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5 Things You Should Never Do on a Conference Call

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Proper etiquette is crucial in all walks of life, but there’s no place where good manners are more important than on a conference call. Conference calls present participants with a field of awkward landmines which can detonate with the slightest misstep and destroy the meeting. If you’ve ever had a bad conference call experience, you know how easily the ruffling of …

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Office Etiquette: Don’t Be a Meeting Menace!

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Meetings are a powerful collaboration tool, and yet they’re often the butt of the joke. As it turns out, meetings themselves aren’t the problem: we may just be bad at them. Don’t let yourself be a meeting menace. Master these etiquette tips and keep your meetings productive: Start. On. Time. This should be a no-brainer right? You sent out an …

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Tips for Being a More Gracious Worker

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Finding gratitude in the workplace is somewhat like seeing a unicorn in the woods. Although the office is one of the places most in need of increased positivity and better relationships, are we doing enough to show appreciation at work? Gratitude’s good for teamwork and collaboration, building your social intelligence, motivating your teammates, helping you build rapport and cultivating trust. …

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Master Unruly Audio with the Conference Call Flowchart

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In PGi’s most recent eBook, “The Modern Worker’s Etiquette Handbook,” we explore several modern business etiquette tips for email, social media, telecommuting and more. Online meetings and conference calls are one of the most common examples of where etiquette can fail modern workers. For conference calls, noisy surroundings, barking dogs, screaming children or simply bad, scratchy audio connections can ruin …

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5 Business Etiquette Blockheads in the Future of Work

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Still perfecting your not-too-firm but not-too-limp handshake, but clueless about how to navigate online meetings? For today’s workplace, business etiquette best practices are lagging behind. Because increasingly we’re meeting from miles apart instead of in person, yesterday’s business etiquette rules need a fresh revision. Plus, thanks to modern workplace technologies, the office cubicle may undergo a major transformation in the …

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[eBook] Learn How to Master Modern Business Etiquette

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Always give a firm handshake. Send thank-you notes after meetings. Stand when being introduced or when someone is exiting the room. These are old-school business etiquette tips that still resonate today and are an important part of conveying respect and professionalism. However, they were also created in a much, much different workplace environment. Today’s workplace is a primarily virtual one, …

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