Web Conferencing

The Value of Webinars for the Modern Marketer

What is one of the most popular technologies and tactics for generating engaging content and driving more qualified leads to sales?  Yes, it’s the venerable webinar.  And evolution in technology such as SaaS delivery models and integration with your Marketing Automation system, have made webinars more accessible than ever before. But what is the real value of webinars? And why …

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Marketer’s Guide for Web Conferencing Solutions

Successful marketers have to collaborate effectively with a wide range of partners. They can be within your own enterprise or outside third-party teams and potential customers across the country. As a result, many teams have gone far beyond traditional conference calls and group emails and have come to rely on virtual meeting solutions to make communication easier and more efficient. But …

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6 Things to Consider Before Buying Web Conferencing

Companies are increasingly turning to collaboration solutions, like web conferencing, to expand collective knowledge, speed up business processes and give their business a competitive edge through better collaboration. And while you may be eager to get an enterprise-wide solution up and running quickly, you should stop to consider the consequences of buying web conferencing software that doesn’t meet your company’s …

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[eBook] 5 Worst Webinar Mistakes

Nothing is worse than a webinar with crickets, glitches and awkward moments. Get your free eBook, “The 5 Worst Webinar Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Avoid Them),” today from PGi to better navigate the webinar minefield. Multitasking, short on attention and quick to leave you high and dry, webinar audiences can be a tough crowd. However, if you take …

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3 Tips for the Web Conferencing Novice

Thanks to advances in technology, it is now easier than ever for executives and employees to meet online, saving companies both time and money. Web conferencing is a tool accessible through phones, computers and tablets that incorporates video, audio and chat capabilities to make the process of web conferencing easier and more collaborative. While web conferencing apps allow teams to …

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Webcasting vs. Web Conferencing: Do You Know the Difference?

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Webcasting and web conferencing: tomayto, tomahto, right? Both technologies transmit audio and video online for download-free presentations and interactive meetings, so you can communicate with anyone from miles away. Actually, webcasting and web conferencing are not synonymous terms. But between their overlapping features and their widespread, interchangeable use, we know it gets confusing. So, let’s clear the air. Before you purchase …

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How Collaboration Will Save Company Culture

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I wear a lot of hats at PGi, but one of the closest to my heart is managing a team of corporate communicators. Part of that job entails creating and nurturing the internal culture at PGi, bringing all of our 2,100+ associates together under the same vision, mission and core values. For any organization, creating a healthy, vibrant culture is …

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PGi & Innovative iMeet Web Conferencing App Bring Home Gold & Silver Stevie Awards

We are honored to announce that PGi was awarded two Stevie® Awards at The 2014 American Business Awards℠—gold for “Company of the Year” and silver for our innovative iMeet® app for Android™. “We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by The American Business Awards for our long-standing commitment to provide innovative, simple and powerful collaboration solutions that help our …

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What to Do After Your Big Web Event

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A good webinar may seem like it’s all about the planning and execution, but what you do after your big web event matters just as much, too. Whether you’re generating leads, educating employees or building fans, the following steps can help you continue engagement and gain valuable information to achieve your goals. Immediately after your webinar, extend your gratitude to both attendees and registrants …

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Are You Really Returning to Work Productive After Vacations?

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For many employees, leaving work behind for a little R&R can be a challenge, so workers want the most bang for their buck when they book a vacation in regards to happiness and productivity at work. However, if the goal is to rest and recharge, are workers really returning to work ready to be more productive after vacations? The Catch-22 …

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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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Smarter Questions to Ask Before Buying Web Conferencing

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There may be no such thing as a stupid question, but you can certainly ask smarter questions before buying web conferencing tools. Consider the consequences of buying web conferencing software that doesn’t meet your company’s expectations. Meetings run late because of complicated processes to join, clients get frustrated with poor audio and video quality, and employees have difficulty conducting meetings …

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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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6 Habits for a Highly Successful Webinar

Webinars are great for distributing messages to target audiences without dealing with travel costs or scheduling conflicts. Even with limited budgets and geographically dispersed audiences, webinars can still be a very powerful tool. Since the popularity of webinars is consistently growing, how can you stand out from the others? Here are 6 things you can do during your next webinar …

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Leverage Webinars Internally for Virtual Town Halls

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When we hear the term “webinar,” we tend to think of an online educational session, speaker or Q&A session designed to simulate an in-person event online. A company we like hosts the event, the topic piques our interest, we sign up and attend to gain some (hopefully) valuable new insights on our role, department or industry. But what about leveraging …

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4 Tips to Engage Your Webinar Audience

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Keeping your audience engaged during an in-person meeting can be challenging enough. Now, try keeping their attention during a webinar. Computers, tablets and smartphones are full of potential distractions like fun apps, emails, phone calls and text messages. Things can go bad very quickly when you’re hosting a meeting via one of these devices. As businesses continue to grow and …

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What Conference Calls Looked Like in the Past

Effective communication is imperative to the success of any business. The tools and methods used to communicate have significantly evolved over the years. From the pony express of the 1800s to today’s innovative voice and video communications, businesses have used their available resources to effectively communicate with others. Conference calls have been a very popular communications option. Party lines, one …

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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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Web Conferencing Comparison: What to Know When Buying

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As with any business software buying decision, comparing web conferencing solutions to one another can be a long, drawn-out and confusing process. The variety of features and the overall complexity of modern business collaboration can make choosing the right collaboration solution for your business an intimidating prospect. The next time you or your organization are making a web conferencing comparison, …

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How to Make Online Meetings Less Boring

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Do you audibly groan whenever a new online meeting invite arrives in your inbox? Do you look at your calendar with a sense of dread at the sight of all of those online meetings? Have you ever faked an excuse to avoid that meeting you really didn’t want to attend? If so, you might be having boring online meetings. Take …

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