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Slideshare — The Science of Sound, Part 2: Workplace Noise & the Promise of Mobile Conferencing

mobile conferencing

Sounds are a crucial part of the human experience. From how we communicate to how we work, the words and sounds around us have a massive impact on how our lives unfold. The sounds in our workplace can affect our ability to think, create and connect.  In The Science of Sound, Part 2, we explore how noise and distracting sounds …

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Video: Let PGi’s Customer Success Team Lead Your Team to a Winning Product Deployment

customer success

At PGi, the desire to please our customers is more than just a goal; it is the motivating factor behind everything we do. From designing products that meet our customers’ needs and gathering real-time feedback to incorporate into ongoing product development, the voice of the customer directs our decisions and strategy. The PGi experience that our customers receive is more …

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Jeffrey Cooper Wins Dealmaker Award at 2017 Corporate Counsel Awards

Here at PGi, every single success and accomplishment we make as a company is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our employees. Just recently, we celebrated Michel Dobnikar’s silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year, and I am pleased to announce today that yet another exemplary PGi employee has been recognized for their outstanding dedication …

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“The Science of Sound, Part 2” White Paper: Noise in the Workplace and the Promise of Mobile Conferencing

The modern workplace as constantly awash with sound, from the chatter of colleagues to the clacking of keyboards. When focused, complex work is on your to-do list, the last thing you need is distracting background noises preventing your productivity. Noise can be a detriment to efficiency, and if you read The Science of Sound, Part 1, you already know that the …

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Is Audio Conferencing Still Relevant in 2017?

audio conferencing

In this day and age, it seems as if there is a hot, new device, software program or app hitting the market every day. New technology has streamlined how we work, play and live, and it seems as if the technology of yesterday is becoming increasingly irrelevant. And yet, there are tried-and-true devices like fax machines and conference phones that …

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5 Presentation Tips from the Experts

presentations

If you want to be successful in the business world, being able to give great presentations is an essential skill that will help you stand out and get noticed for your ideas. Presentations are a great way to provide value and share input with your company. But presentations don’t always come naturally, and even the best presenter still has areas …

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Michele Dobnikar Wins Silver Stevie Award for Woman of the Year

Here at PGi, our company’s success is directly contingent upon the collection of talented, passionate individuals whose hard work and dedication create the products, services and experiences that delight our customers around the world. Our commitment to putting the customer first permeates every facet of our business, from our phenomenal sales team to our award-winning Customer Care team. I would …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Millennial Employees

millennial employees

According to a survey conducted by Atlantic Associates, 53 percent of managers agreed that the millennial generation is the toughest to manage. The tech-savvy, outspoken millennial generation gets a bad rap (we didn’t all receive participation trophies growing up, okay?!) but, if properly managed and led, the millennials in your office can be a huge asset to your team. Millennials …

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Customer Insights: Productivity Wish List

productivity

Productivity isn’t one-size-fits-all, and to find your productivity sweet spot sometimes requires a bit of experimentation. From productivity “hacks” and time-management strategies to productivity-enhancing gadgets, there are endless ways to up your productivity game. Thanks to advances in technology, there are constantly cool, new gadgets hitting the market that can help streamline your productivity. We recently polled some of our …

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The Risks of Letting Employees Lead the IT Agenda

IT

We live in an era of ever-evolving technology that is changing the way we work and live. Our homes and offices are being flooded with a host of choices that will revolutionize how we work and play. But, with this deluge of technology, how does an IT team stay focused to understand the latest tools and applications while also balancing enterprise …

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Why You’re Always Late (and How to Fix It)

Late

When I first started doing research on this topic, I genuinely believed that late people just had total disregard for anyone’s time or that they were terrible at time management. Any Type A person, like me, believes in the mantra, “If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late.” And if you’re that person, I bet you have the same preconceived …

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What is Hygge and Can It Be Used in Your Work Life?

hygge

It seems like every day I hear about a new “fad” or lifestyle trend that is guaranteed to make me more productive, mentally healthier and just overall happier. From cognitive tricks to get more done in 90 minutes than you have in 30 days to eating different foods to power you through an afternoon slump, there’s always something to try …

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How Event Conferencing Can Elevate Your Next Call

event conferencing

Open communication between team members and executives can be difficult for companies, especially for those who operate on a global scale. And whether you’re hosting a quarterly town hall or an annual investor relations call, keeping the call professional and secure with reliable audio is critical to producing a flawless meeting. When the stakes are high for transmitting important communication …

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Three Ways to Become a Better Presenter

Presentations and public speaking strike fear in the hearts of people everywhere. Whether it’s a presentation for a small board of stakeholders or speaking in front of hundreds about your company’s latest product, presentations can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, 74% of Americans fear public speaking. It’s the number one phobia, with fear of death …

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How to Achieve the Best Audio Quality on a Conference Call

audio quality

With modern technology, conference calls with poor-quality audio should be a thing of the past. Here at PGi, we are committed to providing the industry’s best audio conference quality. But there are things that you can do during your GlobalMeet® Audio meeting to ensure that you experience top-notch quality on your conference calls. Follow these tips to experience clear audio …

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New PGi Customer Survey Suggests the Desk Phone is Dying

In a recent pulse survey of PGi customers and collaboration users, it was found that desk phones are slowly disappearing as more knowledge workers are choosing mobility. The survey found that 60 percent of respondents said they only have a personal cell phone, and when working from home, 58 percent connect to meetings using their cell phone. Only 7 percent reported …

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Women in History: Ada Lovelace

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This March, we have been honoring influential women in technology and history as a part of Women’s History Month. Over the past few weeks, we have celebrated tech pioneers Dr. Shirley Jackson, Dr. Erna Hoover and Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper. As spring kicks into full swing and Women’s History Month comes to a close, we have one more exceptional …

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Lack of Company Culture: The Silent Killer to Your Success

Uber, the world’s largest ride services company, has captured headlines around the globe recently. With the resignation of Jeff Jones as president and CEO Travis Kalanick’s public apology after being filmed swearing at a company driver who complained about rates being cut, the company’s dirty laundry has been left out to dry for all of us to see. The company …

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Women in History: Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper

As we continue our recognition of outstanding women in history, this week’s feature goes to Grace M. Hopper, an American computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral. The late Hopper, who often was called “Amazing Grace” by her peers, is credited for leading the team that created the first computer language compiler that was a precursor to the widely used …

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Customer Insights: Vacation Policies – How Does Your Company Compare?

Whether it’s a trip to visit family or an adventure across the globe, nothing is better than a vacation. And now that spring break is in full swing for many schools, that means many employees with children will be taking vacations very soon. But, as we have discussed before, paid vacation time in the U.S. isn’t as extensive as many …

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