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3 Ways to Elevate Yourself at Work

Learn how to elevate yourself at work.

I constantly challenge my team to elevate themselves professionally. I want them to bring new, innovative and even disruptive ideas to the table in addition to their regularly scheduled responsibilities. I want them to feel comfortable trying things, even if they fail, so that we can all learn together. I want them to minimize their busy work and maximize their …

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20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building

Teamwork Quotes

Whether we admit it or not, work relationships matter to our quality of life, and whether we’re virtual or in an office, teamwork helps us move faster and inspires greater innovation. Here are 20 teamwork quotes to inspire team building from near and far. 20 Teamwork Quotes to Inspire Team Building from PGi “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together …

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What You Should Know About Generation Z

Generation Z

We can all think of someone—an aunt, uncle, parent, grandparent, coworker, weird kiosk guy in the mall, whomever— that tries just a little too hard to stay hip with the times… Ahhhh, Phil Dunphy: The prime example of someone who, despite his endearing personality, is unfortunately just a few steps behind. This clip from Modern Family flawlessly depicts the way …

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How do you define collaboration?

How do you define collaboration?

How exactly do you define collaboration? Go on, think about it. I’ll wait. Depending on your background, department, role, industry, etc., you’re going to have a unique take on what that word means. There may be some common denominators—“together” or “teamwork” or “technology,” as examples—but there are a lot of angles to take when it comes to collaborating with others. …

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The Wearables Are Coming

The wearables are coming

The Apple Watch is upon us, and with it comes more mainstream attention on the wearable device market than ever before. Of course, other companies struck this iron first, such as Pebble and Google. Several of our developers have been wearing Android watches for months now that went largely unnoticed outside of our own technical circles. Until Apple announced its …

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007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs

Meeting Agents are always on the go. From sales meetings with prospects to marketing conventions in different cities, you need to be connected and collaborative at all times. Check out these seven gadgets every Agent needs to gather and share intel, stay connected and keep organized while on a mission. 007 Gadgets Every Meeting Agent Needs from PGi 1. Online …

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What can chickens teach us about collaboration?

What can chickens teach us about collaboration?

Here’s an interesting one for you: chickens might just be better collaborators than we are. It’s true! That is, if you believe the findings of a recent study referenced by Jim Tamm, a former law professor and judge who recently spoke about cultivating collaboration at TEDxSantaCruz. The chickens in question were separated into “red zone” chickens, who actively sabotaged other chickens’ …

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Sales Life: Tools for Staying Organized on the Road

As a sales professional, you may be privy to the woes of constantly staying on the road to meet with new clients and prospects, networking at various conferences and being left with an additional to-do list in the wake of your crazy schedule. However, having the right organizational tools and calendar app can make all the difference. From varying project …

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6 Stats about the New Era of Sales

team building activities

It’s a new era for sales. The modern sales process is now driven by revolutionary levels of connectivity to customers and prospects. Through social media, wireless data, SMS messaging, and unified communications, the traditional sales force is ever evolving to become smarter, faster and more connected than ever before. Check out these statistics about the new era sales, and learn …

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Free eBook: Join the Social Sales Revolution

Social Sales eBook

Sales teams are always looking for a competitive edge. Whether it’s a new tool, tactic or process, the goal in sales is always to engage more prospects, close more deals more quickly and drive more revenue. And no tactic has captured the sales world’s attention quite like social sales, where sales professionals are using social solutions to create a more …

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Innovate, Learn and Connect with PGi and Modality at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite

Ignite, Microsoft’s annual enterprise technology conference, is kicking off this week in Chicago. And this year, you’ve got not one but two important stops to make on the show floor. Both PGi and Modality Systems will be well-represented. Come visit PGi at Booth 410 for a chance to win a smartwatch, learn about Agenday, iMeetLive, GlobalMeet Audio Skype for Business and …

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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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What Yoda Can Teach Us About Collaboration

You may recognize him as the wise little green creature from the Star Wars series, but did you know Yoda can teach us more than how to use the Force? It’s a little known fact that Yoda is not only a master of the Force, but he’s also a collaboration guru of sorts. Ready to become a Collaboration Jedi? Then …

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Can Transparency Make Us More Collaborative?

productivity and collaboration benefits of transparency

Committing to a collaborative business culture requires the abandonment of relics from yesteryear, like rigid departmental silos that keep team members in the dark about what’s happening on other teams—or sometimes even what’s happening in different areas of their own team. Traditionally, these silos also separate management from the huddled masses. In today’s forward-thinking businesses, these barriers are quickly breaking …

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Author Phil Simon Tackles Ineffective Workplace Communication in His Latest Book, ‘Message Not Received’

Author Phil Simon discusses Message Not Received

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of email you receive at work? Do you zone out in meetings when your colleagues start throwing out words like “synergy” and “action items”? Or, worse, are you yourself guilty of leaning on email and jargon as crutches to get you through your day? Be honest. We won’t tell anyone. For author Phil …

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Upcoming Webinar: What Skype for Business Means for You

upcoming webinar skype for business

Are you ready for the next generation of unified communications? Microsoft Lync Online has begun rolling out Skype for Business, the latest version of its UC&C client (formerly known as Lync) that brings together the familiarity of Skype with the enterprise-level security and control that businesses need. But what does the transition from Lync to Skype for Business mean for …

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Personality Quiz: Which of the Avengers Are You at Work?

Avengers Assemble—it’s a personality quiz! The Avengers have stood the test of time—and overcome insane odds year after year, villain after villain—because the epic superhero team is made up of a dynamic cast of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. So when it comes to your work team, which Avenger are you? Take our personality quiz to find …

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Presentation vs. Conversation: How to Decide What Type of Meeting You Need

In case you haven’t noticed, we kind of like talking about meetings. Okay, we admit it: we really like talking about meetings. Meetings are a powerful way to be productive. They can be conversations about an objective or they can be presentations where a host seeks to inform or persuade the audience. But when it comes to planning your meetings, …

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The Meetings Equation [SlideShare]

business meetings tips flow chart

Meetings. We workers of the world LOVE to HATE the most common way business pros get together to get work done. If only there were some sort of formula, some equation, that helped us figure out an answer to the age-old business question: to meet or not to meet? Take heart, modern workers of the world! We’ve created a meeting …

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The Wild, Weird Future of Meetings

virtual reality and augmented reality

Augmented reality. Virtual reality. Holographic computing. Dynamic morphing geometry. These aren’t terms from science fiction. They aren’t even topics reserved for niche technology blogs anymore. These terms are quickly becoming the mainstream technology trends of the day, and they are poised to have an incredible impact on all sectors. In fact, a recent study by Digi-Capital estimates that the augmented …

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