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Are You Hung Up About the Right Time to Host a Meeting?

In today‚Äôs information packed world, the timing of your message can mean everything. Want a Journalist‚Äôs attention? According to a¬†recent Business Wire poll, Tuesday mornings are¬†the optimal time to send a news release. If you‚Äôve just written a new blog post for your readers, try publishing on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. According to Daily Blog Tips, these tend to …

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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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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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Give a Better Presentation – Try This Activity

This is my presentation tip for the day: From many presentations I’ve sat in on over the last decade, I know many of you struggle with this: LESS IS MORE I definitely struggle with this – there’s often so much good material to share that I want to 1) make sure it gets out and 2) make sure my meeting participants have …

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Collaboration Not Just For Big Business

Collaboration – virtual group meetings often involving desktop sharing and video – is often thought of as a “big business” need. This perspective is rooted in the fact that enterprise projects often have more people involved, and those people are widely dispersed. A recent article – “Collaboration Increasingly Crucial to Way We Do Business” debunks that myth and hints at …

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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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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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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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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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