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Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle is a Florida-born, Georgia-raised communications specialist, couch movie critic, dream interpreter, acrophobic adventure seeker, outdoors enthusiast, and easy-going introvert.

Box Controls Conferencing Costs With All-in-One Collaboration

PGi Partners Program

When the world’s leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box, needed help managing their telecom and collaboration technology expenses, they turned to PGi Partner PeakView Communications. With more than 500 employees in 32 different locations, the need for collaboration within their own organization is substantial, not to mention external meetings and calls that are driving Box’s steady growth. Watch …

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Tech-Free vs. Tech-Aided: Do Gadgets Belong in Your Meetings?

devices in meetings

In your next business meeting, look around. Is someone glancing at their smartwatch every minute, tapping on a smartphone, opening up email on a laptop or scrolling through Twitter on a tablet? The average worker now carries multiple devices with them at work, and those gadgets follow them everywhere, from the desk to meetings. However, not all companies agree on whether …

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I’m In! at the AA-ISP Inside Sales Leadership Summit 2015

PGi Booth

The Seventh Annual AA-ISP 2015 Inside Sales Leadership Summit, held April 20-22 in Chicago, proudly claims to be the “World’s Largest Gathering of Inside Sales Leaders.” So as a provider of the best meeting platform for inside sales organizations, PGi was proud to sponsor. The 2015 theme was “I’m In!” based on the idea that summit attendees are part of …

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Who Controls Your Workday? Choose When You Meet With Free/Busy

meetings and workday interruptions

You have the incredible ability, more than ever, to autonomously manage your time and choose the order of tasks in your workday—when you respond to emails, whether you tackle big or small projects first, when you stop to think and when you hunker down to work. And then, ping! It’s time to meet in 15 minutes. Workers independently shape their …

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Are Your Online Meetings Missing This Key Person?

meeting yoda

Hosting online meetings requires you to wear a lot of hats and juggle lots of moving parts, but if you constantly find yourself running out of time, losing engagement or getting off track, your online meetings may be missing this key person. Why You Need a Meeting Yoda How do you ensure your meetings stay on track? Assign a Yoda, …

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Why Your Customers Need a Lync Audio Provider

lync audio conferencing

Your customers are buying Microsoft® Lync® Online (now Skype for Business) to fill all of their audio conferencing needs—but does it? If people outside their networks can’t join their meetings, the answer is no. Add supplemental GlobalMeet™ Audio for Lync audio conferencing to your lineup and gain recurring incremental revenue on every deal at better margins. Why Do Your Customers …

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5 Ways to Manage Your Energy for Meeting Marathons

energy management tips for meeting marathons

Energy management is the new time management, empowering you to take breaks and choose when you work on certain tasks according to your natural ebb and flow. But sometimes your schedule is pretty much chosen for you by invitations to meetings. How do you manage your energy and productivity at work when you can’t choose your work flow and meetings last all day? Workdays Should …

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Should You Schedule a Meeting? A Flowchart Helps You Decide

Should You Schedule a Meeting

Wait a second, should you really hold that meeting? A simple meeting tool could help you determine, once and for all, whether your meetings are truly productive or a big waste of everyone’s time. Recently, Harvard Business Review shared a five-step flowchart, created by time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders, to help you decide if you should hold your next …

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Get Into the Mind of the IT Executive Buyer

Entering Into the Mind of the Executive IT Buyer

Register now for Entering Into the Mind of the IT Executive Buyer, April 16 at 14:00 EST (11:00 PST). If you are a technology sales leader, director, manager or account representative, this is one webcast you cannot afford to miss. In this panel interview of four IT executives, you will get the inside scoop on how to sell to a …

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Simplifying Collaboration With PGi at Enterprise Connect

PGi at Enterprise Connect

PGi is proud to sponsor the 2015 Enterprise Connect conference, the leading industry event on enterprise communication and collaboration. This year’s Orlando event is already underway and chock full of insights on mobile-first enterprises, collaboration convergence, the future of email, cloud collaboration and UC adoption and deployment. As enterprise IT teams race towards these major trends, one big theme this Enterprise Connect …

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Recap: Forrester’s Forum for Sales Enablement Leaders

PGi at Forrester Forum

The theme of the Forrester’s Forum For Sales Enablement Professionals this week in Scottsdale, Ariz. was “Win in B2B By Optimizing All Your Sales Channels,” and the session topics ranged from sales in a digital environment to sales enablement and transformation to customer alignment. But really, this conference was all about customer engagement, according to Seismic, through the entire buyer’s …

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4 Remote Team Pitfalls and Collaboration Solutions to Avoid Them

team collaboration solutions

Establishing a remote team is your opportunity to work with the best beyond boundaries, take steps towards the virtual workplace of the future and promote work-life balance and flexibility that takes worker productivity to new heights. However, remote teams often fail when the proper infrastructure and collaboration solutions aren’t in place. Leading to poor productivity and project management, common pitfalls …

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The Increasing Importance of Virtual Meetings for Team Building

team building

Team building is a challenge. Getting different personalities to work and succeed together is a task in itself, but with the addition of distance and physical barriers, team building becomes increasingly more difficult, as well as increasingly more important. Without ongoing communication and tools like virtual meetings, virtual teams cannot develop cohesive work relationships, and in turn, group goals suffer. …

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Webinar: Using Web Events to Increase Pipeline Velocity

increase pipeline velocity

When it comes to lead generation, webinar marketing excels at connecting new prospects to your brand in a cost-efficient way. Although if you’re only using webinars to drive new leads, you’re not unlocking the full value of web events. Driving top-of-funnel leads is only the beginning. You can also use webinars to nurture and engage those prospects through the entire …

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Webinar: Strategies for Marketing in Today’s Digital World

Today’s digital landscape puts a lot of pressure on marketers to do the seemingly impossible: to keep one foot in the present and one foot in the future. You must glue yourself to a real-time, 360-degree view of the customer experience and do so from a constant “what’s next” mindset. You don’t just need new tools for marketing’s massive digital …

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Raising the Bar on CIO Leadership With Frost & Sullivan

Raising the Bar on CIO Leadership

How will emerging technology trends impact future CIO leadership and the way we work? PGi recaps the biggest trends and lessons from Frost & Sullivan’s annual event for IT executives. Top Tweets From CoNEXTions 2015 Last week, PGi attended the 3rd Annual ConNEXTions 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange in San Francisco. IT executives shared a wealth of information, insight …

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Quiz: Does Your Virtual Team Show You Love?

virtual team love

If your virtual team had a collective pulse, would it be a strong gallop or a weak thud? Healthy working relationships matter just as much, if not more, for remote workers to efficiently reach group goals. However, these teams face a slew of communication barriers, from missing body language cues to unstructured project management. These obstacles make collaboration difficult, let …

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Can Virtual Meetings Weatherize the Workforce?

snow storm impact

The cost of lost productivity during severe weather isn’t only a nationwide, economic concern but also a source of financial distress for individual businesses. However, can companies avert the loss of output during snow days with tools like telecommuting and virtual meetings? The Cost of City Shutdowns The economic impact of the latest U.S. blizzard, Juno, is still only a …

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Watch the Webinar: Essential Productivity Tools for 2015

productivity webinar

Last week, experts from Voxa, Central Desktop and PGi revealed their best tips for productivity at work in the webinar, “New Year, New You. Essential Productivity Tools for 2015.” “If you’re looking for a productivity improvement, I would suggest maybe we start looking at one of the first places we spend most of our time,” Voxa’s CEO Johnson Cook said. …

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5 Videos to Reignite Your Team’s Creative Collaboration

reignite creative collaboration

Ever feel like your team’s circling the same old ideas, stuck in a creative rut? It happens. When you’re brainstorming and problem solving together on a regular basis, it’s easy to fall into the same ways of thinking and approaching ideas. Take a look at these five videos to reignite your team’s creative collaboration process and accelerate innovation. 1. Make Everyone Uncomfortable: …

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