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Overcoming the Fear of Virtual Meetings

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Have you ever been nervous or just plain frightened to be a part of a virtual meeting? Don’t fret! You are not alone. So many different people, locally and globally, suffer from apprehension towards this newly adopted technology. All of those butterflies flying around in your stomach can be eliminated with the right mindset and training: Be Prepared No one …

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10 Things NOT to Do in an Online Job Interview

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In our busy world today, the online job interview has become the norm.  Hectic schedules for interviewers and potential employees make it easier to meet face-to-face virtually.  However, don’t be mistaken—just because you are not physically in the same place as the interviewer does not mean you get a free pass to act and present yourself in a more casual …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Friday Meetings

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Everyone – we made it. It’s Friday, and there’s only a few short hours left between us and all of the home improvements, sports, friends, concerts or whatever it is that you’re passionate about when you’re not getting paid. There’s only one problem: your Friday calendar is still stuffed with meetings! So much for TGIF. Take heart, collaborators. Here are …

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Evolve or Die Part 5: Swap Older Tools for Online Meeting Tools

Companies are spending big money to find quality prospects. The costs of advertising, content marketing, trade shows, list buying and email programs can add up quickly. It’s also up to the sales reps to schedule a meeting with prospects and create a strong enough connection so they can close the deal. In the perfect world, you’d always be face-to-face when …

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Online Job Interview

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The future of hiring lies in online job interviews. As companies become more global, more and more recruiters are beginning to use video interviews to meet and interview prospective job applicants. These types of interviews save time, money and are simply more convenient than in-person interviews. HR departments and recruiters aren’t the only ones who prefer video. Approximately 66% of …

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10 Stats on Workation Nation & The Virtual Workforce

As the school year draws to a close and warmer temperatures approach, everyone’s thoughts turn to ditching the office for sun, sand and shore. However, it can be practically impossible to fully unplug these days; it’s so easy and tempting to stay connected to the office with our smartphones always nearby. Some people are even turning to workations to fit …

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5 Things to Avoid When Making a Conference Call

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Conference calls have become very popular in the business world. Due to the global demands of today’s marketplace, companies have employees spread all over the world. These remote teams use conference calls and virtual meetings to help maintain effective communication and collaboration. In order to achieve a productive conference call, here are five things you should avoid.  1.       Arriving late …

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The 10-Minute Meeting: Pros & Cons

Companies around the world conduct in-person and online meetings every day. Although meetings are great ways to share information, brain storm and have an open discussion about a variety of topics, most people dread them. Meetings tend to drag on and by the time the meeting is over, most people aren’t even sure what the purpose of the meeting was. …

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5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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3 Tips to Organize Your Virtual Office Space

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In a work world increasingly dominated by mobile devices, virtual meetings and telecommuting, our “offices” are becoming more and more virtual. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, at your favorite coffee shop, in the car or at your desk, you’re in your “office” and ready to work. However, like any office, even a virtual office can quickly become overrun …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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What Are Some Ideas for Running Productive Online Meetings?

With a forecasted 1.3 billion mobile workers worldwide by 2015, online meetings are simply becoming a way of life for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Telework, remote work and flexible working arrangements are slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception, which means that more of us are having meetings online in at least some capacity. There are …

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How to Make Emotional Connections Online

In sales guru Dan Solin’s latest book, The Smartest Sales Book You’ll Ever Read, Dan includes a section on the power of video conferencing for creating emotional, human connections online. I was fortunate to be asked to provide my insights for the video conferencing chapter: According to Sean O’Brien, an executive for the company behind iMeet, the formula for successful …

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The New Virtual Face of HR: Collaborative Conversations with Kim Pettibone

The trend of conducting face-to-face, online job interviews has increased 49% since 2011. Technology is revolutionizing all aspects of HR, from identifying candidates, interviewing, onboarding, conducting orientations and more. I had the opportunity to discuss technology’s impact on HR with Kim Pettibone, PGi’s Human Resources and Talent Management Director and an HR professional with over 20 years of experience. Josh …

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Collaboration Tools Help Sales Professionals Increase Productivity

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Advanced conferencing and collaboration tools for sales professionals are important. It can help increase productivity,impress clients and significantly shorten the time it takes to close deals. Roughly, 26 percent of the employees supported by IT are remote or mobile workers, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey. For salespeople, this could potentially create some challenges. Current or prospective clients …

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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Teleworker

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Even though today is not an official holiday, millions of people will be celebrating throughout the country. In fact, a whopping 83 percent of Americans will be wearing green clothing today in honor of St. Paddy’s Day traditions. Some offices are getting into the spirit as well. Wearing green, decorating offices and sharing baked cookies …

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Web Conferencing Helps Communications Professionals

Corporate communications professionals understand how important it is to quickly relay information to the people who need it. However, as companies continue to grow globally, it‘s becoming more difficult for communications professionals to effectively reach their various audiences. In-person meetings are becoming less common as virtual workplaces grow in popularity. With teams and clients dispersed across the globe, it’s impossible …

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How Telework Promotes Creativity

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It seems that every day on the Internet there’s a new article about how to get your creative juices flowing. Usually geared at writers or other purely creative professionals, these lists run the gamut, from tips about sleep schedules to different work style methodologies and everything in between. However, they’re almost always aimed at a freelancer mentality; professionals who already …

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Snowpocalypse 2.0: Atlanta Workers Get Smarter, Work Smarter the Second Time Around

Atlanta learned from the first round of “Snowpocalypse,” the weather phenomenon that baffled the southeastern US in January and struck again this week. Instead of fleeing from offices, businesses and workers opted to stay home, using technology like Wifi, mobile devices, VPNs and virtual meetings to keep business going.Like so many of you, our Atlanta workers had to find new …

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Reimagining SMB Collaboration with iMeet Web Conferencing

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I’m proud to announce the next trend in SMB collaboration and content creation, powered by the newest generation of iMeet®. The latest iMeet release brings a variety of improvements and new features to PGi’s disruptive web conferencing software, offering small and medium businesses an intuitive, cloud-based collaboration solution with multi-media content creation built-in—all available in a single app at price …

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