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Lorna Love

Originally from Florida, Lorna moved to Atlanta to join the PGi team. In between trying to get used to Atlanta traffic and the crazy weather, she spends her free time playing with her dog, Mylo. Lorna enjoys writing about online collaboration tools and meeting tips.

5 Telecommuting Tips that Will Keep You Connected with Your Team

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Telecommuting has gained in popularity and shows no signs of slowing down. Thanks to tools like virtual meetings software, colleagues are able to collaborate face-to-face even if they are part of a geographically dispersed group. Unfortunately, after a while, some remote workers begin to feel disconnected from the rest of their team. Try these five tips to keep your remote …

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Going Green: How to Run a Paperless Office

Earlier this week, more than a billion people from around the world celebrated Earth Day. In a previous blog post, we discussed telecommuting and the positive impact it can have on the planet. There are several other things we can do in the office that will help out our planet. Have you ever considered going paperless? Every year, the average …

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Go Green and Telecommute

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Today marks the annual celebration of Earth Day. Since 1970, this day has been dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and responsibility. Today, more than a billion people in 180 nations are celebrating Earth Day. How are you celebrating? Did you telecommute? Although telecommuting may not be the first thing that comes to mind, it can play a key role in …

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Clean Up Your Inbox

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Similar to any other spring cleaning chore, cleaning your inbox can be a real hassle. Although it may be an overwhelming task, it’s something that needs to be done. Overtime, we tend to accumulate so many emails that it can be difficult to find important information. It may even cause us to forget important deadlines and other essential tasks. Here …

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Clean Your Office and Boost Productivity

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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? While most of us break out the dust rags and mops to clean our homes, sometimes we forget about cleaning the place where we spend most of our time—our work desks.  It doesn’t matter if you work from home or an office building, it’s important to have a clean, organized space. A cluttered …

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When Are You Most Productive

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Are you a morning person or do you find yourself hitting the snooze button over and over again?  Some people find it much easier to focus during the early morning hours, while others prefer getting their work done later in the day. As individuals, we all have different work habits and personal preferences. Discovering when you’re the most productive can …

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15 Stats on Telecommuting & the Cloud

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Telecommuting is a growing trend among the workforce. For most of us, getting to and from the office can be a nightmare. Traffic, distracted drivers and inclement weather can make the commute seem impossible at times. Once we arrive at the office, it’s time to fight off the various distractions. Chatty colleagues and conference calls on speaker are just a …

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Tips for a Better Work-Health Balance

We’re a little over four months into the New Year. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you still hanging in there or have you completely given up and gone back to your old ways? Earlier this year, we released the New Year’s Resolution Guide to Healthier Work. It can be difficult to get much of anything …

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Out of Office Checklist

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Spring has finally sprung. With warmer temperatures on their way, schools are closing for spring break and families are beginning to plan their summer getaways. Crazy work schedules and endless responsibilities can make leaving for vacation a bit nerve-wracking. Wondering if you forgot about important deadlines or meetings can be enough to stress you out and ruin your vacation. This …

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Top Office Pranks on April Fools’ Day

Have you pranked anyone today? Or maybe someone played a joke on you. Things seem to be quiet in PGi’s Atlanta offices, but the day isn’t quite over yet. Successfully pranking someone can be really fun, especially if you take a picture of the prank so you can share with others. In honor of April Fools’ day, we’ve gathered 10 …

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Make Your Next Presentation Fun and Engaging

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Presentations are a great way to share information with a group of people. A successful presentation has the potential to leave you inspired and wanting more. A boring presentation makes it almost impossible to pay attention, making it a waste of everyone’s time. No matter what topic you are speaking about, it’s important to keep your meeting guests engaged so …

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Collaboration Tools Help Sales Professionals Increase Productivity

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Advanced conferencing and collaboration tools for sales professionals are important. It can help increase productivity,impress clients and significantly shorten the time it takes to close deals. Roughly, 26 percent of the employees supported by IT are remote or mobile workers, according to a recent Frost & Sullivan survey. For salespeople, this could potentially create some challenges. Current or prospective clients …

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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a Teleworker

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Even though today is not an official holiday, millions of people will be celebrating throughout the country. In fact, a whopping 83 percent of Americans will be wearing green clothing today in honor of St. Paddy’s Day traditions. Some offices are getting into the spirit as well. Wearing green, decorating offices and sharing baked cookies …

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Web Conferencing Helps Communications Professionals

Corporate communications professionals understand how important it is to quickly relay information to the people who need it. However, as companies continue to grow globally, it‘s becoming more difficult for communications professionals to effectively reach their various audiences. In-person meetings are becoming less common as virtual workplaces grow in popularity. With teams and clients dispersed across the globe, it’s impossible …

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Audio + Lync Come Together at Lync Conference 2014

Last month, PGi was a Bronze Sponsor at the Lync Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. Approximately 1,600 Lync administrators and users from all over the world gathered at this conference to share, connect and learn more about Lync. To help conference goers better understand the multiple offerings that Lync Online (Skype for Business) can provide for their businesses, time was …

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Buying Decision Checklist for Conferencing Solutions

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Purchasing a business technology solution can be a daunting task. A bad decision on a critical piece of technology can cost the company huge profit losses. Typically, the IT leaders of an organization are responsible for researching and providing recommendations for new technology. Wouldn’t it be a relief if these professionals had a sort of “buying decision checklist” that could …

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4 Ways Innovative Technology Helps Non-Profits

Technology continues to evolve and shows no signs of slowing down. Every time you turn around, a new software or tool is being released into the market. Trying to find the right solution that will help increase effectiveness throughout your company without blowing budget can be overwhelming. Large corporations are able to have select individuals who can dedicate large amounts of …

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3 Reasons why Companies Allow Remote Work

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The latest advances in technology have made it possible for employees to work from home, hotel rooms and even airports. By using smartphones, tablets and online meeting tools, people can work from just about anywhere. But, you may wonder why companies would allow their employees to work from places other than the office? Here are three ways a company can …

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Telecommuting Trends

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Telecommuting is increasingly growing more popular among the workforce. Employees are routinely working from home offices, client sites or other remote locations. Even though separated from supervisors and other colleagues, these telecommuters understand that they still need to remain connected with their peers so they can collaborate with one another and their clients. Popular social media sites, such as Facebook …

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3 Benefits of Telecommuting

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It’s 6:00 and your alarm wakes you up. After hitting the snooze button a few times, you finally stumble out of bed. With one eye open, you brush your teeth, throw some water on your face and make your way to the kitchen to get that very important cup of coffee. After you’ve actually opened both of your eyes, …

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