Web Conferencing

Eight Ways Remote Work is More Productive Than Working in an Office

Eight Ways Remote Work is More Productive Than Working in an Office

Between the global pandemic and a shift in employee preferences, the option to work from home is more desirable than ever. And, remote teams have been proven to be more productive than their in-office counterparts. 85% of businesses report that remote work has improved their overall productivity! Check out why: 1. No Commute Driving or taking public transportation to work takes a great deal …

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How to Hire Employees Remotely: The Best Practices for Hosting Virtual Interviews

The Best Practices for Hosting Virtual Interviews

With the shift to working remotely, companies have to transfer many of their typical face-to-face processes online, including HR interviews with potential employees. However, much of the interview process involves ascertaining an individual’s “hireability” by analyzing their ability to think on their feet, non-verbal cues, and interactions with others in the office. To seamlessly host virtual interviews and hire employees …

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What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

What Does a Virtual Open House Look Like?

Virtual open houses have long been an option available to realtors and buyers alike. Most often used by those relocating to a new state or unable to attend a scheduled tour, virtual tours play a pivotal role in the home buying and selling process. In light of the 2020 pandemic, however, virtual open houses and tours have become the norm. …

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Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Streaming Video

Small Businesses Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Streaming Video

When it comes to the idea of streaming video for your small business, do you steer clear of any opportunity to do so? Are you frightened by the thought of paying an arm and a leg to host an online event or webinar? Is the idea of being on live video keeping you from accomplishing your business goals? Don’t be …

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Is Your Video Meeting Etiquette on Point?

Video Meeting Etiquette

Businesses across the globe have been hosting video meetings, webcasts, and online events for years now. However, the difference in location isn’t an excuse to throw meeting etiquette out the window. Video meetings have a distinct set of meeting rules that attendees are expected to follow. Everyone knows the basics like showing up on time and being prepared, but are …

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Three Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an Email

Reasons Why an Online Meeting Is Better Than an 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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The Future of Conferences: Will Events Remain Virtual in 2021?

The Future of Conferences

2020 decimated the conference industry. Massive industry and consumer conferences, including CES, Disney’s D23, and more, all canceled their 2020 line-up. And, as we near the end of the calendar year, many events professionals are wondering, “Will we still be hosting virtual events in 2021?” While no one can truly predict the outcome of the coronavirus pandemic, many organizations are …

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Six Solid Business Advantages of Global Webcasts

Advantages of Global Webcast

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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Communication is Key: Why Meetings in the Cloud Need Video

Why Meetings in the Cloud Need Video

Chances are, you’ve experienced this scenario before: Your team is all set up and ready to hop on a conference call with a large audience such as a new client. Nerves are high as you begin the call, but your team is prepared for anything. That is until the connection is poor and communication proves to be difficult. Or, you …

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Crisis Management 101: How to Handle a Company Disaster with Webcasting

Crisis Management with Webcast

From stock markets crashing to natural disasters, internal company blunders to poorly executed marketing campaigns, there are several types of crises a company can face. According to a PwC survey of 4,500 business leaders, almost 70% of leaders have experienced at least one corporate crisis over the last five years. The average number of crises experienced across business leaders was three. …

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

Virtual Interview Tips

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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Why and How to Mute Phones on a Conference Call

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Conference calls can be a hassle, especially when there are several participants. On top of tackling technology, you have to manage the call properly so you can conduct the meeting efficiently. However, this doesn’t always go so smoothly. With participants in multiple locations on different devices, it can be a challenge for everyone to follow proper conference call protocols. As a …

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The #1 Most Valuable Thing About Free Web Conferencing Software

Free Web Conferencing Software

At this point, many of us use free web conferencing software every week, if not daily. Still, the most powerful aspect of this technology often flies under the radar: video conferencing is the ultimate collaboration catalyst. This is important because collaboration is one of the most indispensable business capabilities. Collaboration is more vital than ever Before the Internet, if you wanted to …

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4 Conference Call Fails (and How to Prevent Them)

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Have you noticed how much audio disruption people tolerate during conference calls or online meetings? Examples include background noise, fragmented audio, and that awful echo where you hear your own voice through the other line. Somehow, most professionals still haven’t made a point of avoiding these easily preventable fails. Here’s how to banish them for good. Audio That Cuts In and …

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3 Web Meeting Tactics to Maximize Attendee Engagement

User experience (UX) can significantly make or break the success of a web meeting. To support attendees, web meetings need to keep audiences equally interested and engaged. Check out these three web conferencing tactics that especially maximize attendee engagement. Collaboration with Microsoft Teams Internal teams often connect through accessible web meetings. According to CEB, 60 percent of employees consult with at least …

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Seasons Meetings: How Modern Technologies Connect Us Across the Globe

The holidays are an exciting time of the year. Employees are in high spirits in anticipation of their festivities and many businesses are seeing increased sales as a result of gift buying. However, the holiday season can also be a hectic time for enterprises. Employees’ propensities to take time off during the holidays can prompt companies to delegate tasks to …

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Webinars vs. Web Conferencing: What’s the Difference?

Yesterday you met with clients in New York, San Francisco, London, Singapore and Dubai – and you didn’t even have to leave your office. Thank you, technology. Online communication tools make it easy to collaborate across time zones, but not all digital solutions are cut out for the same task. With that said, are you using webinars and web conferencing …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Webcasting

In today’s globalized business world, webcasting has become a strategic way to disseminate information to many external and internal stakeholders at one time. Some of the most common uses for webcasts range from hosting regional or global executive town halls with hundreds of employees, to conducting investor relations (IR) webcasts with thousands of stakeholders around the world. As useful as …

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The IT Buyer’s Guide to Web Conferencing

IT web conferencing buyers guide

It’s well-known that web conferencing solutions can have a great impact on a company’s productivity, communication and efficiency, all while saving time and money. As business teams become more geographically dispersed, web conferencing solutions continue to reaffirm their place as the cornerstone of team collaboration for businesses both small and large. But with all of the positive impacts a web conferencing solution …

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“The Science of Sound” White Paper: How Audio Quality Affects Brain Function

Since its inception, PGi has had a vested interest in bringing you the best audio possible to give you an exceptional conferencing experience.  Our dedication to top-notch audio quality goes beyond our desire to facilitate communicate and collaboration amongst our end users; our commitment to high-quality audio is also backed by science. Hearing is a delicate sense, and when you partake …

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