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13 Tips for Unforgettable Webinar Presentations

What do we want in our webinar presentations? “You like me, you really like me!” What we get? “ZZZZZZZZZZ!” Truly awesome webinar presentations engage, awe, thrill, reveal and excite. Every marketing expert, public relations executive and corporate communications manager know, however, that hosting a truly epic webinar is like hitting the jackpot. You want to engage your audience without inundating …

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Webcasting 101: TalkPoint and PGi Bring the Power of Self-Service Webcasts

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In case you missed the announcement yesterday, TalkPoint joined the PGi family in a strategic move that takes us another step further down the path to our industry’s future. Integrating PGi’s global resources and infrastructure with TalkPoint’s webcasting software and services just made sense. Together, we’ll bring the power of webcasting to organizations across the globe, enhancing collaboration and driving …

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[Infographic] Is Virtual Reality Technology the Future of Work?

Is the future of work virtual reality technology for the virtual workplace - the VR workplace?

Typically associated with computer gaming or a Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie, virtual reality (VR) might be in your workplace sooner than you’d think. This infographic from PGi, a global leader in and services, shows that excitement is building for the potential power that VR and 3D technology represents, particularly in the way work gets done. VR might just be the future …

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4 Ways to Make Benefits Communications More Engaging

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Every year, companies struggle to create the right benefits communications plan that will successfully engage employees during benefits enrollment. Although benefits enrollment is a high priority for employees and HR departments, sometimes the process can be complicated and confusing. Because of this, it’s vital for human resources departments to find fun, interactive ways to increase engagement. Employees must engage, ask …

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Virtualize Your Benefits Communications

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Open enrollment for health care benefits is generally a busy time for human resources departments. To help employees make informed decisions, HR teams must successfully update the company’s entire workforce on benefits options. This can prove especially difficult for a large, dispersed workforce, but you can make the process easier by using an online meeting tool for benefits communications. iMeet® …

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What is the Future of the Job Interview?

As companies continue to become more global, innovative collaboration tools will also continue to grow in popularity. These global businesses need collaboration tools to keep productivity levels high and maintain open communication with clients and colleagues from around the world. These tools also help with the hiring process. Hiring new talent can be a daunting. However, this process sometimes becomes …

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How to Squeeze the Most Out of the Rest of Your Summer Vacation

Are you trying to squeeze in one last getaway before summer officially comes to a close? About 82 percent of workers check in with the office daily while on vacation, creating what we call a workation—a blending of work and vacation. Although it might not seem like the ideal scenario, you can successfully enjoy your vacation while stayin­g connected to …

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Back to School Time? Utilize Flex Work to Maximize Your Family Time

I am a family man, through and through. As much as I value my experiences working at PGi and all of the innovative technologies and creative people I get to work with, nothing is more precious to me than the time I get to spend with my girls – my two daughters and my lovely wife – and our most …

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Making the Case for Flexible Work

Generally, the traditional work week runs from Monday to Friday, from about 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. This traditional schedule doesn’t necessarily work for everyone. Because of your personal responsibilities you may  be able to perform better with a flexible work schedule. Unlike the traditional schedule, flexible work allows a variety of different work patters. Here are just a few …

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3 Problems with Large Meetings How to Solve Them

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Large meetings can sometimes be overwhelming and complicated. Whether it’s an investor relations call, HR training or other large-scale operator-assisted conference, with potentially several thousand people in the same meeting at once, it can be tough to manage logistics and interact fluidly and efficiently. Before your large meeting begins, you should prepare and organize what you are going to say, …

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Why Science Fairs May Radically Change Your Online Meetings

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Michael Dearing has the business world buzzing with his original idea for designing meetings. As an entrepreneur and experienced manager, it’s not his first rodeo when it comes to running better meetings. His radical idea: design your meeting like a science fair. Designing Meetings from Harrison Metal on Vimeo. Modify the Boring Business Meeting The typical business meeting is scheduled …

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Helpful Advice for Hosting a Webinar

Conducting a successful webinar requires preparation and organization. Knowing exactly what you are going to say and how you are going to say it determines whether you get your message across effectively or not. Stay calm, relaxed and focused when collaborating in an online meeting or event. Remaining composed in the webinar is key for the host. Hosts need to …

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Webinar 101: Where to Start

Webinars are becoming more popular due to geographically dispersed teams. If you haven’t already, you will probably be expected to host a webinar at some point throughout your career. When this time comes, you will need to be prepared. Transitioning from in-person presentations to a virtual environment is tough, but it can easily be done with the right training and …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

Many people struggle when meeting in conference calls. These individuals suffer from lack of experience and simply have no idea how to conduct a productive and collaborative meeting. Don’t be the one who doesn’t have a clue of how to perform a beneficial conference call. Here are 5 things that should always be avoided when carrying out a conference call: …

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25 Must-Know Tips for Running Effective Meetings

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Have you visited PGi’s Slideshare? We just recently celebrated over 100,000 views and we’re still going strong. In our latest presentation, we share 25 must-know tips in a presentation titled “The Definitive Guide to Running Effective Meetings.” These tips span 5 core areas of meetings: Scheduling, Meeting Prep, Hosting and Presenting, Following Up, and Hardware, Software and More. If you …

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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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How HR Can Benefit from Online Meeting Software

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Human Resource departments are always looking for new ways to reduce the time it takes to fill open positions, simplify benefit communications and cut costs. This can become quite difficult when working with a global company. Luckily, innovative technology has helped many HR departments meet their goals. Online meetings offer a convenient and simple way to communicate with employees no …

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Breaking the Ice: Getting Your Virtual Meeting Started

Have you ever joined a virtual meeting and everyone just kind of sat there in silence until someone finally stepped up and started talking?  We’ve all been there.  These moments are cringe worthy and most of all, awkward.   The most challenging part of a virtual meeting can often be simply getting started. It is difficult for virtual meetings to be …

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5 Awesome Virtual Team Building Activities

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To create a successful and efficient virtual team, everyone must work together as a whole in spite of distance. Each person on the team or in the business will have their differences, but those that look past each other’s differences and focus on the accomplishments of the entire group will thrive. Using quality virtual meeting software enables each employee or team …

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10 Tips for More Engaging Online Meetings

Keeping your participants attentive and engaged is a challenging part of any meeting, but with online meetings it can be even tougher. You don’t know if your guests are paying attention or multitasking on their smartphone. With that in mind, here are 10 tips to try to make your next online meeting more engaging for you and your attendees: [slideshare …

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