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To Go Green, the U.S. Government Will Expand Use of Web Conferencing

In a July 26th article about teleworking on FederalTimes.com, it was noted that the U.S. government was pledging to cut green house gas emission caused by their workers by 13% before the end of 2020. A couple methods they plan to use is encouraging workers to telework more and taking advantage of online meeting technologies. Tim Kauffman states that “to …

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Reasons to work from anywhere: Because I am pregnant

The light ahead is fast approaching. I am in my last two months of my first pregnancy and let’s just say I have learned A LOT on the way. In the beginning, most of the other moms I talked to went on and on about how wonderful it feels to be pregnant. The reality is that it is not all …

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Why I need to work from anywhere: Because I am visiting the In-laws

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra “quietness” to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today’s world! Ok for the record, I love my in-laws. …

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Reasons to Work from Anywhere: Got to Get the Kids to Summer Camp!

EDITORIAL NOTE: Coming to an office is important, but sometimes telecommuting gives you that extra “quietness” to be productive or the flexibility to meet deadlines without wasting time sitting in traffic. Here are some reasons why the PGi Blog Team thinks the ability to work from anywhere is crucial in today’s world! Summer‚ it’s a time to relax, enjoy the pleasant …

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Tips For The Overbooked Soul

Sound familiar? “The Overbooked: Doesn’t know how to say no to a meeting invite so they attend them all. And are late to them all! The Overbooked generally greets team gatherings with “Sorry, I had a meeting that ran late…”” Are you an Overbooked Soul? Keep your priorities list right in front of you, every day. Before you accept a …

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Meeting Provider

The web meeting (aka web conferencing) market has continued to experience 25% plus growth over the past year despite the global recession. More and more people are turning to virtual meetings to cut costs, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity. With demand comes supply, and a flurry of new providers have appeared on the horizon. So when it’s time to choose …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down: Telemedicine

The healthcare system in the US continues to stay in the spotlight. One offering, called telemedicine, is seen by many as a way to extend choice to patients who live in rural communities or professionals who are too busy to schedule doctor appointments.In the video “A New Kind of House Call”on CNN.com, you can see a reporter meet with a …

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Give a Better Presentation – Try This Activity

This is my presentation tip for the day: From many presentations I’ve sat in on over the last decade, I know many of you struggle with this: LESS IS MORE I definitely struggle with this – there’s often so much good material to share that I want to 1) make sure it gets out and 2) make sure my meeting participants have …

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down – Wedding Webcasts

Next up in our “Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down” series- wedding webcasts. How many brides and grooms have heard the disappointing words “I won’t be able to make your wedding” from a favorite friend or relative? The reality in today’s world of far-flung friends and family, along with high travel costs, is that many couples simply can’t have everyone that …

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My 2010 Meeting Resolutions: Taking a Tip from Google

If you think you have a lot of meetings, talk to Google VP of Search Products, Marissa Mayer. She’s in over 70 meeting every week. Yet, she credits her meeting structure for leading to some of Google’s most innovative ideas. In a recent BusinessWeek article (“How to run a meeting like Google”), Mayer lists her six steps to running successful …

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I Love a Good Meeting, and This is Why (or, 6 Musts for a Productive Meeting)

First thing’s first… Our CMO, Jackie Yeaney, posted this fantastic blog post on Fast Company, and I couldn’t agree more. All signs for me point to Meeting Maestro. Have you figured out what kind of meeting personality you are? — Do you love meetings? I love meetings. Let me tell you why. I live in San Francisco. My teams are …

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Why I love Meeting – Working from Home, Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about how the daily commute not only wastes more than 100 hours of the average American’s year but often creates stress that spills over at home. I don’t know about you, but I despise waiting in line, especially when what I’m waiting in line for is a big, steaming bowl of more stress. Isn’t …

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New Blog Series – Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down to New Uses of Online Meetings

For my next series of blog entries, I’m going to cover some new and sometimes controversial uses of online meetings technology. I’d love to hear your feedback on how you feel about these new applications of technology. A recent article in Time magazine covers a new trend in hiring – webcam interviews. Hiring managers claim it saves time and money …

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Online Meeting Etiquette at 30,000 Feet

The other day, I flew on my first Delta flight where Wi-Fi was offered. After just a few clicks I was online, right in seat 35C. Within moments I was checking Facebook and sending IMs to my friends. As more airlines enter the era of sky-high Wi-Fi, I began wondering what this might mean for our customers. Beyond checking e-mail …

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