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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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It’s 5PM Somewhere In the World: PGi Global Meeting Planner

Whether you’re organizing a happy hour or work meeting, scheduling across multiple time zones can be tough. Calendar programs like Outlook can show you when folks are available, but not whether it’s the middle of the night in their respective countries. The PGi Global Meeting Planner makes it easy. Simply select a country or region for all of your participants …

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Online Meeting Etiquette at 30,000 Feet

The other day, I flew on my first Delta flight where Wi-Fi was offered. After just a few clicks I was online, right in seat 35C. Within moments I was checking Facebook and sending IMs to my friends. As more airlines enter the era of sky-high Wi-Fi, I began wondering what this might mean for our customers. Beyond checking e-mail …

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