support. Here in the microcosm of the Austin PGi office, the cube walls are low and the camaraderie is high – truly, we connect. We share a collaborative, light-hearted atmosphere where conversations run the …

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My 2010 Meeting Resolutions: Taking a Tip from Google

If you think you have a lot of meetings, talk to Google VP of Search Products, Marissa Mayer. She’s in over 70 meeting every week. Yet, she credits her meeting structure for leading to some of Google’s most innovative ideas. In a recent BusinessWeek article (“How to run a meeting like Google”), Mayer lists her six steps to running successful …

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I Love a Good Meeting, and This is Why (or, 6 Musts for a Productive Meeting)

First thing’s first… Our CMO, Jackie Yeaney, posted this fantastic blog post on Fast Company, and I couldn’t agree more. All signs for me point to Meeting Maestro. Have you figured out what kind of meeting personality you are? — Do you love meetings? I love meetings. Let me tell you why. I live in San Francisco. My teams are …

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Share Your Meeting Moments

We have all had some great meeting experiences. Whether it is by mastering conferencing technology or by knocking the socks off participants with your killer presentation we want to hear about your experiences! On the flip side, we’ve all participated in those meetings in the background someone is boarding a plane, scolding their kids or ordering a latte. At PGi …

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About Us

Business today is more global than ever. The near-universal adoption of broadband Internet and mobile computing technologies over the past decade has created a worldwide marketplace for goods and services. Business competition is no longer confined to geographic boundaries; rather, businesses compete on a level, global playing field for customers and across every stage of the supply chain. Against this …

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Why I love Meeting – Working from Home, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about how the daily commute not only wastes more than 100 hours of the average American’s year but often creates stress that spills over at home. I don’t know about you, but I despise waiting in line, especially when what I’m waiting in line for is a big, steaming bowl of more stress. Isn’t …

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New Blog Series – Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down to New Uses of Online Meetings

For my next series of blog entries, I’m going to cover some new and sometimes controversial uses of online meetings technology. I’d love to hear your feedback on how you feel about these new applications of technology. A recent article in Time magazine covers a new trend in hiring – webcam interviews. Hiring managers claim it saves time and money …

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Why I love Meeting – Working from Home, Part 1

In 2005 it was reported that the average American spends over 100 hours in traffic delays every year. That’s more than the average two weeks (80 hours) of vacation most workers take each year. A recent study in the New York Times shows the effects of this burnout and how it can spill over at home in the form of …

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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, …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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