Tag Archives: video conferencing

Three Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

Why are online meetings better than email

We’ve all heard the business adage, “Never hold a meeting for something that could have been solved in an email.” While this saying is true for most aspects of business, other situations require non-verbal communication which only a meeting can provide. For businesses working virtually, online meetings solve this communication problem. Take a look at these three convincing reasons why online …

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Six Solid Business Advantages of Global Webcasts

Business Advantages of Global Webcasts

If you’re ready to take your message global, no communications tool quite compares to the ease, flexibility, and affordability of a webcast platform. Consider the following benefits: 1. Deliver Your Message Faster When communication success hinges on the speed of your message, look no farther than a global webcast. Take the stress out of your webcasts with our flexible event …

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Connect With Far-Flung Teams by Streaming Corporate Updates and More

Connect With Far-Flung Teams with Streaming Video

As of 2020, 7 million people — and counting — in the United States worked remotely before COVID-19. With the remote workforce growing by approximately 44% over the last five years, businesses are expanding their search for the right employees by onboarding candidates from all over the globe. Far-flung teams are distributed across various time zones and use video conferencing, webinars, and …

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Organizing a Virtual Interview Series: 4 Tips to Keep in Mind

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Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s evident that this new normal we’re living in will be here to stay. From round-table discussions with industry experts to educational interviews with leading professors planned for college students, these in-person interview series are now transitioning online. This opens up the interview series event to participants and subjects worldwide. However, without a plan …

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4 Benefits of Working From Home for Pet Owners

Are you the proud owner of furry companions, aquatic friends or pet reptiles? Do you also have a career that allows you to work from home? The two can make a favorable pairing. Here are some pet-friendly benefits of working remotely: 1. Your pets will be happier Your home is an animal-friendly working space, allowing your pets to roam throughout …

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What is Calm Technology and How Can it Help in Communications?

The main goal of any meeting should be one where people can collaborate and communicate effectively without disruption. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, studies estimate that over $37B is wasted every year in unproductive meetings. There are a number of different reasons why these meetings fail, and using conferencing platforms to connect with disparate employees can …

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GlobalMeet 4.0 is Here

PGi announced that GlobalMeet 4.0 with Multi-Point Video (MPV) is officially here! With this new product upgrade, users can now experience an even more interactive and easy-to-use platform that can help improve the way users communicate and collaborate. The video conferencing functionality allows users to make virtual conversations less awkward and drab and instead more interactive and “I am not a …

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Future of Work: VR Conferencing, Business Avatars and Virtual Professionalism

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If you stay up to date with business and technology news, you undoubtedly know about the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. Though the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR commercials boast the captivating promise of VR in the entertainment and gaming space, VR technology also holds massive potential for the corporate world. The possible uses for VR in the …

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Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide

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The demands of business, coupled with the capabilities of contemporary technology, have created a work environment where colleagues are frequently dispersed across various locations. Video conferencing is a crucial asset for every business, from the smallest startup to the biggest corporate giant. An effective video conferencing solution is key to corporate collaboration, but how can businesses guarantee that their video …

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Frost & Sullivan Awards PGi the 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

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PGi is proud to announce that we have added another award to our long list of accolades. We are delighted to share that PGi has been chosen as the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 North American Conferencing Services Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award. PGi was chosen for this prestigious honor, in large part, due to its unified communication …

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How To Ensure Your Non-Verbal Cues Are on Point During Virtual Meetings

“All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses” – Friedrich Nietzsche Perception is reality. Our non-verbal cues can affect how others perceive our intentions, mood and character. When we present and communicate during virtual meetings, getting these right is critically important as they can influence your audience’s view of you. Consider these insights to …

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Distributed Agile Stand-Ups

Daily stand-up meetings should take 15 minutes. Ours used to take an hour. Like other distributed IT teams, mine struggled to practice agile without being together or knowing each other well. Then, magic started happening. Our stand-up meetings became 15 minutes. Once-disjointed PGi employees became cohesive teams, demoing working software every two weeks without fail. My teams didn’t even need …

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Back to the Future’s 2015 Tech Predictions

Great Scott! Today marks the day that the world has finally caught up with Doctor Brown and Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. More specifically, for those of you who may not be Back to the Future fans, today is the day that Marty, Doc and Jennifer visited the future in the 1989 movie. There were some …

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5 Signs You Need to Chuck Your “Starter Software”

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Once upon a time, you started a business. You acquired shiny, new tools to help you collaborate and communicate your business dream to the world. By now, though, you’ve probably grown customers, expanded operations and added employees to the point where your online meeting software now feels more like hand-me-down technology. That’s a problem, not only holding back productivity and collaboration …

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Maximize Your Video Conferencing ROI with iMeet Video Rooms

iMeet Video Conferencing

At PGi, our commitment to enhancing business collaboration extends to every aspect of the workday—from scheduling and hosting real-time meetings to webcasting and webinars to shared team workspaces. As we develop products and solutions like iMeet®, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to meet the unique productivity and collaboration needs of businesses and teams of all shapes and …

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7 Must-Know Video Conferencing Statistics

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The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. As globalization continues to rise, these conferences meetings are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways, including faster decision making and reduced travel costs. Here are 7 noteworthy video conferencing statistics designed to inspire and motivate your team as we move towards a more …

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Better Customer Service Through Video Conferencing

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Responsive and good quality customer service is essential to running and maintaining a successful business. People expect their customer service experience to be as quick as possible, but they also want to connect on a personal level. I don’t know about you, but I get impatient and very irritated when I am forced to speak with an automated robot or …

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What to Consider Before Using Free Web Conferencing

It’s a small world. And, with advances in technology, it seems to be getting smaller all the time. In no area of our daily lives is this more apparent than in the world of communication. There are many available programs that make it possible to communicate with anyone at any time—even those who are halfway around the world. From a …

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The Evolution of Video Collaboration Technology

We are surrounded by video technology every single day. Today’s Internet experience is completely inundated with video. We stream the latest news online, catch up on sports highlights, watch our favorite shows and movies and yes, even catch the occasional cat video on YouTube. Apps like Vine and Instagram have given anyone with a smartphone the ability to quickly capture, …

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How an Online Meeting Tool Helped Me Survive During the Perfect Storm of Sickness

Earlier this year, I was hit with two highly contagious and pretty brutal illnesses after visiting family. While out sick, I used iMeet so I could still attend virtual meetings and stay connected to my team. When I went home, I spent a lot of quality time with my twin niece and nephew. A week after returning to Atlanta, I …

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