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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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The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

The Power of Stellar UI and UX for Team Collaboration

Join the video call, exchange pleasantries, get to work. Easy, right? Yes – but only if the video conferencing platform has the stellar user interface and user experience to support such real-time connections and seamless collaborations. With relevant features presented through simple, intuitive UI and UX design, employees and clients can collaborate without any cases of “How do I join?” …

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3 Reasons to Implement Live Video Streaming

A vibrant and effective tool, video is the future of efficient and cost-effective company-wide communication. Here are a few reasons to consider implementing live video streaming in your office: 1. Enhance Internal Communication You give your external audiences the five-star experience, but you can’t forget to treat your employees with the same spirited attention. They’re your biggest brand ambassadors, which …

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iMeetLive Updates Bring Enhanced Video and Security Features

Virtual events have always been a key tool to disseminate important company news and updates for global organizations. And with the growing demand for a more personalized workplace experience, video communications have quickly become a foundational element in businesses to help drive better interactions with both internal and external audiences. As a result, today we’re seeing virtual events are continuing …

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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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5 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Next Virtual Meeting

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Virtual meetings provide a unique set of challenges. However, when conducted properly, virtual meetings can be just as, if not more, productive than traditional, face-to-face meetings. Having the proper strategy to run successful online meetings makes a world of difference when it comes to keeping participants engaged and enthusiastic about what is being discussed. Next time you are preparing for …

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6 Things to Remember When Running Virtual Meetings

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When you lead a team that is either partially or wholly comprised of remote workers, virtual meetings are the most important way to stay connected so your team can function in harmony. Online meetings can be a tough nut to crack, though, so for the benefit of your team, it’s important to keep in mind these 6 things to remember …

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5 Tips for Running Meetings that Make both Remote and Non-Remote Employees Feel Included

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It’s an undeniable fact that managing remote workers presents a unique set of challenges. And while you’ve undoubtedly read many tips for managing remote employees, where are the tips for those managing both non-remote and remote employees on the same team? Managing blended teams comprised of remote and non-remote employees can be tough, particularly when it comes to meetings. How can …

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5 Fatal Flaws of Virtual Meetings and How to Avoid Them

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever been in a meeting where the focus was derailed by a small distraction or faux pas made by a meeting member. I assume everyone reading this is raising their hands. Meetings can run awry at the slightest provocation, and when you are managing meetings in the virtual realm, the margin for awkward errors increases. …

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iMeet Agenday 2.6 Makes Managing Meetings Easier Than Ever

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At PGi, our aim is simple: we want to make your day-to-day workplace collaboration as seamless and efficient as possible. We want to give you the tools to conduct and manage flawless meetings and, in the ‘always-on’ environment of modern technology, it is crucial that our services are available on the go and on any device. Managing a busy schedule is already …

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Web Conferencing Solution Enhances End User Satisfaction for intoCareers

For over 40 years, intoCareers has helped mold the minds of tomorrow’s leaders by providing high-quality career information to the educators who provide counsel to youths across the nation as they transition from students into young professionals. intoCareers was confronted with a challenge when a price hike in their web conferencing platform left them searching for a more affordable option …

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The Rule of Thirds: Incorporate the Past, Present & Future into Your Meeting Agenda

None of us enjoy pointless meetings that go nowhere. Meetings should really only last as long as they need to in order to accomplish the specified objective, and there is plenty of debate on exactly how long that should be. The length of your meeting can vary according to the meeting agenda, subject matter, and number of attendees. Fortunately, conducting …

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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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5 Tips for Better Webinar Presentations And Better Results

We’ve all had that nightmare: you’re supposed to present something to a large group, but it’s not going as planned.  Your technology isn’t working; you stumble over your words or forget your place in the presentation. People are talking amongst themselves, dozing off and even getting up and leaving. First, take a deep breath. Now, to help you avoid losing …

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[Infographic] Wake up Your Webinar: 10 Ways to Engage Your Virtual Audience

Did you know that on average only 30 percent of webinar attendees stay for 30-60 minutes, and only 11 percent will stay over an hour? It’s hard enough to get someone to attend your webinar, but how can you get them to commit 45 minutes or more to your event? The answer is engagement! Once you begin to engage your audience, …

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Checklist: 13 Ways to Promote Webinars

Beautiful presentation? Check. Expert guest speaker? Check. Webinar audience? Wait a minute, where is everyone? You put a lot of hard work into producing impressive webinars and webcasts, but when the audience doesn’t show up, all of your time and resources spent go right down the drain. Get the audience your webinar deserves with this 13-point checklist by PGi. Learn …

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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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5 Creative Ways to Get Your Team on Time to Meetings

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You’ve eliminated downloads, dial-in numbers and passcodes. You’ve sent free/busy polls to find the best time to meet. You’ve given your team mobile meeting apps with calendar alerts and push notifications. Still, your team arrives late to online meetings, and you’ve heard all the worst late-for-meeting excuses. Once you have all the right technology in place, and workers are still …

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5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time

Worst Times to Meet

Between workers on the go and virtual teams miles apart, finding time to meet is harder than ever. Here are five reasons your in-office and online meetings have the worst timing. 5 Reasons You’re Meeting at the Worst Time from PGi You’re meeting at the beginning or end of the day. 9 a.m. meetings are just asking for latecomers, and at 4 p.m. workers …

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The 5 Phases of a Bad Meeting Pandemic

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Typically, a meeting will go something like this: the host sets intentions and expectations, resources and people are gathered, an invitation is sent with detailed instructions, the meeting kicks off on time with introductions, questions and note-taking spark engagement, the host wraps up with next steps and a follow-up email recaps and reminds every worker of their responsibilities and deadlines. …

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