Virtual Meetings

What’s the Worst Late for Meeting Excuse You’ve Heard?

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Do your co-workers offer crazy excuses for being late to your virtual meetings? They may be amusing, and in our increasingly flexible work world, even permissible, but if you really want better meetings, you need a solution for those latecomers and …

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How to Show Gratitude to Your Remote Team

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I’ve never ascribed to the notion that my team should be thankful for being employed, or that they somehow owe me or the company a debt for giving them a job. Rather, I endeavor to surround myself with people that …

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3 Virtual Team Building Activities for Happier Holidays

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As we try to bring a little extra gratitude into the workplace this month, our thoughts turn to all of the great events that mark the holiday season in the workplace: holiday parties, team get-togethers, But what about virtual teams? …

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5 Scary Good Presentation Ideas From Top Halloween Movies

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Do presentation nightmares cripple you with fear more than slasher flicks and creature features? Then it’s time to change up your game so you’re the final survivor standing in your horror movie. Follow these five presentation ideas and lessons from …

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How to Keep Presentation Fears From Holding You Back at Work

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“Why does the Wi-Fi have to stall now?”…”Yikes, what was I going to say?”…”Gurgle—of all the days I skip breakfast!” Presentations at work are nightmares for many employees. Even presenting to a small room can provoke anxieties about your lack …

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Quick Poll: What Are Your Presentation Nightmares?

Ripped slacks. Heckling from the audience. Total brain freeze. Wrong answers in a Q&A. Crickets in the audience. For business professionals everywhere, giving presentations can be the thing of nightmares. In honor of Halloween, the scariest time of year, we …

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5 Reasons Why Your Meetings Are Bad (and How to Fix Them)

Wasting Time

Collaboration is the key to getting work done, and one huge, inescapable component of collaboration is meetings. We all need to get together sometimes to discuss the next phase of the project, review a document, brainstorm new ideas or simply …

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The Technology Powering Modern Workstyles

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned working in collaboration, it’s that people work differently. Whether it’s a team in another department or even the person sitting next to you, your workstyle is uniquely your own—the things that motivate you and …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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